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eLearn Magazine is run under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier society in the computing sciences. As such, the readership’s expectations are justifiably high. Our goal is to advance elearning innovations, applications, and policy ideas that move the global conversation forward. Articles are blind peer-reviewed* and available through open access.

*If you are interested in reviewing for elearn Magazine, please fill out the interest form.

Writer's Guidelines

Would you like to publish with eLearn Magazine? We seek contributions that bridge research and practice to reach a broad audience of professionals, researchers, and educators. We are interested in the following types of submissions about elearning:

  • Articles in the form of case studies, how-to guides, instructional pieces, or submissions focusing on translating research into practice that highlight practical implications and can be applied to elearning settings.
  • Opinion pieces addressing the latest news, trends, or issues in elearning.
  • Interviews with leading elearning professionals, researchers, and academics.
  • Reviews of books, conferences, e-books, tutorial videos, and software related to eLearning. All reviews should present a balanced view, with recognition of both what is good and what is still lacking.

All submissions must be original content that have not been published elsewhere.

We do not offer guest post accounts, link backs, or dedicated bylines. Advertorials or PR disguised as an editorial are out of scope and are not considered for publication. Interviews cannot be submitted by PR agencies. 

Generative AI tools and technologies, such as ChatGPT, may not be listed as authors of an ACM published work. The use of generative AI tools and technologies to create content is permitted but must be fully disclosed in the work. For example, the authors could include the following statement in the Acknowledgements section of the work: ChatGPT was utilized to generate sections of this Work, including text, tables, graphs, code, data, citations, etc.). If you are uncertain ­about the need to disclose the use of a particular tool, err on the side of caution, and include a disclosure in the acknowledgements section of the work.
Basic word processing systems that recommend and insert replacement text, perform spelling or grammar checks and corrections, or systems that do language translations are to be considered exceptions to this disclosure requirement and are generally permitted and need not be disclosed in the work. As the line between Generative AI tools and basic word processing systems like MS-Word or Grammarly becomes blurred, this Policy will be updated.
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Anonymous vs. Blind Review

Traditionally the term “blind” peer review is used in academia for eliminating biases and to maintain quality standards and provide integrity to the publication process. Our peer review process is “double blind,” meaning the author does not know the identity of the reviewer and the reviewer does not know the identity of the author. eLearn Magazine acknowledges that the term is ableist; however, for faculty on the tenure track, the terminology applies to published work that is considered credible as part of the tenure and promotion process.

Submission Guidelines

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Please note, once you have uploaded your submission, eLearn Magazine has the right of first refusal. For more information, please read the "ACM Publications Policies and Procedures." Submission does not guarantee inclusion in eLearn Magazine.

Submission Criteria

  • The submission should be an article, opinion, interview, or review.
  • Depending on the type of submission, it must be contextualized to help the audience understand the issue and implications or what has previously been written, researched, and published on the topic, and how it builds upon that work.
  • The submission should provide different or opposing perspectives on an issue; present all sides of the argument in depth.
  • Submissions should help the audience understand what is new, what is important, and the take-home message.


Submission Format


Submissions should be uploaded as a Word document. 


Your submission must include a suggested headline or title, which is subject to change, and an abstract that succinctly summarizes the submission.


The following items are optional:

  • Images: We encourage authors to include images as part of the submission. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use images and/or any other material from outside sources before uploading your submission. You will be required to send high-resolution images separately as .jpg, .tif, or .gif files once the submission has been accepted.
  • Citations: If you include references, they must be formatted in accordance with ACM's Citation Style and Reference Formats.
  • Further Reading: You may include a list of links to resources and/or additional reading.

Submission Details

Introduction: Begin with the most interesting idea. You do not need to reiterate obvious or commonly accepted practices. The reader wants to learn something new; ideally your submission is adding an original idea to the field.

Style: Please write in a clear style and avoid academic jargon. Use sub-headings to indicate new sections and break up the flow of text.

Suggested Length (not including references):

  • Articles: up to 3,000 words.
  • Opinion pieces: 500-800 words.
  • Interviews: 750-1,200 words.
  • Reviews: 750-1,200 words.

Readers: Our readership includes instructional designers, educators, corporate trainers, and managers. Please assume our readers know elearning is a growing and interesting field.

Copyright: ACM retains ownership of published material. Please refer to the ACM Copyright Policy for more information.


Editorial Process

  • All contributed articles will be edited according to eLearn Magazine’s editorial process:
  • If the submission is within the scope of the Magazine, it will be considered for review.
  • The submission will then be reviewed.
  • The possible outcomes are: reject, revise and resubmit, accept, accept with minor revisions, or accept with major revisions.
  • If the author is asked to revise the submission, based on editors’ suggestions, a new deadline will be established.
  • When the author submits the revision, the editors will review it, edit it, and assign a tentative date of publication.
  • Authors are required to sign a copyright release form. Details of the copyright agreement are available upon request.

Editorial Contact Information

If you have any questions about writing for eLearn Magazine, please contact the co-Editors-in-Chief at: