NOTES TO CONTRIBUTORS

MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

The following information is adapted from the Editorial Policy of South African Journal of Education: (Available at http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/about/submissions#authorGuidelines Accessed 12 May 2017).

Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of the factual content of their manuscript. A signed declaration in respect of originality as well as that the manuscript has not been published or is not being submitted for publication elsewhere must accompany each manuscript.

Plagiarism entails the use and publication of ideas that have been published previously, without appropriate acknowledgement, and as such is an unacceptable research and writing practice.  Citing the work of others word-for-word should be indicated by means of double quotation marks and inclusion of the page number.  Therefore, for an in-text citation, the author’s surname, year of publication and the page number should be provided (For example (Moletsane 2017, pp. 3-4).

Self-plagiarism(redundancy) as in the examples below, is also an unacceptable research and writing practice.  

  1. Authors reproducing sections of their previously published manuscripts without appropriate quotation.
  2. Authors creating several manuscripts slightly different from each other, submitting it to different journals without acknowledging their doing so.

Dealing with plagiarism and redundancy/self-plagiarism:

  1. The Editors, in collaboration with the Editorial Board, will investigate the matter.
  2. In the case of a manuscript already published, a formal notice of redundant publication will be issued to readers as part of the next edition. The Editors have the right to refuse accepting submissions from such authors for a certain period of time (Information adapted from Redundant Publication: The Editorial Policy Committee of the Council of Science Editors (n.d.). Available at http://natajournals.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1256771128861/redundant_pub.pdf Accessed 12 May 2017). 
  3. In cases of manuscript submission where there are redundancy concerns the Editors will not allow the publishing of the particular manuscript in the Educational Research for Social Change: An Online Journal.
  4. In cases of manuscript submission where there are minor self-plagiarism concerns authors will be asked to rephrase the duplicated sentences.

Authors should therefore cite overlapping sections of two manuscripts. Upon request of the Editors the information of the second manuscript should be made available (Information adapted from Code of Ethics for the Journal of International Business Studies (n.d.). Available at http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/author_instructions.html#Ethical-guidelines. Accessed 12 May2013)

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS REGARDING AN EXTENDED ABSTRACT

Length: The extended abstract should be 2-4 pages long, including references.

The above is based on:

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS REGARDING ARTICLES

ONE PAPER PER YEAR PER AUTHOR: Please take note that only one paper will be published by an author per year.


FORMATTING YOUR ARTICLE

Full papers must be between 6000 and 8000 words, including notes and references. An abstract of not more than 200 words and a list of six keywords for indexing purposes should be provided.

Please use the template on our website for the layout and fonts.

Footnotes are allowed, but please do not use Endnotes.

The referencing is APA 6th.


SAVING YOUR PAPER

The submission file has to be saved as either Microsoft Word. Please do not submit in pdf format.

Use “save as” to save your document as yourname_ERSC.doc, so that you retain an unaltered copy of this template.

PLEASE NOTE
Authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items:

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS REGARDING BOOK REVIEWS

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS REGARDING PROJECT REPORTS

FORMATTING YOUR REPORT

Template for a project report

Template for a conference report

NB: Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.