The Northwest eLearning Journal is a peer reviewed, open access online journal for eLearning researchers and practitioners. We welcome contributions from both higher education and K12 across the country and internationally.

Deadlines and Review Process for Vol. 3, No. 1

  • July 1, 2022: Start accepting submissions
  • April 30, 2023: Submission deadline
  • July 28, 2023: Peer reviews due
  • August 10, 2023: Authors are notified of: (a) Acceptance, (b) Acceptance with minor editing, (c) Potential acceptance with major revision, or (d) Decline publication
  • October 1, 2023: Revision deadline
  • November 15, 2023: Publication

Submission Guidelines

Possible Topics

Articles can be in-depth research-based articles, educational action research, shorter practice-based articles on teaching techniques and educational technology, or reviews of books relevant to eLearning). Some possible topics include:

  • 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

Article Categories and Length

Article Category Length
Original research 2,500-8,000 words
Research-based teaching strategies and advice 2,500-6,000 words
Literature reviews, reviews of books or technical tools 800-2,500 words
eLearning policies and administration 1,000-2,000 words
Commentary 800-2,000 words


  • Submissions should follow APA style guidelines.
  • Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. You are responsible for reinserting self-identifying citations and references for the final submission.
  • You are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting or reproducing material.

Institutional Research Board (IRB)

Please consult with your institution’s IRB board with research involving human subjects.

Submission Format

Articles should include:

  • A concise and informative title.
  • A self-contained abstract (100-150 words). The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • Five to ten keywords.

Journal Governance

The Northwest eLearning Journal’s editorial team has members from across the country. The board of the Northwest eLearning Community serves as the advisory group to the editorial team.