The ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning (AJODL) is dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience pertaining to Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The journal, launched on 12 August 2009, is an outcome a collaborative effort between three universities: Open University Malaysia (OUM), Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) and University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Professor Zoraini Wati Abas was the first AJODL Chief Editor.

The premier issue was printed to mark its inauguration of the journal. In 2015, Hanoi Open University (HOU) and Indonesia Open University (known as Universitas Terbuka Indonesia or UT) joined the collaboration. Subsequently, the online journal issues are published under the Editor-in-Chief, a position that is rotated among the journal’s Publication Committee Chairpersons. The editorial members consist of academics from all five universities. These universities are also members of a joint collaborative research group known as OU5. The AJODL is dedicated to the promotion of ODL, particularly in the ASEAN region. We welcome contributors from all around the world to submit their articles for this journal.

AJODL publishes research findings related to the field of Open and Distance Learning inside and outside ASEAN promoting exchange and dissemination of scholarly work.

AJODL publishes online research articles that are related to the field of Open and Distance Learning ranging from the field of education, developmental and educational psychology, management of technology and innovation in education, computer science applications particularly in open education, and education philosophies. The journal also publishes scholarly works that have special interest in issues related to the ASEAN region and the global world.

Disclaimer: The ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning (AJODL) is not affiliated, supported by, nor linked to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The term ASEAN is used here to refer to the geographical area of specific interest to the AJODL. The AJODL is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Open and Distance Learning particularly in, but not limited to, ASEAN nations.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

AJODL is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually in June and December. The journal is currently indexed under the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Malaysian Citation Index (MCI) and Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI).

We welcome contributors from all around the world. Interested authors may submit your manuscript any time.

The manuscript submitted must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication in any other format elsewhere. If it is published in this journal, it must not be published elsewhere in the same form or even in any translated form without written consent from Open University Malaysia.

Manuscript Template and Format

The manuscript must be prepared using the attached Microsoft Word template in English (UK). Please download the provided manuscript template and use it to prepare the manuscript. The number of accepted pages is between 6 and 10 pages.

The font used must be Arial 11 pt and single spaced. The manuscript must have the following sections:

(i) Title,

(ii) Name of authors with postal and e-mail addresses,

(iii) Abstract,

(iv) Keywords,

(v) Introduction,

(vi) Literature Review,

(vii) Body of text with headers,

(viii) Conclusion and

(ix) Reference.

An acknowledgement section could be added between the conclusion and the reference sections. The references must be cited according to the APA referencing format. All figures (including graphs) and tables must be clearly depicted and labelled.

Please note that failure to comply with the above format and regulations will result in the manuscript not being considered for publication.

Manuscript Submission

Please submit your manuscript using the following link.

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