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Author Guidelines


CrossCheck helps editors actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Should the editors wish to screen for unoriginal material, CrossCheck will be used at any point during the peer review or publishing process.

Ethical guidelines for authors

All authors submitting to Waikato Journal of Education need to adhere to the following ethical guidelines.

  • All authors must ensure that their article is their own original work. You will be asked to confirm this when submitting.
  • All authors are equally held accountable for the content of a submitted manuscript or other text.
  • The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant contribution to the work reported should be named as co-authors.
  • Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.
  • Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole.
  • Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work unless fully cited, and with the permission of that third party.
  • Authors must make available all necessary formal and documented ethical approval from an appropriate research ethics committee, including evidence of anonymisation and informed consent from the individuals and groups studied, if appropriate.
  • Research reported in the paper must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, in full compliance with all relevant codes.
  • Authors must avoid making defamatory statements in submitted articles, which could be construed as impugning any person's reputation.
  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest – be it professional or financial – which could be held to arise with respect to the article.
  • Authors must disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the paper.

Style guidelines for Authors

Articles for consideration by the Editorial Board should be submitted online through the Open Journal Systems management system. This system manages all submissions and reviews, and authors can log in to track their submissions. The submitted articles will be ‘blind’ refereed by three members of the Editorial Board, who will remain anonymous, and authors will receive feedback through the management system.

The normal word limit for articles is about 6000 words. Visual illustrations are encouraged in keeping with the ethos and practice of technology education. 

All manuscripts must be single-spaced and adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Guidelines of the latest version of the American Psychological Association. All figures and artwork must be scaled to fit and be submitted in electronic format. The text should use Times New Roman 11 point font (or equivalent) and employ italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

doi numbers must be added to all references where they have been allocated one. Refer


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. Blind Review: Your peer-review article will be automatically rejected if your submission is not blind review ready. Check the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

    If using Google Docs please to to file/make a copy and then remove identifiers—name, self-references. Export as either Word or pdf then follow the relevant file type instructions as a double check.

  2. 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').
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  4. Where available, all URLs for the references have been provided. Refer
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses Times New Roman 11-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.

  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. All references have been throughly checked  and adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Guidelines of the latest version of the American Psychological Association. All references must be checked for doi numbers prior to submission and recorded at end of appropriate  references. You can search the name of articles here
  8. Where available, doi numbers for articles have been provided.

    Consistent with current APA Guidelines, Waikato Journal of Education requires authors to include the doi of manuscripts they reference where this information is available. One quick resource for doing this is provided HERE

  9. Unless the Journal Administrator has been notified prior to publication, you agree for the lead author's contact email address being included on front page of the article. You can contact the Journal Administrator by leaving a message to the Editor below or emailing
  10. Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest—be it professional or financial—which could be held to arise with respect to the articl. Please use comments below to advise of any conflict.

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