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JRTE Submission Guidelines


The Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) publishes articles that report on original research, project descriptions/evaluations, syntheses of the literature, assessments of the state of the art, and theoretical or conceptual positions that relate to the field of educational technology in teaching and learning and inform P-16 school-based practice.


JRTE uses the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (7th ed.) style guide. Please be aware that articles without appropriate style usage in text and references will be returned to the author without review. Please organize the manuscript in four sections: Introduction to the Problem (review of the literature, theoretical framework and research questions), Methods, Results and Discussion. (Download JRTE's Word template [DOC] for guidance on APA style.)


Manuscripts submitted to JRTE must be between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including the title page, abstract (approximately 100 words), manuscript text, references, tables and figures.


Please save all components of the manuscript in a single Word .doc or .docx file. Margins must be set at one inch on all sides.


If we deem your manuscript appropriate for the journal, we will send it to at least two members of the editorial review team for critical review, comment and recommendation. We ask the reviewers to make a judgment concerning the quality and appropriateness of the manuscript for publication in JRTE. On the basis of the reviewers’ recommendations, JRTE’s editor will decide to publish the manuscript as submitted, publish the manuscript with suggested revisions, request a significant revision and resubmission, or reject the manuscript for publication. In all cases, the editor will notify the author of the decision, and in the event the manuscript is rejected, the editor will forward a summary of the reasons for that decision. We will make every attempt to complete the review process within two to four months following receipt of the manuscript.


JRTE now processes all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts website. ScholarOne allows rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform.

If you have difficulty submitting your article, please contact ScholarOne’s technical support team. For questions about JRTE, please contact

Acceptance rate

JRTE's acceptance rate is approximately 10%.


Email with questions regarding submissions.

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