Studies from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Media’s book series ‘Bildungsmedienforschung’ presents monographs and edited volumes on educational media research in German, English or French. It is one of the few book series globally to focus specifically on educational media research, providing a forum for research findings in their sociocultural context from systematic, historical and comparative perspectives. It concentrates particularly on patterns of memory, models for identification, and interpretive codes that are construed, conveyed or reinforced through educational media, as well as on differences in perception, tensions and conflicts that these media reflect or inflame. 

The series addresses various disciplines in the humanities and cultural and social sciences. Discourse, text and content analysis approaches are as welcome as theoretical discussions and empirical studies on the location and impact of educational media in specific societal contexts.

‘Bildungsmedienforschung’, published by V&R unipress and previously named 'Eckert. Die Schriftenreihe' (2009-2021), is a continuation of the ‘Studien zur internationalen Schulbuchforschung’ series. The current issue appears in print as well as online as an Open Access publication under the creative commons license. This ensures broader dissemination and more frequent citation of the content.

In addition, all texts (including essays in edited volumes) receive a DOI and are added to the crossref database. Each work is paired with an xml metadata description in line with the OAI-PMH protocol. The publications are archived long-term in the publisher's repository and Leibniz Institute for Educatonal Media's OPAC.

‘Bildungsmedienforschung’ is double-blind peer reviewed, meaning that each title is evaluated anonymously by international reviewers. At the Institute, the manuscripts are edited for content and language by professional editors and copyeditors (English and German native speakers) employed at the GEI. They ensure the high quality of the content and coordinate the peer review process.

The author or editor’s portion of printing costs will total approximately €6,000 depending on the volume’s scope and layout. This sum includes the volume’s publication via Open Access platform. More information can be found in the document ‘Book Series – Concept and Costs’.

Further Information

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