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The International Journal of and Applied Informatics and Instructional Design (AIID) supports the process of interdisciplinary communication among and in the areas included in Instructional Design and Informatics, by means of:

  1. providing a multidisciplinary forum in both Instructional Design and Informatics,

  2. fostering interdisciplinary research in both Instructional Design and Informatics,

  3. publishing articles and monographs related to Instructional Design and Informatics research,



About AIID
The International Journal of Applied Informatics and Instructional Design Research (AIID) features design research findings, practical articles on applied informatics, software and book reviews on design research, and a platform for commentary for the international audience of educators and others interested in the topic. The online format fosters multimedia format. For additional information, please see the “Information for Contributors” below. The College of Education at Idaho State University produces this refereed journal.

Publication Format

AIID uses a rolling publication format for each volume, publishing articles throughout the year.

Legal Notice

The views expressed herein are solely those of the individual authors and do not represent the official views of the editorial board, the College of Education, or Idaho State University. Authors are responsible for all contents.

Subscription Information

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Submissions to AIID

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Contact AIID through Al Strickland,

AIID Board of Directors and Editorial Board

Corey Schou Ph.D. Director
Informatics Research Institute

A.W. Strickland Ph.D. Associate Director
Informatics Research Institute

Ernest (Skip) Lohse Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Informatics Research Institute

Kandi Turley-Ames Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Informatics Research Institute

Jane Strickland Ed.D.
College of Education
Informatics Research Institute

Dotty Sammons-Lohse Ed.D.
College of Education
Informatics Research Institute

James Frost Ph.D.
Informatics Research Institute

Editorial Advisory Board

  • William Caelli, PhD, Fellow, ISC2
  • Jill Slay, PhD
  • W. V. Maconachy, PhD
    United States Government
  • Julie Ryan, PhD
    George Washington University
  • Daniel Ryan, PhD
    National Defense University


  • Jane Strickland Ed.D.
    College of Education

Information for Contributors

Who Should Submit

  • Professionals in the field of applied informatics.
  • Professionals in the field of instructional research design.
  • Practicing applied informatics researchers.
  • Practicing instructional design researchers.

AIID publishes this journal to foster communication within the international community of applied informatics and instructional research design. AIID will review manuscripts from contributors who meet any of the criteria for consideration of publication in the journal.

Possible Submission Categories

  • Emerging technologies of applied informatics and instructional research design.
  • Improving applied informatics.
  • Improving instructional design.
  • Current and historical uses of applied informatics and instructional research design.
  • Innovative and futuristic uses of applied informatics and instructional research design.
  • Uses of applied informatics and instructional research design to global issues.
  • Other closely related topics.

Manuscript Specifications

AIID prefers the style format in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition). Electronic versions should be submitted in pdf format.

General Appearance

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts must be typed in size 12 Times New Roman font of a dark (for example, black) color and formatted for 8 ½” by 11” paper double spaced (including quotations, footnotes, and references) upper and lower case, with one-inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts must be written in English. AIID encourages and welcomes international authors whose primary language is not English to submit manuscripts for review for publication, but to first have their manuscripts co-authored and checked by an English native language speaker for grammatical correctness before submission.

Contributors should number pages consecutively, beginning with the page one following the title page with no author names. Contributors may list a short title on the top of the pages following the title page. Contributors should spell out abbreviations and acronyms at first mention unless they are listed in their shortened form in the current edition of Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary.

Manuscript Originality

AIID accepts manuscripts from contributors for consideration of publication with the understanding that the contributor (1) authored the original material and (2) has not submitted it for publication elsewhere. Contributors whose manuscripts do not meet these two standards must disclose to AIID why they do not meet these standards (prior submission not accepted, other pending submissions with no response, and so forth). Contributor must identify all authors (see “Blind Review” below).

Blind Review

Contributors must submit their manuscripts in compliance with blind review standards outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition).

To comply with APA blind review standards, contributors must supply complete contact information for all authors on a separate cover sheet (and no where else in the manuscript) including the following: name, e-mail address, affiliation, complete mailing address, phone number, and fax number. Information in the manuscript which might identify any authors must be deleted, including self-citations, and should be renamed (for example, “author’s previous work) and may be inserted before publication. Corresponding author must be indicated.

Additional Formatting

For additional formatting information such as footnotes, references, tables, figures, illustrations, please refer to the most current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Review Process

The Editor (or their designees) will acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts, usually in the form of an e-mail response. The manuscript will then be reviewed to determine if it appears to meet the above guidelines. This stage may take from three to six weeks. If the manuscripts appear to meet the above guidelines, they will be preliminary reviewed and then forwarded to reviewers with expertise in the manuscript topic. This stage may take up to three months, depending upon the complexity of the topic and the schedule of the reviewers. If the manuscripts pass the expertise review process, then it will be forwarded on to the Editorial Board. In general, authors should receive a response from the editors within six months of the submission date. In compliance with standards of the American Psychological Association, the International Journal of AIID uses the blind review system and publishes annually the names of the manuscript reviewers annually.


Contributors who believe their manuscripts were not reviewed in a timely or appropriate manner in accordance with the American Educational Research Association’s procedures are encouraged to bring the matter to the attention of the Associate Director or the Director of AIID.


AIID copyrights its publications to protect the writings of authors as well as the research institute. Use of AIID-copyright material is handled by the AIID Publications Department. Contributors wanting to use material copyrighted by others must first obtain written permission from the copyright holder in writing and present this documentation to AIID prior to publication.

Right to Edit

AIID retains the right to edit, update, or otherwise change the requirements for contributing articles.


AIID welcomes comments and suggestions from authors and readers about topics of interest. Please contact AIID through Jane Strickland at or write to the Informatics Research Institute, Idaho State University, Pocaello, Idaho 83209.