Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Virtual Exchange is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal aimed at practitioners and researchers in the field known variously as telecollaboration, virtual exchange, or online intercultural exchange. It is the official journal of UniCollaboration, the international academic organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting telecollaboration and virtual exchange in higher-level education.

The common element to these various pedagogical practices is structured, teacher-led online collaboration between two or more geographically distant, usually culturally and/or linguistically distinct groups of learners, with a view to promoting various combinations of linguistic, intercultural, and content skills and knowledge, as well as transversal competences such as digital literacies and intercultural teamwork.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Practice reports and research articles that pass the editors’ preliminary desk review are double-blind reviewed by two peer reviewers. Possible recommendations are Accept the article it is; Accept subject to minor revisions; Revise and resubmit; or reject. The final decision is made by the editors. Both reviews are communicated to the author(s) along with the decision.


Open Access Policy

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