We are pleased to announce that we have published the very first issue of 2022 for the OTESSA Journal (with co-editors, George Veletsianos, Michele Jacobsen, and Valerie Irvine)!
We are excited to have published early releases of a research article by Stephanie Moore, George Veletsianos, and Michael Barbour on A Synthesis of Research on Mental Health and Remote Learning: How Pandemic Grief Haunts Claims of Causality and and a discourse article by Maha Bali on Outside-In: Entangled Openness as Subversion Influencing Emergent Change.
Bali, M. (2022). Outside-In: Entangled Openness as Subversion Influencing Emergent Change. The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Journal, 2(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.18357/otessaj.2022.1.1.25
Moore, S., Veletsianos, G., & Barbour, M. (2022). A Synthesis of Research on Mental Health and Remote Learning: How Pandemic Grief Haunts Claims of Causality. The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Journal, 2(1), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.18357/otessaj.2022.1.1.36
Thank you to authors, reviewers, copyeditors, our scholarship librarian (Inba Kehoe), UVic Libraries for hosting both our journal and conference systems, BCcampus for the graphic design support, and to all of our sponsors and members, who helped us to support the journal. Watch for many more articles to be released prior to the end of 2022 as we expect one more issue to be released after this one is stocked.
Stay tuned as we are nearing the release of our OTESSA Conference Proceedings. If you have not submitted your proceedings yet from 2022, there is still time, as we operate with an open door policy to remain inclusive of our community’s need for flexibility.
Both the journal and the conference proceedings are indexed (separately) with ISSN to begin with and we will be expanding our indexing as we build out our eligibility in the coming months and years.
Please note that our system is capable of hosting text among various other media and we have intentionally created streams to support both research-oriented and practice-oriented works. We encourage all researchers, scholars, bloggers, educators, learners, developers, administrators, and anyone working at the intersection of technology and society, to consider contributing to both our conference and pursue publishing via either our conference proceedings of short works or full article submissions to our journal. We are new and excited to shape this journal into supporting both traditional publication formats and review processes, as may be needed by some members of our community, and reaching out into new ways of sharing and expressing work with more open review processes. We have incorporated self-selection of review process, where submitters can move forward with a double-blind review as default, or they may request an open review.
We look forward to growing with you! If you have any ideas or suggestions to improve what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us at journal [at] otessa.org.