Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Personalized Learning (JPL) is an open access and peer reviewed research journal indexed by Google Scholar.  It provides a platform for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, book review and systematic review of literature. Articles published in the journal cover learning,  education and training, concentrating on the application of learning theories, principles and best practices;inculcation of moral values, pedagogy, strategy, instructional design and development of learning media and technologies.  JPL also seeks academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The articles should discuss the perspectives of both communities and their relation to each other:

  • Educators aim to use technology to personalized learning as well as to achieve widespread education and expect the technology to blend with their individual approach to instruction. However, most educators are not fully aware of the benefits that may be obtained by proactively harnessing the available technologies and how they might be able to influence further developments through systematic feedback and suggestions.
  • Educational system developers and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers including those who gamify learning activities are sometimes unaware of the needs and requirements of typical teachers. 

The aim of the journal is to help them better understand each other's role in the overall process of education and how they may support each other. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to JPL and six months thereafter. JPL invites articles in the following themes within the context of learning, education and training:

  • Open Access to Educational Resources and Systems
  • Adaptive and Personalised Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Digital Game and Intelligent Toys Enhanced Learning
  • Game-based Learning, Serious Game and Gamification
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Wireless, Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Assessment in Formal and Informal Education
  • Big Data in Education and Learning Analytics
  • Technology Enhanced Subject Domain Teaching in Compulsory and Post-Compulsory (Formal) Education and Training
  • Motivational and Affective Aspects in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Technology Enabled Learning of Thinking and Critical Skills
  • Integrating Moral Values into Technology Enabled Learning
  • Integration of Revealed Knowledge (Naqli) and Rational Science (Aqli) in Instructional Design and Development  
  • Recommender and Expert Systems for Learning
  • Technology Supported Education for People with Disabilities
  • Technologies for Smart Learning
  • Virtual Worlds in Learning, Education and Training
  • Knowledge Management in e-Learning
  • Large Scale Implementation of Technology in Education


Section Policies

Values, Technology and Personalized Education

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted will be screened for fulfillment of submission guideline and undergo content review to determine if it suits the scope of the journal and fulfill the quality requirement. The manuscript will be returned to the writer/s if it requires further editing before it is send for review. The papers are then send out for double blind review from experts in the field, who are invited by the Chief Editor. When the editorial board has successfully received feedback from a minimum of TWO reviewers, the corresponding author will be contacted. Comments from reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal’s decision (accept, accept with revisions, reject). This entire review process is estimated to take between 1-6 months. The editor’s decision is final.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Personalized Learning is published in October every year.


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.

Anyone interested to view the journal must register. 


Ethics Statement

This is the statement of ethics for Journal of Personalized Learning published by UKM Personalized Education Press). This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.


  • Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  • Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  • Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work. 


  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  • Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally. 
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
  • Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission is at the discretion of the Chief Editor.


  • Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Continuously support and promote the journal.
  • Review any work assigned to them.


  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.