About the Journal
Design and Technology Education: An International Journal is a research journal that provides a broad and inclusive platform for all aspects of Design and Technology Education, Design Education and Technology Education in primary, secondary and higher education sectors, initial teacher education (ITE) and continuing professional development (CPD). The mission of the Journal to publish high quality research, scholarly and review articles at the leading edge of development of theories and practices of Design and Technology Education that increase insight, support understanding and add to global discourse. Contributions to on-going educational research debates are encouraged from any country. The Journal welcomes opportunities to publish substantial literature reviews in order to consolidate contributions which have been made to Design and Technology Education and ensure that they are accessible to current researchers and teachers.
Special issues and Themes within issues, focusing on specific aspects of Design and Technology Education, are welcomed. These can be invited by the Editors who also welcome proposals for Special Issues and Themes from contributors.
In addition, the Journal publishes book reviews, editorials and reflection/opinion pieces.
Open Access Policy
All content in Design and Technology Education: An International Journal is freely available through open access on the LJMU Library Open Journal Service and is linked to from the Design and Technology Association's website's 'Research' page: https://www.data.org.uk/for-education/research/. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with the inclusion of articles and papers.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content with no submission or publication fees. The content in this journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution International Licence that allows others to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of works in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose in accordance with the licence.
Notice and Takedown Policy
If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material in LJMU Open Journals which infringes UK law, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the following:
- Your contact details and the reason for the withdrawal request, some examples are:
- Unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and/or making available the material
- Breach of moral right of [paternity/integrity/right not to have my work subjected to derogatory treatment]
- Other complaints, e.g. defamation, breach of confidence, data protection
- The full bibliographic details of the material and the full URL
- Proof that you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.
Upon receipt of notification the ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure is then invoked as follows:
- LJMU will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint. We aim to acknowledge and assess the complaint within seven days of receipt.
- Where grounds for complaint are plausible, the material will be temporarily removed from public view in LJMU Open Journals pending an agreed solution.
- LJMU will contact the contributor who deposited the material, if relevant. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
- The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:
- The material is replaced on LJMU Open Journals unchanged.
- The material is replaced on LJMU Open Journals with changes.
- The material is permanently removed from LJMU Open Journals.
- In some cases a metadata record will remain. This will be on a case by case basis.
If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution from receipt of notification, the material will remain unavailable through LJMU Open Journals until a time when a resolution has been reached. It may be necessary for us to seek legal advice before the complaint can be fully resolved.