Guidelines to Authors

RWL10 Conference Paper Guidelines

We invite all presenters whose abstracts or revised abstracts have been accepted, to submit their conference paper ahead of RWL10 (by 20 October 2017). This is a short paper of no more than 4,500 words (title, abstract and references included). Author guidelines below. These short conference papers will be peer reviewed and if accepted, published in the RWL10 Conference Proceedings.

Reviewers may also recommend that you develop your paper further and submit it for publication elsewhere. We are proud to announce that three journals will be publishing Special RWL10 Editions in 2018. Authors may choose any of them for further developed papers. These journals are:

1.       Studies in Continuing Education – Guest Editors Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Prof Stephanie Allais and Prof Linda Cooper; Editor in Chief Prof David Boud

2.       Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning – Editor Prof Chris Winberg and Guest Editor James Garraway; Editor in Chief Prof Viv Bozalek

3.       Southern African Journal of Environmental Education – Guest Editor Dr Presha Ramsarup and Editor-in-Chief Prof Eureta Rosenberg.

Authors have the choice to not submit their papers for the Conference Proceedings, in which case only an abstract will be published.

Student Award:  A student award will be offered by Studies in Continuing Education (SCE) for the best student paper. The prize is $AU500 converted to the local currency of the winner! The criteria is described here ; in addition, it must be potentially publishable in the SCE. Members of the international committee will review the student paper submissions – also due on 20 October.

Author Guidelines Short Conference Paper

Final Date: No submissions will be accepted after 20 October 2017.

Review: By RWL10 Scientific Committee members during November.

Manuscripts. Papers should be no longer than 4 500 words, including abstract and references. Please do not include any author biographical or institutional details in the paper. Only soft copies to be submitted, as Microsoft Word or compatible documents. The text is single-spaced; using 11-point font Arial. Use italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Avoid footnotes.

Title and abstract. The paper should have a short title (no longer than 15 words) and a short abstract of between 150 and 200 words. Your contact details and name(s) should not appear on the abstract page or any other place in the paper. You will enter them separately with your submission.

Headings. The use of informative sub-headings is recommended and, if used, should adhere to the following form: Main Heading (12-point font and bold); Section or Sub-Heading (11-point bold and italicised); and Sub-Section Heading (11-point, italics). Use Title Case for Headings.

Figures and tables. Tables, figures, illustrations and photographs should be appropriately placed in manuscript text, rather than at the end, appropriately labelled, and numbered consecutively. Figures and artwork will not be redrawn and should be suitable for digital reproduction and printing. Photographs need to be high resolution (black and white).

Referencing. Please provide references using the APA system.

Grammatical errors. Authors must ensure that grammar and spelling are correct and that all factual information is correct. The English language used should be either South African or United Kingdom.

Units of measurement. Use the SI metric system for units of measurement. Spell out numbers from one to ten; use numerals for larger numbers, groups of numbers, fractions or units, e.g., 4 to 27, 12kg/ha, 34 pupils. Words and abbreviations of Latin and Greek derivation, e.g., et al. should be in italics. Scientific names should be given in full when a genus or species is first mentioned, and they should be in italics.

Editing. The editors reserve the right to edit articles, but will endeavour to check all significant editorial changes with the authors.

Proofs. Will be sent to authors if there is sufficient time to do so and should be corrected and returned within three days.

Offprints. These will not be provided. Authors will, however, be granted permission to use copies of their papers for teaching purposes.

Copyright. It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright in their short conference papers, including abstracts, in the publishers. Authors may use the article elsewhere after publication, providing prior permission is obtained from the publisher and the publishing details are included. Authors may also develop the paper into a longer version for publication elsewhere.

Submission Declaration

The current submission should not have been previously published.

Author Guidelines Long Paper: Reviewers of the short papers will recommend development into longer papers where they deem them to be suitable.  At that point, follow the guidelines of the different journal options, as per websites.