Original articles may include: reports of educational research; evaluations of teaching and learning activity and innovation; summaries of outcomes from teaching and learning projects; or discussion papers. Original articles should contain an appropriate level of data and evidence to support any arguments made or conclusions reached; such evidence may be obtained either individual work or an analysis of existing educational literature to support the ideas. They should offer a high degree of academic integrity by being evidence informed, reflective and scholarly in nature.
Each original paper should typically be around 2,000-3,000 words, not normally exceeding 7 pages of A4 (Arial 12-point font) and have no more than 15 references, although exceptions will be made for papers that contain a substantial element of original qualitative data. They must contain no more than 5 graphical items (figures, tables, photographs, etc.). They should begin with referenced text explaining the background and context of the work, before proceeding to a concise, focused account of the activities and findings, ending with discussion, conclusions, implications and recommendations as appropriate. Submissions should be organised in the sequence: title (10 words maximum), author name and School/Department or team, abstract, main text, acknowledgments, references, supplementary Information (if any), tables, and figure legends.