The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL) is the flagship refereed scholarly journal of the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ). JOFDL publishes scholarly submissions related to open, flexible and distance learning, broadly defined. The readership is primarily academic colleagues across all educational sectors. Although JOFDL aims to share scholarly insights from different sectors and different contacts, submissions must have the potential to make a substantive and original contribution to the field, with explicit reference to its relevance to colleagues in Oceania. See About the journal for an outline of JOFDL's definition of scholarship and an outline of manuscript styles.
JOFDL invites submissions that make a valid contribution to the field. Single or multiple-authored pieces are considered regardless of the institutional affiliations of the authors.
As the scholarly agent of the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ), JOFDL disseminates scholarly work which advances the theory and practice of open flexible and distance education. The journal is committed to open scholarship and publishes under provisions of the Creative Commons License and does not have any article processing charges (APC's) or submission fees.
The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL) seeks to be an outlet for world-class scholarship in open, flexible, and distance learning and the preferred venue for the publication of OFDL scholarship.
The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (ISSN: Print 1179-7665; Online 1179-7673) publishes scholarly submissions related to open, flexible and distance learning, broadly defined. Original contributions related to distance education that relate to the four streams of scholarship proposed by Boyer (1990) are all welcome:
Note that not all streams will be equally represented across each issue.
All articles received must be:
Contributors in the Pacific Rim are particularly invited to submit manuscripts for consideration.
All submissions are peer-reviewed. The language of publication is English (please note that a high level of English is expected). Articles in Te Reo will also be accepted accompanied by an English translation.
Six distinct types of manuscripts are invited.
Please review the detail for each manuscript style here, below the Submission Checklist to ensure you are submitting to the correct category.
We are committed to the integrity of our peer review processes. This requires that neither the authors nor the reviewers are identifiable to each other. Wherever possible, submissions should attempt to ensure they cannot be identified. Clearly, this is problematic where a submission is practice-based or a localised case study is undertaken, but authors are encouraged to do as much as they can to ensure anonymity.
Please see details of how submissions should be prepared for blind peer review.
The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is the official publication of
FLANZ, the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand.