Author Guidelines

As an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-refereed journal, Learning and Instruction provides a platform for the publication of the most advanced scientific research in the areas of learning, development, instruction, and teaching. The journal welcomes original empirical investigations. The papers may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. Pure method studies (e.g., instrument validation) and meta-analyses (i.e., studies of published studies), are more suitable for other specialized journals. Descriptions of learning environments (e.g., curriculum plans) are more suitable for practitioner journals. Studies that rely overly on self-report measures are typically not accepted.

  1. Ethics Requirement

For scientific committees: Each editor and reviewer should conduct the evaluation of manuscripts objectively and fairly.

For authors: Authors should present their work honestly without fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or inappropriate data manipulation.

  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (HTML) is available.
  1. Before Review

In order to filter fabricated submissions, the editorial office will check the authenticity of the authors and their affiliations before a peer-review begins. It is important that the authors communicate with us using the email addresses of their affiliations and provide us with the URL addresses of their affiliations.

  1. Acceptance Criteria
The criteria for acceptance of manuscripts are the quality of work. This will concretely be reflected in the following aspects:
  • Novelty and Practical Impact
  • Technical Soundness
  • Appropriateness and Adequacy of
    1. Literature Review
    2. Background Discussion
    3. Analysis of Issues
  • Presentation, including
    1. Overall Organization
    2. English
    3. Readability
For a contribution to be acceptable for publication, these points should be at least at the middle level.
  1. Guidelines for Rejection
  • If the work described in the manuscript has been published or is under consideration for publication anywhere else, it will not be evaluated.
  • If the work is plagiarized or contains data falsification or fabrication, it will be rejected.
  • Manuscripts, which have serious technical flaws, will not be accepted.

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