A Journal of the Faculty of Education
University of Swaziland
Kwaluseni campus


JULY 2018

ISSN: 2616-3012

UNISWA Journal of Education


UJOE is an online Journal of the Faculty of Education, University of Swaziland. The Faculty of Education is made up of five distinct departments, namely: Adult Education; Curriculum & Teaching; Educational Foundations & Management; In-Service; and Primary Education. The UJOE offers an interdisciplinary forum to scholars and researchers, with a focus on the theory of the development and practice of education   from pre-primary to higher education. For this reason, contributors to the UJOE are encouraged to submit articles or papers that address the basic issues and recent developments in the area of education, with particular reference to education policies at all levels of the education system. The UJOE  strives to recognize the variations within the Faculty of Education across the continent and beyond; and, therefore, encourages contributors to submit articles from different perspectives which include educational technologies, indigenous educational knowledge systems, educational psychology, guidance & counselling, history, philosophy, sociology, administration, educational leadership and management, measurement  and evaluation, comparative studies, adult education, community development and lifelong learning, gender issues in education, early childhood education, and curriculum development.



UJOE provides an international arena for original research studies and ideas on past, present and future trends and practices in education.  In particular, the journal seeks to promote original theoretical and empirical work, as well as review papers in all spheres of education that advance and enhance an understanding of educational theory and practice. Specifically, the UJOE aims to meet the following objectives:

i. to provide for the dissemination of information and discussions on educational issues that result from the findings of research;

ii. to encourage, coordinate, as well as facilitate the publication of findings from original research; and

iii. serve as a public voice that enables unrestricted response to educational issues for educational researchers and scholars alike.



Manuscripts preparations

Manuscripts should be a minimum of 4000 words and should not exceed 6500 words, including figures, tables, notes and references. The submission of manuscripts must be made online using the address provided below.  It is imperative for contributors to remember that submitting an article to two or more publishing journals at the same time is illegal. Manuscripts must conform to the following guidelines; 

i. All articles must be submitted in English language.

ii. Articles must be submitted online.

iii. Articles or papers should be in Word, Ariel style, font-size 12, typed on one side of the page. The manuscript should be one and half (1.5) spacing with clear margins.

iv. Manuscripts should have a separate page for the title of the paper or contribution, name(s) and biographical information of the contributor(s), including their email addresses, name(s) and physical addresses of the institutions where the contributors are based.

v. Manuscripts must also have a separate page for the title of the contribution and an abstract of not more than 200 words and not more than 5 keywords.

vi. All pages must be numbered appropriately.

vii. The referencing format to be used by contributors to the UJOE is the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.

viii. Proofs sent back to contributors, subsequent to the reviewing process, should be corrected and returned as directed.


Email submissions

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts to the Editor via email: Editor-UJOE@uniswa.sz; and cc cokeke@uniswa.sz

Important Dates

 30th April, 2018: Submission of full-length original research manuscript

 30th June, 2018: Notification of double-blind review outcomes sent to authors

 30th July, 2018: Resubmission of revised version of accepted manuscripts by authors



Peer Review Process

All articles will be submitted to referees (national and/or international). The consulting editors/referees will have documented expertise in the area the article addresses. When reviews are received, an editorial decision will be reached to either not accept the article, accept the article without revision, accept the article with revision not requiring reconsideration by referee, accept the article with revision requiring reconsideration by referee or accept as short report.

Page charges

UNISWA Journal of Education (UJOE) is a no page fees journal outfit. However, each accepted paper or article shall attract a processing charge of a $100 only, which is aimed to assist the management to keep the journal running. Accordingly, prospective authors will be invoiced for the required charges upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication. Given that this is a no page fees journal, authors of accepted papers would be required to stick to a specific number of pages per article not exceeding 17 pages (± 6,500 words).

Publication frequency

Publication is biannual (twice a year)

Payment details

To be uploaded later



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