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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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.

There is a forthcoming special issue for 2024 focusing on EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) following on from PedRes2023

Following the success of the recent Pedagogic Research Conference 2024, we are planning a call for expressions of interest with the theme of Technology in AI in Learning & Teaching. Details will be announced late Spring 2024.

In addition to the call for Expressions of Interest in becoming a member of the editorial team (see below), we will be recruiting guest editors to oversee the AI Special Issue, with the aim of publishing this edition to coincide with the Pedagogic Research Conference 2025. The vision for the AI special issue is to have a series of creative submission opportunities beyond the current features of the journal.

DAP special issue

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
  • 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
  • Communication articles: up to 1000 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.

Call for expressions of interest in becoming a member of the Editorial team or Advisory Board for Developing Academic Practice

The Editorial Board was established in June 2020 and, at this four-year milestone, there are now new opportunities for interested colleagues to join the team as one of several Associate Editors or Advisory Board members.

Find more information here: Call for expressions of interest

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 for either or both roles demonstrating how your experience matches the role(s) should be made by Friday 19 April 2024 by noon.

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