ETQ journal editorial activity report (2023)


Submission statistics

From January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, the Educational Technology Quarterly journal received 16 new submissions. 23 submissions were accepted for publication. Additionally, 6 submissions were declined, with a breakdown of 3 desk rejections and 3 rejections after the review process.

Timeliness of editorial decisions

The efficiency of the editorial process is crucial for maintaining the quality and relevance of the journal. The average time taken for the first editorial decision was 71 days, highlighting a prompt response to submissions. For 80% of submissions, the average days to acceptance and rejection were 105 and 71, respectively, indicating a thorough review process.

Acceptance and rejection rates

The rejection rates provide insights into the rigour of the review process. The overall rejection rate was 57%, with a desk reject rate of 43% and an after-review reject rate of 14%. These figures suggest a balanced approach to maintaining the quality of accepted publications.

Acceptance rate: 43%
Rejection rate: 57%
    Desk reject rate: 43%
    After review reject rate: 14%


The Educational Technology Quarterly journal's editorial activity in 2023 has been marked by efficiency and effectiveness. The acceptance rate of 43% suggests a discerning editorial process that upholds the journal's standards. The timeline for editorial decisions, from initial submission to acceptance or rejection, indicates a commitment to prompt and thorough review.

The detailed breakdown of rejection rates provides transparency about the reasons for declination, with 43% of submissions being rejected by the desk. This balance between a relatively high acceptance rate and a careful review process contributes to the journal's credibility and the quality of published content.

In summary, the Educational Technology Quarterly journal's editorial team has demonstrated commendable performance in managing the influx of submissions, maintaining a balance between acceptance and rejection rates, and ensuring a timely and robust review process. These factors collectively contribute to the journal's standing as a reputable source for scholarly contributions in education technology.