The European Lifelong Learning Magazine Elm provides the opportunity to publish scholarly articles presenting original research results on life-long learning and adult education in Europe. All articles published in Elm Research undergo a double-blind peer review.
Particularly young academics in adult education and related disciplines are encouraged to submit original articles. Contributions are welcome from authors in regions where English is not the first language. All submissions in Elm Research undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process by at least two anonymous referees.
Please submit your contribution to the Editorial Office of Elm Magazine. Responsible for an initial editorial screening and the peer-review process are
Dr. Thomas Jung (thomas.jung(a)die-bonn.de)
and Dr. Michael Sommer (sommer(a)akademie-klausenhof.de).
Your manuscript will be reviewed by the editorial team. If it falls within the scope of the magazine and meets the quality standards of academic writing, it will be forwarded to at least two reviewers.
The review process is double blinded. The reviewers will review the article and suggest to the editorial group if it should be accepted, accepted with minor revisions, accepted with major revisions, resubmitted or rejected. Based on these recommendations the editorial group will make their decision. Feedback on submitted manuscripts will be given within approximately 2 to 3 months.
If a paper is accepted with revisions, the author will be asked to revise the contribution. Revised manuscripts will be reviewed by the editorial group and if necessary sent out for further review. If the article is accepted, it is the author’s responsibility to provide a final manuscript in accordance with the journal’s style-guide.
Elm Research will publish maximum 4 articles per year.
As Elm Magazine is an “gold” open access journal – free of charge for both the author and the reader. There are no commercial interests of EAEA, KVS or any of the other partners in publishing the academic articles.
All content in Elm Magazine is attributed a Creative Commons License CC-BY 4.0. The copyright remains with the author(s).
Elm Magazine publishes your article under the following agreement: If the author decides later to publish the article elsewhere, the publisher will be notified that the article has already been published in Elm Research. In this case, the author shall use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number of the article and state within the publication that the article has been published in RELA before.
Contact: Thomas Jung: thomas.jung(a)die-bonn.de
Guidelines for Manuscripts
Please read the following guidelines carefully. Failure to comply may result in your submission being returned.
- Articles should be max. 40.000 characters including references and endnotes.
- Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc).
- Please follow the conventions of British English spelling consistently throughout the manuscript.
- A short biography including the name, title(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should be submitted in a separate document.
- Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations that have been previously published elsewhere.
- Please ensure that your manuscript is anonymised. Delete all references in both the text and in the reference list to any of the authors publications (use “XXX” or “deleted for anonymity”). Also make sure to delete any information about author identity in the file properties.
- The manuscript should be presented with the following order: abstract, keywords, main text, endnotes, acknowledgements, references
- Manuscripts should be submitted in Arial font, size 11, with double spacing.
- Paper size of the document should be in A4-size.
- Use ‘new line’ as separator of paragraphs in body text and reference list (not indentation).
- Citations that exceed more than three lines should be formatted as block quotes, i.e. separated from the body text, indented and without citation marks.
- The manuscript should include an abstract of 800 characters stating the aim of the article, the methodological and theoretical perspectives adopted and key findings.
- The abstract should be followed by max. 5 keywords.
- Acknowledgements should appear in a separate section, after the main text of the article and prior to the reference list.
- Footnotes should not be used. Use endnotes instead, but please keep them to a minimum.
- Tables and figures should be presented in a final layout.
- References should be in accordance with the latest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) system.