Frontline Learning Research - FLR

Launched Spring 2013



Editor-in-Chief: Erno Lehtinen

Editorial team:
Sanne Akkerman
Filip Dochy
Nikos Papadouris
Sanna Järvelä
Inneke Berghmans

Jake McMullen


Please find the FLR flyer here.


Frontline Learning Research is an open-access electronic-only journal that publishes articles on
issues and trends occurring internationally in research on learning and educational sciences.
Among others, the journal focuses on articles in the following fields of research: Research on
learning and instruction in formal and informal contexts, multidisciplinary research on learning
and learning environments, new theoretical and methodological approaches in learning
sciences, insights into learning research from disciplines other than educational sciences or
psychology (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, sociology).
The journal particularly welcomes both short and long, brief, albeit rigorous, articles reporting
on emerging theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Innovative/risk-taking
research in the learning and educational sciences is encouraged. An outlet is provided for
publishing in-depth studies, including articles involving a thoroughly elaborated theoretical
framework, extensive qualitative data, or complex analytical techniques. As a consequence, also
dynamic data material is welcomed in the journal, such as video's, photo's, and other dynamic
data. Furthermore, multidisciplinary research that draws from cognitive, philosophical,
sociological, psychological and pedagogical theoretical paradigms is highly-valued.
Indicatively, the following research is encouraged to submit its work to Frontline Learning


  •  Studies focusing on issues and ideas encountered in relatively new fields, lacking a long

line of research. This lack of well-developed theoretical framings and of articulated
theoretical constructs and ideas, provides an avenue for initiating useful and productive
scientific discussion on a range of issues. These include internal inconsistencies,
phenomena which appear inconsistent with the predictions derived from the
corresponding theoretical framework and available empirical evidence, indicating flaws in
underlying assumptions or premises

  •  Studies seeking to make connections between previously unconnected established lines of

research so as to integrate different theoretical frameworks

  •  Studies using an innovative research methodology that offers a different perspective on

how to conceptualise and pursue certain research questions.