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Overview

ISSN


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Under registration (ONLINE)

 

 

Focus and scope


The African Journal of Teacher Education and Development (AJOTED) shall serve as a forum for scholars engaged in teachers' preparation and continuing professional development from primary to secondary education level. AJOTED seek to publish evidence from rigorous research and investigation that identify and address issues confronting teacher education and development in the different education systems in Africa or from other countries with relevance to Africa. These issues include but are not limited to preparing teachers to effectively address the needs of marginalized youth from poor communities, their families, and communities; program design and impact; selection, recruitment, and retention of teachers; local and national policy; accountability; routes to professional registration; and maintenance of competence. Within the fields of teacher education and development; research can focus on intellectual development; motivational development; procedural development; productivity improvement; role development; cultural development; management and leadership; professionalism; teacher morale; job satisfaction and motivation; communication; psychological/personal development; theoretical ideas and teaching suggestions; professional development initiatives for teachers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

 

This journal will have sections that will specialise on a subject/domain level, under the auspices of domain editors supported by domain editorial advisory boards:

  • Mathematics: In this specialised domain, the journal aims to disseminate the various studies conducted by masters and doctoral students and other researchers from sub-Saharan Africa on mathematics professional education and development programs. The journal will therefore also cover research-based articles on mathematics teachers’ education and professional development; mentorship and teacher development; mathematics content for teacher development; practical instructional approaches in mathematics; online professional development initiatives for mathematics teachers; the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Mathematics Teacher’s development; materials development for effective mathematics instruction.

 

Publication frequency


The journal publishes one volume each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional collections 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.

 

 

Open access


This is 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.

 

 

Review process


The journal 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

We are working closely with the DHET Accreditation services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available and accredited when appropriate.

Indexing Services

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
  • Portico
  • South African Government Libraries

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://ajoted.org.za/index.php/ajoted/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, readers and 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  

2020

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

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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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*Journal launched in 2022.