Call for Papers: Teaching in Lifelong Learning: a journal to inform and improve practice

Call for Papers


Teaching in Lifelong Learning: a journal to inform and improve practice


Submission Deadline: 9am on Monday, 18th September, 2017. 


The online publication date is Monday, 18th December, 2017.


Teaching in Lifelong Learning is a peer-reviewed journal which publishing articles that inform and improve practice in the further education and skills sector, including vocational education and training (VET). It intends to support teachers and trainers, initial teacher education (ITE) and continuing professional development (CPD) across the further education and skills sector (FE), vocational education and training, and within the broader context of higher education (HE). The journal is open to a wide range of relevant education research  that emanates sociological, psychological, historical, linguistic and more general education studies. The journal’s priority is to provide a platform for novice researchers to develop and hone their writing for publication skills with shorter papers (2000-4000 words). This journal provides a space for practitioners who have undertaken practitioner research as part of the Education and Training Foundation’s funded projects, such as the Practitioner Research programme, Professional Exchange Network or Outstanding Teaching and Learning Projects; dissertations at Masters level or above; and anyone who has undertaken research in their own organisations.


The following topics are of interest:

  • Teachers as practitioners and their experiences of working in the sector
  • Trainee teachers and teacher educators in ITT and CPD across the Lifelong Learning Sector (including higher education)
  • Contributions to the LLS that help inform policy, practice and enhance CPD
  • Developments linking practice and theory


All research articles in this journal will undergo peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. As a cross-CETT production, the journal is an accessible, relevant and focussed publication that is written by the sector, about the sector and for the sector. We provide detailed notes for contributors on our website.


Teaching in Lifelong Learning is published annually, in electronic-only format. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.


For any additional information, please contact David Powell, director of the Education and Training Consortium at