Journal of Online and Distance Learning is an esteemed and a high profile journal accredited for its vital and in-depth information published by CARI. The journal aims to impart and advance knowledge across borders in the most convenient and cost-effective way possible. The journal ideally seeks to bridge the gap between scholars and writers worldwide by making the global world a global village to everyone. On a distance learning course, often the only interaction with a tutor is when assignments are submitted for marking; it’s also rare to interact with fellow students. Thus this journal capitalizes on this aspect by giving students and tutors the freedom to go about their daily businesses while at the same time gaining depths of knowledge at the comfort of their zone.
The journal ensures that publications are done after an in-depth peer review process (usually two high profile peer reviewers) in order to ensure quality of research publication. The process through to publication, additionally, is cost-effective, fast and convenient, thus authors get to achieve the most out of their academic research articles completely peer reviewed comments as early as up to 2 weeks. The peer review process maintains a double blind peer review technique that ensures that the authors’ as well as the reviewers’ identities are secret. This leads to high impact peer review and refereed research publications. Publication is indexed in Google scholar among other journal indexes such as the SCOPUS, Science Direct, EBSCO and Sage journals among others. It also encourages the publishing of open access academic journals on a regular basis.
The journal likewise offers an incentive to publishers such as free publications, from different social classes regardless of their economic statuses. This helps to promote academic research publication as a mechanism to give back to the society. Despite it being free, quality is still paramount and the process of peer review is still as rigorous as the one for paid publications. This ensures that the research publications are of high impact factor whether they are published without any publication fee or published under a publication fee. The double advantage of low journal/ manuscript publication fees and occasional free journal publishing enables the journal to cater for both upcoming researchers and seasoned academics who would like to publish their scientific work. Authors who have submitted their academic manuscripts for journal publishing also benefit from journal metrics, which show the number of abstracts viewed and the number of journal/manuscripts downloaded. Not only is this journal, a top research journal publisher, it also serves as a good template for authors to know how to prepare and publish their research journal papers/ manuscripts.