Wiley-Blackwell Partners with the British Educational Research Association to Publish the British Journal of Educational Technology
OXFORD—January 27, 2011—Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), is now publishing The British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) with the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the largest and leading educational research organization outside of the USA. The journal was previously published by Wiley-Blackwell (formerly Blackwell Publishers) since 1997, on behalf of Becta.
Becta Executive Director for Strategy and Communications, Tony Richardson said, “Becta is pleased that the internationally recognised and respected research on technology-enabled learning, teaching and management that has been published in BJET, will continue to be shared. It is important that our charitable objects continue to be met after our closure and this includes realising benefits to the education sector from all aspects of our work. Our work with the research community and BJET’s role in this has been a vital and very successful part of the benefits we offered to the sector. We are confident that BERA and Wiley-Blackwell will take the journal forward successfully into its next phase.”
BERA President, John Gardner, “BERA is delighted to continue the legacy of Becta’s support for research, innovation and good practice in educational technology through the internationally renowned BJET. This new partnership with Wiley-Blackwell will help us to realize our shared objective of bringing educational research to the widest possible audience. We look forward to maintaining BJET’s reputation for reporting top quality educational technology research from innovative learning settings all over the world.”
Nick Rushby, BJET Editor, “I believe that there is considerable potential synergy between BJET and BERA’s other publications. This provides an opportunity to build important links between the communities engaged in learning technology and those whose focus is on educational research. The BJET international editorial team is looking forward to working with BERA on a number of challenging projects, including making research more accessible to practitioners in this field.”
Philip Carpenter, Vice-President and Managing Director for Social Sciences and Humanities at Wiley-Blackwell, “We are delighted to be partnering with the British Educational Research Association to publish the British Journal of Educational Technology. We look forward to working with the Association to ensure that BJET continues to publish world-leading research while also finding new ways to engage with the practitioner community in the UK and beyond.”
BJET currently has an Impact Factor of 1.255 (ranking it 32/139 in Education & Educational Research). Under the editorial leadership of Nick Rushby the Journal publishes some of the very best papers in the world on the applications and development of learning technology in education and training. The Journal works actively to make its research accessible to practitioners, thereby seeking to have significant impact for learners in the real world.
Starting in 2011, Wiley-Blackwell and BERA will be collaborating on an important and wide-ranging project aiming to make the research published in BJET and other academic journals more accessible and useful for practitioners of all types, while not compromising the quality of the material published.
Wiley-Blackwell currently publishes fifty educational research journals in association with over thirty-five prestigious academic societies and professional organizations globally. Books are published across the whole breadth of the discipline, under several world-renowned imprints, including Wiley-Blackwell and Jossey-Bass, and include reference as well as practitioner, student and researcher-focused titles.