Journal Policies

Peer-Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed by a member of the journal editorial team and two external reviewers (double-blind peer review). Authors are encouraged to respond constructively to reviewers' comments after submission, and resubmit if necessary.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two regular issues per year, in Spring and Winter, as well as special issues on topics of interest to the Learning Development community.

Open Access Policy

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.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Publication Ethics

The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education follows the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (COPE). The journal editors adhere to the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors, and the reviewers are referred to the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Authors are asked to confirm that the necessary consents and approvals have been obtained from their institutions to ensure that ethical and responsible research is published.