Papers in Education and Development

Papers in Education and Development is dedicated to the analysis of educational problems and issues from a multidisciplinary point of view. Contributions are invited from authors in a variety of academic disciplines whose work has significant implications for educational policy and/or educational practice both in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. The Editorial Board accepts research-based analytical papers, original research reports, reviews and short communications.

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The following are responses and explanations as per details indicated below:

 

(a)

Editorial boards, in terms of both rank and diversity

 

 

PED has an Editorial Board consisting of 12 members: a Chief Editor, 3 Associate Chief Editors and 8 other members. Of the total, 5 are professors, 4 associate professors, 2 senior lecturers and one lecturer. While ten of these are Tanzanians, one is a Kenyan and another Ugandan. Of the Tanzanians, 10 hail from within the UDSM system (main campus and its constituent colleges), while two are based at universities outside – Stephano Moshi Memorial University College in Moshi and the University of Dodoma.

(b)

Advisory boards, in the same terms

 

 

The Journal does not have a formal Advisory Board, although, in essence, it has enjoyed international professional advisory services from the two external members on the Editorial Board who hail from Kenya (Kenyatta University) and Uganda (Makerere University), as well as a few others we select to read and review papers.

(c)

Review process

 

 

PED has an elaborate review process. Once a particular number of papers have been submitted by prospective contributors (usually up to 10 or 15), the following is done:

  1. The Editor calls a meeting of the Editorial Board, now taken as an editorial panel – [to view the papers and decide on possible third-party specialist “readers” of the respective papers];

  2. The Panel first comment on the validity and “scientificity” of the papers [identifying scientific strong points and errors and also evaluating the design and methodology used];

  3. Theyjudge the significanceby evaluating the importance of the findings;

  4. They determine the originality of the work based on how much it advances the field. They also identify missing or inaccurate references;

  5. The Panel recommend whether the paper be published or be rejected;

  6. The papers that are judged as acceptable in that first round are then assigned appropriate “third-party” readers [who read them under a system of ‘double-blind review’, i.e. with writer identity concealed to the reviewer and reviewer’s identity concealed to the paper author as well — neither knowing the other].

(d)

Frequency of publication

 

 

As a standard, the journal is published one a year (around November-December), with an open possibility of a second issue when the Editorial Board and the School of Education find it necessary for a supplementary issue.

(e)

Inclusion in Citation Indexes and Abstracting Services

 

 

PED is currently being indexed at the UDSM Library, beginning with the more recent issues whose abstracts exist in soft-copies (c. 2006 – 2015), with the earlier issues rather difficult and advisedly too laborious and too costly to process through scanning or re-word-processing.

(f)

Content

 

 

PED is dedicated to the analysis of educational problems and issues from a multidisciplinary point of view. Contributions are invited from authors in a variety of academic disciplines whose work has significant implications for educational policy and/or educational practice both in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. The Editorial Board accepts research-based analytical papers, original research reports, reviews and short communications.

(g)

Subscription rates

 

 

Subscription rates per issue copy are as follows:

 Individualsinstitutionstudent
In Tanzania15,000/=100,000/=10000/=
Outside TanzaniaUS$20.– By Air mailUS$50. – By Air mailUS$10. –
Mode/media of publication

 

 

Book print.

(i)

Circulation

 

 

Wide circulation: Tanzania, East Africa and outside.