Learner Development Journal Concept

The Learner Development Journal (LDJ)

updated 26th February 2020

ISSN 2433-5401

One issue per year https://ldjournalsite.wordpress.com/

Launched in November 2017, The Learner Development Journal is the online, open-access journal of the Learner Development SIG. Published once a year, it is devoted to practitioner-driven research, reviews and interviews exploring learner development issues in second language education.

The inaugural issue of the The Learner Development Journal on “Visualising Learner Development” (issue editors: Darren Elliott & Hugh Nicoll) was launched in November 2017. In December 2018, the second issue on “Qualitative Research into Learner Development” (issue editors: Chika Hayashi, Masuko Miyahara, & Patrick Kiernan) was published, with Issue 3 on “Learner Identities and Transitions” (issue editors: Christina Gkonou, Jim Ronald, & Yoshio Nakai) going online in December 2019.

Looking ahead, Issue 4, focusing on “Exploring the Supervision Process Across Diverse Contexts: Collaborative Approaches” (issue editors: Sabine Little & Michelle Golledge), will be published in Autumn 2020, while research, collaboration, and writing for Issue 5 on “Engaging with the Multilingual Turn in Learner Development: Practices, Issues, Discourses and Theorisations” (issue editors: Andy Barfield, Oana Maria Cusen, Yuri Imamura, & Riitta Kelly) started in early 2020, with a target publication date of Autumn 2021.

Later in 2020, the Journal Steering Group will be inviting proposals from potential editors for Issue 6 to bring together a group of contributors to explore a different learner development theme.

The sub-menu for each issue links to the Calls for Proposals pages, for archival purposes, and to the Table of Contents page of the issues themselves as they are published on the LDJ website. 

If you are interested in proposing a theme for a future issue of the LDJ and forming an editorial team, please read the links further below. Many thanks.

Aims and scope of the LDJ

Guidelines for editors

Preparing a proposal for an issue of the LDJ

Timeline for an issue of the LDJ

Guidelines for authors

Peer review process

Review network

Guidelines for reviewers

LDJ steering group