Submission specifications

Submission types

For this issue, we are keen to publish in a variety of forms including writing or video production:

Case Studies - based on projects that identify and deliver change, typically describing: the organisational and historical context, specifications of the project, discussion of pedagogy/practice, implementation, evaluation and lessons learnt (a maximum of 3000 words with around 6 references)

Research Articles - longer papers, providing a clear rationale for the study within the body of published research, an overview of the research methodology adopted, a presentation of findings, and a discussion of those findings in relation to existing knowledge (a maximum of 5000 words and multiple references).

Opinion Pieces - short and thought provoking, stating a position and drawing on facts and evidence to support it (a maximum of 750 words).

Video submission - We welcome any of the above forms in equivalent video format, however submission should be visually exciting. Recording a talking head video is not sufficient. Rather, the medium of video should be selected only if the content of the submission would be better and more clearly communicated via video.

Book Reviews – critical overview of a book related to inclusive practice (a maximum of 750 words).

Technology Reviews – a critique or review of a technology application that support inclusive practice and reduce attainment gaps, outlining its application for learning and teaching and its strengths and weaknesses (a maximum of 1500 words).

Other format – if you wish to submit in an alternative format, we are more than happy to be flexible and accessible, so please get in touch with your idea.

Submission guidelines

Your submission should not have been published or be under review with another journal. Submissions are subject to peer review at the discretion of the managing editor. This edition of the journal will be guest edited by a cross-institutional team led by Elizabeth Ellis from The Open University. Submissions will be peer reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers drawn from the guest editorial team for this issue. Authors will receive feedback and comments following this process and asked to amend their work accordingly. The editors reserve the right to make further minor editorial changes. Final proofs will be sent to authors for approval prior to publication, if there is sufficient time to do so, and must be returned by the stipulated deadline. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted at that stage.

Detailed author submission guidance can be found at:

How to submit

Stage 1. We invite you to submit Stage 1 by providing a brief outline of your idea (500 words max), giving details of the work, methodology, results (unless an opinion piece or review) and literature base. The closing date for proposals is 11 October 2019. Proposals should be sent by email to

Stage 2. Following feedback from Stage 1, you will be invited to submit your article to the journal using the journal submission process. You will need to create an account; full details of how to do this are given on the submissions page. If you have any questions about your submission or experience difficulties submitting, please email in the first instance.