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Aims and scope

 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL) is a multidisciplinary refereed journal devoted to disseminating rigorous research on all aspects of the use of technology to enhance learning. The journal seeks to be a catalyst for multidisciplinary dialogue amongst researchers and practitioners worldwide in the fields of learning and cognition, education, and technology, with a view to improving practice and achieving real-world impact in technology enhanced learning. The journal encourages research from theoretical perspectives, research reports of evidence-based practice as well as praxis research work that focuses on the interface between theory and practice and how each can support the other. In addition, the journal strongly encourages reports of research carried out within or involving countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal embraces all forms of technology that may be used to enhance learning opportunities; it is not restricted to information and communications technologies. All aspects of the technology, from design to construction to implementation and evaluation, are of interest. Research contexts addressed include learning that takes place in schools, universities or colleges, in business or government organizations, as well as in informal learning settings. Learning may take place at the individual, group, organizational or societal level. Analyses of learning may apply at multiple levels. A key focus of the journal is to seek improvement in our understanding of designing for learning in such a way that the learning designs translate successfully into practice. Hence, empirically grounded evaluations of learning are especially important. A complementary focus of the journal relates to the environmental, social, and cultural contexts within which learning design interacts with and translates into practice.

Why publish your article in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning?

High visibility

Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

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Copyright

Authors of articles published in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

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Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning are covered by The Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

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Citing articles in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning

Articles in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Res Pract Technol Enhanc Learn [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Res Pract Technol Enhanc Learn 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.