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The International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL)


The International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) was founded in 2006 to provide a venue for publication of leading papers on CSCL research. I co-founded the journal with Friedrich Hesse, the director of the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tuebingen, Germany, and with a Board of Editors including about 40 leading CSCL and CSCW researchers from around the world. In 2016, I transfered the Editor-in-Chief position to Sten Ludvigsen from the University of Oslo. The journal is published quarterly by Springer, sponsored by the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Indexing and Ranking

Impact Factors for ijCSCL:

2009: 2.692

2010: 1.487

2011: 2.243

2012: 1.717

2013: 1.830

2014: 1.841

2015: 2.200

ISI Web of Science (now part of Thomson Reuters) selected ijCSCL for coverage in its products and services. Beginning with Vol. 3 (1) 2008, ijCSCL is being indexed and abstracted in:

The ISI Web of Knowledge impact factor for ijCSCL was released in summer 2010 for citations in the year 2009: ijCSCL had an impact factor of 2.692, making it #2 (of 139 journals) in the category "Education and Educational Research" and #6 (of 65 journals) in the category "Information Science & Library Science" (see tables). The impact factor reflects that the 39 articles published in ijCSCL during 2007 and 2008 were cited 105 times (in journals tracked by ISI) during 2009, for an average of 2.692 citations per article.

The International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning was again highly ranked by ISI's annual "Impact Factor" report released in June 2012. IjCSCL ranked #11 of the 203 journals ranked by ISI in the field of "Education and Educational Research" and it ranked #6 of the 83 journals ranked by ISI in the field of "Information Science & Library Science". IjCSCL was the #1 journal published by Springer and ranked by ISI in each of these categories. IjCSCL had an impact factor of 2.243 for 2011 and a 5-year impact factor of 3.000.


Anyone who joins ISLS is entitled to receive paper and electronic copies of the journal. To join ISLS, go to ISLS.org. The ISLS membership fee is deducted from registration at the CSCL or ICLS conference. Most major universities subscribe to ijCSCL as part of Springer's package of educational journals.


The full text of all papers in ijCSCL are available for free at ijCSCL.org. For instructions on submitting a paper to ijCSCL, go to ijCSCL.org.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) -- pdf version.

Book Review

Stahl, G. (2008). Book review: Exploring thinking as communicating in CSCL. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL), 3 (3). Retrieved from http://ijcscl.org/_preprints/volume3_issue3/stahl_3_3.pdf.
...the journal's first book review looks at the implications for CSCL of a new discourse theory of mathematical cognition

Issue Introductions

All of the editorial introductions to ijCSCL have now been collected in one volume:

Stahl, G. (2010). Introductions to ijCSCL. Philadelphia, PA: Gerry Stahl at Lulu. 140 pages. Web: http://GerryStahl.net/elibrary/ijcscl

This volume is available for free in formats for iPad (epub), Kindle (mobi) and computer reading or printing (pdf). It is also available for low-cost printing-on-demand in paperback.