For Authors

For Authors

Guideline for Manuscripts

Authors must align their submission to the Guidelines for Authors for details, including a template for articles. It is the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word or RTF file upon submission.

Cover Letter

When uploading a manuscript, authors must include a clear cover letter. The Journal offers useful templates for these including:
  • Initial Cover Letter Template. This template is useful for authors making first submissions to clearly articulate the value proposition and alignment of the manuscript to the Journal and Section aims.
  • Revise and Resubmit Cover Letter Template. This template is useful for authors who are making a revision to their article based on editor and/or reviewer feedback, and provides a table to illustrate changes made.
  • Accuracy of Content

    Although every effort is made by the publisher and editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the publishers, the editorial board and editors and their respective employers, officers and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.

    Prior Publication and Conferences

    The existence of a conference paper on a conference website or the presentation of a paper at a conference does not disqualify a manuscript from being considered for publication in Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. However, conference papers would need to be substantially developed and meet the Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice scope and review criteria prior to submission. Additionally, any working paper must be fully referenced on the submitted manuscript, e.g. ‘This article is based upon a conference paper X, presented at X.’. Previously published works however, cannot be reproduced in this Journal.

    For Reviewers

    When reviewing a manuscript, consider the Journal's quality principles listed below. The Journal encourages strong feedback to authors on changes that would improve the quality of the manuscript under review. The Journal takes a developmental lens to review processes, and encourages reviewers to provide tangible feedback, references, or links that will help the authors increase the quality, rigour, and impact of their work. Reviewers should engage in the process of peer review with integrity

      The paper must:
    • Align clearly to the Journal and a specific Section Aims and Scope
    • Offer a new conceptual and theoretical L&T contribution.
    • Offers a new practical L&T contribution.
    • Be appropriately evidence-based and situated in appropriate literature.
    • Have a valid and reliable method, and clear findings.
    • Be of interest to an international audience.