Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice

Journal Ethos

The Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice aims to provide a supportive publishing outlet to allow established and particularly new authors to contribute to the scholarly discourse of academic practice (both generally and in their discipline area) through the publication of papers that are theory-based and supported by evidence, as well as through the publication of Opinion Pieces and ‘On the Horizon’ papers on emerging work.

The Author Guidelines provide further guidance on the thematic areas covered by the journal, and the format for submissions to the journal.

In relation to the general ethos of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, the journal exists not only for the publication of papers within our thematic scope but also as a collegiate and developmental platform for new authors, those new to journal reviewing, and for scholars who are seeking to gain experience in journal editing and publishing.

This developmental ethos manifests itself in a range of activities and opportunities that currently include the following:

  • Direct support for authors who are seeking to publish their first paper in one or more of the thematic areas of the journal, through assigning ‘critical friends’ from within the editorial team who will be happy to advise on the development of initial ideas for the formats of paper we publish. Prospective authors wishing to discuss an idea should in the first instance e-mail and consult the Author Guidelines.
  • Peer support for those new to reviewing The Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice welcomes academics with experience in the thematic areas of the journal, but who are new to the journal submission reviewing process, to become involved as reviewers for the journal. This will include an opportunity to work for an initial period of reviewing with a colleague who is already experienced as a reviewer. See our Reviewer Guidelines.
  • Editorial internships The journal will soon be offering editorial internships, normally two a year, for academics who are experienced in the thematic areas of the journal, have some publications of their own and experience as a reviewer, and who wish to develop knowledge and experience on the editorial side of journal publishing. Further information on our first round of editorial internships will be forthcoming.
  • Special issues The Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice welcomes the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in the field to develop Special Issues of the journal dedicated to particular themes or emerging areas of work. Having a good idea for a special issue, and being willing to take on Guest Editor responsibilities for the special issue (with support provided from the regular Editorial Team for the journal), is much more important than prior editing experience.



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Vol 5, No 2 (2017)

JPAAP Special Issue, Vol 5 No 2, on Student Transitions in partnership with QAA Scotland.

Table of Contents

Special Issue Editorial PDF HTML
JPAAP Editors

Original Research

Supporting Students in the Transition to Postgraduate Taught Study in STEM Subjects PDF HTML
Jessica Bownes, Nicolas Labrosse, David Forrest, David MacTaggart, Hans Senn, Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Maria Jackson, Michael McEwan, Gayle Pringle Barnes, Nathalie Sheridan, Tatsiana Biletskaya
Integrated Assessment and Feedback Practices and Effective Transition to Junior Honours PDF HTML
Celine Caquineau, Kirsty Ireland, Ruth Deighton, Allison Wroe, Kirsty Hughes
An Evaluation of a Scottish Higher Education ‘Student Transitions’ Enhancement Theme: Stakeholders’ Perceptions and Recommendations for Future Activities PDF HTML
Ashley Dennis, Lisi Gordon, Stella Howden, Divya Jindal-Snape
Exploring Social Integration of Sport Students during the Transition to University PDF HTML
Rick Hayman, Linda Allin, Andrew Coyles
Final Year Student Transition and E-learning Support for Academic Re-Integration Following a Period of Work Placement or Study Exchange PDF HTML
Margaret-Anne Houston, Lindsey Carey
Transitions from Undergraduate to Taught Postgraduate Study: Emotion, Integration and Belonging PDF HTML
Charlotte McPherson, Samantha Punch, Elizabeth Graham

Reflective Analysis Papers

Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses: Using Structured Reflection within Experiential Learning to Enable Widening Participation Students’ Transitions Through and Beyond Higher Education PDF HTML
Neil M Speirs, Simon C Riley, Gavin McCabe

Case Studies

Student Transitions to Blended Learning: An Institutional Case Study PDF HTML
Josephine Adekola, Vicki Harcus Morgan Dale, Kerr Gardiner, Moira Fischbacher-Smith
Don’t Panic: Common Sense and the Student Voice in a Transitional Guide PDF HTML
Hope Christie, Karl Johnson
University After VET: The Challenges Faced by the Enrolled Nurse PDF HTML
Patricia Anne Logan, Jennifer L Cox, Judith Anderson, David van Reyk, Elspeth Hillman, Amy N Johnston
An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation? PDF HTML
Debbie Meharg, Ella Taylor-Smith, Alison Varey, Carole Mooney, Simone Dallas
The Student Journey – Student as Researcher and Postgraduate Skill Development PDF HTML
Jennifer Scally, Andrea Juanita Cameron

Review Papers

International Students’ Unique Challenges – Why Understanding International Transitions to Higher Education Matters PDF HTML
Sidonie Ecochard, Julia Fotheringham

Opinion Piece

‘Multilingual Mindset’: A New Perspective for Student Transition in Higher Education PDF HTML
Argyro Kanaki
Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Are Career Academics Gatekeepers to Students’ Tacit Knowledge? PDF HTML
Mike David Murray, Stuart Tennant, Alan Forster, Nigel Craig, Alex Copping, Nick Pilcher

On the Horizon

Supporting Student Transition into Professional Practice PDF HTML
Donna Jacqueline Dey, Angela Lindsay, Patricia Thomson
Contact with Cultural Others – The Friendship Family Programme PDF HTML
Sidonie Ecochard, Kirsteen Wright
Personal Learning Networks as a Support for Transitioning MSc Students PDF HTML
Shona Robertson


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