Submission process

1. πŸ“– Read the submission guidelines information

We accept three different submission types. You can find out more with the submission guidelines below.

2. πŸ“§ Contact the editors

Before going through the process of formatting your manuscript, please get in touch with us informally to check suitablility first.

3. πŸ“ Create your manuscript

We created a template for each submission type. Please check below.

4. πŸ“€ Submit your manuscript

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Submission types

🏞 Playground items (Easy Mode)

The LLP Playground is full of amazing teaching and research items which can be published, discussed, reviewed and peer-reviewed if requested by the author. Want to know more? Head over to the playground page

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πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Walkthroughs (Normal Mode)

Submissions in this category show what ludic language pedagogy looks like in hi-resolution. We appropriate the game design metaphor of iterative playtesting; where teachers actively improve their teaching through a process of iteration. Walkthroughs are organised into the following key sections:

Background β†’ Design β†’ Playtest β†’ Evaluation β†’ Next steps.

We advise teachers to include extensive media and teaching materials, such as:

Curriculum and syllabus, lesson plans, teacher notes (e.g., diaries and observations), worksheets, student work (e.g., projects, reports, presentations, completed worksheets), tests, quizzes, grading rubrics, photos, videos, example interactions, and anecdotes.

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πŸ“” Articles (Hard Mode)

Submissions in this category typically map out and find gaps in relevant scholarly literature, have clear and compelling research questions, present a procedure and data to answer those questions, and end with a thoughtful discussion related to continued research and teaching. Alternatively, a submission might explain or critique a phenomenon or trend in the field. Topics include research, pedagogy, theory, and practice. Manuscripts should have clear implications for practice. We welcome all research approaches, methods, and contexts.

We welcome papers that aim to:

  • push the field forwards
  • question the field’s current trajectory
  • end with more questions than they started with
  • create a manifesto or a call to action.

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Small print and malpractice statement

  • All articles should be written in English.
  • We do not accept book reviews.
  • We will not consider submissions that are 1) under review for publication or 2) have already been published elsewhere. Previously rejected manuscripts will be considered if you have reworked them based on previous comments.
  • Manuscripts are reviewed according to our open-peer review guidelines, thus anonymity is not preserved. You will be in conversation with reviewers throughout the review and revision process. (
  • Manuscripts that contain large portions of the author’s previous published work are considered self-plagiarism and will not be considered. Authors will be banned from submitting their work for a one-year period in such instances.
  • Manuscripts that contain large portions of another author’s published work(s) are considered plagiarism and will not be considered. Authors will be permanently banned from submitting their work to the journal in such instances.

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