Call for Papers: Special Issue

Compass is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes articles, case studies, opinion pieces, reflective pieces, video pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment, and wider student experience within higher education. The next edition will be a Special Issue, focusing on the Higher Education Teaching of Business and Economics, with outputs drawn from the 2019 Business School Learning and Teaching Festival at the University of Greenwich together with submissions from other departments/faculties and external institutions fitting with the focus of the issue will also be considered.

For this upcoming Special Issue, we are inviting submissions in these forms of writing or video production:

·         Opinion Pieces - short and thought provoking, stating a position and drawing on facts and evidence to support it (a maximum of 750 words)

·         Case Studies - typically describing: the organisational and historical context, technical specifications of the project, discussion of pedagogy, implementation, evaluation and limitations (maximum of 3000 words)

·         Technology Reviews - a critique or review of a technology application, outlining its application for learning and teaching and its strengths and weaknesses (maximum of 1000 words, with around 3 references)

·         Research Articles - longer papers, providing a clear rationale for the study within the body of published research or policy, an overview of the research methodology adopted, a presentation of findings, and a discussion of those findings in relation to existing knowledge (maximum of 6000 words)

·          Reflection Pieces – a short and thought provoking piece responding to issues raised at a workshop (maximum of 1500 words). A conference reflection piece is a highly focused reflective text rather than a conference report.

Closing date for submissions: 1 October 2019

Expected publication date: March 2020


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Submissions will be peer reviewed anonymously by at least two referees. The managing editor has discretion of seeking additional peer reviews where necessary. Authors will receive feedback and comments following this process and may be asked to amend their work accordingly. The editors reserve the right to make further minor editorial changes. Final proofs will be sent to authors for approval prior to publication, if there is sufficient time to do so, and must be returned by the stipulated deadline. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted at that stage.