Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL) was started in 1992 by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in the field of open and distance learning including correspondence and multi-media education, educational technology and communication, independent and experiential learning and other innovative forms of education; and to provide a forum to researchers for debate across the world on these areas of concern with particular reference to India and other developing nations.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

This is the main section of the Journal, which is peer reviewed.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Workshop/Seminar Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Forthcoming Conferences

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All contributions to the Journal shall under go blind peer review process.

All reviewers shall agree to confidentiality and sign the reviewer consent form.

All review reports should be as detailed as possible and preferably in the format of the Journal to expedite the editorial process.

Upon receipt of a manuscript for publication, the Chief Editor shall take a quick decision on the worth of the contribution and assign it to the Editor for undertaking the Peer Review Process.

Upon receipt of the review reports the Editor shall take decisions as follows:

  • Two definite accept recommendation: Report to Chief Editor for Acceptance

  • One definite accept and one reject/minor revision/major revision: Provide his/her comments and report to Chief Editor to take a final decision.

  • Two definitely reject: Send communication to the principal author, and report to Chief Editor.

A complete record of manuscript receipt, review dates, revisions, acceptance and publication to be maintained to track the publication process.

A complete record of the Review process should be kept for each submission with unique manuscript Id.

The review process should be confidential, and in no case should be made public.

 

Publication Frequency

Published three times in a year in print, in January, May, and September. Delayed online version released on the Web for open access.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides delayed open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Subscription Information (Print)

The Indian Journal of Open Learning is published thrice a year (1998 onwards) in January, May and September. Copies of the Journal are sent to the subscribers by registered post to avoid delays. The annual subscription which includes speed post is as follows:

 

 

 

Institutions

Individuals

South Asia

Rs.1500/US$ 80

Rs.500/US$ 40

Developing Countries

US$ 100

US$ 50

Rest of the World

US$ 120

US$ 60

 

Subscription orders, accompanied by payment in the form of Demand Draft/cheque Drawn in favour of “IGNOU, New Delhi”, may be sent to: Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Open Learning, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), Room No. 12, Block - 16, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110 068, INDIA. Tel.: 91+11+29572618; Fax: 91+11+29533073; Email:ijol@ignou.ac.in

 

 

Books for Review

Books for review in the Indian Journal of Open Leanring may be sent to Prof. Rampelli Satyanarayana (Book Review Editor), Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068. Books received are duly acknowledged, and upon publication of the review a copy of the Journal is sent to the Publisher for record.

 


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