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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Education as Change invites articles that address its aims and scope.

Articles and other material submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the time of submission to Education As Change.


Articles should be between 6000 and 9000 words, including references.

Abstract, keywords

Submitted articles should contain an abstract of between 150-200 words and should be accompanied by a minimum of 3-10 key words. As the abstracts and keywords are taken up in international abstracting indexes, and facilitate the citation of articles and the research of other scholars, it is important that these accurately reflect the article's substance, main arguments and findings.


Chicago referencing style

Submission process

The journal uses Open Journal Systems to manage the submission and review processes. Please read the guide for authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

Preparation for submission

Authors should prepare and upload only one version of their manuscript. The document should contain the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Text with bibliography
  • Figures and tables in the correct place in the text.

The manuscript should be anonymous (for the review process).

Please consult the guidelines on how to anonymise a manuscripts

Editorial responsibilities

It is within the editorial responsibility to make changes to the final document such as editing.

Final proofs will be signed off by the author.


Authors keep the copyright of their manuscritps under a Creative Commons licence: CC BY SA



The journal is  published open access by Unisa Press. It is hosted on the journal website. It is also included in the ScieloSA list.


Article Procesing Charges apply. See 'Fees' under 'About the Journal'


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1,5-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. This is a new submission, not a revised version of a manuscript already under review within EAC.
  8. I agree to pay the Article Processing Charges which is currently ZAR 6500 (VAT included)

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 6500.00 (ZAR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.