In case you didn’t know, I am the co-editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL). IJPBL publishes academic articles on problem-based, project-based, and case-based learning in a variety of contexts, including medicine, k-12, and higher education. IJPBL is an open-access online journal, which means every article is freely downloadable. In March, we released volume 6, a special issue on the international perspectives of PBL. Our acceptance rate in 2011 was about 6%, which rivals some of the top-tiered and most respected journals in education.
Here are our stats from March:
In March 2012, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning had 4913 full-text downloads. The most popular articles in March from all of our issues were :
Overview of Problem-based Learning: Deﬁnitions and Distinctions (788 downloads)
Goals and Strategies of a Problem-based Learning Facilitator (356 downloads)
When is PBL More Effective? A Meta-synthesis of Meta-analyses Comparing PBL to Conventional Classrooms (286 downloads)
One of the areas that I really ourselves at IJPBL is in feedback to authors. I believe we provide excellent reviews and feedback to authors. Even if we don’t publish a manuscript, we provide great feedback.
I’ve even had an article published in IJPBL, which highlights my work in project-based learning. 😉
Grant, M.M. (2011). Learning, beliefs, and products: Students’ perspectives with project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 5(2), 37-69.
I hope you’ll give us a try for either a submission for your work or consider using one of the articles in a course, such as a required reading.