Notes for Contributors

Please read the instructions carefully before selecting to add your article.

Submission requirements

Authors should confirm that their article is original work, does not violate any contractual agreement and has not been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. A copyright agreement must also be signed and returned to the journal editor after acceptance of article for publication.

The journal accepts submissions only from individual journal subscribers (SAJHE) or members of the South African Association of Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE).

Name of Account:    SAJHE
Bank:              ABSA
Branch code:   334410 (Stellenbosch Branch)
Account no:     4063856791 
Reference:      Surname and member ID number  


Authors should submit their articles online only. Please ensure that the electronic file is the latest and final version.

A title page should carry the full title (12 words) of the article, its author(s) and relevant institutional affiliation and contact details (mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and email address). The first page of the text proper should carry the title of the article but not the name(s) of the author(s). The article should be typed in double spacing (including all notes and references, and between 5 000 and 6 000 words in length. All notes should be kept to a minimum and appear at the end of the article before the list of references. Figures and tables should not be embedded in the text, but be saved as separate files at the end of each article with their position clearly marked in the text. Indicate clearly in which format they were generated. Please supply typed captions including sources and acknowledgements.

An abstract of 100-150 words in length, covering the main argument(s), methodologies and conclusions, should accompany an article plus a list of at least six keywords for abstracting and indexing services.

All articles shall be critically reviewed.

Online submission

  1. Register on the website

  2. Log onto the website and go to the Article Folder

  3. Select add article from the menu
  4. Enter the document title and a short abstract

  5. Click on browse to select your document and then press the upload button

  6. Remember to click on save  (bottom of page) once you are finished with your article

  7. You can edit your article or upload new documents at any time

  8. Click on the state drop-down and select submit for publication when you are satisfied with your article

  9. Repeat steps 2 - 8 for additional articles

  10. Please monitor the website to see the status of the article as it may need amendments


All correspondence and enquiries should be directed to:

The Editor-in-Chief

South African Journal of Higher Education

Faculty of Education

Stellenbosch University

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Republic of South Africa

Tel: + 27 +21 808 2419

Fax: + 27 + 21 808 2283




The Chicago Manual Style author-date system is used, that is, references are cited in the text by the author(s) name(s), the year of publication and the page number(s) in brackets, for example, (Beets 2008, 412) as a key to the full list of all references that appears at the end of the article. The list of references should include every work cited in the text. Ensure that dates, spelling and titles used in the text are accurate and consistent with those listed in the references.


In text:

(Sturkin 1997, 20-30) book

(Schellinger, Hudson and Rijsberman 1998) three-author book

(Secher et al. 1996, 243 (Note et al. is not italicised) multiple-author book

(Michelangelo 1999, 122-134) a translated book

(UNDP 2003, 14) organisation as author

(Anon. 1547) anonymous author

(Garcia 1987, vol. 2) book volume

(Johnson 1979, sec. 24) section

(Wiens 1983) chapter in a multiple-author book

(Weber, Burlet and Abel 1928) edition

(Allison 1999, 26) journal

(Wright 1968-1978, 2:241) multivolume work

(Barnes 1998, 2:244-255, 3:29) journal volume number with page reference

(Tulchin and Garland 2000) series

(H. J. Brody, pers. comm.) personal communication

(Kurland and Lerner 2000, chap. 9, doc. 3) part of a document; URL

(Fischer and Siple 1990, 212-3) note

(Schwarz 2000) unpublished thesis


In reference list

Allison, G. W. 1999. The implications of experimental design for biodiversity manipulations. American Naturalist 153 (1): 26-45.

Anon. 1547. Stanze in lode della donna brutta. Florence.

Kurland P. B. and L Lerner, eds. 2000. The founder's constitution. Chicago: Chicago University Press. (accessed 2 April 2004).

Michelangelo, 1999. The complete poems of Michelangelo. Trans. J. F. Nims. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Schellinger, P., C. Hudson and M. Rijsberman, eds. 1998. Encyclopedia of the novel. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Schwartz, G. J. 2000. Multiwavelength analysis of classical carbon-oxygen novae (outbursts, binary stars). Ph.D. thesis. Arizona State University.

Secher, J. A., S. M. Pfaffilin, F. L. Denmark, A. Griffen and S. J. Blumenthal, eds. 1996. Women and mental health. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Sturkin, M. 1997. Tangled memories. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Swidler, A. 1986. Culture in action. American Sociological Review 51:273-286.

Tulchin, J. S. and A. M. Garland, eds. 2000. Social development in Latin America: The politics of reform. Woodrow Wilson Center Current Studies on Latin America. Boulder, CO: Lynne Riener.

UNDP see United nations Development Programme.

United Nations Development Programme. 2003. The economic cost of AIDS. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.

Weber, M. H., M. de Burlet and O. Abel. 1928. Die Saugetiere. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Wiens, J. A. 1983. Avian ecology: An iconoclastic view. In Perspectives in omithology, ed. A. H. Brush and G. A. Clark Jr, 355-403. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wright, S. 1968-1978. Evolution and the genetics of populations. 4 vols. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1011-3487