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 400 and 500 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.
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 two guidelines in preparing a manuscript submission:
- Instructions that apply to submissions to any IEEE publication available in the IEEE Author’s Toolbox.
- Instructions specific to the IEEE Transactions on Education are available in the Information for Authors: IEEE Transactions on Education
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.