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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
11 Dec 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, other

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

Copyright Information ©

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


Sciendo archives the contents of this journal in Portico - digital long-term preservation service of scholarly books, journals and collections.

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.

Wim Van Petegem, KU Leuven, Belgium

Supported by EDEN Digital Learning Europe Secretariat

Editorial Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Dianne Conrad, Athabasca University, (retired), former Co-Editor International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Canada

Josep M Duart, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, Spain

Inés Gil Jaurena, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Editor Open Praxis, Spain

Editorial Board (in alphabetical order)

Alan Tait, EURODL Senior Editor Emeritus,The Open University, University of London, United Kingdom

Ulrich Bernath, EURODL Senior Editor Emeritus, Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, Germany

Diana Andone, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Federico Borges, Universitat de Lleida, Spain

Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, Germany

Lynn Farquhar, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Giselle M. S. Ferreira, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rachel Forsyth, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Michael Sean Gallagher, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, University of Cambridge, Aarhus University, United Kingdom, Denmark

Jack Koumi, University of the Philippines, The Philippines; President, Educational Media Production Training, United Kingdom

Sandra Kučina Softić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Gila Kurtz, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel

Kay Mac Keogh, Dublin City University, Ireland

Bill McNeill, Independent Consultant, Ireland

Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University, Sweden

Tuğba Öztürk, Ankara University, Turkey

Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa (Unisa), South Africa

Timothy Read, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain

Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal

Andras Szucs, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Hungary

António Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Airina Volungevičienė,Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania

Editorial Manager
Aleix Rodríguez Gracia,
EDEN Secretariat, Hungary

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Please submit your article via Editorial Manager

Authors of relevant papers are invited to submit proposals in one of the focal themes of EURODL featured in the Focal Themes section, and to check the specific set of guidelines helping them through the submission procedure. Before submitting your contribution, please, make sure that you read the Copyright Information as by submitting your proposal you agree to its terms and conditions.

References should be elaborated according to the APA (American Psychological Association) specifications. References to journals should include the authors' names and initials, title of publication, full name of the journal, publication year, volume, number and starting and ending page.

This journal contributes to the Open Access movement by offering free access to its articles and permitting any users to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software. Journal articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution license: (

Since Volume 2019, the journal has changed its license to the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0. Authors who publish with this journal since volume 2019 retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

The copyright in this domain is shared by authors and EURODL to control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

By submitting their articles, the Authors agree that EDEN has the right to publish and archive their materials on the EURODL website which will also be indexed and displayed at the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Database and by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).


EURODL has endeavoured to ensure that the information contained in the journal contribution and the related pages is accurate at the time of publication. However, no guarantee as to accuracy can be given and no demand for liability or responsibility will be accepted in relation to any errors or omissions that may exist. The user must rely on his/her own skill and sound judgement in using the information provided.

Review procedure

All submitted proposals are reviewed by two referees. The first review level controls whether the basic requirements as expressed in these guidelines are respected. Predictably, the complete review procedure from acceptance to publication will last approximately 12-16 weeks (this may not be the case for contributions submitted during summer or Christmas holiday). You will receive a reply message confirming receipt of your contribution and indicating that all files are legible and can enter the review process. Authors can be asked to revise their contribution. Important revisions will result in a re-run of the referee-cycle. If minor changes are asked, we ask for a speedy return.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
11 Dec 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Social Sciences, Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, other