Submissions

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About Teaching in Lifelong Learning

The Teaching in Lifelong Learning Journal is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles that inform and improve practice in the lifelong learning sector (LLS). It intends to support initial teacher training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) across the wider LLS and within the broader context of higher education (HE).

Focus and Scope for Teaching in Lifelong Learning

The Teaching in Lifelong Learning Journal is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles that inform and improve practice in the lifelong learning sector (LLS). It intends to support initial teacher training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) across the wider LLS and within the broader context of higher education (HE).

The journal is open to a wide range of education research related to the LLS that emanates sociological, psychological, historical, linguistic and more general education studies. The journal’s priority is to provide a platform for novice researchers from the sector to develop and hone their writing for publication skills with shorter papers (2000-4000 words). This journal provides a space for practitioners who have undertaken dissertations at Masters level or above and who may have undertaken research in their own organisations.  

The following topics are of interest:

  • Teachers as practitioners and their experiences of working in the sector
  • Trainee teachers and teacher educators in ITT and CPD across the Lifelong Learning Sector (including higher education)
  • Contributions to the LLS that help inform policy, practice and enhance CPD
  • Developments linking practice and theory

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. 

As a cross-CETT production, the journal is an accessible, relevant and focussed publication that is written by the sector, about the sector and for the sector.

Teaching in Lifelong Learning is published biannually, in electronic-only format. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.

Submission Checklist As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses Arial 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Copyright Notice This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Works are released under a Creative Commons license, which provides unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons License stipulates that: "You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)."
Licences

Teaching in Lifelong Learning allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

This journal is published by the University of Huddersfield Press. Unlike many open-access publishers, the University of Huddersfield Press does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are supported by the University of Huddersfield.

Peer Review

The journal follows a double-blind review to further provide the fairness of the review process; this means that neither the identity of authors will be disclosed to the reviewers nor the authors know the identity of reviewers. However, authors are still required to suggest five reviewers, of which two must be from the editorial board of the journal. A list of editorial board members is available at section Editorial Team with links to their biography to help a rationale selection. However, it should be noted that it is not necessary that your manuscript will be sent to to the reviewers you have chosen, and selection of referees will be at the discretion of the editors.

Please refer to the COPE ethical guidelines for peer-review. Reviewers should clearly reference the section of the manuscript (line numbers) to which they are referring in their response. While critiquing the manuscript, reviewers should acknowledge the authors’ time and commitment for the piece of work and therefore should be constructive. While identifying the deficiencies, clear suggestions to improve the quality of the manuscript should be provided.

Publication Cycle

Teaching in Lifelong Learning is published biannually, in electronic-only format.

Sections

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Introduction

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The University of Huddersfield Press follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, the Press and affiliated Editors adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors  and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers . This includes but is not limited to:

- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred
- In no case shall the publisher or editors encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow misconduct to take place
- In the event that the publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately
- The publisher and editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed

Preservation of published content

The University of Huddersfield Press provides content to the preservation service Portico via the Janeway publication platform

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