Developing Academic Practice

Developing Academic Practice


Developing Academic Practice, published in partnership with The Academy at the University of Liverpool, launched in early 2021. 

The Leadership, Organisational, Professional and Academic Development Academy, known as The Academy, promotes and enables organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.

Developing Academic Practice, an Open Access online publication, aims to celebrate scholarship in all aspects of academic practice in Higher Education, whilst providing an open platform to disseminate innovations in the support of learning and teaching, through an open, creative and collaborative publication. 

Developing Academic Practice will become a cornerstone of the University’s thriving culture of educational excellence and a vehicle to enhance the work of colleagues across the institution. 

Developing Academic Practice aims to celebrate scholarship in all aspects of academic practice in Higher Education, whilst providing an open platform to disseminate innovations in the support of learning and teaching, through an open, creative and collaborative publication.

The journal invites contributions in the areas of developing academic practice, developing academic leadership, and innovation in education. Through this vehicle, colleagues will have the opportunity to contribute to articles in relation to hybrid active learning, practice and pedagogies. 

Possible areas to be addressed include, but are not limited to: 

  • Engaging students in the virtual classroom
  • Innovative assessment and feedback methods
  • Innovation in a COVID-19 world
  • Ideologies, dominant assumptions and grand narratives in scholarship and professional development 
  • Engagement, impact and the evaluation of scholarship
  • Digital education/technology-enhanced learning 
  • Values, ethics and critiques of education practice
  • Learning and teaching philosophies in education
  • Policy development in higher education and entrepreneurship
  • Inclusive education 

The Editors welcome submissions which can take one of the following formats: 

  • Reflective articles: up to 1000 words, excluding references 
  • Case studies: up to 2000 words, excluding references 
  • Research papers: up to 5000 words excluding references

Please submit your Expression of interest/abstract and any queries to theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk.

Editor:
Dr Charles Buckley, University of Liverpool 

Associate Editors:
Professor Luciane Vieira de Mello, University of Liverpool
Professor Susanne Voelkel, University of Liverpool
Dr Tunde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool
Dr Gayle Brewer, University of Liverpool
Dr Gita Sedghi, University of Liverpool
Dr David Higgins, University of Liverpool 

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Dr Alexei Zadorozhny, University of Liverpool
Dr Kerry Hanna, University of Liverpool
Dr Eli Saetnan, University of Liverpool
Dr Meera Sarma, University of Liverpool
Dr Alex Owen, University of Liverpool
Dr Gopalakrishnan Narayanamurthy, University of Liverpool
Dr Pete Bridge, University of Liverpool
Dr J’Annine Jobling, University of Liverpool

The journal invites contributions (research papers, case studies, and reflective articles) in the areas of developing academic practice, developing academic leadership, and innovation in education and offers opportunities for all concerned with Higher Education to make contributions to debate.   

The Editors welcome submission of articles which can take one of the following formats:  

   • Research papers: up to 5000 words excluding references.   
   • Case studies: up to 2000 words, excluding references.   
   • Reflective articles: up to 1000 words, excluding references.      

Research paper 
A research paper describes original research which includes a clear research question, a review of the relevant literature, quantitative and/or qualitative methods, results and discussion, and possible limitations and implications for broader practice. The word limit is a maximum of 5000 words, excluding references.      

Case study  
A case study reports preliminary evaluation of academic practice within a particular learning and teaching, curriculum, institutional or wider educational context. It presents the process and outcomes, includes a review of the relevant literature, quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods, and discusses the benefit of the study for a specific area or wider context. A case study may inform future research work. The word limit is a maximum of 2000 words, excluding references.      

Reflective article  
A reflective article provides informed analysis and insights into academic practice and involves constructive criticism of your own practice or that of others, challenging current practice. It may involve for example reflecting on your own professional or academic practice or experience, evaluating a project or experiment, a particular event, or considering literature findings and linking theory with practice/reality. It may also prompt thinking about future practice. The word limit is a maximum of 1000 words, excluding references.   

Download full Contributor Guidelines.

Developing Academic Practice is a fully Open Access journal. 

All articles are published under a CC-BY license

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