Call for research papers IJ-SMILE

Thu, 2012-06-14 08:00

The International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments (IJ-SMILE: aims to provide a platform for practitioners and researchers to share their practices and research, and publish empirical research articles about using social media (or social networking sites) and other web 2.0 tools to support interactive and collaborative learning. It will be published in print and online by the InderScience Publishers.


The inaugural issue is going to be published in January 2013. You are cordially invited to submit a research paper to the journal for consideration of publication. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
• Social networking sites (e.g. weblog, wiki, Facebook, twitter) for learning 
• Technological affordances of social media for teaching and learning
• Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning
• Issues and concerns with using social media for learning
• Web-based collaborative and interactive learning
• Computer-supported collaborative learning
• Informal learning with social technologies
• Interactive and social learning
• Online course design and development

The first two issues will focus on using social networking sites for formal learning. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please send your manuscript via the online submission system: or directly to

Important Dates:
• Submission Deadline: 30 Sep 2012
• Notification of acceptance: 15 Nov 2012