About the Journal
Journal of Learning and Development Studies is an international open-access journal published by Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development. It aims to provide a forum for practitioners and academics working in learning and development to share knowledge and experience. With its uniquely broad coverage, all published articles are freely available online immediately to anyone, anywhere, with no subscription or access fees, allowing authors to share their research and maximise its impact.
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Focus and Scope
Journal of Learning and Development Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development. It aims to bring into the public arena new ideas and findings in the field of learning and development studies. The journal publishes studies, position papers, case studies, viewpoints, book reviews from practitioners of all grades and professions, academics and other specialists on the broad spectrum of learning and development studies.
Journal of Learning and Development Studies publishes articles on a continuous basis. Articles are published in the current issue as soon as they are peer-reviewed, accepted, copyedited, and proofread, allowing a steady stream of informative quality articles. The journal then archives the articles within 3 issues: January-April; May-August; September-December. In the continuous publication, articles may be submitted at any time. They still undergo the same process of peer review and preparation, but this can begin right away and ends as soon as the article is ready.
Types of Contributions
Authors should consider their chosen article type carefully; the journal accepts the following types of contributions: research articles, review articles and book reviews.
Open Access Policy
This is an open-access journal, i.e. all articles are immediately and permanently free to read, download, copy & distribute. The journal is published under the CC BY 4.0 user license which defines the permitted 3rd-party reuse of its articles.
There is no submission fee for the Journal of Learning and Development Studies.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
The Journal of Learning and Development Studies has an article processing charge of $100.
Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest have the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest. Any agreements with study sponsors (for-profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs. A declaration of interest for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.
This journal utilizes CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems 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. The journal is indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH. If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.
All papers within the journal are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) at the time of publication, providing a more persistent identifier to the article and helping to track citations.
All accepted articles are screened using plagiarism checking software.
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