Papers in Education and Development (PED) is a peer-reviewed journal 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 journal is published once a year, with a possibility of two issues within one year. The Editorial Board accepts research-based analytical papers, original research reports, reviews and short communications.


Notes for contributors

  1. Manuscripts should be sent to the Chief Editor, Papers in Education and Development, School of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, P. O. Box 35048, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Email: All manuscripts must be submitted both in hard-paper format and electronically as an attachment to the email address above. All submissions must be made in English.
  2. On the first page of your manuscript, indicate the title of the paper, the names, institutional affiliation, postal and email addresses of the author(s). If a paper has more than one author, indicate which author is responsible for correspondence concerning your submission, as well as the word count of your manuscript, including the abstract, references, tables and figures. On the second page, provide the title and an abstract of 100 to 120 words, as well as up to five key words which do not appear on the title. The entire manuscript must be typed in double-line spacing with ample margins (at least one inch) in Times New Roman, font size 12. All pages must be numbered. The manuscript must be set in UK English language default.
  3. Full-length analytical papers and research-based articles should be in the region of 8,000 words. Reviews and short communications must not exceed 4,000 words.
  4. All manuscripts submitted will be refereed by scholars of proven competence in their areas of specialisation. Nevertheless, the final decision regarding publication shall reside with the Editorial Board.
  5. Papers submitted for publication in the PED must not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. This is an important matter of ethics but also of copyright.
  6. References and reference citation should follow the style of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please take the time to study this style and the associated rules, as submissions that do not follow the APA guidelines will not be accepted. The references should be listed in full alphabetically at the end of the manuscript (with book and journal titles italicised and title of article within a journal or within an edited book full-stopped before the italicised journal/book title; and should be in sentence-case setting, with no enclosure in quotation marks). References, once listed alphabetically, cannot and must not be list-numbered. Only works that have been cited within the text can appear in the References at the end of the article. The Journal does not allow items that have not been used/cited in the text and, hence, does not accept ‘Bibliography’ but rather ‘References’. See sample on; also
  7. Titles of journals must not be abbreviated. They must appear in full.
  8. Papers accepted and published by PED become the copyright material of the Journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed.
  9. Authors of published articles will receive one free copy of the journal issue.