Monthly Archives: September 2015

Journal of Online Learning Research, a new OAJ, added to DB

We have recently added a new OAJ to the database, the Journal of Online Learning Research. It is published by the well-known Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education [].

ISSN: 2374-1473
DOAJ Entry: As of this posting, the journal does yet appear in DOAJ.
Editors-in-Chief: Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University (USA);  Kathryn Kennedy, Michigan Virtual University (USA)

From the journal website:

The Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR) is a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in primary and secondary (K-12) online and blended environments.

This new quarterly journal is Open Access, free-of-charge and distributed by the EdITLib Digital Library as well as available in print by subscription for libraries/institutions.

  • JOLR is focused on publishing manuscripts that address online learning, catering particularly to the educators who research, practice, design, and/or administer in primary and secondary schooling in online settings. However, the journal also serves those educators who have chosen to blend online learning tools and strategies in their face-to-face classroom.
  • JOLR is both international and interdisciplinary, publishing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research from multiple fields and disciplines that have a shared goal of improving primary and secondary education worldwide.
  • JOLR is both theoretical and practical. Each research article is critically-reviewed to ensure publication of rigorous and thoughtful research. However, each publication must also contain pragmatic implications for research, policy, and practice.

2015 GoogleScholar h5 Index Released

In June 2015, GoogleScholar released its new h-index metrics for journals. These are being updated on this site as we go through the data.

The “h-index” of a given journal is “the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. For example, a publication with five articles cited by, respectively, 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2, has the h-index of 3.” The h-5 number listed on is found on the metrics page and refers to “those of its articles that were published in the last five complete calendar years.” [Google Scholar Metrics].