Call for Editors for ALT's Open Access Journal Research in Learning Technology

Closing date: 15 September 2020

Research in Learning Technology (RLT)  is the peer reviewed, Open Access journal published by the Association for Learning Technology. RLT aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. RLT publishes articles in the following broad areas: technology enhanced learning, online learning, distance learning, mobile learning, flexible learning, wearable technologies, simulation, learning environments, learning spaces, pedagogy, open educational practice and social media.

The journal’s Editor in Chief, Lesley Diack, said “working as an editor is very useful for an individual; it strengthens your critical skills, develops a stronger career profile, keeps you up to date with what is happening in learning technology research and will encourage you to write better articles. All in all it is a win/win situation”. 

We are seeking to appoint up to three new Editors to join the Editorial Team and strengthen the expertise of the team across all areas of Learning Technology. The Editorial Team handles all submissions to the journal.  Papers submitted to the journal are broad-based in their focus, so being a 'technological expert' might be good, but not essential. We are however looking for individuals with a strong research background and good command of the scholarship that underpins Learning Technology as well as a deep commitment to the role and responsibilities of an editor and to the principles of open access publishing. Editors are usually Members of ALT who volunteer their time and effort and are supported by ALT staff and our publishing partner Open Academia in the work to:

  • Manage the editorial process for all manuscripts assigned to them, to include: assigning reviewers, providing a final decision on manuscripts based on reviewer comments and their own opinion, writing the decision letter with peer review feedback

  • Attend editorial board meetings virtually

  • Actively promote the journal within their networks

  • Solicit appropriate manuscripts for special issues or regular issues from within their networks

  • Commit to the role for a minimum of 3 years, with a possibility of renewal for a further 3 years

If you would like to express an interest in becoming an Editor for Research in Learning Technology, please send a covering letter and CV to ALT's chief executive, Dr Maren Deepwell,

For an informal chat with our current Journal Editors, please contact us at and we can put you in touch. 

Closing date is 15 September 2020