President's Teaching Scholars Program


Publication Outlets


Basic Information:



Getting Your SOTL Article Published

Finding General Publication Outlets:



UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory (Requires VPN)
This search tool for serials provides a number of advanced search options that will enable you to find relevant SOTL journals in your field.

Using the Subject (keyword) "education" and the Subject (keyword) describing your discipline, for example "biology" will generate a list of possible publication outlets. You can also limit by journal, academic/scholary, language and a host of other limiters that can be accessed by clicking on the More Limiters link (See below for various options for limiting your search).

Ulrichsweb Advanced Search

Guides to Discipline Specific Journals Publising SOTL Articles:

Periodicals in the Area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Abilene Christian University Library developed this bibliography of journals to help faculty members with finding journals that publish articles in the scholarship of teaching and learning. It is organized by discipline.

Libguide on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The guide to publication outlets for SOTL was developed by Ilinois State University. Information is organized by discipline.

University of Michigan: List of Pedgagical and HIgher Education Journals
PDF list of journals including information on audience, acceptance rate, and time to publication.

General SOTL Journals available at CU-B
This link will take you to Chinook search results of journals related to higher education.

Kennesaw State University: Teaching Journals Directory
KSU's Center forExcellence in Teaching and Learning's list of journals on college teaching and related topics in higher education. Can be sorted by discipline.

Specific Title of SOTL Journals:



Academic Exchange Quarterly

Peer-reviewed quarterly publishes articles that contribute to effective instruction and learning regardless of level or subject.

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Here is the url for a new International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2007). They are easy to read, short for our busy schedules, thoughtful and meaningful to our work together. Many will give you a context for how broad this work on teaching and learning is becoming. Mary Ann

Journal of Effective Teaching

This peer reviewed electronic journal is devoted to the discussion of teaching excellence in colleges and universities. The regular issues will contain articles in two broad Content Areas : effective teaching and the scholarship of teaching. We invite contributors to share their insights in pedagogy, innovations in teaching and learning, and classroom experiences in the form of a scholarly communication. We are particularly interested in topics addressed in the particular Content Areas described at this site, including empirical research on pedagogy, innovations in teaching and learning, and classroom experiences.


Journal Evaluation Tools:



Journal Citation Reports: Web of Science (Requires VPN)

This tool provides impact information on the top tier journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanitites.
EigenfactorTM scores and Article InfluenceTM scores rank journals much as Google ranks websites. Scholarly references join journals together in a vast network of citations. Our algorithms use the structure of the entire network (instead of purely local citation information) to evaluate the importance of each journal. not only ranks scholarly journals in the natural and social sciences, but also lists newsprint, PhD theses, popular magazines and more. In so doing, it more fairly values those journals bridging the gap between the social and natural sciences.


Harzig's Publish or Perish

The Publish or Perish software is a Microsoft Windows application that can also be installed and used on Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux computers, with the aid of a suitable emulator such as Wine or CrossOver Mac.

Publish or Perish is a free software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:

  • Total number of papers
  • Total number of citations
  • Average number of citations per paper
  • Average number of citations per author
  • Average number of papers per author
  • Average number of citations per year
  • Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
  • Egghe's g-index
  • The contemporary h-index
  • The age-weighted citation rate
  • Two variations of individual h-indices
  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper.