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

  • October 31, 2020: Submission deadline.
  • January 2021: Editors will reply to authors by the end of January to indicate (a) Acceptance, (b) Acceptance with minor editing, (c) Potential acceptance with major revision, or (d) Decline publication.
  • March 31, 2021: Revisions deadline.
  • May 31, 2021: Publication date of first issue of the Northwest eLearning Journal.

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


  • Teaching and research articles: 2,500-6,000 words.
  • Other types of articles: 600-2,500 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-Rutledge, 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