Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Presenters at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching are invited and encouraged to develop and expand upon their conference posters or presentations for publication in PPLT. We challenge presenters to integrate reflection and feedback from the conference into their papers.

For more details about the conference, please our conference website


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

The intent of each issue of PPLT is to include reviews of books authored by the conference keynote speakers, and other books relevant to teaching and learning in higher education.

The conference offers an opportunity for faculty, students, academic librarians and staff at the University of Calgary and the wider academic community to share, critically examine and build on our collective knowledge of teaching and learning.

Scholars are invited to review recent books written by the featured keynote speakers, or other books that pertain directly to the conference theme in learning and teaching in higher education.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each submission is peer-reviewed by two subject experts, using a double blind review process and the publication's review guidelines (a PDF preview of the review form is available here).

The editor, based on the feedback from the reviewers, will determine whether the submission will be published without revisions, requires revisions, reconsidered after major revisions and resubmission, or rejected. 

There is no cost associated with publication. Copy-editing is the responsibility of the author.


Publication Frequency

Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching is published annually following the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...