Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives aims to present and discuss issues and research of relevance to university and college educators in the Arab Gulf Region. LTHE is a refereed journal published by Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, a young and rapidly-developing nation in the East of the Gulf. The journal is intended to be of relevance to people teaching in any discipline, or supporting learning in other ways, in higher education in the Gulf, although the readership is worldwide.


Section Policies


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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Christina Gitsaki
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Christina Gitsaki
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submissions are double-blind reviewed by two peer reviewers.  Because the journal is aimed at educators from a range of subject backgrounds, one of the reviewers is normally working in the subject area of the author, and the other in a different subject area.  Reviews refer to the criteria listed below.  Each review typically takes approximately one month.

Review Criteria:

  1. Clear, Relevant Goals - clearly relevant to learning and teaching in a range of subject areas at tertiary level in the Gulf Region.
  2. Adequate Preparation - setting the scene for the study, including relevant and sufficient review of concepts and findings in previous work in the field; relevant and sufficient discussion of the particular context of the course/activity involved.
  3. Appropriate Methods - research methodology (or gathering of data about practical initiatives).
  4. Significant Results - clearly presented findings (or evidence  and insights from the course/activity) which are clearly relevant to teaching and learning in a range of disciplines.
  5. Effective Presentation - format, spelling, style, length, etc.
  6. Reflective Critique – awareness of the personal and professional relevance of the study.


Publication Frequency

LTHE is published twice yearly, normally in June and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Journal code of conduct

LTHE follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics for relations with readers, authors, reviewers, editorial board members and publishers; editorial and peer review processes; quality assurance; data protection; encouraging ethical research; misconduct/malpractice; accuracy; intellectual property; encouraging debate; complaints; commercial considerations and conflicts of interest.


No charges to authors

LTHE does not charge authors any article processing charges or article submission charges.