Journal of Virtual Exchange

Journal of Virtual Exchange (JVE) is an online, open-access, 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 across all disciplines and subject areas in higher education.


What are the aims of the journal?

Journal of Virtual Exchange aims to support the community of telecollaborative practitioners and researchers by providing a forum for reporting and discussing innovative practice. The key conviction behind the journal is that telecollaboration owes its vitality in great measure to the innovative practice, experience-based insights and critical reflections of teaching professionals. The journal aims to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, insights, experience, and theory from practitioners and researchers, with an emphasis on dialogue between theory, principles and practice.

What kinds of contribution does the journal accept?

Research articles of up to 8000 words (including references, excluding appendices) report on theoretical and substantial empirical contributions. A range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches are acceptable, but such work will typically go beyond attitudinal investigations of reports, for which practice reports (see below) are a more suitable format. More details on the recommended format of research articles can be found here.

Practice reports should provide detailed, critical accounts of innovative telecollaborative projects of which at least one iteration has been completed and evaluated. The projects should not be simply replications of projects reported elsewhere in the literature: they should be original or, if closely based on existing projects or designs, incorporate significant adaptations (e.g., to design or to context of application). They should be up to 4,000 words in length (including references, excluding appendices). More details on the recommended format of practice reports can be found here.

For each practice report, the editors invite one response, in which an established researcher or practitioner offers a complementary theoretical or comparative perspective on the exchange project in the target report. Respondents are welcome to use media other than text.

Keynote articles are contributions taking a higher-level perspective on the field, by providing overviews of new developments in technology or pedagogy, for example, or addressing conceptual, theoretical, institutional, or infrastructural issues. They may also seek to place telecollaboration and virtual exchange in a wider context – intellectual, social, cultural or political. Keynote articles are invited by the editors directly, though proposals are welcome. Keynotes are up to 8000 words in length (including references, excluding appendices).

JVE is owned by UniCollaboration, the international academic organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting telecollaboration and virtual exchange in higher-level education. Further information can be viewed at www.unicollaboration.org.

JVE is published in partnership with Research-publishing.net.

Article Processing Charges

The Journal of Virtual Exchange is run on a not-for-profit basis. Article Processing Charges (APCs) cover only the costs of our not-for profit publishing partner, research-publishing.net. The current rate is €0.025 per word in the finalised version of the manuscript, payable to UNICollaboration. Please note:

1. There are no charges to pay at the time of submission and during the blind peer-review process. APCs are payable only for accepted articles.

2. No APCs are payable for accepted articles if at least one of the authors is a member of UNICollaboration at the time of submission. Please go to the UNICollaboration website (http://www.unicollaboration.org/index.php/join/) for member benefits, membership fees, and sign up instructions.

3. No APCs are payable for invited contributions.


Vol 1 (2018)

Table of Contents

Keynote Articles

Robert O'Dowd
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1-23
Breffni O’Rourke
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25-39

Notifications and Calls for Papers

Editorial Team
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