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Aims & Scope

The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice aims to add significantly to the body of knowledge describing effective and innovative teaching and learning practice in higher education.The Journal is a forum for educational practitioners across a wide range of disciplines. Its purpose is to facilitate the communication of teaching and learning outcomes in a scholarly way, bridging the gap between journals covering purely academic research and articles and opinions published without peer review.

The peer review process

  • 1. The paper is reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board to determine suitability for the journal. The paper may be rejected at this stage without undergoing a peer review process.
  • 2. If the paper is deemed to be within the scope of the journal, an Associate Editor will be assigned to nominate two suitable reviewers from the international panel of reviewers.
  • 3. The blind peer review is conducted through a fully online process.
  • 4. Reviewers are encouraged to respond within 21 days after nomination. Regular automated reminders are sent to reviewers who have not submitted reviews by the due date.
  • 5. The assigned editor examines the recommendations from the two reviewers and makes a decision to accept; accept with minor revisions; accept with major revisions or reject the paper for publication. Where there is significant disparity between two reviewer reports a third reviewer is sought.
  • 6. An outcome decision is recorded and an email sent to all authors.
  • 7. Where major changes are required, authors are invited to resubmit within 3 months. The resubmitted paper should be accompanied by a separate document listing the recommended changes from reviewers and identifying how they have been addressed or explaining the reason they have not been addressed. One of the initial reviewers will be invited to re-review the paper and make further recommendations.
  • 8. Where minor changes are required, the same process applies but a member of the Editorial Board will review the response.
  • 9. When the paper is rejected there is no invitation to resubmit.
  • 10. The final decision for paper acceptance is made by the Senior Editor, on advice from the assigned Associate Editor. For papers accepted for publication, authors are requested to finalise editing prior to moving into the production phase which may involve further editing and refinements to the layout.