Open Access Publications

The site hosts all of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media’s open access publications. We have also compiled an academic online repository of textbook-focused educational media research, where open access material published by other institutions is available as well. Follow the links below to the series pages in our DSpace-Repository, where all texts can be accessed in full.

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Series from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media

Eckert. Beiträge – The series ‘Eckert. Beiträge’ presents high-level findings from studies in educational media research following a double-blind peer review process. Publications include articles, longer monographs and literature reviews. While the series is open to work in all areas, it places special emphasis on studies in the humanities or social sciences. ‘Eckert. Beiträge’ are peer reviewed and appear online only (gold open access).

Eckert. Dossiers – The series ‘Eckert. Working Papers’ consists of edited volumes, among them proceedings from conferences on educational media research. In addition, the series provides a forum to publish working papers and research reports quickly while maintaining editorial quality control. ‘Eckert. Dossiers’ appear online only (gold open access).

Eckert. Die Schriftenreihe – The Leibniz Institute for Educational Media’s book series presents research findings on educational media in their sociocultural contexts through a systematic, historical, comparative perspective. 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 tensions, conflicts, and differences in perception that these media reflect or inflame. ‘Eckert. Die Schriftenreihe’ is peer reviewed and supported by an academic advisory council. The volumes also appear in print through a cooperation with the academic publisher Vandenhoek and Ruprecht. 'Eckert. Die Schriftenreihe' is peer reviewed

Eckert. Expertise – The academic work of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media is in large part geared toward its practical application. The series ‘Eckert. Expertise’ provides a forum for the presentation, documentation and discussion of important research findings that, while drawing on scholarship, also address representatives of (educational) politics, pedagogical practice and the broader interested public. This format can be best described as revolving around the principles of topicality, research orientation and connection to practice. The volumes also appear in print through a cooperation with the academic publisher Vandenhoek and Ruprecht.

The Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society (JEMMS) explores ways in which knowledge of past and present societies is constituted and conveyed via formal and informal educational media within and beyond schools. Its focus is on various types of texts and images found in textbooks, museums, memorials, films and digital media. Of particular interest are conceptions of time and space, image formation, forms of representation, as well as the construction of meaning and identity (ethnic, national, regional, religious, institutional and gendered). The contents of educational media may also be examined in relation to their production and appropriation in institutional, sociocultural, political, economic and historical contexts. The journal is international and interdisciplinary and welcomes empirically based contributions from the humanities and social sciences dealing with all aspects of educational media research, including STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as well as theoretical and methodological studies.
Two years after publication, post-peer review pre-copy edited versions of articles will be made available on Edumeres for downloading. Official print versions are available on the website of Berghahn Journals.

Further Publications – Here you will find articles from discontinued GEI series, as well as studies by the Institute not published as part of specific series.

Academic Repository for Textbook-Focused Educational Media Research

Here you will find open access academic publications in the area of educational media research. We compile texts related to this topic and make them available for download free of charge.