Developing Academic Practice Journal

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

Supported by Liverpool University Press, The Academy has launched its new Open Access journal, Developing Academic Practice.

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Read the January 2022 issue of the Developing Academic Practice Journal

Through this journal, colleagues have the opportunity to contribute articles in relation to hybrid active learning, practice and pedagogies. The journal 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.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Editorial Team and Advisory Board members

Editorial team: Associate Editors - we need a number of colleagues to help the effective operation of the journal.

The Associate Editor is a member of the Editorial Board, and is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Editor and working with the other Associate Editors in the identification of themes relevant to future editions of the journal
  • Overseeing the review process for a number of submissions
  • Assisting with peer review and suggesting referees for manuscripts
  • Acting as a point of contact for intending contributors
  • Helping to source quality contributions
  • Supporting the editing process
  • Actively promoting the journal

Editorial Advisory Board: The Academy is looking for a number of colleagues to support Associate Editors and be involved in evaluating article submissions with a view to maintaining standards within the journal. There will be opportunities for Editorial Advisory Board members to further contribute to the journal for example, acting as Guest editor for special editions.


If you would like to be considered for either of the roles, please send a current CV and expression of interest of up to 500 words detailing areas of expertise and relevant experience to

Applications should be made by 6 May 2022.

More details can be found in the Call for Editorial Team and Advisory Board members information.

Invitation to contribute 

The Developing Academic Practice Journal invites contributions for future publications in the areas of:

  • Developing academic practice
  • Developing academic leadership
  • Innovation in education.

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.

Developing Academic Practice is a continuous publication. If you have work that you would like to be considered for the journal, please submit your paper & abstract via our manuscript processing platform (ScholarOne Manuscripts). To access ScholarOne Manuscripts you will need to create a user account. A guide and FAQs are also available.

Read the Guidelines for submission.

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