Category Archives: Journal News

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].

Site Updates

First, thanks for the great comments! As an example, “JS” wrote, “I am a graduate student in instructional design and technology and your site is exactly the source I needed. Thank you for putting this together, making it searchable/sort-able, and making it available for all to use.”

Thanks, also, for the suggestions / updates submitted thus far. As of today, the following changes have been made:

  1. Added Internet Learning Journal (a publication of the American Public University) to the list of open journals.
  2.  Added Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE) (a publication of the University of Massachusetts – Boston) to the list of open journals.
  3. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET) is evidently no longer SSCI listed, so that characteristic was removed.
  4. KM suggested a feature that allows one to *only* see open access journals. One way to do this is to type “open” in the search box. This is not a perfect solution as a couple of journals have “open” in their name, but refer to open learning and are subscription-based. What I have done today – thanks to Tony Hetrick’s awesome WordPress plug-in programming – is create a new data table for this site that appears on the newly added page “OAJs Only.” This allows one to see only the 89 OAJs currently in the database. You can still sort them using the same columns as on the Home page (except that the “Type” column is removed as it is superfluous on that particular table).


Intl Journal on Innovations in Online Education

International Journal on Innovations in Online Education

From the site, “The aim of IJIOE is to provide the field of online higher education with quality knowledge about what is going on in important areas of the field, with a specific emphasis on what is new and likely to affect the field. IJIOE has a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) online education, including related fields such as healthcare. IJIOE is the purveyor of “WISDOM” about the field, providing short articles, discussions with author experts and reviews of methods for moving the field forward in selected areas.”