About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Digital Education Review (DER) is a scientific, open and peer review journal designed as a space for dialogue and reflection about the impact of ICT on education and new emergent forms of teaching and learning in digital environments.
It is published half-yearly (June & December) and it includes articles in English or Spanish.
ICT plays an important role in education, raising discussions and important new challenges. Analyze the impact of ICT, new forms of literacy and virtual teaching and learning are the main goals of Digital Education Review.
The publication is open to all those investigators who wish to propose articles on this subject. Articles admitted include empirical investigations as well as reviews and theoretical reflections.
The journal publishes different kinds of articles:
- Peer Review Articles: articles that have passed the blind review carried out by a group of experts
- Reviews: short articles about books, software or websides and PhD
- Guest and Invited Articles: articles approved by the Editorial Board of the journal.
DER publishes issues related with its focus and scope and also monographic issues, centered on a specific subject. Both of them are subjected to a peer review process.
Finally, this journal is published by the Digital Education Observatory (OED) and Virtual Teaching and Learning Research Group (GREAV) at the Universitat de Barcelona.
Peer Review Process
The editors of the journal reserve the right to publish the contributions in the issue which they consider most appropriate.
The articles published in DER are previously subjected to a blind peer review.
All the authors will receive notification of receipt of the work. Call for submissions is open on November and December. Special issues have its specific calendar. Comments and the final decision of the review process will be sent to them in a period of no more than six months.
If changes are requested, the author must confirm if he/she is willing and in a position to make them. If there is no reply or the reply takes more than one month, the journal will consider that the changes are not accepted and the article will therefore be considered rejected.
This journal is published biannually (December & June).
Call for papers is restricted to November and December.
Monographic and special issues have specific calendar and periods.
Open Access Policy
DER offers the possibility to consult all its content freely, under the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater exchange of knowledge.
The articles published in DER are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonComerical-NoDerivs 4.0 Spain License.
DER has been accepted and included in the following databases and catalogues:
- ESCI (Web of Science)
- SCOPUS (Elsevier)
- LATINDEX (Directori)
- MIAR (ICDS 9.8)
- SJR - Scimago
- Carhus Plus
- THE EUROPEAN LIBRARY
Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices
Digital Education Review (DER) subscribe the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona.
The University of Barcelona promotes the open access publication of digital journals and endeavours to guarantee quality and conscientiousness in the transfer of scientific knowledge. The University is committed to ensuring that the articles it publishes and the publishing process itself observe the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It is therefore essential that all of the stakeholders in this process—journal editors, reviewers, technical editors and authors—know and act according to the Code.
- Journal editors should :
- ensure that the decision to publish is not dependent on the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, country of origin, citizenship or political persuasion;
- publish regular updates on the responsibilities of authors, submission requirements, the arbitration system used to select the articles and the evaluation criteria to be applied by reviewers;
publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed and not make use of any article received for UB-specific research assignments without the author’s consent;
- guarantee confidentiality during the review process, meaning (a) the anonymity of reviewers and authors and the confidentiality of the content of the articles, the reports submitted by reviewers and any other type of correspondence with or between the editorial, consultant and scientific committees and (b) confidentiality in the correspondence between the author and the journal committees or reviewers when the author wishes to clarify, change or complain about some aspect of the article;
- make certain that the integrity of articles already published is respected;
- act swiftly to eliminate from the journal or refuse to publish any article that has been found to plagiarise information from other sources.
- Authors should
- understand that they are responsible for all submitted content;
- notify the journal editors of any errors in their published articles so that the appropriate corrections can be made;.
- guarantee that the article and associated materials are original and do not infringe on the rights of third-party authors and, when there are co-authors, guarantee that the consent of all the authors is obtained before the article goes to press.
- Reviewers and technical editors should
- apply revisions that are objective, informed, critical, constructive and unbiased, where acceptance or rejection is based only on the work’s relevance, originality, interest to the public in question and compliance with the style and content regulations in the evaluation criteria;
- meet deadlines when this is possible and promptly inform the journal editor when it is not;
- avoid sharing, spreading or reproducing any information from articles still under review without permission from the corresponding journal editors or authors.