The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. The OLC is the proud publisher of the Online Learning Journal (OLJ), OLC’s premier open access journal dedicated to the development and dissemination of new knowledge at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice in online environments. OLJ is indexed in the Web of Science (ESCI) with a Journal Citation Indicator of 1.83 ranking it as a Q1 journal above the 90th percentile for all journals in the field of Education. OLJ’s Scopus citescore is 7.4 for 2022, ranking it in the 94th percentile of all journals in Education in Scopus.  OLJ is also ranked among the top 3% of all open-access journals in the field of Education.

Publication Frequency

Online Learning is published 4 times a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

As a condition of publication, the author agrees to apply the Creative Commons – Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY) License to OLJ articles. See:

This license allows anyone to reproduce OLJ articles at no cost and without further permission as long as they attribute the author and the journal.

Author(s) hold copyright in their work, and that they retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Fees for Publication

The journal does not charge fees for publication and is provided as a service to the OLC and broader education communities.