I’m excited to be taking on a new role at the Journal of Interactive Media in Education; I have served as an associate editor for the past few years, and I’m now very excited to be taking up the baton of co-editor from Ann Jones, who is retiring from the Institute of Educational Technology. As an IET alum, it is a great honour to be following in Ann’s footsteps, and co-editing the journal with Martin (Weller). I have learned a lot from working with Ann at JIME over the years – particularly for our Covid-19 special collection last year, which it was brilliant to work together on – and will be greatly missed.
JIME is supported by IET, and the first issue launched back in September 1996. The journal was a trailblazer in open academic publishing, and innovation – and while routes to open access are now available at most journals, JIME remains a venue which does not charge authors an article processing fee. JIME is hosted by Ubiquity Press, who provide an excellent publishing service – at no expense to authors.
JIME operates a model which combines open calls for submissions, and special collections around particular focal topics or communities. JIME has just reopened for general submissions – so we would love to receive your papers. JIME considers a broad range of topic relating to the use of technology in Higher Education (not schools). If you have a paper which you are looking to submit, but not sure if it would be in scope, feel free to get in touch with the abstract. Further information about the scope and how to submit can be found here – looking forward to your submissions!