Reviewers explain the review process at JLS

 Both reviewing and making use of reviews are important aspects of being an academic. In this video series we interviewed experienced learning scientists about their reviewing. If you're a new reviewer view these videos to learn about the reviewing culture at JLS. If you're already experienced, pick up a few new ideas.

Topics include why scholars decide to review, how they approach the task, the key issues that go into their recommendations, communicating with authors, and tips for new reviewers.

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Preparing your manuscripts


After your article is published

JLS uses three strategies to promote your newly published article. The three strategies are:

  • Web Annotation with Web annotations can be a useful vehicle for getting conversations around published articles started, provide information to authors about who is interested in the article, provide feedback, and build connections. You can also use this in a course in which an article is used by setting up a group on and sharing annotations within that group. Instruction to Start Web Annotation
  • Video Introductions: Video intro is a 3-min video to summarise the key contributions of your article. Ideally it has a mix of you speaking and graphics displaying content. Contact us if you'd like JLS to edit your video. See the video below for example. Video introductions can greatly enhance the visibility of your paper.
  • Webinars: A webinar is an online seminar in which you discuss your article with interested audiences. Usually, the author invites a panel to respond to the paper, and the audience interacts with the author and the panel. Email the JLS Web outreach coordinator if you would like to share a video or host a webinar.
    • April 4, 2018: "How does political identity shape how learners engage with climate science?" Author: Elizabeth Walsh. Panel members: Joe Henderson, Asli Sezen-Barrie, and Veronica Cassone McGowan. VIDEO
    • April 24, 2018: "When form follows fantasy: Lessons for learning scientists from modernist architecture and urban planning." Author: D. Kevin O'Neill. Panel members: Rogers Hall, Brian Smith, and Josh Radinsky. TEASER | FULL VIDEO
    • July 13, 2018: "Why Ideology Matters for Learning: A Case of Ideological Convergence in an Engineering Ethics Classroom Discussion on Drone Warfare " Authors: Thomas M. Philip, Ayush Gupta, Chandra Turpen. Panel members:  Philip Bell, Miwa Takeuchi, Donna Riley, Flávio S Azevedo  FULL VIDEO
    • August 16, 2018: "Co-Organizing the Collective Journey of Inquiry with Idea Thread Mapper" Authors: Jianwei Zhang,  Mei-Hwa Chen. Panel members: Keith Sawyer, Kate Bielaczyc, Carol Chan, Teo Chew Lee.  FULL VIDEO
    • May 8, 2019: "Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With" Author: Nathan Holbert. Panel members: Matthew Berland and Cynthia D’Angelo  FULL VIDEO 
    • Nov 13, 2019: "Teacher–Student Dialogue During Classroom Teaching: Does It Really Impact on Student Outcomes?" Authors: Christine Howe, Sara Hennessy, Neil Mercer. Panel members: Antonia Larrain and Christa Asterhan; ARTICLE INTROFULL VIDEO 

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