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  • Types of articles published
  • Open access
  • Review process
  • Marketing
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Overview

ISSN


2223-7674 (PRINT)
2223-7682 (ONLINE)

 

 

Focus and scope


The South African Journal of Childhood Education (SAJCE) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of research in childhood learning and development and the care and education of children from birth to 12 years. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope and seeks to stimulate the exchange of ideas in a variety of subjects, contexts and issues in childhood education and childcare. The editors welcome articles showing evidence of robust empirical research that is also theoretically strong.

 

SAJCE aims to be a scholarly forum in a specialised field that has long been neglected in the South African and regional educational research community. The journal is open to a range of research genres and designs. The choice of studies includes statistical research on young children’s learning and development, large scale surveys of learning environments, evaluation studies of teaching practice and school management, as well as ethnographic and case studies of individuals and groups of children or their teachers and care providers. The journal has relevance to policy-makers, researchers, classroom teachers, school managers and teacher educators in childhood education and care. The following are topical areas:

  • Numeracy and mathematics learning and pedagogy
  • Children’s development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts
  • Language and literacy learning and its pedagogy
  • Childhood play and children’s ‘design thinking’
  • Care and education for vulnerable children
  • Teacher education and development for primary school and early childhood development (ECD)

Submissions in English (full article) will be considered for publication.

 

Special thematic collections are published online when ready and printed in a separate compilation. An annual volume does not consist of separate issues.

 

 

Historic data


SAJCE, launched in 2011, is the research journal of the Centre for Education Practice Research (CEPR), established in 2007, at the University of Johannesburg.

 

 

Publicationfrequency


Thejournal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.

 

 

Types of articles published


Read full details on the submissions guidelines page.

 

 

Openaccess


Thisis an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.

 

 

Reviewprocess


Thejournal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.

 

 

Marketing


AOSIS has a number of ways in which we promote publications. Learn more here.

 

 

Membership


AOSIS is a member and/or subscribes to the standards and code of practices of several leading industry organisations. This includes the Directory of Open Access Journals, Ithenticate, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, CrossRef, Portico and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Learn more here.

 

 

DHET Accreditation

The journal is DHET accredited because it is listed on the following approved indexing services:

  • IBSS
  • SciELO SA
  • SCOPUS

Indexing Services

All articles published in the journal are included in:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • ERIC
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • Google Scholar
  • IBSS
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1
  • ProQuest
  • SciELO SA
  • SCOPUS
  • Web of Science Other Coverage, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ESCI

We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Archiving

The full text of the journal articles is deposited in the following archives to guarantee long-term preservation:

  • AOSIS Library
  • SA ePublications,Sabinet
  • South African Government Libraries
  • Portico

AOSIS is also a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from AOSIS and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware. The URL to the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest for the journal is, https://sajce.co.za/index.php/sajce/gateway/lockss. Please inform us if you are using our manifest as we would like to add your name to the list above.

Journal Impact

A journal's Impact Factor was originally designed in 1963 as a tool for libraries to compare journals,and identify the most popular ones to subscribe to. It was never intended to measure the quality of journals, and definitely not the quality of individual articles.

The Impact Factor is a journal-level measurement reflecting the yearly average number of citations of recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Therefore, the more often articles in the journal are cited, the higher its Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor is highly discipline-dependent due to the speed with which articles get cited in each field and the related citation practices. The percentage of total citations occurring in the first two years after publication varies highly amongst disciplines. Accordingly, one cannot compare journals across disciplines based on their relative Impact Factors.

We provide several citation-based measurements for each of our journals, if available. We caution our authors, readersand researchers that they should assess the quality of the content of individual articles, and not judge the quality of articles by the reputation of the journal in which they are published.

 

Citation-based measurement  

2018

Journal Impact Factor, based on Web of Science (formerly ISI)

n/a

CiteScore, based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

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Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

n/a

Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

n/a

H5-index, based on Google Scholar

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