Editorial Policies

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy is a refereed, open-access journal that facilitates an ongoing cycle of systematic inquiry into teaching practices of all types, and showcases the great work of faculty, staff, and students. The Journal findings are a mixed working paper and peer review model, shared openly worldwide.

Review Process: An initial review is conducted by the Managing Editor(s) and are screened for relevance and value to the greater work of teaching and learning. Works containing quantitative and qualitative analysis are encouraged.

Peer Review Process: For selected articles, the Journal facilitates open peer-review by a minimum of two subject experts, and is edited by a review board of staff and faculty. Peer reviewers are solicited by open requests for volunteers, nominated by authors (without conflict of interest), and chosen by Editor(s) based upon their research interests/expertise, field discipline, and scholarship of record.

Peer Review Evaluation Elements - reviewers use the following criteria to judge submissions:

1. Complete, coherent, and well-organized artifact;

2. Detailed analysis of the case at hand, including empirical evidence;

3. Obvious, and well-stated demonstration of the relevance to the field of teaching and learning (beyond the case presented);

4. Marked contribution to teaching and learning;

5. Compelling presentation of the problem within a theoretical framework (where appropriate);

6. Establishment of a relationship between the case and other relevant literature;

7. Appropriate research design and method;

8. Accurate and useful interpretation;

9. Sound argument and analysis;

10. Effective conclusion about the implications for teaching and learning theory, research, and/or practice.

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Review Schedule: Fall 2018 Publication

Ongoing Abstracts - abstracts are published as they are accepted by managing editors on a quarterly publishing schedule - January, April, July, October

Submittal period - August to May

Peer Review & Copy Editing - Summer

Publish, and print version available - Fall


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