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#19 Kristina Edström from KTH Sweden on Publishing

Season 3, Ep. 5

Welcome to the penultimate episode of this special season of the SEFI podcast which marks the 50th anniversary of SEFI and in which we discuss changes to engineering education and engineering education research (EER) occurring in Europe over the last few decades.

 

In this episode we talk to Kristina Edström who has been Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Engineering Education (EJEE) since 2018. Kristina has played a pivotal role in creating change within EER in Europe, enhancing the EJEE’s scholarly value and practical relevance. Her efforts in fostering a diverse network of reviewers and authors from various backgrounds have strengthened the journal’s position. We talk to Kristina about the purpose and audience of EER, fostering an inclusive community, and how we ensure the usefulness and scholarliness of our work.


show notes: https://www.sefi.be/2024/01/25/podcast-season-3-episode-5-european-engineering-educators-is-online/

 

Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about publishing within EJEE.


Timestamps

0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode

0.47 Podcast Intro

1.01 Experiences of publishing and EJEE from Natalie and Neil

2.38 Kristina's Background

9.22 KTH and EER at KTH

12.14 Start of the journal and links to SEFI

13.09 Comparison to JEE and the USA: EER as a 'rigorous discipline'

15:35 Changes on the European side

17.03 Tensions in what EJEE should be

18.45 Kristina's aims and ambitions as a new Editor-in-Chief

20.50 Bottlenecks and reviewers

24.09 The functions of peer review and guidance to reviewers

30.10 Aims and scope of the journal: usefulness and scholarliness

35.03 SEFI Journal of Engineering Education Advancement

38.29 Trends is authorship and topics

44.16 Trends in methods and working with other disciplines

48.30 Practical advice regarding planning and submission of research

52:33 Two elephants in the room

59.23 The EER publishing landscape

1.02.50 The future of EJEE

1.07.46 Final advice from Kristina

1.09.49 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil.


Resources


https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2018.1433112

 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2018.1501840

 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03043797.2017.1401596

 

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9962543

 

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9962423


https://www.researchgate.net/publication/371816010_Reviewing_manuscripts_in_engineering_education_research_journals_fairly_constructively_effectively


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