Welcome to the Author Resource Site for the IEEE Transactions on Education
The IEEE Transactions on Education made a major change to its review criteria (1 July 2013) to reflect more accurately the nature of work being carried out in the community and to better characterize types of manuscripts that are accepted for publication. The editorial board strongly encourages authors to read the criteria for each area of scholarship, as this will provide important advice as to how to correctly address the requirements of each of the areas of scholarship. Since the Transactions receives between 300 and 400 manuscripts per year, only those manuscripts that are submitted for the appropriate area of scholarship and substantively address the review criteria for the area of scholarship will be peer reviewed. For more information about the areas of scholarship, please review the section below on Boyer’s model of scholarship.
Requirement: Structured Abstracts
All submissions to the The IEEE Transactions on Education are expected to have a structured abstract: an abstract with prescribed sections so that each abstract provides similar information so that readers can quickly learn about contributions of the manuscript. Requirements for structured abstracts differ by the area of scholarship. Please refer to the document Expectations for Structured Abstracts for more information.
Aims and Scope: The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE. Contributions must address discovery, integration, and/or application of knowledge in education in these fields. Articles must support contributions and assertions with compelling evidence and provide explicit, transparent descriptions of the processes through which the evidence is collected, analyzed, and interpreted. While characteristics of compelling evidence cannot be described to address every conceivable situation, generally assessment of the work being reported must go beyond student self-report and attitudinal data.
The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes scholarly contributions to education in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE. Contributions are solicited that address the discovery, integration, and/or application of knowledge (Boyer, 1997) in education in these fields.
Areas of Scholarship
IEEE Transactions on Education accepts manuscript submissions under three areas of scholarship, based on Boyer’s model. During submission, authors must select the one area that applies to their manuscript. Authors should therefore familiarize themselves with these three areas of scholarship by following the links below:
- Scholarship of Application – application, in an electrical or computer engineering context, of prior educational research.
- Scholarship of Discovery – new knowledge in the field of education in an electrical or computer engineering context
- Scholarship of Integration – multidisciplinary, integrative, and/or interpretive syntheses across prior research to identify patterns, themes, trends, needs, and opportunities, still within an electrical or computer engineering context, upon which other scholars can build.
Instructions for Authors
Please consult the following three guidelines in preparing a manuscript submission (note that only the first is specific to the Transactions on Education):
- The Information for Authors published at the end of the most recent issue of the journal (here)
- Instructions that apply to submissions to any IEEE publication available in the IEEE Author Center.
- Instructions for preparing your manuscript are given in this template.
Authors and ORCID
All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.
Follow these steps to link a ScholarOne account to a registered ORCID:
- Login to ScholarOne and click on your name in the top right corner of the screen.
- Click E-mail / Name in the dropdown menu.
- In the ORCID section at the top of the page, click the appropriate link to either register for a new ORCID or associate the account with an existing ORCID.
- A new page will open to create and/or validate your ORCID. Once the validation is complete, the new page will close and you will return to ScholarOne.
- Save the changes to your ScholarOne user account.
Authors who do not have an ORCID in their ScholarOne user account will be prompted to provide one during submission.
IEEE Transactions on Education Editorial Policy on Editorial Reuse
On Submitting Manuscripts that Reuse Previously Authored and Published Conference Papers
The Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Education has prepared a policy on editorial reuse of closely related conference and other published documents. Authors, who have questions about reuse of content from previously published documents that they have authored, are encouraged to review the policy before submitting a manuscript to be reviewed for publication.
Boyer’s Model of Scholarship
The three areas of scholarship mentioned above were based on a model of scholarship constructed by Ernest Boyer while he was at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His book, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, has been usefully summarized.
Resources for Authors to Address Review Criteria
The Editorial Board (Associate Editors and Editor-in-Chief) is continuing to prepare a set of resources to help authors address the review criteria.
- Editorial: A New Direction for the IEEE Transactions on Education. Part 1. Developing a Shared Understanding of the Scholarship of Application: This editorial is intended to help authors address three key review criteria for the Scholarship of Application: Intended Outcomes, Application Design, and Findings.
- Editorial: A New Direction for the IEEE Transactions on Education: Part II. Increasing the Relevance of Your Manuscript: This editorial is intended to help authors address the review criterion – Relevance.
- Guest Editorial: A Practical Approach to Understanding—and Applying!—the Scholarship of Application: This editorial illustrates the process of developing a manuscript to address the review criteria for the Scholarship of Application.