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Call For Papers for the EURODL Special Issue: “The Integration of Generative AI (GenAI) in Teaching and Learning”. The deadline to submit your full paper is 28 February 2024.

Aims and Policies

The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) is an electronic, multi-media, open access journal. It has no article processing charges (APCs) and not article submission charges.

The double blind peer-review journal publishes the accounts of research and presents scholarly work and solid information about open, distance, online and e-learning in technology-enhanced education and training in its most inclusive definition since 1995.

By covering all sectors within education and training, this e-journal promotes the work of researchers and practitioners in education and wishes:

  • to present a forum for discussion of ODL issues at all educational levels and in all training contexts;
  • to create a place where European concerns and experience of the learning potential in new educational media can be articulated;
  • to exchange ideas on cross-cultural collaboration and knowledge transfer;
  • to explore and demonstrate the potential of electronic publication;
  • to weave links between journal contributions and other resources and forums in European ODL.

The language of publication is English, with an abstract in the author's chosen language. Additionally, there is an option to publish the originally submitted paper's identical copy in another language; however, this latter contribution is not refereed. The journal allows all the languages of Europe to appear, as the abstract and/or the optional contribution will be in the chosen language of the authors and will therefore extend e.g. from Lithuanian to German.

Focal Themes of EURODL

  1. Implementing distance and e-learning in traditional contexts
    • The influence of various concepts and methodologies of education and training
    • Developing and implementing institutional strategies
    • Searching for best practice in support of professionalisation
    • Coping with resistance in existing "cultures" (research – teaching – management)
    • Learning process design, teaching methodologies
    • Learner support, student-teacher interactions
    • Teacher and tutor training
    • Collaborative learning issues
  2. New technologies and new learning: concepts and models
    • Developing and designing new models of production and delivery in ODL and e-learning
    • Multimedia approaches, virtual education and virtual mobility issues
    • E-Learning environments and platforms
    • Informal arenas of learning – learning opportunities in daily life and the workplace
    • Social networking and learning
  3. Quality, evaluation and accreditation challenges
    • Quality assurance, quality management systems and frameworks in distance and e-learning
    • Evaluation and benchmarking methods and procedures
    • Standardisation issues
    • Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions
  4. The European dimension and cultural factors in ODL
    • The influence of political, institutional and cultural traditions on ODL
    • Open, distance and e-learning in international contexts: motivation, interests and experience in the educational world
    • Values in European approaches to distance and e-learning in a global context
    • Impact and achievements of EU initiatives in the fields of distance and e-learning
  5. Distance and e-learning policy and development
    • Modernisation of education in policy – Evolution of the discourse about ODL and e-learning from historical perspectives
    • The state of art of the technology-methodology development; consolidating the distance and e-learning practice for the new knowledge societies
    • The role of internationalisation in the consolidation, standardisation and professionalisation of the European ODL and e-learning
    • The role of e-learning and distance education in the modernisation process of economies, societies and education systems
  6. Management and Organisational Development
    • Logistic and organisational challenges
    • Strategic leadership and organisational change in distance and e-learning contexts
    • Management styles for distance and e-learning organisational development
    • Economic models for distance and e-learning activities

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning is the journal of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) published by Sciendo.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.


EURODL volumes published before 2014 are available here.

Publication timeframe:
2 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, other