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Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 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 Microsoft Word document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is 1,5 spaced; uses a 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.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, ensure that the Microsoft Word document is completely anonymized.
- This is a new submission, not a revised version of a manuscript already under review within SAJSWSD.
- The manuscript does not exceed 7000 words (including references).
- Authors accept that the University of Johannesburg charges page fees to cover the university-related administrative costs of hosting the journal. A fee of R175.44 per page, excluding VAT, is charged for articles published in 2021. Authors will invoiced once the article is published, based on the number of pages in the article. Articles are, on average, 18 pages (with a range of 14-21 pages). Motivations for fee waivers should be directed in a formal letter request to the Editor.
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