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SAJEE requires online submission. Authors will need to register as a new user, or log-in if a user profile exists. Prompts to complete the submission process will include details of the author and all co-authors, including their email addresses.

Submissions should be between 3 500 and a maximum of 6000 words in length, including abstract and references. The English language used should be either South African or UK, and the style should be clear and straightforward without unnecessary jargon. Footnotes should be avoided. All pages should be numbered. The submission should be uploaded as an editable Microsoft Word document, or equivalent. Please ensure that all electronic files are virus free before uploading.

Contributions other than Research Papers:

Put forward an argument or proposal that is well supported with verified facts, sound reasoning, and contextualisation in actual situations as well as literature. This is a short contribution that can be speculative, but still of scholarly value. In particular, it needs to make a new point that has not been published before. Length: Up to 3500 words.

Think Piece:
This is a substantive academic piece ideally building on work done over several years, the authors’ own and/or the wider scholarly community’s. It picks up existing debates and long-standing issues of scholarly interest. No recent research is necessary, but the paper needs to refer comprehensively to the scholarly debates relevant to the chosen topic. Length:  Between 3500 and a maximum of 6000 words.

Review Paper:
Field work is now more difficult! How do we still do research? Some university educators have started to study their new teaching practices, which could be published as research papers. But we also encourage you to experiment with research methods like document analysis and meta-reviews. What can we learn from the research on EE and ESD approaches published over the years? Many journals now have open digital platforms from where to access the existing works in the field, so as to more strongly situate as well as make known our own contributions, whether we are in Cairns or Cape Town, Lusaka or Leuphana. On the African Journals Online platform (www.ajol.info) you will find an archive of SAJEE volumes, a wealth of research and deliberation to review. Length: Between 3500 and a maximum of 6000 words.

Title and Abstract.
The paper should have a short title (no longer than 15 words) and a short abstract of between 150 and 200 words. To protect the integrity of the blind peer review process, your contact details and name(s) should not appear on the abstract page or any other place in the paper, including the references of the paper uploaded. Please include 3-5 keywords at the end of the abstract. 

Tables and Figures.
Tables and figures must be included as part of the text, clearly labelled and numbered consecutively. Figures should be in a finished form, suitable for reproduction. Figures will not normally be redrawn by the publisher. Photographs need to be high resolution. Authors must obtain permissions for all graphics and extensively used citations before submitting the paper to the SAJEE, should these not be original work.

Authors are strongly encouraged to refer to recent, seminal and relevant literature.

Referencing in text.
This journal uses the APA (American Psychological Association) version 7 referencing style. Referencing in text should be quoted with the name and date in brackets, e.g., Chauke (2021) or UNCED (1992) including a page number if a direct quote, e.g., (Chauke & Ramodungoane, 2021, p. 183). List multiple sources in the text in alphabetical order (as in reference list), not in date order, e.g., (Crick, 2009; Hope, 2006; Ngcoza, 2014; Watson, 2003). The in-text citation for works with three or more authors is now shortened to et al. right from the first citation. The publisher location is no longer included in the reference.  Surnames and initials for up to 20 authors should be provided in the reference entry.  All journal articles must have a doi or URL. URLs are no longer preceded by “Retrieved from” unless the website or online page is updated at intervals.

Reference list.
References should be listed in alphabetical order by the author’s surname. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be included after the year of publication. ALL journal articles, even print versions, must have a doi or URL at the end of the reference using this format: https://doi.org/10.xxxxxxxxxxx (no full stop at the end). Please separate individual references with a blank line.The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

Books: Handy,  C.B. (1985). Understanding organisations (3rd ed.). Penguin.

Journal articles: Chauke, M., & Ramodungoane, T. (2021).  Educators as mediators in teaching English as First Additional Language in Grade 6 inclusive classrooms in South Africa. South African Journal of Education, 41(3), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X025009006

Chapters within books: Kilkenny, K. (2020). What is teacher training? In C. Carden (Ed.), Primary teaching (pp. 23-46). Sage. https://read.kortext.com/reader/pdf/329262/

Policy documents: UNCED (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development). (1992). Agenda 21 (Chapter 36). United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro.

Unpublished theses: Hawkins, E. J. (1999). Artist and model: Shaping the creative process [Unpublished master’s / doctoral thesis]. James Cook University.

Conference papers: Hoadley, U. (2012, September 21). What do we know about teaching and learning in South African primary schools? [Paper presentation]. Towards Carnegie III Conference on Strategies to Overcome Inequality and Poverty, Cape Town, South Africa.

Newspapers: McCain, N. (2021, September 14). Western Cape matric pupils prioritised for Covid-19 jabs. News 24.  https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/western-cape-matric-pupils-prioritised-for-covid-19-jabs-20210914

If no author, only title: Mandela praises policeman for courage. (2005, December 8). Eastern Province Herald, 3. 
In-text: (“Mandela praises policeman for courage”, 2005)

Webpage with author(s): Harris, B., & Zucker, S. (2015, August 9). Haussmann the demolisher and the creation of modern Paris. Smarthistory. https://smarthistory.org/haussmann-the-demolisher-andthe-creation-of-modern-paris

Webpage with no author: Educating America for the 21st Century: Developing a strategic plan for    educational leadership for Columbia University – 1993-2000. (1994). Initial workshop draft.  http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/CONF/EdPlan.html  In-text:  (Educating America for the 21st Century, 1994)

Webpage with no author or date: The Barrett Taxonomy of cognitive and affective dimensions of reading comprehension. (n.d.). http://www.aiz.vic.edu.au/Embed/Media/00000013/Art-read- comp-taxonomy-barrett.pdf
In-text:  (The Barrett Taxonomy, n.d.)

Government sources:
The first time you refer in the text to a government ministry, write its name out in full. For example: (Ministry of Education and Culture [MBEC], 1998, p. 14); thereafter simply use the acronym: (MBEC, 1998, p. 14).

If you are referring to a country other than the one in which your study is situated, use the country name in the reference: (United Kingdom. Department for Education, 2009).

Curriculum: Ministry of Basic Education and Culture. (1998). Pilot curriculum for formal senior secondary education. NIED.
In-text: (Ministry of Basic Education and Culture [MBEC], 1998)

Statistics: Department of Basic Education. (2010). Education statistics, 2009. Government Printer.
In-text: (Department of Basic Education [DBE], 2010)

Government Gazette: Department of Basic Education. (2010). National Education Policy Act (27/1966) and the South African Schools Act (84/1996): Call for written submissions from the stakeholder bodies and members of the public on the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements for all subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12. (Government Gazette 33528, Notice 784, 3 September 2010). Government Printer.

Grammatical errors.
The author must ensure that grammar and spelling are correct and is responsible for ensuring that all factual information is correct.

Headings and Sub-headings.
The use of informative sub-headings is recommended and, if used, should adhere to the following form: MAIN HEADING (bold, bigger, initial caps); section or sub-heading (bold); and sub-section heading (bold, italics).

Units of measurement.
Use the SI metric system for units of measurement. Spell out numbers from one to ten; use numerals for larger numbers, groups of numbers, fractions or units, e.g., 4 to 27, 12kg/ha, 34 pupils. Words and abbreviations of Latin and Greek derivation, e.g., et al. should be in italics. Scientific names should be given in full when a genus or species is first mentioned, and they should be in italics.

Will be sent to authors if there is sufficient time to do so and should be corrected and returned within three to five days.

These will not be provided. Authors will, however, be granted permission to use copies of their papers for teaching purposes. Journals will be available in pdf format in the SAJEE archives www.ajol.info/sajee

Papers will be checked for plagiarism using turnitin if editors detect potential plagiarism problems. Authors are fully responsibility for any plagiarism, and should check their own papers before submission. By submitting a paper to the journal, authors agree that journal editors may check the paper via turnitin if necessary.

SAJEE aligns with the guidelines document in the use of AI tools, in development by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

The editors reserve the right to edit articles, but will endeavour to check all significant editorial changes with the authors.

Post-publication errors and falsification claims should be brought to the attention of the editorial team. This will be investigated and the online paper will be corrected at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. In the case of fundamental corrections a notification of correction will be sent to the journal database and posted on the home page.

Published authors will be required to submit their unique scientific ORCiD identity number. 

The copyright belongs to the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) under a Creative Commons Attribution license, CC-BY-NC-SA. It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in EEASA. Authors may use the article elsewhere after publication, providing prior permission is obtained from EEASA and the publishing details are included. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ for more information in this regard.

Open Access.
The SAJEE journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public and scholarly community supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no article submission nor processing charges associated with the SAJEE.

Future Reviewing.
Published authors automatically include themselves as reviewers for future submissions that are relevant to them. This will be limited to once per annum.

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2411-5959
print ISSN: 0256-7504