THE AIM AND SCOPE OF AJPC

The African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (AJPC) aims to provide an academic space for scholars seeking academic enrichment and professional engagement who are committed to educational reform and social change. The AJPC is interdisciplinary in approach, and its purpose is to provide academics with scholarly information on major innovations in education, research projects and trends. AJPC focuses on advancing curriculum theory, educational inquiry, and pedagogical praxis in teacher education, curriculum studies, educational leadership and management, inclusive education, psychology of education, early childhood development, education foundation studies, mathematics education, science education, adult and youth development, language education and teaching practice. This leading African journal brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines as a means to expand perspectives on the educational phenomena. The journal is double blind; peer reviewed with an acceptance rate of 40% and publishes theoretical, empirical, applied, and educational or case studies.  AJPC publishes articles interest to researchers and practitioners in teacher education, curriculum studies, educational leadership and management, inclusive education, psychology of education, early childhood development, education foundation studies, mathematics education, science education, adult and youth development, language education and teaching practice and provides a focal point for the publication of educational research from throughout Africa and the world.

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Editorial Policy and Review Procedures: All papers submitted to African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (AJPC)are subjected to a preliminary internal review, and those deemed appropriate for publication in the journal are sent anonymously to two critical readers (double blind review process). The Editor-in-chief rely heavily on the judgements of those readers but are not bound by them. All manuscripts submitted to AJPC will be subjective to a blind review process. To assure anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript and all references to the author(s) in the manuscript should be removed. Attach a cover page with title, name, and affiliation. The Journal's policy is to present original publications which are available for the first time through our Journal.  For these reasons, a cover letter is required and must confirm that the submitted manuscript is an original work, has not been published before, or posted electronically, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere either in printed or electronic form. Notwithstanding the foregoing, sharing print or electronic copies of the unpublished Article (as long as acknowledgment of submission to African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum is clearly visible) with a limited  audience, such as colleagues, or students, but not including posting to a widely accessible (online) website, would not prejudice acceptance.  If unsure, please communicate with the AJPC editorial office. Intending contributors should note that the editors favour clean, cogent prose. Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to non substantive editing with the understanding that AJPC has the right of first publication.

AJPC PUBLISHING ETHICS

The Editor-in-chief of AJPC and Mimosa Education Services are committed to the highest academic, professional, legal, and ethical standards in publishing work in this journal. To this end, we have adopted a set of guidelines, to which all submitting authors are expected to adhere, to assure integrity and ethical publishing for authors, reviewers, and editors. AJPC is a member of the Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE). COPE aims to provide a forum for publishers and editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of their work, including conflicts of interest, falsification and fabrication of data, plagiarism, unethical experimentation, inadequate subject consent, and authorship disputes.

PUBLICATION VOLUMES PER YEAR

All papers submitted to African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (AJPC) is subjected to a preliminary internal review of all manuscripts before acceptance. Three volumes per year: January, July and November will be published. Special Issues on a specific subject related topic will be published once a year. All manuscripts submitted to AJPC will be subjective to a blind review process. Each manuscript will receive a permanent reference number after payment of page processing fee.