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Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

Editorial Policy

The Journal publishes three issues per year, regular or special. Are accepted for publication articles that are relevant to its aims and scope, and that:

  • satisfy the principles, rules, and requirements governing rigorous scholarly communication in the domain;
  • respect the ethics policy of the Journal;
  • conform with its manuscript presentation guidelines;
  • when applicable, reproduce only third-party works or substantial parts thereof with the copyright owner's permission.

The types of articles accepted for publication are:

  • editorials (mainly in special issues);
  • practical papers presenting experiences with technology, or evaluation of online courses, with critical discussion : advantages, disadvantages, limitations, etc. (with hyperlinks, screen captures, etc.: 1,500 - 2,500 words);
  • critical perspectives providing a particular vision or direction on technology in higher education (substantiated with references to the literature) (3,000 - 6,000 words);
  • full research papers with empirical data (3,000 - 6,000 words);
  • brief literature reviews or current research notes (500 - 1,200 words).

The numbers quoted above are indications only. They convey the wish of the Editorial board to encourage shorter texts, more suitable to online reading and the intended audience.

All manuscripts considered admissible by the Editor-in-chief, according to the editorial policy, will be subject to double-blind peer review by two or three referees who have expertise in the given field and who are not from the same institution as the author(s). However, the final acceptance decision is made by the Editor-in-chief.

There is no charge for submission or publication in the Journal.

The articles, in PDF format, are published in English or French, according to the author’s language preference. The abstracts are available in both English and French.

The Journal is permanently archived on Portico.

The Journal is indexed in Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), CBCA Education (Canadian Business & Current Affairs for Education), le Repère (an index of articles published in French journals), Francis as well as in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Ethics policy

Authors submitting articles must abide by the following four rules.

  1. Authorship credit. The authors byline includes all individuals who (1) have made a substantial intellectual contribution to the research and (2) have approved the final draft of the article, and only those individuals.
  2. Data integrity. Data are used as collected. Any further modification (correction, selection, omission, truncation, normalization, etc.) to data or results is described and justified in the article.
  3. No plagiarism. Any element (text, table, graphical object) included in the article and taken from or strongly inspired by someone else's work is duly signalled, with full acknowledgment of the source.
  4. No redundant publication. The article is in major part made of elements not included in any text currently submitted to or previously published in a journal or other peer-reviewed publication venue. However, this rule doesn't apply to documents (manuscripts, reports, theses, dissertations, etc.) made available on personal websites and institutional or subject-based repositories; posting on such sites does not constitute publication.

The Journal may check for ethical shortcomings with any appropriate tool or method, for instance using an appropriate software or consulting with individuals involved in the situation. Reviewers and readers may also bring suspicions to the attention of the Journal.

Any situation of suspected ethical shortcoming is examined by a committee formed of the editor-in-chief and two other members of the Board of Directors.

The committee analyzes the situation following the principles of natural justice, including the right for suspected individuals to explain their viewpoint. If the committee concludes that the Journal's ethics policy has been violated, it may, according to the gravity of the violation, require corrections or impose appropriate sanctions, up to the withdrawal of the article and a ban on further publication in the Journal.