I just wanted to provide a quick update on the stats for IJPBL from last month, because we continue to grow in use and downloads. In October 2012, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning had 5500 full-text downloads. The most popular papers were:
- Overview of Problem-based Learning: Deﬁnitions and Distinctions (1160 downloads)
- Storytelling as an Instructional Method: Definitions and Research Questions (338 downloads)
- Goals and Strategies of a Problem-based Learning Facilitator (336 downloads)
IJPBL now holds 83 articles, which have been downloaded a total of 182335 times. As a reminder, IJPBL’s acceptance rate has been around 11% in the past year, so it is a great place to publish your work for both rigor and access.
IJPBL is an open access journal that publishes articles on problem-based learning, project-based learning, case based learning, and inquiry methods. It is interdisciplinary, considering research from many fields, including medicine, engineering education, and education. We are now indexed in PsychInfo. Beginning in our spring 2013 issue, we will be launching a new section of the journal that represents more first-hand accounts of individual implementations of inquiry methods. Tentatively titled “In the Trenches,” this section will allow individual teachers, instructors, faculty members, or schools describe their implementations with more context and lessons learned.