Publisher:

African Minds Trusthttp://www.africanminds.co.zaGet the latest Higher Education catalogue 2013 of African Minds (including JSAA) here.  Postal Address: African Minds PO Box 7507 Stellenbosch 7599 South Africa Telephone: +27 21 886 9391+27 21 886 9391 / +27 21 886 9387+27 21 886 9387 Email address: info [at ] africanminds.co.za Contact person: Ms Felicity GallagherThe African Minds Trust is an open access, academic publisher focused on the social sciences and humantities in Africa. African Minds is a registered non-profit Public Benefit Organisation (SA NPO  T2864/2012). JSAA is published for:Society for the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa (SPSAA) JSAA website is developed and hosted by:University of the Western Cape LibraryBellville, Cape Town, South Africahttp://www.lib.uwc.ac.za CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

Sponsoring Organizations:

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is published for the Society for the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa (SPSAA) in partnership with various organisations.The patron of the Journal is Prof Lullu Tshiwula, formerly DVC Student Developmenet and Support, University of the Western Cape.

  • Centre for Student Support Services (CSSS), UWC
  • African Minds Trust
  • UWC Libraries e-Publications

Sources of Support:

JSAA is a not-for-profit, scholarly and professional journal that is supported by its sponsoring organisations, donors and voluntary contributions of supporters, as well as the work of volunteers.

Peer Review:

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa affirms diverse forms of scholarly engagement and diversity in terms of themes and perspectives, paradigmatic, disciplinary and methodological approaches and contexts of scholarship and application. It considers for publication submissions of original scholarly research-based articles, reflective discussions by practitioners, book reviews and professional notices, such as  conference calls.Submissions are encouraged from scholars and reflective practitioners from across the globe; submissions ought to be relevant to the mission, aims and scope of the Journal. Especially encouraged are submissions from African scholars and professionals working in higher education on the African continent. Submissions dealing with student development issues from other contexts (e.g. the African Diaspora, other emerging economies) that are transferable to the African context are also considered for publication.The editorial and peer review policy adheres to the ASSAf National Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals (ASSAf Council, 2008). All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial careful examination by the Editorial Executive Committee to ensure authors’ submissions conform to best practice. Qualifying scholarly research-based articles are blindly reviewed by at least two peer reviewers, who would typically be members of the International Editorial Board of the Journal. Peer reviewers have proven scholarly and/or professional expertise in the subject matter of a manuscript. Reviewer reports are assessed by the Editorial Executive Committee and form the basis of any decision by the Committee on how to proceed with a manuscript.

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.

Publication Scheduling:

This journal publishes biannually.

General:

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA) is an independent, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open-access academic journal that publishes scholarly research and reflective discussions about the theory and practice of student affairs in Africa.

JSAA aims to contribute to the professionalization of student affairs in African higher education. It strives to be the foremost academic journal dealing with the theory and practice of the student affairs domain in universities on the African continent, and an indispensable resource for the executive leadership of universities and colleges dealing with student affairs, deans of students and other senior student affairs professionals, as well as institutional researchers and academics and students focused on the field of higher education studies and student affairs.

JSAA is published twice a year by the JSAA Editors in collaboration with Stellenbosch University Library and Information Services and African Sun Media, South Africa. The editorial and peer review policy adheres to the Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals (Academy of Sciences of SA Council, 2008). JSAA is published online and in print. Authors publish free of charge; there are no processing or page fees. 

Since 2017, JSAA is DHET-accredited in South Africa by the national Department of Higher Education and Training as a subsidy earning scholarly journal on the SA-list of accredited journals. JSAA is indexed and co-hosted by AJOL, DOAJ, and indexed by ERIC, BASE, WorldCat Libraries and Google Scholar. Scopus, Sherpa/Romeo, Infobase and other indexing service subscriptions are currently being pursued. 
 
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Other websites associated with this journal: www.jsaa.ac.za

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa affirms diverse forms of scholarly engagement and diversity in terms of themes and perspectives, paradigmatic, disciplinary and methodological approaches and contexts of scholarship and application. It considers for publication submissions of original scholarly research-based articles, reflective discussions by practitioners, book reviews and professional notices, such as  conference calls.Submissions are encouraged from scholars and reflective practitioners from across the globe; submissions ought to be relevant to the mission, aims and scope of the Journal. Especially encouraged are submissions from African scholars and professionals working in higher education on the African continent. Submissions dealing with student development issues from other contexts (e.g. the African Diaspora, other emerging economies) that are transferable to the African context are also considered for publication.The editorial and peer review policy adheres to the ASSAf National Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review for South African Scholarly Journals (ASSAf Council, 2008). All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial careful examination by the Editorial Executive Committee to ensure authors’ submissions conform to best practice. Qualifying scholarly research-based articles are blindly reviewed by at least two peer reviewers, who would typically be members of the International Editorial Board of the Journal. Peer reviewers have proven scholarly and/or professional expertise in the subject matter of a manuscript. Reviewer reports are assessed by the Editorial Executive Committee and form the basis of any decision by the Committee on how to proceed with a manuscript.

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes biannually.

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.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Teboho Moja, Professor of Higher Education, New York University
 
Editorial Executive
Dr Thierry Luescher, A/Director for Institutional Research, University of the Free State (Journal Manager)
Dr Martin Mandew, Campus Principal, Durban University of Technology
Prof. Teboho Moja, Professor of Higher Education, New York University (Editor-in-Chief)
Dr Birgit Schreiber, Executive Director: Student Affairs, University of Stellenbosch (Book Review Editor)
Dr WP Wahl, A/Director: Residence Life, University of the Free State
Prof. Akilagpa Sawyerr, President: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
  
International Editorial Advisory Board
Dr Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Dean for Students, Pace University
Prof. Cecil Bodibe, Director of Special Projects, Empowaworx
Dr John Butler-Adam, Editor-in-Chief:The South African Journal of Science
Prof. Ronelle Louise Carolissen, A/Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Stellenbosch
Prof. Jon Dalton, Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Florida State University
Dr Tom Ellett, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, New York University
Prof. Magda Fourie-Malherbe, Professor of Higher Education Studies, Stellenbosch University
Assoc. Prof Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, Senior Lecturer: Political Science, University of Ghana
Dr Manja Klemenčič, Senior Lecturer: Sociology of Higher Education, Harvard University
Prof. Patrício Langa, A/Professor of Higher Education, University of the Western Cape and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Prof. Christina Lunceford, A/Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University
Dr Llewellyn MacMaster, Manager: Civil Society Relations, Stellenbosch University
Dr Ibrahim Ogachi Oanda, Programme Officer for Research (Higher Education), CODESRIA
Dr Adesoji Adeolu Oni, Senior Lecturer: Educational Foundations, University of Lagos
Prof. Dawn Person, Professor in Educational Leadership, California State University Fullerton
Distinguished Prof. John Schuh, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University
Distinguished Prof. Vincent Tinto, Distinguished Professor in Higher Education, Syracuse University
Prof. Nan Yeld, formerly Dean of the Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town
Prof. Juma Shabani, University of Burundi; formerly UNESCO Senior Specialist for Higher Education in Africa  
 
Journal Website Technical Team
Mr Mark P Snyders, Repository and Digital Scholarship, University of the Western Cape
Mr Solomon Kapfunde, University Library ePublications, University of the Western Cape
 
Proofreading and Publishing
Ms Felicity Vanessa Gallagher, African Minds
Mr Francois van Schalkwyk, African Minds

Sponsors

The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is published for the Society for the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa (SPSAA) in partnership with various organisations.The patron of the Journal is Prof Lullu Tshiwula, formerly DVC Student Developmenet and Support, University of the Western Cape.

  • Centre for Student Support Services (CSSS), UWC
  • African Minds Trust
  • UWC Libraries e-Publications

Sources of Support

JSAA is a not-for-profit, scholarly and professional journal that is supported by its sponsoring organisations, donors and voluntary contributions of supporters, as well as the work of volunteers.

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2307-6267