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Call for book reviews 2010 : Call for book reviews open


When Mar 29, 2010 - Mar 29, 2013
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    education   knowledge society   university   ICT

Call For Papers

Call for book reviews open

The Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (University and Knowledge Society Journal, RUSC) aims to strengthen the review section and turn it into a regular section in the journal. We believe that this section can become a useful means of sharing knowledge among everyone interested in the journal’s field of study, both to discover new books and to share the books that we already know with the rest of the community.


- For Vol. 7, no. 2 (July 2010): 2 May 2010
- For Vol. 8, no. 1 (January 2011): 16 October 2010
- For Vol. 8, no. 2 (July 2011): 2 May 2011

And so on successively for subsequent issues. Originals will be proofed and laid out in May and June and, if necessary, the authors will be asked for any relevant revisions.

Subject areas

We are interested in receiving reviews of books that fall within the journal’s field of study:

• University models in the knowledge society
• Educational models and use of technology in higher education
• Open access systems in the use of learning materials
• Technology models and free and open-source software
• Transformations to the learning processes in higher education based on the use of ICTs
• The organisational and administrative perspective in the use of ICTs in higher education institutions
• University leadership and governance in the knowledge society
• Models for university presence on the web

Author guidelines and submission process

Reviews must comply with the following guidelines:
- They should be between 500 and 1,000 words.
- They should be written in Catalan, English or Spanish.
- They should include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
- They should include between 4 and 6 keywords that identify the subject area of the book.
- They should include the complete details of the book.
- They should include the author's details:
o Name and surnames
o Post or academic affiliation
o Complete physical work address
o Email address
o Include a brief CV (100-200 words).

Further information can be found in the journal's author's guidelines section:

You need to register as an author on the journal’s website in order to submit work ( Once registered, enter the username and password you receive during the registration process to begin the submission process. In Step 1, select the Reviews section, and accept the prior conditions for submission and copyright. In Step 2, enter the metadata (title, abstract, keywords). In Step 3, attach the original. You can leave Step 4 empty if there are no additional files, but you need to go on to Step 5 to complete the process.

RUSC. University and Knowledge Society Journal

An open-access scientific e-journal published every six months (January and July) by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC).

RUSC has been accepted and indexed by a number of directories, catalogues, libraries and databases, including the following:

Databases for the assessment, identification and/or impact of scientific journals
• MIAR (ICDS: 3.778)
Database identifying and assessing citing of humanities and social sciences journals
Database measuring the impact factor of Spanish social sciences journals
Database for the dissemination and publishing quality of Spanish humanities and social and legal sciences journals
• Latíndex (Catalogue)
Regional online information system for scientific journals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
• Redalyc
Network of scientific journals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
• E-Revistas
Database of Spanish and Latin American scientific journals (CINDOC-CSIC)
• Carhus Plus +
System classifying scientific journals from the Catalan government's University and Research Grant Management Agency

Databases of education and social sciences academic resources
• Educational Research Abstracts (ERA)
A comprehensive database comprising specially selected high-quality abstracts which cover the current international research in education
Directory of Open Access Journals (Lund University Libraries)
• Dialnet
Portal to disseminate Ibero-American scientific production from the University of La Rioja
• Ulrich's periodicals directory
Reference source for the world's periodical publications
• AERA SIG Communication of Research
The Communication of Research organisation is a special interest group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association
Index of higher education and educational research journals from the Autonomous University of Mexico
Directory of social sciences and humanities journals

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