SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
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To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
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Computers & Education aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education, through the publication of high quality research, which extends theory and practice.
The Editors welcome research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology, where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to a wider education community.
We do not publish small-scale evaluations of specific software/systems in specialist domains or particular courses in individual institutions (unless the findings have broader relevance that is explicitly drawn out in the paper). Papers that include discussions of the implementation of software and/or hardware should focus on the context of use, the user/system interface, usability issues and evaluations of the user experience and impacts on and implications for learning and teaching. Detailed information on implementation architecture should NOT be included in the paper, but may be provided via hot-links. We welcome review papers that include clear aims (research questions), a framework of analysis, and conclusions that reflect the aims of the paper.
Papers must: • align with the aims of the journal • be within the scope of the journal • include an appropriate, current and comprehensive literature review • have a sound research methodology (see additional notes on methodology below) • evidence a high level of critical analysis • explicitly indicate how they advance the field • comply with the author guidelines • not have been submitted/published elsewhere • not already have been rejected (without the option to resubmit) by CAE
Guidance on methodology CAE welcomes both qualitative and quantitative research of the highest quality. High quality research is internally consistent, theoretically informed, evidence based, rigorous and transparent, and ethically informed.
The Editors have published an editorial providing additional guidance on reporting quantitative studies and will provide further guidance on the reporting of qualitative studies in upcoming issues: Some Recommendations for the Reporting of Quantitative Studies, Some Guidance on Conducting and Reporting Qualitative Studies.
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