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

Learning and Instruction launches an open call for proposals for a Special Issue. Proposals should have a well-articulated unifying theme and reflect, at an international level, the best work in a particular research area, either a mature area or an important emerging area, in which future investigation may be boosted by the publication of a set of excellent papers. Usually Special Issues contain contributions of researchers from a number of different countries. 

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Jan Vermunt
Prof. Jan Vermunt (UK)


Slava Kalyuga
School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Mareike Kunter
Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Kirsti Lonka
Fac. of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Lars-Erik Malmberg 
Dept. of Education, University of Oxford, UK

Nancy Perry
Fac. of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Gert Rijlaarsdam
Fac. of Social & Behavioural Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands