Guide for authors
The Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ZJER) will consider for publication scholarly articles relating to education and human resources issues.
- All submissions should be written in English.
- Submissions must not have been previously published, nor be under review by another journal.
- Articles should have a maximum of 4000 words and an abstract of not more than 250 words.
- All submissions should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced and in Times New Roman font 12.
- Authors should submit their MS Word article on a CD or flash disk plus three hard copies, or as an e-mail attachment.
- Submissions should include a cover page with name/s of authors, current address, phone number, e-mail address, current occupation and institution.
- ZJER recommends the use of the latest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) for all citations and references.
- Citations inside the articles should always include page numbers where appropriate.
- Contributors should ensure that their papers are comprehensively edited and proofread before submission.
- Please include a non-refundable processing fee for each submitted article: US$60.00 (if you are within Zimbabwe) or US$100.00 (if you are outside Zimbabwe) cash or bank draft addressed to the University of Zimbabwe/ZJER.
- Subscriptions, submissions and all enquiries should be sent to:
Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research
Human Resources Research Centre
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referencing guide for authors
The Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ZJER) recommends the use of the latest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) for all citations and references.
Reference entries for books
Vasi, A. C. (2010). A history of research methods: Trends in Zimbabwean education. Gweru: Mambo Press.
Reference entries for a chapter in a book
Sabe, M. R., & Teta, X. (2008). The art and science of nation building in modern times. In J. Duro & R. G. Vunga (Eds.), The state and statecraft in Africa during the post-colonial era (pp. 17-43). Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
Reference entries for a Journal article in print
Bute, C., & Chena, A. (2012). An experimental evaluation of logical thinking in adolescents and geriatrics in the Middle Bubi River Valley: Re-assessing the generation gap cognitive development. Journal of Scientific and Psychological Perspectives, 42(2), 1-27.
Reference entries for a newspaper or magazine article with or without author
Meso, J., Butho, D., & Dada, V. (2010, May 25). More prophets in Africa than elsewhere in the world. New Parade, 11(20), 58-59.
General elections looming. (2001, July 24). The Daily Post, pp. 1, B4.
Reference entries for an unpublished Master’s/PhD thesis
Chino, Q. (2012). Development of information and communication technologies and strategies to harness their economic potential in the banking sector (Unpublished master’s thesis). Lupane State University, Lupane.
Reference entries for a conference paper
Denhe, X., Ncube, P. G., & Hamba, V. (2011, May). Acquisition and appropriation of state powers by party militias and powerful individuals: Integrating politics and gangsterism in governance in Africa. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Democratic Governance Research, Pretoria.
Reference entries for a web page article
Gabe, R. P. (2011). Integrating qualitative and quantitative analyses. Retrieved from http://www.gama.t.w.research.methods&techs.org.edu.htm.
Reference entries for a Journal article retrieved from a database without digital object identifier (DOI)
Busa, D., & Veda, W. (2011). Management systems in Africa: A new perspective in personnel management. African Journal of Human Resources, 11(20), 58-59. Retrieved from http://www.jhrmgt.afr.TWG.edu/pdf/.
Reference entries for a Journal article retrieved from a database with digital object identifier (DOI)
Rata, Z. D., & Tasa, X. (2012). Management systems in Africa: A new perspective in personnel management. International Journal of Management Systems, 11(20), 58-59. doi: 10.1080/0037799
Reference entries for an ERIC document
Pada, Y., & Cijo, S. (2011). Management systems in Africa: A new perspective in personnel management. Harare: Human Resources Research Centre. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED512295)
Citing sources in the text
Citations inside the articles should always include page numbers where appropriate.
Sabe argued that social media ‘enable all Africans to express themselves without fear of retribution from repressive state organs’ (Goza & Bodo, 2011, p. 121).
Goza and Bodo (2011) were not convinced with Sabe’s argument that social media ‘enable all Africans to express themselves without fear of retribution from repressive state organs’ (p. 121).
When citing in the text a work discussed in a secondary source, give both the primary and the secondary sources.
Lawe and Navo’s study (as cited in Edo & Webo, 2011) provided a glimpse to the extent of repressive state organs in the SADC region. (NB. In the references page, you would cite the secondary source you read not the original study.)
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