Learning and Instruction is an international, multi-disciplinary journal for advanced high-quality research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching. The journal welcomes several types of contributions: reports of original empirical investigations, and replications or extensions of important previous work. A preference, however, will be given to empirically-based studies. The papers may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches (quantitative as well as qualitative). They may relate to any age level - from infants to adults - and to a diversity of settings.

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Elsevier and EARLI are pleased to announce that a new electronic submission and manuscript management system is now available for Learning and Instruction. Not only will this make the process of submission simpler for the author but it will also speed up reviewing times and ensure that your article is published as speedily and efficiently as possible.

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Call for Special Issue

As an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-refereed journal, Learning and Instruction provides a platform for the publication of the most advanced scientific research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching. Usually once a year the Editorial Team announces an Open Call for a Special Issue, which gives a group of authors the possibility to work on an interconnected set of papers about an innovative theme. This 2019 Open Call for a Special Issue of Learning and Instruction solicits high-quality proposals that will be evaluated in a highly competitive procedure. 

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EIF Lars
Prof. Lars - Erik Malmberg
(University of Oxford, United Kingdom)


Erica de Vries

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France

Fani Lauermann

University of Bonn, Germany

Tim Mainhard

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Danielle McNamara

University of Arizona, USA

Jan Retelsdorf

Universität Hamburg, Germany

Gert Rijlaarsdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium