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.
  • The word limit for articles is 6000 words. This does not include references or tables.
  • 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 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.
  • 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').
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, all URLs for the references have been provided. Refer http://www.crossref.org/
  • The text is s1.5 spaced; uses Times New Roman 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • All references have been thoroughly 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 http://www.crossref.org/
  • 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
  • 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 acceptable.
  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest—be it professional or financial—which could be held to arise with respect to the article. Please contact the Editor or Journal Manager to advise of any conflict.

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 assitance with this process please email [email protected]

Below are the Author Guidelines and Submission Preparation Checklist - please read these carefully before submitting.

Authorship definition

For the purposes of WJE, 'authorship' is defined as those having substantial input into the substance and crafting of the material for publication in this journal.

Please note that the word limit for articles is 6000 words.

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 ensure that copyright has not been breached by submitting their article for publication.
  • 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.
  • Where authors are reporting on research undertaken with people (such as in schools), please describe the ethical processes permitting this activity and the kind of informed consent sought from participants. This statement within the body of the manuscript needs to explain the standards of compliance, declarations of any conflicts of interest, and the methods undertaken to protect and respect participants as well as copyright. While complete anonymity is sometimes difficult to achieve, WJE expects authors to maintain high ethical standards. For example, it is seldom appropriate to include individual participants' names or images or other specifically identifying information. Should this be necessary, the reasons for their inclusion must be explained fully, along with the ethical procedures preceding this use.
  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest, be it professional or financial,which could be held to arise with respect to the article.
Acceptable and non-acceptable content
1. Translations of previously published articles:

Before an article of this nature could be accepted for WJE, 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 WJE 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.

3. Sources of funding for research:
Readers need to know if and who funded the research that a manuscript is based on. A statement to this effect, including information on the funders role in the research and it publication must be included as an acknowledgement in the published paper.

Authorship and change processes

Proposed changes and 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 (direct, social media and so on) of possible ethical misconduct.

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

All manuscripts must be 1.5-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 12 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 http://www.crossref.org/


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.

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