Papers describing IMEJ:
The State of the Art in Interactive Multimedia Journals for Academia, by Jennifer Burg, Yue-Ling Wong, Ching-Wan Yip, and Anne Boyle. ED-MEDIA 2000, AACE, June 2000, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Publishing an imej Journal for Computer-Enhanced Learning, by Jennifer Burg, Yue-Ling Wong, Dan Pfeifer, Anne Boyle, and Ching-Wan Yip. ED-MEDIA '99, AACE, June 1999, Seattle WA.
The IMEJ of Future Scholarship: A Prototype for an Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal by J. Burg, Y.-L. Wong, and A. Boyle, ED-MEDIA & EDTELECOM '98, AACE, June 1998, Freiburg, Germany. (Published in ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 180-185.)
a prototype for an interactive multimedia electronic journal edited and
produced at Wake Forest University.
The goals of IMEJ are
Computer-enhanced learning is an ideal subject for IMEJ. The articles in IMEJ will be about effective uses of technology in any and all disciplines within higher education. Authors will describe how they use computers in their teaching, making a computer-based presentation natural and direct. With the topic of computer-enhanced learning as its base, IMEJ can then serve as a model and testbed for the kind of journal which must inevitably take its place in the new world of publication -- an electronic journal in which articles are dynamic, engage the reader interactively with simulations and experimentation, allow communication with the author, and offer sound and motion along with traditional text. In designing and creating IMEJ, we hope to bring to light the unique or difficult issues that must be dealt with in the production of a journal such as this, sharing our solutions and conclusions.
There is no doubt that journals are going on-line, and that the intellectual rigor of carefully-crafted writing elucidated with images, sound, interactivity, and non-linear hyperlinked organization can lead us to a new and rich kind of communication. Electronic journals will eventually be legitimized in the academic world, but not until they combine proper peer review with technical expertise in production. By holding ourselves to high editorial and production standards, we would like to advance the acceptance of IMEJ-type publications as a valuable form of academic discourse.
We welcome your ideas and contributions.
Jennifer J. Burg