African Educational Research Journal is a peer-reviewed open access research journal focusing on central ideas and themes in educational research.

The scope of African Educational Research Journal is deliberately broad, both in terms of topics covered and disciplinary perspective. The journal welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplines that provide relevant research for current issues in education and learning: educational science, psychology, sociology, economics, political science and more. The decisive criterion for accepting a manuscript for publication is scientific quality. All research articles published in this journal have undergone a rigorous peer review. Based on initial screening by the editors, each paper is anonymized and reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.

Open Access

All articles published by African Educational Research Journal are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Authors of articles published in African Educational Research Journal are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the Net Journals copyright and license agreement.

Article-processing charges

African Educational Research Journal levies an article-processing charge of $400 for each article accepted for publication.

Publication and peer review process

Content overview

African Educational Research Journal considers the following types of articles:

• Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

• Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

• Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

African Educational Research Journal uses the double blind peer review process.

Ethical guidelines

Submission of a manuscript to African Educational Research Journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content, and that any experimental research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. African Educational Research Journal's publisher, Net Journals, has a legal responsibility to ensure that its journals do not publish material that infringes copyright, or that includes libellous or defamatory content. If, on review, your manuscript is perceived to contain potentially libellous content the journal Editors, with assistance from the publisher if required, will work with authors to ensure an appropriate outcome is reached. The involvement of scientific writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be acknowledged.

Data and materials release

Submission of a manuscript to African Educational Research Journal implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes. Nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and atomic coordinates should be deposited in an appropriate database in time for the accession number to be included in the published article. In computational studies where the sequence information is unacceptable for inclusion in databases because of lack of experimental validation, the sequences must be published as an additional file with the article. Any 'in press' articles cited within the references and necessary for the reviewers' assessment of the manuscript should be made available if requested by the editorial office.

Copyright

Authors of articles published in African Educational Research Journal retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.