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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file has applied the article template and is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission is blinded.

Author Guidelines

Publishing format

Articles are limited to 2,500 words, aiming to present succinct research. The word count is strictly enforced.  Supplementary material can be supplied in electronic format, including publication of data, scripts, and additional methodological procedures. Larger datasets must be deposited in recognised public domain databases by the author. The 2,500 word limit is for the manuscript body, excluding the abstract and references. ALL other text is included in the word count. 

The journal applies current APA referencing style. Please use British/Australian spelling conventions.

Please prepare your manuscript using the Learning Letters Template and Author Guidelines. The template provides further formatting details.

Review process

Learning Letters uses a double-blind peer review process, meaning that the author(s) and the reviewers are anonymous to each other. Please ensure that any identifying details (such as the manuscript file name, author names, self-citations and references, and project web-links) are anonymised in the submitted manuscript.

Where a manuscript is accepted for peer review, the Editors will assign a minimum of two reviewers. Articles may be accepted, returned for revision (major or minor) or rejected.

A manuscript may be rejected if it is outside the journal scope, does not meet the required standard of quality or ethics, or if two reviewers do not recommend the manuscript for publication.

If a manuscript is resubmitted after minor revision, it is unlikely to undergo further peer review. If a manuscript is resubmitted after major revision, it will be returned to the previous or new reviewers (depending on reviewer availability).

The Editor’s decision is final.

The use of AI during the writing process: Policy

Learning Letters acknowledges that generative AI and large language models (LLMs) can assist in the writing of academic manuscripts. Nevertheless, authors who use such technologies must do so with human oversight.

Authors are responsible for reviewing any AI-generated text to ensure that it is accurate, appropriate, and free from bias. Any citations generated through AI-assisted technologies must be valid. Do not list or cite an AI-assisted tool or service as an author. Authors who use generative AI or AI-assisted technologies during the writing process must disclose this via the statement below or similar:

     Disclosure of the use of AI-assisted technologies in the writing process

The author(s) used [tool / service] for the purpose of [specify purpose] throughout the article / in sections [state sections]. The author(s) take(s) full responsibility for the content.

No disclosure is required for the use of word processing or referencing tools during the writing process, or for the use of AI-assisted technologies during the research process.

This policy will be reviewed regularly and adapted as required.

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