Peer Review Process

The Editorial Committee will make a first decision regarding all articles that are submitted. This first decision should be completed within 2 to 4 weeks of submission. 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 depth of analysis and theorising, and the significance and soundnessof their conclusions. 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 the SAERA Conference Special Edition each year, and in some years another Special Edition may be published, edited by SAERA Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

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’).

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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.

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Journal History

The Journal of Education was established in 1969 as a largely ‘in-house’ publication of the University of Natal Department of Education. Most articles were written by University of Natal academics and 'friends'. In the 1970s, the journal moved towards becoming research-based and introduced peer reviewing of articles. 

There were no publications between 1986 and 1992, and then the Journal was started again in 1993, as a vehicle for 'progressive educationists' to publish their work. Its focus was on 'curriculum theory, history, policy, and development from multi-disciplinary perspectives’. It was accredited by SAPSE in 1997, which lead to a more diverse range of academics submitting articles. Since 1998, the articles have been freely available to download from the website. In the same year, the Journal was approached by the Kenton Education Association to publish their conference special edition and in 2004, the Journal became the periodical of the Kenton Education Association. 

With the birth of the SA Education Research Association (SAERA) in 2014, the Kenton Education Association was dissolved. The Journal is now the periodical of SAERA, and has grown to publishing at least 2 normal issues per year, as well as the Special Conference issue. 





For a short history of the journal see
Harley, K. Hugo, W. and Wedekind, V. (2010) A periodical of its time: A brief history of the Journal of Education. Southern African Review of Education, 16(2), 21