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 on May 31, 2021. Article submissions are not limited to the Northwest region. We welcome contributions across the U.S. and internationally.

Deadlines and Review Process for Vol. 2, No. 1

  • June 1, 2021: Start accepting submissions
  • October 31, 2021: Submission deadline
  • January 31, 2022: Authors are notified of: (a) Acceptance, (b) Acceptance with minor editing, (c) Potential acceptance with major revision, or (d) Decline publication
  • March 31, 2022: Revision deadline
  • May 31, 2022: Publication

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

Submission Guidelines


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.

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 reveiws, 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.



  • Greg Bem, MLIS, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Matthew DeGarmo, Ph.D, Blue Mountain Community College
  • Jon Dorbolo, Ph.D , Oregon State University
  • Megan Grady, MA, Butler University
  • Chris Holthe, MLIS, Northern Arizona University
  • Brooke Howland, Ph.D, Oregon State University
  • Elayne Kuletz, MSEd, Western Oregon University
  • Trina Marmarelli, Ph.D, Reed College
  • Sarah North, MLIS, Ed.S, Columbia Basin College
  • Kristin Palmer, Ph.D, University of Virginia
  • Amy Spielmaker, MSEd
  • Kevin Steeves, MSEd, Lane Community College
  • Rebecca Thomas, Ph.D, Oregon State University, Ecampus
  • Rob Troyer, Ph.D, Western Oregon University
  • Ashley Walker, JD. MBA, Eastern Oregon University
  • Kevin Walker, JD. MBA, Eastern Oregon University
  • Gregory Zobel, Ph.D, Western Oregon University