Call for papers

Publication of New Faces of Learning by Developing (LbD) action model: Roadmap to Learning by Developing 2.0


Laurea University of Applied Sciences invites writers to share and introduce new perspectives of pedagogical action models under the theme Roadmap to Learning by Developing 2.0. The articles will be published in Laurea's publication series in January 2019.

The publication will be divided into three parts. The aim of the first part is to compare LbD action model to the pedagogical approaches such as collaborative learning and Problem-based Learning, where student is seen as an active learner. For example literature reviews and joint publications with Laurea´s international partners are preferred. The next part presents pedagogical action models in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and brings out LbD action model in relation to the other Universities of Applied Sciences, with the focus on similarities and differences in pedagogical approaches of Finnish UAS'. The final part examines new faces of Learning by Developing at Laurea UAS. What is the current situation of Learning by Developing and what kind of roadmap does it have in the future? This part gives broad introduction to the situation of Laurea´s pedagogical action model today, what kind of roadmap does it have and which are the needs in the future?  For example, case descriptions and ethical reflections can be approved for the publication´s part three. The editorial staff will approve the articles for publication. 

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Instructions for the authors

  • Send your abstract submission by this form: Abstract Submission 2018
    • The abstract should not exceed 1500 characters.
    • The abstracts may be submitted in English or in Finnish.
  • The publication will be in English so the articles should be submitted in English.
    • Articles will be proofread.
  • Email your article to
  • A short abstract (max. 1,500 characters) must be included in the article.
  • A short bio (approx. 100 words) and photo of each author should be included in the article.
  • The length of the article is max. 25,000 characters (without spaces). The total number of characters does not include the short abstract or the list of references.
  • Please include the name and contact details of the contact person in the article. Also include the information about whether the article is an article, case description, literature review, or ethical reflection.

Important dates

Deadline for submitting the ABSTRACT
Notification of acceptance
Deadline for submitting the article
Comments of the editorial board to the authors
Deadline for submitting the article for proofreading
​Proofreading of articles
​September 2018
​Proofread articles back to the authors for acceptance
Deadline for final version of the article
Publication date
January 2019



Submission Guidelines


  • Write your text in a Word document.
  • Use formatting (e.g. bolding) mindfully.
  • Separate paragraphs with an empty row.
  • Avoid footnotes if possible.
  • Do not hyphenate the text.
  • Give your text a title that is as short and as interesting as possible.
  • Finalize the text carefully.

Tables and figures

  • Use tables and figures mindfully. If they have no added value in the manuscript, leave them out.
  • Number and name tables and figures (e.g. Table 1. Process chart). Place table titles above and figure titles below.
  • Attach the tables to your Word document.
  • Preferably, use Indesign or Adobe Illustrator (vector graphics) software for figures so that they are as suitable for printing as possible. If this is not possible, make the figures as simple and unequivocal as possible. Think carefully whether having any figures is necessary.
  • Attach figures to your article as separate files and add notes to your text, e.g. "Figure 1 here".
  • Please notice that the tables and figures may be edited if necessary to conform to the format of the publication.


  • To use images, the author must have the permission to publish the image
    • from the photographer
    • from the persons appearing in the images
  • Send images in electronic format as separate files.
  • Name the files clearly (e.g. Author's name, image 1. and name of image). Avoid using characters with umlaut (ä, ö).  
  • Images must be high resolution (300 dpi, size at least 1 Mb; in jpg, tiff or eps format)
  • Images may not be included in the Word document.
  • Note the placement of an image clearly in your text, e.g. with "Image 1 here".

Author contributions

  • Add the author contributions at the end of the article if necessary:
  • Examples of the author contribution
  • Study Design: Person 1 & Person 2; Data Collection: Person 1; Analysis: Person 1, Person 2 and Person 3; and Manuscript Preparation: Person 1 & Person 3.


  • References are listed alphabetically by first author without numbering.
  • Examples of reference list entries
    • Kantola, J., Nikkanen, P., Kari, J. & Kananoja, T. (1999) Through education into the world of work. Uno Cygnaeus, the father of technology education, University of Jyväskylä, Institute for Educational Research.
    • Kivinen, O. & Ristelä, P. (2003) From Constructivism to a Pragmatist Conception of Learning, Oxford Review of Education, 29, (3), 363–375.

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