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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journals

CETL encourages educators to consider contributing to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Below are some SoTL journals that accept submissions.


Academe: - bimonthly magazine of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) that analyzes higher education current issues.

Academic Exchange Quarterly: - an independent, double-blind-peer reviewed journal that publishes research, commentary, and other manuscripts that contribute to effective instruction and learning

Active Learning in Higher Education: - an international, peer reviewed publication for all those who teach and support learning in higher education and those who undertake or use research into effective learning, teaching and assessment in universities and colleges.

College Teaching: - journal with emphasis on improving practice.

Effective Teaching: – bi-annual online peer reviewed journal dedicated to teaching excellence in higher education.

Feminist Teacher: - provides discussions of such topics as multiculturalism, interdisciplinarity, and distance education within a feminist context.

Innovations in Education and Teaching International: - journal of the Staff and Educational Development Association, focusing on innovation in higher education through staff and educational development.

Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching: - a scholarly publication that highlights the work of postsecondary faculty. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University.

Instructional Science: - journal focuses on publishing original empirical research on learning by people of all ages, in all areas of curriculum, and in informal and formal learning contexts.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning: - promotes a deeper understanding of the nature, theory, and practice of the instructional process and resultant learning. Published papers represent a variety of perspectives from the learning sciences and cover learning by people of all ages, in all areas of the curriculum, and in informal and formal learning contexts.

International Journal for Academic Development - a journal published four times a year focusing on the theory and practice of educational development in higher education internationally.

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - The IJ-SoTL is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University to be an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education today. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

Journal of Classroom Interaction: -  a semi-annual publication devoted to empirical investigations and theoretical papers dealing with observation techniques, research on student and teacher behavior, and other issues relevant to the domain of classroom interaction.

Journal of College Science Teaching:  - published by the National Science Teachers Association

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching: - a peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences.

Journal of College Teaching and Learning:  - publishes papers that significantly contribute to the understanding of all aspects of teaching and learning issues and related fields.

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis: - peer-reviewed on-line journal that provides a space for emerging scholars, educators, and activists to engage in critical and progressive inter/transdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue that supports awareness of social justice issues and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy and concrete engagement with social justice movements.

Journal of General Education  - devoted to the ideas and ideals of scholarship that enlighten the understanding of curriculum that reaches beyond disciplinary and professional concentrations to provide an undergraduate educational commons. The journal’s research, essays, forums and reviews engage academic communities and others in deliberations about general education experiments and innovation, as well as considerations of general education assessment, history, philosophy and theoretical perspective.

Journal of Higher Education: - the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insight to investigate issues important to faculty, administrators, and program managers.

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: -a forum for the dissemination of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education for the community of teacher-scholars. Our peer reviewed Journal promotes SoTL investigations that are theory-based and supported by evidence. JoSoTL’s objective is to publish articles that promote effective practices in teaching and learning and add to the knowledge base.

Journal of the Learning Sciences: - provides a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation of research on learning and education.

Learning and Individual Differences:… - devoted to publishing articles that contribute to an understanding of individual differences within an educational context.

Learning and Instruction:… - provides a platform for the publication of the most advanced scientific research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching. The journal welcomes original empirical investigations.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE): - published in the United Kingdom, LATHE is an interdisciplinary refereed journal providing an accessible international forum for scholarly debate related to learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. LATHE aims to serve as an effective dissemination mechanism for pedagogic research and development through the publication of scholarly articles, book reviews and case studies of effective practice.

Learning Communities Journal: - a peer-reviewed journal published by and for faculty, faculty developers, and administrators at universities and two- and four-year colleges to share research about, experiences with, and student and faculty learning through learning communities. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion about all areas affecting faculty and student learning communities, and gives community participants the opportunity to share proven, innovative strategies and thoughtful, inspirational insights.

Liberal Education: - expresses the voices of educators nationwide who are working to enrich liberal learning.

Mind, Brain, and Education: - publishes peer-reviewed articles concerned with brain and behavioral issues relevant to the broad field of education. MBE provides a forum for the accessible presentation of basic and applied research on learning and development, including analyses from biology, cognitive science, and education.

Mountain Rise: -  an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Coulter Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Western Carolina University for the purpose of being an international vehicle for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL).

New Directions for Teaching and Learning: - presents ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on both the practical expertise of seasoned instructors and on the latest research findings of educational and psychological researchers.

The Peabody Journal of Education: - publishes quarterly symposia in the broad area of education and human development.

Research in Higher Education:… - features original theoretical and in-depth empirical research about the functioning of post-secondary educational institutions.

Review of Higher Education: - articles, essays, and reviews discuss issues affecting higher education. Official journal of ASHE.

Teaching and Learning Inquiry - official publication of the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).  Published twice a year, it includes insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education.

Teaching in Higher Education: - addresses the roles of teaching, learning and the curriculum in higher education in order to explore and clarify the intellectual challenges which they present.

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal: - a forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of adult teaching and learning. Facilitates the multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: –  fosters a deep understanding of the nature, theory, and practice of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The journal serves as a forum for experts from such disciplines as education, computer science, information technology, psychology, communications, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and business. Articles investigate how to design the technological settings for collaboration and how people learn in the context of collaborative activity.