Guidelines for Authors

Authors are required to peruse and carefully comply with the following guidelines. We accept all kinds of articles (original research, reviews, and many more) provided the paper offers new knowledge in the field of educational sciences and practice. WAJESP accepts manuscripts through our online system or email. The submission must include the text, figures, and tables as applicable, using a Microsoft word format. Manuscripts submitted to WAJESP should comply with the following features:

  1. Page Format: All submitted manuscripts must be prepared in Microsoft word (MS-word). It should be prepared in Times New Roman Size 12 using A4 on 1.5 line spacing. The line spacing format should extend to references. Please, download the WAJESP  Template.
  2. Title: The title should be concise, and properly aligned to the manuscript, describing the paper's contents and context. A title should have few words, be unambiguous, and have no abbreviations (Chukwuere & Chukwuere, 2020).
  3. Author/s Names, Affiliations, and Emails: The author's full names, affiliations, and emails must be included below the title.
  4. Abstract: The abstract must not be more than 250 words. Headings or subheadings are not required in the abstract. The abstract only provides a brief summary of the submission, covering the study’s background, objectives of the study, methodology, and findings.
  5. Keywords: Submissions should have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 keywords, directly related to the paper's contents and separated with commas.
  6. Introduction: This section presents the background of the study, objectives (purpose) of the study, statement of the problem, and literature in brief (Chukwuere & Chukwuere, 2020).
  7. Literature Review:  This section should analytically cover the existing knowledge concerning the paper and prove the existence of a research gap that justifies the current contribution.
  8. Manuscript’s Body: WAJESP does not accept the use of footnotes. In-text citation or reference is allowed, following the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, seventh edition.
  9. Figures: Figures should be labeled below the graphics and center-aligned. The figures' graphics should be generated in a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, GIF, or PowerPoint before adding them to Microsoft word.
  10. Tables: Tables should be labeled on top of the diagram and center-aligned. The tables should be made simple and easy to understand by the general reader and numbered correctly. The caption should be placed above and center-aligned with font size 12 (Times New Roman).
  11. References: All the in-text citations should appear on the reference list following the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, seventh edition.

For example:

Journal article (single author)

  1. Al-Tarawneh, M. (2012). Cultural factors: The key factors in software development. European Journal of Business and Management, 4(19), 2222-2839.

Journal article (more than one author)

  1. Oluwajenyo, F. O., Akporaro, A. C., & Abdullahi, H. I. (2022). Social security as a panacea to kidnapping in South-West Nigeria: A theoretical review. African Social Science and Humanities Journal, 3(1), 26-42.
  1. Adam, S., Adom, D., & Bediako, A. B. (2016). The major factors that influence basic school dropout in rural Ghana: The case of Asunafo South District in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(28), 1-8.
  1. Chukwuere, J. E., Onyebukwa, C. F., & Mbukanma, I. (2020). The role of social media platforms in revolutionising the orthodox African electoral process and outcomes. Journal of African Films and Diaspora Studies, 3(2), 7-23.

Edited Book:

  1. Aspinall, V. (Ed.). (2019). Clinical procedures in veterinary nursing (7th ed.). Elsevier.

Book Chapter:

  1. Borman, W. C., & Motowidlo, S. J. (1993). Expanding the criterion domain to include elements of contextual performance. In N. Schmitt & W.  Borman (Eds.), Personnel selection in organizations (pp. 71-98).  Jossey-Bass.
  2. Chukwuere, J. E., & Chukwuere, P. C. (2020). Guide for Postgraduate Student Research and Publications: A Step-by-Step Approach. In Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research(pp. 529-550). IGI Global.