The PLAT Journal:
Psychology Learning and
Guidelines for submitting an article for the PLAT2008
special issue of Psychology Learning and Teaching.
A special PLAT2008 conference issue of the Psychology Network journal,
Psychology Learning and Teaching, will be published in 2009.
Authors of papers, posters or workshops accepted for PLAT2008 are
invited to submit a manuscript for the conference special issue of the
journal. Acceptance for the PLAT2008 conference does not guarantee
acceptance in the conference issue of PLAT journal: all manuscripts
submitted for the PLAT journal will be subject to peer review and different
acceptance criteria are used for the conference and the journal.
The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is 1 September 2008.
In general, the normal PLAT journal criteria for relevance and for quality
will apply. Accordingly, submissions should contribute to one or more of
a) recommendations for evidence-based practice in psychology
b) theoretical debate relevant to psychology teaching and learning;
c) facilitation of dialogue amongst teaching staff, educational developers,
researchers or policy makers in higher or further education.
Typical subjects for submission include:
a) evaluation studies of teaching, learning or assessment practice;
b) case studies of current practice, including a clear rationale and
c) reports of innovative developments, including a clear rationale and
d) surveys of current practice in relation to relevant educational or policy
e) reviews of relevant empirical, theoretical or practice-based
f) informed discussion of policy or strategic issues in relation to the
needs of the discipline.
PLAT accepts submissions of two kinds which are published in separate
sections of the journal: articles and reports. Articles are more substantial
submissions (4,000 words), and developments or recommendations
reported are expected to be grounded in a sound rationale and to be
supported by robust evidence. Reports are generally shorter pieces (2,000
words) and may include details of interesting case studies, current
practice or developments (including some evaluative evidence, but without
the stringent requirement for robust evidence required for an article), or
the results from less substantial surveys or investigations. Please indicate
whether the submission is intended to be an article or a report.
Manuscripts should include an abstract and follow APA guidelines. Further
information can be found on the journal website:
Submissions should be sent, preferably in rtf format, to Marina Crowe
(email@example.com) by 1 September 2008.