Focus and Scope

The LJMU ‘Transformation in Education ‘ journal, in line with its name, focusses on ‘transformation’ in different education contexts; practical change, leadership, innovative approaches, etc.

Contributions must have an ‘in practice’ element and real-world application.

Submissions are welcomed from;

  • EdD students and recent graduates
  • PhD and Masters students and recent graduates
  • Education leaders/practitioners who have undertaken high quality research in practice

Our journal is about research in the discipline of ‘education’ in the broadest sense. It is also about interdisciplinary thinking and actions in the field of education.

Review Policy

We accept submissions at any time. Normally, you will receive an initial response from an Editorial Board member within one week about whether your submission is in line with the scope of the journal and will be sent for peer review. If your submission enters the peer review process, then you will normally hear back within six weeks about whether your article; has been accepted without amendments, is accepted with amendments noted, or has been declined.

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 openjournals@ljmu.ac.uk, stating the following:

  1. 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
  1. The full bibliographic details of the material and the full URL
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Where grounds for complaint are plausible, the material will be temporarily removed from public view in LJMU Open Journals pending an agreed solution.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.