Types of Contributions

Research articles

Research articles are empirically-based or conceptual papers. Empirical papers report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s) including the testing of a model, framework or data, market research or surveys. Conceptual papers focus on developing hypotheses and are usually discursive. They should range between 5,000 and 12,000 words in length (including abstract, references, figures and tables). For further information, please see Research and Review Article Template.

Review articles

Review articles survey and summarize previously published studies, rather than reporting new facts or analysis. They annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular field and must make a contribution to the understanding of theory or methodology on a topic beyond what is already known. They should range between 5,000 and 12,000 words in length (including abstract, references, figures and tables). For further information, please see Research and Review Article Template.

Research notes

Research notes are concise reports and cutting-edge papers on a research theme, topic or development in theory or method. They should range between 2,500 and 5,000 words in length (including abstract, references, figures and tables).

Viewpoints

Viewpoints are author’s opinion and interpretation on a topic relevant for research and practice. They are magazine-style contributions. They should range between 2,500 and 3,500 words in length (including abstract, references, figures and tables).

Teaching and learning case studies

Teaching and learning case studies can be based on empirical research or real-world examples from industry. They aim to provide a high-quality teaching and learning resource. They should range between 2,500 and 5,000 words (including abstract, tables, figures and references).

Book reviews

Books reviews should be around 2,500 words in length.