Contributing to the OLC Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

The Online Learning Consortium Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership provides multiple pathways for open publishing. Please review the information on each type to determine which is best for your empirical research or practitioner-based contribution. 

Questions? For publishing or manuscript submission questions, please contact Andrew Swindell,, Educational Researcher and Publishing Coordinator at

OLJ Peer-Reviewed Research Article

Online Learning (OLJ) is the premier journal of the OLC dedicated to the development and dissemination of new knowledge at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice in online environments. OLJ is indexed in the Web of Science (ESCI) and has an impact factor of 2.46, a Journal Citation Indicator of 1.32, and Scopus citescore of 3.7 for 2020. OLJ is ranked among the top 3% of open-access journals in the field of Education. OLJ submissions are subject to a double-blinded peer review and articles are typically 6,000-8,000 words in length and follow APA Style.

Ready to submit? Please visit the OLJ website for author submission guidelines 


Our blog, OLC Insights, accepts submissions on a regular basis. Blogging is an informal type of writing that briefly focuses on a given topic and might be informational, reflective, or experiential. Posts are typically between 500-2,000 words in length and include citations and hyperlinks where necessary. Authors can expect a review to be completed in one month from the time of submission. Blog posts are not featured in the Research Center; however, they are maintained on the blog for at least one year and are most times featured in our social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

Ready to submit to our blog? Please find fill out our blog post submission form