For Authors

Review Criteria

    The paper should:
  • address an important issue, initiative or problem relevant to university learning and teaching practice with clear educational application;
  • include critical, analytical and useful insights for learning and teaching practice;
  • be grounded in a clearly stated context of interest to an international readership;
  • comprehensively reference the appropriate literature;
  • include sound methods and findings;
  • reflect on implications for practice and/or policy;
  • be well-structured, coherent and succinct;
  • adhere to the publication guidelines, including format, referencing and expression;
  • be usually 5000 - 7000 words , including references, or approximately 15 pages with an upper limit of 20 pages.

Examples of the kind of papers we publish

  • Papers which describe the collection and interpretation of data concerning the design or use of an educational approach;
  • Papers which describe the application of principled methods, theory or tools to the design, development and/or implementation of an educational approach;
  • Organisational, management or policy initiatives in the area of educational design, development and implementation;
  • Large case studies of local experiences where an educational approach has been fully implemented for over at least one year;
  • Major educational technology developments;
  • Major pedagogical or curriculum development initiatives.

It is unlikely that we will publish your paper if it has no evidence of evaluation. Where local studies are reported there must be applicability in other contexts and a wider application.


Harvard referencing system must be used when submitting a paper to JUTLP. Examples for different kinds of work are available from the University Library Referencing and Citing page.

General Submission Rules

Authors may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. Authors must own the copyright to the work being submitted or be authorised by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be submitted elsewhere. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, please contact the editors. Authors should familiarize themselves with the style of articles by perusing a recent issue of Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. If an author believes their manuscript could benefit from English language polishing, they may consider having it professionally edited. 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. 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.’

Formatting Requirements

For rules governing the formatting of the submission see Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

Publication Frequency?

JUTLP will publish 3 standard issues and up to 2 special issues per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content thereby sharing capability in research and education effectively with global partners and stakeholders. By facilitating exposure, sharing, comparison and critique of research, Open Access supports the generation of new knowledge applied to solve complex problems and deliver social benefits.

Ethics of Human Research

Contributors are expected to conform to generally accepted international standards of human research ethics, and to provide evidence of institutional review and approval of human research protocols.