Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.

While it is intended that the journal will remain academic in nature, the readers are considered to be educational generalists and articles which are of interest to such readers will receive preference.

The Journal of Education is the periodical of the South African Education Research Association.

Back issues of the Journal of Education can be accessed on http://joe.ukzn.ac.za

Online ISSN: 2520-9868

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

The Editorial Committee will make a first decision regarding all articles that are submitted. Articles that are selected for review will be sent to two or three peer reviewers for double blind review. Appropriate papers will be refereed for significance and soundness. Papers are accepted for review on the understanding that they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Reviewers are requested to complete the review within 4 weeks, but this process can take longer. The process from submission to authors receiving the peer review reports can take between 3 and 6 months.

Reviewers are requested to review the article with regard to the following criteria:

* adequate, fair and accurate presentation of the relevant literature in the area of focus
* the validity and power of evidence marshalled to support the author’s argument
* the extent to which interpretations and conclusions are warranted by the nature and scope of fieldwork
* the contribution to our collective understanding of the particular issue/s the originality and the power of the argument
* overall clarity and coherence.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal will publish at least two ‘normal’ issues each year, in June and December.
In addition, we publish at least one special issue each year (SAERA Conference Special Edition).

 

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.

Journal of Education is an open access journal that makes scholarly articles available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This licence allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as
• the author is attributed,
• the article is not used for commercial purposes,
• and the work is not modified or adapted in any way (i.e. the resource has to be used ‘as is’).

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

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Copyright and licensing terms

Journal of Education is an open access journal that makes scholarly articles available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This licence allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as
• the author is attributed,
• the article is not used for commercial purposes,
• and the work is not modified or adapted in any way (i.e. the resource has to be used ‘as is’).

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first non-exclusive publication rights granted to Journal of Education. Authors agree that any subsequent publication of the article will credit the Journal as the site of first publication and provide a link to the Journal website.