Peer review process

[for discussion]

Our approach to peer review is different. In line with our educational development background, all papers are, in the first instance reviewed by one or more of the editors. The editors may declare an interest if the submission is from a colleague or other close associate, or someone whose work is well known. If there is no special interest, the editors may come to a consensus on publication, or not, with or without revisions. If there is a declared interest, we may send the article out for review. HEJLT is committed to continuous development in academic writing as practice. If we think an idea is worth developing we will work with the author(s) to help bring it to fruition. Call it benign editorial interference.

We aim to publish at least two peer reviewed research articles each issue, along with case studies, reviews and the kind of analysis and polemic you might come to look forward to.

By taking a pragmatic, developmental approach we aim (when all is finally up and running) to reduce the time from submission to publication without sacrificing the reliability or evidence base for the works published here.