University of Eswatini

UJOE – Guidelines for Authors

UJOE – Guidelines for Authors

Manuscripts preparations

Manuscripts should be a minimum of 4000 words and should not exceed 6500 words, including figures, tables, notes and references. The submission of manuscripts must be made online using the address provided below. It is imperative for contributors to remember that submitting an article to two or more publishing journals at the same time is illegal. Manuscripts must conform to the following guidelines;

i. All articles must be submitted in English language.

ii. Articles must be submitted online.

iii. Articles or papers should be in Word, Ariel style, font-size 12, typed on one side of the page. The manuscript should be one and half (1.5) spacing with clear margins.

iv. Manuscripts should have a separate page for the title of the paper or contribution, name(s) and biographical information of the contributor(s), including their email addresses, name(s) and physical addresses of the institutions where the contributors are based.

v. Manuscripts must also have a separate page for the title of the contribution and an abstract of not more than 200 words and not more than 5 keywords.

vi. All pages must be numbered appropriately.

vii. The referencing format to be used by contributors to the UJOE is the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.

viii. Proofs sent back to contributors, subsequent to the reviewing process, should be corrected and returned as directed.

Email submissions

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts to the Editor via email: Editor-UJOE@uniswa.sz.

Important Dates

30th March, 2020: Submission of full-length original research manuscript

30th April, 2020: Notification of double-blind review outcomes sent to authors

30th May, 2020: Resubmission of revised version of accepted manuscripts by authors

Peer Review Process

All articles will be submitted to referees (national and/or international). The consulting editors/referees will have documented expertise in the area the article addresses. When reviews are received, an editorial decision will be reached to either not accept the article, accept the article without revision, accept the article with revision not requiring reconsideration by referee, accept the article with revision requiring reconsideration by referee or accept as short report.

Page charges

UNISWA Journal of Education (UJOE) is a no page fees journal outfit. However, each accepted paper or article shall attract a processing charge of a $100 only, which is aimed to assist the management to keep the journal running. Accordingly, prospective authors will be invoiced for the required charges upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication. Given that this is a no page fees journal, authors of accepted papers would be required to stick to a specific number of pages per article not exceeding 17 pages (± 6,500 words).

Publication frequency

Publication is biannual (twice a year)

Copyright

Copyright resides with the Faculty of Education, University of Eswatini.