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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The submission has been copy edited.

Author Guidelines

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. Formatting of the article Contributors should submit an electronic version of the article. The maximum length of articles is 7 000 words. Each paper should be accompanied by a 100–150 word abstract. This 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. The name(s), institutional affiliation and full address(es) of the author/s should appear on a separate sheet. Authors should also provide their ORCiD which is a unique and persistent identifier for researchers. Register at orcid.org. A blind review version should be submitted, where any citations and references to the author(s) have been replaced by the terms "Author".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 submission has been thoroughly copy edited before you submit it and that citations and references are correct. 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.

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