Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SIe-L , Italian e-Learning Association, is a non-profit organization who operates as a non-commercial entity to promote scientific research and testing best practices of e-Learning and Distance Education. SIe-L consider these subjects strategic for citizen and companies for their instruction and education.


Section Policies


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Methodologies and scenarios

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Invited Papers

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Peer Reviewed Papers

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Peer Reviewed Communications

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Peer Review Process

All the works are reviewed by at least two referees. Manuscripts are evaluated on the basis of a depth review form that takes into account their RELEVANCE, IMPORTANCE, ORIGINALITY, QUALITY and CLARITY. Each reviewer submit a judgment (composed of several questions and a comment) for each of these areas and an overall judgment.

The Editorial Board follows a precise policy on the judgments made by the reviewes:
- Double acceptance: the paper is accepted.
- Double rejection: the paper is rejected.
- Acceptance + Rejection / Correction Needed: the paper is accepted with reserve. In this case authors are invited to include a substantial modification of the paper, that will be re-assessed to a third reviewer, who shall decide on the final admissibility.

The paper must be submitted to the journal in English. It remains a responsibility of the authors to ensure a complete linguistic proof reading.
In order to ensure the best level of readability, the texts must follow some criteria: clarity, simplicity and syntactic simplicity, consistency and sequential logic in the argument, in addition to full compliance with the formal guidelines set out by the journal.

If the edited paper still doesn’t meet the criteria after the review process, both substantive and formal, the Editor may decide to suspend the publication to make further corrections. The Editor may also decide to postpone an accepted paper for reasons of space, thematic coherence, opportunities for editorial policies.


Publication Frequency

Je-LKS is published three times per year, in particular on January, May and September.


Open Access Policy

Licenza Creative Commons

Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society is published under an Open Access Journal Policy by Italian e-Learning Association  with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

You are free:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work;

  • to Use — in whole or partially the article(s); 

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution and citation — You must attribute and cite the work(s) specifying author(s) name, journal, title of the article, publisher, year  (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work);

With the understanding that:

  • Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get explicit permission from the copyright holder.

  • Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.

  • Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:

    • Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations;

    • The author's and publisher's moral and intellectual rights;

    • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.

  • Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.


For the authors

Je-LKS Editorial Board invites the authors to submit papers to the journal.

Each number is composed as follows:
- INVITED PAPERS section: includes a selection of invited papers regarding relevant subjects and from clear experts. Normally authors are invited by the Editorial Board.
- PEER REVIEWED PAPERS section: includes the only papers that have passed a peer double blind review, as explained in this section.
- PEER REVIEWED COMMUNICATIONS: includes the only short papers that have passed a peer double blind review.

In order to be accepted the manuscripts must follow the Editorial Guidelines provided by the journal. In case of non-compliance with guidelines all the papers will be rejected.


Publication Scheduling

Je-LKS is published three times per year, in particular on January, May and September.


How to submit a paper

If you want to submit a paper for a particular number you must consider at least two months before the new issue, otherwise the paper will be allocated in next issue slot of the peer review process. Submission is free, so anyone can send a paper that will be revised according to the journal’s rules.

Author can use the paper model to follow the Editorial Guidelines

In case of inadequacy with the formal requirements of the contributions will be rejected without being sent to reviewers.

Je-LKS requires that a paper must follow some characteristics:
• an abstract (maximum 1500 characters including spaces)
• the contribution
• notes, bibliography, tables, pictures, awards, etc..

The entire document MUST NOT EXCEED 30,000 characters (including spaces) and should NOT contain more than five images and / or tables. Please note: in case of non-compliance with the requirements the job will be rejected.

The paper MUST BE ANONYMOUS, the authors name and affiliation must not appear near the title, on the references or their biographical notes.


During the submission

During the submission procedure authors must agree to the follow steps:
1. The author undertakes to send by email the document of authorization for issue (click on the link to download the document)
2. The author (or authors if group work) claims to be the sole author and sole owner of the work and have all necessary rights to permit the Editor and SIe-L to publish it.
3. The author affirms that the publication of the work not infringe the rights of third parties, does not violate any criminal law and raises the publisher and SIe-L from all damages and costs that may result from publication. The author also claims to have written permission at any time, territory, or by the owners of the language and images of different parts of the work covered by copyright as defined in this contract without cost or expense to the publisher and SIe-L.
4. The submission file is in .DOC or .ODT.
5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements summarized in the Editorial Guidelines.