Focus and Scope

The Journal of Learning for Development provides a forum for the publication of research with a focus on innovation in learning, in particular but not exclusively open and distance learning, and its contribution to development. Content includes interventions that change social and/or economic relations, especially in terms of improving equity.

JL4D publishes research articles, book reviews and reports from the field from researchers, scholars and practitioners, and seeks to engage a broad audience across that spectrum. It aims to encourage contributors starting their careers, as well as to publish the work of established and senior scholars from the Commonwealth and beyond.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

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Book Reviews

Editors
  • Godson Gatsha
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Case Studies

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Editorial

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Commentary

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Invited Articles

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Foreword

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Reports from the Field

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the research articles section are given blind review by at least two members of the editorial review board or invited reviewers with competence in the area.

The review process will take about two months. The editor will inform contributors of the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Learning for Development is published three times in a year ( March, July and November). Submissions will be published after peer-review and copyediting.

 

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. By making all articles available under a CC-BY-SA license, the Journal of Learning for Development allows its authors to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Readers can copy and distribute the published work in any medium and format; remix, transform, and build upon the work as long as the original author (s) and the Journal of Learning for Development are attributed, and the derivative is released under CC-BY-SA license.

 

Archiving

The Journal is indexed in ERIC, DOAJ, BASE, OCLC WorldCat and COL's OASIS. 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. More...

 

Article Processing Charges

The Journal of Learning for Development does not levy article processing charges or any other submission fees for authors. Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning, it is committed to publish quality works from the Commonwealth countries and beyond within the scope of the Journal and provide free and open access to the maximum users.