The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education is an open-access peer-reviewed bi-annual journal that provides a forum for researchers writing about educational practices and theoretical and methodological approaches to learning in higher education.
Please follow the Author Guidelines for specific types of submission for details regarding the expected length, content, and structure of the articles.
Points of style:
- Avoid excessive use of emphasis. Where necessary, use bold in preference to italics or underlining. Avoid use of inverted commas for emphasis where possible.
- Use only one space after a full stop.
- Large quotes should be indented but not italicised. Speech marks are not needed for indented quotes.
- Use single inverted commas for quotations in-text, and double quotation marks for quotations within quotations.
- Keep the use of capital letters to a minimum.
- Use 's' in place of 'z' in organise, problematise, analyse, etc.
- Avoid footnotes.
- Illustrative materials, diagrams and graphs are welcomed.
- Avoid use of abbreviations such as cf.; ibid.; op cit.; and etc., where possible.
Please use headings and styles when formatting your document as follows:
- Article title: Heading 1 (Arial 16 point bold)
- Section headings: Heading 2 (Arial 14 point bold italics)
- Sub-headings (if necessary): Heading 3 (Arial 13 point bold)
- Body text 12 point Arial, 1.5 line spacing, left-aligned
Please use the author-date ('Harvard') conventions outlined by Pears and Shields in Cite them right: the essential referencing guide published by Pear Tree Books (2008). The examples below are for brief guidance on compiling reference lists for: online journal articles; edited books; websites; journal articles; messages to online discussion forums; chapters in edited books; conference presentations; and books, respectively.
In-text citation should be as follows:
It has been demonstrated (Wilkins, 2010)...
OR: It has been demonstrated (Wilkins, 2010, p.23)
OR: In his influential work on the matter, Hagyard (2010, p.23) demonstrates
OR: Many authors claim (Wilkins, 2009, p.45; Hayes, 2010, p.23)
End-text reference lists and bibliographical information:
Grant, P. and Gandhi, P. (2004) 'A case of cannabis-induced pancreatitis', Journal of the Pancreas 5 (1), pp.41-43. Available at: http://www.joplink.net/ (Accessed: 8 June 2004).
Gray, T. (ed.) (2000) Developing interpersonal skills: a complete beginner's guide. Looe: Looe Publishing Company.
Hayes, M. J. (2001) Intellectual property rights. Available at: www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ipr/IntellectualProperty.htm (Accessed: 8 June 2004).
Hilsdon, J. (2005) 'Re-thinking reflection', Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work 6(1), pp. 57-70.
Hilsdon, J. (2008) 'Towards a brief definition of learning development', LDHEN JISCmail list, 22 April. Available at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ldhen.
Newstead, S. E. and Hoskins, S. (1999) 'Encouraging student motivation', pp. 70-82, in Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (eds.) A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education. London: Kogan Page.
Ridley, P. and Sinfield, S. (2010) 'Making ideas visible - drawing as a tool for teaching, learning and research', Celebrating partnerships in learning: 7th LDHEN Symposium. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 29-31 March.
Soper, K. (1995) What is nature? Culture, politics and the non-human. 2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell.