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Author Guidelines

STUDIES IN LEARNING, EVALUATION, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT welcomes submissions from around the world of scholarly articles about teaching and learning.


General articles are submitted to an anonymous peer reviewing process to determine whether they will be accepted for publication in the Main section of the journal.

Papers published in the REACT section are developed through a rigorous mentoring process before undergoing the journal's standard, anonymous refereeing process. If you would like to participate in the REACT process, please contact the REACT section editors who are listed in the Section Policies section of this website.

If you are interested in writing book reviews, please contact the Book and Media Reviews editor, who is listed in the Section Policies section of this website.

Review criteria

Articles will be subject to double blind review by a minimum of two peer reviews. The reviewers will assess each article against the following criteria:

The review process takes one to three months. Authors will be notified by email of the outcome of the process. Reviewers may give conditional acceptance of a paper, requesting authors to make changes. Such requests and authors’ responses are facilitated by editors to maintain author/peer reviewer anonymity.

Preparation of manuscripts

Papers should be in English.

The submission file is required in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.

Submissions should use the MSWord template provided and use the styles in that template. Type or copy directly into the template.

The current template should be downloaded, the file is called SLEID template. Opening this file will give you an MSWord document with examples and short descriptions of the styles to be used for various paragraphs in your paper. If you are unfamiliar with the use of MSWord Templates and Styles, you may find the following document useful—Notes on using MSWord templates and styles. The Sample SLEID paper shows a few pages of a paper in the template layout.

Any information that might serve to identify the authors should be excluded from manuscripts submitted for review.

For a printable version of guidelines for preparing and submitting your paper you may open the document Author guidelines summary.

Manuscript length

Articles should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length, including the abstract, notes, appendices and references.


The work must be in English. Use the American Psychological Association, (2001) Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed), Washington, DC for presentation of in-text citations and reference lists. Except for any variations outlined below, the APA manual should also be used by authors and editors to determine other style conventions such as referencing, expression, use of grammar, reduction of bias and presentation conventions like the use of punctuation and capitalisation. Please refer to the comments below and the document SLEID presentation and referencing conventions for a printable summary of key presentation conventions.

Australian/British spelling is required, and usage must be consistent throughout. Please spell check all submissions.

Endnotes, not footnotes, are allowed; endnotes should be used sparingly.

Use minimum capitalisation in titles and headings, that is capitalize only the first letter in the title and the initial letter in names.

Double quotation marks ("...") should be used for direct quotations; single quotation marks ('...') should be used for quotations within direct quotations and/or to denote terms that are qualified and/or colloquial without being directly quoted.

To abbreviate the name of an organisation or agency to the initial letters, use capitals and no full stops (e.g., YWCA). For first occurrence, provide the full name with abbreviation in parentheses; use abbreviation as required after that.

Use italics sparingly to identify special terms or to indicate special emphasis.

Permission and acknowledgment

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to quote copyrighted material. At the end of your article, please acknowledge sources of funding/support, other participants and copyright holders who have given permission to use their material.

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts are submitted electronically. Please consult the Online Submissions section of this website.

For a printable version of guidelines for preparing and submitting your paper you may open the document Author guidelines summary.

REACT Articles

The REACT section editors are currently working on the author guidelines for this section of the journal.

Book and Media Reviews

The Book and Media Review section editor is currently working on the author guidelines for this section of the journal.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.

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