Journal of Experiential Learning and Research


ceLEARN works to promote the essence and practice of experiential learning and research.

The Journal of Experiential Learning and Research (JELR) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal presenting a diverse range of articles in subject areas such as experiential learning, learning through work-based internship, volunteer work, service learning, grassroots-level sustainable development experiences, therapeutic applications, research and theory, the creative arts, cross-cultural and eco-travelling, outdoor adventure programming, and much more.

Vision and Mission:

To provide a platform for young independent university student learners, development workers, interns, volunteers and travellers to publish their articles and experiences and reach the wider global community.

Aims, purpose and scope:

  • Promotes dialogue, research, thinking, understanding, teaching and practice in the field of experiential education and learning.
  • Emphasises the application of academic knowledge to practice.
  • Publishes original papers that encourage a wider appreciation of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary components of experiential education and learning, service learning, adventure and outdoor learning, etc.
  • Provides a platform for young university students, interns, volunteering professionals and travellers, to document and share good case examples of experiential learning
  • Contributes to promotion of experiential learning for youth through applied research in sustainable development
  • Creates a professional and organised database of project documentation for the experiential learners of the member organisations
  • An important means for recording and globally communicating new human knowledge and for the conduct scholarly debate.


Initial editions are focussed on India and Asia. The editors are pleased to receive articles that are based upon new material drawn from field work, experiences and archival data, and which also present an original theoretical argument, interpretation or analysis.

Submissions are open around the year.

Type of Submissions:

Learning experiences, internship and volunteer work experiences, travel experiences, research articles, business plans, case studies, reviews, etc. Articles for submission can vary between 3000-8000 words apart from the charts, figures or/and, illustrations.

  1. Case studies
  2. Field experiences. This journal is open to all types of articles. One might have a new idea that is innovative and not yet practiced in field. If the author is able present the article in refined way, it will be considered for reviewing and editing.
  3. Essays
  4. Opinion pieces
  5. Review – Summarizes research conducted or geographical information about a particular topic.
  6. Research – Research articles are of two types which include primary and secondary research.
    • In primary research basic social experimentation or field works will be taken under consideration for publication.
    • Secondary research focuses on current data and extraction of results from secondary sources of research.

Deadlines and Application dates:

We have a rolling submissions policy with publications typically released each summer. We encourage students to submit any time of the year to be included.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, submitting a research paper or have any questions about our editorial policies, please write to or see for more information.