Useful Publications

Electronic Journals and Magazines on the Internet

by Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson is Assistant Professor of Reading Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Central Arkansas.

Educators have always valued scholarly journals as a means of remaining current on research and informing instruction. In the last few years, the Internet has seen an increase in popularity and has brought about a new medium in scholarly publication. Educators are now able to access many of their favorite journals and magazines online!

Electronic journals (e-journals) take advantage of the electronic medium of the Internet to deliver information in exciting new formats that expand upon our understanding as readers, teachers and learners. The interactive nature of the Internet enables readers, authors, and editors to exchange ideas and establish dialogue with one another in new ways. After reading an article in many of the e-journals, the reader can immediately share comments by entering a discussion forum linked to each of the articles. These forums provide increased opportunities for communication among classroom teachers, administrators, college and university faculty, researchers, students, policymakers, and others.

Other components that make e-journals easy to use are searchable indexes, archived back issues and e-mail updates that inform the subscriber of the latest edition and what topics will be included. Listed below are several e-journals of possible interest to educators and students. Those with discussion forums have been noted in bold type. Happy surfing!

E-Journals on Education in General

CITYSCHOOLS - a research magazine about urban schools and communities published by NCREL that provides the latest research, models, and success stories of what works in urban schools.

CM MAGAZINE - book reviews, media reviews, web reviews, news, features, and stories of interest to teachers, librarians, parents, and kids.

CMARGIN NOTES - a daily email newsletter that helps K-12 teachers present classroom content within timely, meaningful contexts with brief summaries of articles selected from dozens of online newspapers and other publications.

EDUCATION WEEK ON THE WEB - the primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education that covers local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade. E-mail updates available.

EDUCATION WORLD - a complete online resource guide where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for. E-mail updates available.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP - publishes themed issues on current educational trends. Discussion forums.

EDUCATION POLICY ANALYSIS ARCHIVES - publishes research, reviews and scholarly writings on all aspects of education policy at all levels.

EDUCATIONAL THEORY - publishes work in the philosophy of education and other disciplines.

HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW - covers the wide range of topics of current concern in education and contains a variety of articles, essays, book and essay reviews on recent publications, and book annotations.

JOURNAL OF CLASSROOM INTERACTION - a specialized international research publication which emphasizes studies of classroom interaction.

NETWORKS: An Online Journal for Teacher Research - provides feature-length articles, as well as short reports of work-in- progress, book reviews, and discussions on current issues in teacher research including: curriculum, methodology, ethics, collaboration, and community. Discussion forum.

ONLINE EDUCATOR - articles dedicated to making the Internet an accessible, useful classroom tool. Discussion Forum. Print and e-mail versions available.

PHI DELTA KAPPAN - a professional print journal for education which addresses policy issues for educators at all levels and advocates research-based school reform.

TEACHER MAGAZINE - an issues-oriented publication that provides subscribers with a broad range of articles, news, commentary, and listings of professional resources.

E-Journals related to Children's Literature

The ALAN Review - contains articles on young adult literature and teaching, interviews with authors, reports on publishing trends, current research on young adult literature, a section of reviews of new books, and ALAN membership news (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents: A Special interest group of the National Council of Teachers of English).

THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS - devoted entirely to the review of current books for children providing concise summaries and critical evaluations, information on bookís content, readinglevel, strengths and weaknesses, and quality of format, as well as suggestions for curricular use.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL ONLINE - provides librarians who work with young people in school and public libraries indispensable information needed to manage libraries, from creating high-quality collections to understanding how technology can assist ñ or hinder ñ learning.

LIBRARY JOURNAL DIGITAL - combines news, features, and commentary with analyses of public policy, technology, and management developments and includes 7500 evaluative reviews of books, audio and video, CD-ROMs, websites, and magazines written by librarians help readers make their purchasing decisions.

THE LION AND THE UNICORN - a theme- and genre- centered journal of international scope committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children.

THE LOOKING GLASS - an electronic journal about childrenís literature that combines an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern including scholarly articles of interst to specialists and non-specialists alike.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - an international news magazine of book publishing and bookselling.

E-Zines for Kids

GIRL'S WORLD - Explore the clubhouse, meet new friends and share stories at this hip new e-zine.

ISN KIDNEWS - Online newspaper featuring stories, news, reviews and more written by children.

MIDLINK MAGAZINE - an electronic magazine for kids in the middle grades.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS - includes fun-to-read sports stories and athlete interviews, photos, games, comics, and much more.

STONE SOUP - a magazine written and illustrated by kids.

TIME MAGAZINE FOR KIDS - includes top news stories of interest to kids, cartoons, multimedia and kidís views - coming soon: TIME for Kids and TIME for Kids Primary.

REACT - a news magazine all about teens that includes contests, surveys, and free samples.

E-Journals on Early Childhood Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWS: The Journal of Professional Development -features articles for professionals who work with young children, from birth to six and includes topics on child development, health and safety, curricula, guidance, art and music, nutrition, play, self-esteem, and professional development among others.

EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH AND PRACTICE - a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, covers topics related to the growth, learning, development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8.

ERIC/EECE Newsletter - published twice yearly (in spring and autumn) and provides information on ERIC and ERIC/EECE as well as articles on topics related to early childhood education.

E-Zines for Elementary Teachers

INSTRUCTOR - includes a multitude of practical classroom suggestions and activities from Instructor Magazine for elementary classroom teachers.

LEARNING - includes samples from Learning Magazine with great ideas and activities for the elementary classroom teacher grouped by grade level.

THE MAILBOX - includes samples from The Mailbox Magazine with a variety of activities for the busy elementary classroom teacher.

READING ONLINE - a new professional electronic journal of the International Reading Association with peer reviewed articles in the field of literacy. E-mail updates available. Discussion forums.

TEACHER'S HELPER MAGAZINE - includes samples of reproducible worksheets for the classroom for grades PreK-5.

TEACHER MAGAZINE - an issues-oriented publication that provides teachers with a broad range of articles, news, commentary, and listings of professional resources.

TEACHING PREK-8 - an idea site which highlights articles from the current monthly professional magazine and provides new ideas and resources spanning the curriculum.

E-Journals for Secondary Teachers in General

TEACHER TALK - published by the Center for Adolescent Studies at the School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington,IN, Teacher Talk is a publication for preservice and secondary education teachers that exists as a series of World Wide Web documents. Discussion forum.

IMAGINE - a newsletter for talented students in grades 7-12 who want to take an active role in their own education by identifying opportunities at home, in school, and in the larger community that will satisfy students' intellectual curiosity and need for greater academic challenge.

E-Journals on English Education

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR COMPUTER WRITING, RHETORIC, AND LITERATURE - publishes articles that address computer-aided pedagogy in the fields of Rhetoric, composition and literature. Discussion forum.

RHETNET - the purpose of RhetNet is to publish original of articles and essays, serve as an archive for Net conversations relating to rhetoric and writing (mailing lists, newsgroups, chat systems, MU*s), and to provide an opportunity to try out ideas for new forms of publishing the academic conversations of the rhetoric and writing community.

E-Journals on Mathematics Education

JRME ONLINE - a web-based version of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, the official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

HANDS ON! - reports on developing curriculum, fostering teacher development, conducting research on teaching and learning, and in developing technology tools in math and science.

JOURNAL OF STATISTICS EDUCATION - a refereed electronic journal on postsecondary teaching of statistics.

THE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS JOURNAL - intended to be a moderated electronic journal where you can publish articles related to school mathematics of opinion and speculation, proposals for new/alternate curriculum content, discussion of relevance of computers to school mathematics, pedagogic issues, and descriptions of personal investigations into unusual or interesting aspects of mathematics.

E-Journals on History Education

AMERICAN HERITAGE - a bimonthly history magazine that sheds new light on America's past and includes materials not available in the print version.

E-Journals on Physical Education

RUNNERS' WORLD ONLINE - provides an endless supply of the motivation and solid information you need to keep running. Discussion forums on eleven different topics including high school running.

E-Journals on Science Education

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - includes articles and interviews on recent scientific discoveries, technical innovations and overviews of ongoing research.

E-Journals on Technology

PC MAGAZINE ONLINE - Includes the latest computing news and important information that only the real-time nature of the World Wide Web can actually distribute efficiently. Includes a discussion forum on column topics.

TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING ONLINE - Written for K-12 school administrators, teachers, and technology coordinators, it is the magazine educators turn to for product information and guidance in improving and expanding upon the use of technology in their schools and districts.

T.H.E. JOURNAL - dedicated to the application of technology in the learning process, T.H.E. Journal covers the entire education market-from elementary schools to universities and colleges, to training centers.

JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION - articles focus on technology education research, philosophy, theory, or practice.

EDUCOM REVIEW - bimonthly magazine, explores the convergence of learning, communications, and information technology.

EDUPAGE - a three-times-a-week electronic newswire, summarizes developments in information technology.

FROM NOW ON - The Educational Technology Journal.

DISTANCE EDUCATION REPORT - articles on all aspects of distance education. Selected articles only.

SYLLABUS MAGAZINE - valuable tips on multimedia, the Internet, distance education, quantitative tools, products, and educational discounts, and learn what different educators, researchers, and institutions are doing with a variety of technologies such as computers, video, telecommunications, and multimedia.

NEW CHALK - focuses on real, practical examples of how instructors use the new technology in their teaching; reviews of these models will be brief and to the point, centered on a common topic. Discussion forum.

JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA RESEARCH - publishes papers related to the underlying theory, design, implementation, effectiveness, and impact on education and training of interactive learning environments.

COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION MAGAZINE - reports about people, events, technology, public policy, culture, practices, study, and applications related to human communication and interaction in online environments.

HYPERSTUDIO JOURNAL - a Macintosh disk magazine for HyperStudio users.

INTERNET WORLD - reports on the technologies, people, products, and strategies which help businesses select the right vendors and products for intranet, extranet, and e-commerce solutions.

INTERPERSONAL COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL (IPCT-J), - focuses on computer-mediated communication, and the pedagogical issues surrounding the use of computers and technology in educational settings.

E-Journals for English as A Second Language Teachers

THE INTERNET TESL JOURNAL - articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links.

TESL-EJ (Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: An Electronic Journal) - publishes articles in the research and practice of English as a second or foreign language. TESL-EJ welcomes studies in ESL/EFL pedagogy, second language acquisition,language assessment, applied socio- and psycholinguistics, and other related areas, for quarterly publication.

E-Journals on Current Issues

ATLANTIC MONTHLY - includes articles on the leading edge of contemporary issues -- plus the very best in fiction, travel, food, and humor. Discussion forums on the articles.

PEOPLE - Daily editions, weekly editions, specials, reviews, profiles, photos and videos. Discussion forums held by celebrities.

TIME - articles on current issues in the political arena in the US and around the world. Discussion forums on current issues.

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT - known for outstanding coverage of national and international issues, but we also report on colleges and graduate schools, mortgages, mutual funds, travel bargains, health costs, resume writing. Discussion forums on getting into college, beyond college and financial aid.

Newspapers Online

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Los Angeles Times -

The New York Times -

The Boston Globe -

The Detroit News -

USA Today -

Christian Science Monitor -

Wall Street Journal -

Washington Post -