About the journal
This is an international, multidisciplinary, independent publication for all researchers who understand the role of knowledge production in the transformation of society. It brings together diverse discipline to provide a knowledge repository for the transformation of humanity as a whole. The journal is devoted to all aspects of development, innovations and good practice in education in general and society in particular. This journal uses double-blind peer review; that is, throughout the review process the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers; and the identities of the reviewers are concealed from the authors and also from other reviewers. To facilitate the integrity of this process, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a manner that does not expose their identities.
Kehdinga George Fomunyam, Durban University of Technology
Melvin Rahming, Morehouse College
Bilola Nicoline, Dinamo Foundation, United States of America
Fru Raymond, University of Lesotho, Lesotho
Doh Walters, North-West University, South Africa
Monica Otu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Nemkul Samuel, University of Buea, Cameroon
Titus Adeyinka, Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan, Nigeria
Samuel Ilupeju, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Arise Abimbola Kemisola, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Richard Tabulawa, University of Botswana, Botswana
Takao Maruyama, University of Bradford
George D. Nyamndi, University of Buea, Cameroon
Fofuleng Samkea, University of Buea, Cameroon
Frequency of publication
This journal publishes one volume per year, and this would be at the end of the year. Note that this schedule might be changed at any time because of the publication of special issues or because of the wishes of the editorial office.
This journal upholds educational integrity; therefore, it will accept no form of educational misconduct or malpractice. All authors must make sure that the work they submit for publication are their original works and have not been published elsewhere in part or in full. If the research has been published in any form, the researcher must so inform the journal in order to ensure appropriate consideration. To increase accessibility as well as consumption, the journal is published both in print and online.
Open Access policy
The journal believes in the free consumption of knowledge. Therefore, all articles published will be freely available online as well as in print for the consumption of the general public. While contributors would receive pdf versions of the published journals in which their works appear, each of the institutions to which the contributors belong will receive a hard copy of the journal issues for consumption in it library.
Guidelines to authors
Authors must submit manuscripts online via the email. Detailed instructions are available below. To facilitate blind review, the journal would not accept manuscripts in print form. All contributors submitting an article must submit TWO (2) separate documents: one with the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact details and the second without the name, institutional affiliation or any information that might reveal the identity of the author. The authors should also make sure that the Microsoft documents do not contain the authors’ names. name.
Zoe International Journal of Social Transformation is devoted to original inquiries in all fields of knowledge. The Journal seeks (1) to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of knowledge in different fields of human endeavour, thereby contributing to social transformation and (2) to encourage a vigorous dialogue between scholars and practitioners across a full spectrum disciplines to promote the kind of collaboration that leads to the improvement of the society. Therefore, this journal is hospitable to scholarly writing on a variety of topics and in various disciplines. It I also encourage differing conceptual, methodological, and substantive approaches. Four kinds of papers are especially encouraged: (1) research reports addressing important topics and issues pertaining to social transformation; (2) scholarly writing of other kinds—for example, theoretical statements and philosophical arguments which give direction to the society; (3) critical syntheses of a fields of educational inquiry; (4) integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice; (5) application of knowledge in the process of social transformation.
Manuscripts will be reviewed for the significance of the problem, the originality of the contribution, the cogency of the method and argument, and the crispness and clarity of prose. Authors who wish to review books are also welcome. Authors who wish to respond in print to a book review are encouraged to submit a brief response of no more than 500 words. Reviewers will be given the opportunity to respond in the same issue
Formatting Electronic Files
All manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman, fonts size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. The paper should be justified on both ends. All headings and subheadings must be clearly pointed out. The author must ensure that the title of the article must not exceed twenty words (20) followed by the abstract and a maximum of five key words. The submissions of authors who d do not follow these instructions, will not be processed by the journal office.
Anonymity of Authors
The editors review all submissions, and those deemed appropriate for publication are sent anonymously to reviewers. The editors rely heavily on reviewers’ judgments, although the editors are not bound by them. Strong efforts are made to ensure prompt decisions about acceptance. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript. A separate document should carry the title, author’s name, and author’s affiliation. All identifying references and notes should be separated from other references and notes. Citations in text to these references should be to “Identifying Reference” and the publication date.
Except in rare and justifiable cases, papers submitted to the journal should not exceed a total of 5000 words, including footnotes, references, tables, and figures. Additional supporting material not in the printed edition can be referenced in the print version and included in the online version of the article.
Manuscript Acceptance Policy
Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to copyediting. Manuscript submission indicates the author’s commitment to publish in Zoe International Journal of Social Transformation (ZIJST) and to give ZIJST first publication rights. No paper known to be under consideration by another journal will be reviewed.
Preparation of Copy
Include an abstract (250 words or less) summarizing the paper’s chief contribution. On a separate page, provide a two- or three-line biographical description of yourself for purposes of positionality.
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