Waikato Journal of Education
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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.
  • Manuscripts length
    Usually 5000 - 7000 words, including references, or approximately 15 pages with an upper limit of 20 pages. This does not include tables.
  • Manuscript style
    Research manuscripts should include:
    Suggest no longer than 12 words. For further guidance, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition.
    Identify the corresponding author with an asterix (*). List all author names in the publication order and provide affiliation, country and email address for each. Unless the Journal Manager has been notified prior to publication, you agree for the lead author's contact email address being included on the front page of the article. Email [email protected] if this is not appropriate.
    Highlight the main focus, context, method, discussion points and implication/s of your research. This should be no more than 150-250 words and must not include references.
    List up to 5 key words. Upon publication, these key words help indexers and search engines locate your work.
  • Manuscript text
    The submission file must be in Word document file format. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses Times New Roman 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); paragraph breaks are indicated by a line space; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (see below).
  • References
    Thoroughly check all references and adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition. Where available, all references must be checked for availability of DOI numbers prior to submission and recorded at end of appropriate references. The correct format is https://doi.org/xxxxx. Check all URLs for the references have been provided. For more information refer to http://www.crossref.org/
  • Manuscripts copies
    We ask that you submit two copies one ‘NOT FOR REVIEW’ that includes all authorship and affiliation information and one ‘FOR REVIEW’ being blind review ready. No author information should be included in the text or file information in the FOR REVIEW version. Your submission may be automatically rejected if you have not included a version that is blind review ready.
  • Ensure your manuscript has not been submitted to another journal simultaneously.

Author Guidelines

We welcome submissions to the Waikato Journal of Education. In order to submit you need to register first, or if you are registered login.

If you need any assistance with this process please email [email protected]

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

Manuscripts need to be original work.

  • Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work. 
  • Manuscripts (i.e., the article submitted for review) should not be submitted to more than one journal simultaneously. You will be asked to confirm this when submitting.

Authorship needs to be appropriate and agreed. 

  • All persons who have made significant contribution to the work reported should be named as co-authors. 
  • For the purposes of Waikato Journal of Education, 'authorship' is defined as those having substantial input into the substance and crafting of the material for publication in this journal. 
  • All authors accept equal responsibility 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.

Ethical research approval, conduct and presentation needs to be demonstrated within the text. 

  • Research reported in the paper must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, in full compliance with all relevant codes. 
  • Ethical information within the body of the manuscript needs to explain the approving organisation and the methods undertaken to protect and respect participants. 
  • Where authors are reporting on research undertaken with people/communities (such as in schools), please describe the ethical processes

Manuscripts should adhere to professional practices of scholarship.

  • Authors must avoid making statements that belittle people/communities in the submitted articles, which could be misunderstood and dishonour any person's/people/communities’ reputation. 
  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest, be it professional or financial and disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the paper.

Acceptable and non-acceptable content

  1. Translations of previously published articles:
    Before an article of this nature could be accepted for Waikato Journal of Education, the author must provide proof from the original publisher that this translation is approved. An accompanying letter from the author explaining the reason for the translation and selecting Waikato Journal of Education is also required.
  2. Extended versions of conference proceedings:
    Extended versions of conference proceedings can only be accepted if the author acknowledges the original source, and can show that the extension is substantial and warrants publishing in this extended manner.
  1. In the case of suspected duplicate publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, requests for changes of authorship, ghost and or disputed authorship please contact the editor. The editor will follow COPE flowcharts to address any queries. The editor will also use COPE flowchart processes in the case of suspected conflicts of interest identified by an author or reader, and in the case of any notification of possible ethical misconduct (direct, social media and so on).

  Peer review
 All manuscripts undergo a rigourous blind peer review process by two reviewers.



Themed issue-Liudmyla Mashtaler Ed.

Manuscripts to be submitted to guest editor - Liudmyla Mashtaler

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