ISSN 0259-479X printed version
ISSN 2520-9868 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Editorial Policy

The Journal of Education is an interdisciplinary, peer–reviewed, open access publication of original research and writing on education. The focus of the Journal is on all levels, stages and processes of education (e.g. formal, informal, non–formal, early childhood, lifelong, schooling, adult education, vocational education and training, higher education).

The Journal aims to publish articles which show high levels of theoretical insight and/or analytic empirical work, and gives preference to articles that demonstrate engagement on the key issues that face South African education. Issues internal to education rather than external forces impacting on education are given preference.

 

Manuscript Format and Layout

Preparation and Style of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors:

Articles must be original. The work must not been published elsewhere and should not have been submitted to another journal for review. The corresponding author must secure the permission of all named co–authors. The research on which the article is based must have been cleared by an approved ethics board. All submissions need to be done online http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/joe/index.

All authors will need to register before submitting their manuscript. A blind review version of the article should be uploaded, where any citations and references to the author(s) have been replaced by the terms “Author”.

Once registered, the author will complete their submission online, which includes entering your personal details. Thus there is no need to submit these details with the submission. The online system will prompt authors to provide their ORCiD which is a unique and persistent identifier for researchers. Register at orcid.org.

Formatting of the article

The maximum length of articles is 7 000 words. Each paper should be accompanied by a 100–150 word abstract.

The submission should be formatted in Times New Roman 12 point. 1.5 line spacing. Where necessary authors may wish to indicate levels of subheadings (i.e. first level, second level). Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, and authors are asked to keep tables and diagrams to the most feasible level of size and simplicity. Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

A blind review version should be submitted, where any citations and references to the author(s) have been replaced by the terms “Author”. Please ensure that your name is not on your submission.

Please ensure that your submission has been thoroughly copy edited before you submit it and that citations and references are correct.

In 2018, Article Processing Charges of R 4 500 per article will be levied when the article is published.

References and citation style

The references and citations should conform strictly to the format in the latest revised manual of The American Psychological Association (APA).

http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

  • Citations in the text should appear as follows:

    No country in the world can afford the schooling its people want (Reimer, 1971).

    Direct quotations are indicated by “quotation marks” and a page number.

    Beauchamp and Thomas (2009, p. 175) argue that “the concept of identity is a complex one”.

    Long quotations of more than 40 words should start on a new line and be indented with no quote marks. All direct quotations need a page number as well as author and date.

  • Citations of two authors
    Smith and Jones (2012) or (Smith & Jones, 2012)

  • Three to five authors

    At first mention: Smith, Jones, Khan, Patel, and Chen (2012) or (Smith, Jones, Khan, Patel, & Chen, 2012)
    At subsequent mentions: Smith et al. (2012) or (Smith et al., 2012)

    The references should be listed alphabetically in full at the end of the paper using APA 6th style.

  • Basic Format for Books
    Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Place: Publisher.

  • Books with more than one edition
    Author, A. A. (2012). Book title: And subtitle (4th ed.). Place: Publisher.

  • Format for Edited Books
    Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Place: Publisher.

  • Format for Chapter in an Edited Book
    Author, A.A. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B.B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages). Place: Publisher.

  • Journal articles
    Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages.

  • Forthcoming article
    Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (in press). Title of article. Title of Journal. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx

  • Article published online ahead of hard copy
    Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Article title. Title of Journal. Advance online publication. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

  • Articles in magazines and newspapers
    Author, A. A. (Year of publication, date of publication). Title of article. Name of Newspaper or magazine, pp. x–x.

  • Theses and dissertations
    Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Unpublished PhD/MEd thesis/dissertation, Name of University, City.

  • Policy documents

    Department/ Ministry name. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Place: Publisher.

    For e.g. Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET). (2010). Draft policy on minimum requirements for teacher education qualifications selected from the HEQF. Pretoria: Government Press.

  • Working papers

    Author, A. A. (2012). Title of work (Working Paper No. 123). Location: Publisher.

    Conference papers (unpublished)

    Presenter, A. A. (2012, February). Title of paper. Paper presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

 

Manuscript Submission Process

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a Times Roman 12–point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer–reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. The submission has been copy edited.

 

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