Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJTARP publishes high-quality empirical research using any scientific paradigm across the full range of TA applications. It also promotes research comparing TA and other models and non-TA research that has significant implications for TA theory or practice. It also publishes papers on the practice and theoretical underpinnings of TA.

A wide variety of research is welcomed, including but not limited to:

• Pure as well as applied research. Research that tests existing theoretical models within TA and research that tests the effectiveness of specific interventions and programs are both of interest; 

• Outcome- as well as process-oriented research. Randomised, control group research designs and real life process research are both seen as relevant;
• Quantitative and qualitative research methods are both encouraged.

We also accept papers that provide readers with information related to the understanding and application of TA theory, such as theoretical reviews, practitioner reports, exploration of specific TA constructs, etc.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The journal has an international and multidisciplinary editorial board and uses blind peer review with a minimum of two reviewers as a method of selecting articles. The reviewers are experts in their fields and come from different cultures, countries and have different theoretical and methodological outlooks.

IJTARP reflects the diversity of people using and practicing TA all over the world. It adheres to ethical principles of equality, inclusion and respect for diversity. Articles from different cultural contexts are encouraged.

The research and practice published in IJTARP needs to be in line with legal and ethical requirements: Identities of subjects must be protected, informed consent for participation must be obtained, and confidentiality of the individual data must be assured. Copyright conventions must be respected.

Articles are published in English although some translation of Abstracts appear on an alternative website.Articles translated into English for the journal may also appear in their original language on the alternative website.


Dates for submissions are:end June for the January issue; end December for the July issue.


Publication Frequency

Journal items are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents.
There will be two issues each year, in January and July (first issue July 2010).

Submissions deadlines are end June for January issue and end December for July issue.


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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