The Northwest eLearning Journal

The Northwest eLearning Community, the hosts of the NWeLearn Conference, will publish its first online, peer-reviewed journal The Northwest eLearning Journal in May 2021. Article submissions are not limited to the Northwest region. We welcome contributions across the US and internationally.



  • Greg Bem, MLIS, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Jon Dorbolo, Ph.D , Oregon State University
  • Megan Grady-Rutledge, MA, Butler University
  • Chris Holthe, MLIS, Northern Arizona University
  • Trina Marmarelli, Ph.D, Reed College
  • Rebecca Thomas, Ph.D, Oregon State University, Ecampus
  • Gregory Zobel, Ph.D, Western Oregon University

Deadlines and Review Process

  • October 2020: Submission deadline.
  • January 2021: Editors will reply to authors to indicate:
    • Acceptance,
    • Acceptance with Minor Editing,
    • Potential Acceptance with Major Revision, or
    • Decline publication.
  • March 2021: Revisions deadline.
  • May 2021: Publication date of first issue of “The Northwest eLearning Journal.”

Format of Each Issue

We are envisioning two general types of articles that will be included in each issue:
  • In-depth research-based articles which can include, for example, educational action research (2,500-6,000 words), and
  • Shorter practice-based articles which can address techniques and technology, and reviews of new books that are relevant to elearning (600-2,500 words)

Submission Guidelines

  1. Papers are submitted via Google Form.
  2. Submissions should be prepared according to APA style guidelines.
  3. All articles published in this journal are double-blind peer reviewed. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. Authors are responsible for reinserting self-identifying citations and references when manuscripts are prepared for final submission.
  4. For initial submission, authors should submit their manuscript in electronic form as PDF only. While submitting the manuscript, authors must provide a concise and informative title of the article, a self-contained abstract (100-150 words) that should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and five to ten keywords.
  5. Submissions should be approximately 2,500-6,000 words if it is in the categories of teaching and research; submissions should be approximately 600-2,500 words in other categories.
  6. Upon acceptance, the author will be requested to furnish the final version of the manuscript in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file.
  7. Authors are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting or reproducing material.
  8. Authors are advised not to use more than three levels of displayed headings.

Possible Topics

  • Online teaching and learning
  • Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons Accessibility
  • Techniques for better discussions, interactions, group dynamics
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in online classes
  • Best practices in eLearning
  • Emerging trends in eLearning
  • Technical IT topics that are related to teaching and learning
  • Book reviews that are related to eLearning
  • LMS reviews
  • Policies and administration


Submit paper via this Google Form. This form will open in a new tab in your browser. Upon acceptance, the author will be requested to furnish the final version of the manuscript in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file. We will be providing instructions for LaTex users for our 2nd issue and beyond. Next year, we will be moving the submission form to an online, open source, library site.