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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15 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.
  • I agree to pay the Article Processing Charges (APC) which is currently $150 (ZAR 2,254) if my article is accepted.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering to submit your manuscript to us.  Following these guidelines will increases authors’ chances of a prompt response from us and ease our editorial distribution, which will enhance a smooth peer-review process, and a prompt decision regarding acceptance or rejection for publication. Please take note of all the instructions and follow them closely to ensure your manuscript falls within our scope. In the case of conventional books, the scope, formatting and style are decided on by the author.

Originality and Trustworthiness 
Submissions must fall within the scope of the Journal. It must include an assurance that the manuscript has not been published, submitted or sent for consideration elsewhere. Proof of language editing done by native/L1 language speakers or experts in English Language should be submitted. Please be aware that only 10% or below levels of plagiarism will be accepted, and that all manuscripts will be submitted to the Turnitin software before processing. However, the Editor is rightfully obliged to make suggestions and/or modifications, refuse any manuscripts with stated reasons without recourse to whether the author of the manuscript is by invitation or a voluntary submission before publication. You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your submission within three days, and manuscripts outside of our scope will be returned with the acknowledgement.

Blind Peer-Review Policy
The integrity of our review process is sacrosanct, therefore, concerted efforts should be made by all authors to remove all the indications of identity from the “Manuscript” to ensure blinded relationship between the author(s) and the reviewer(s). This step among others will be 100% considered before initiating the review process. These should;

  • Prepare two different documents; the first document named "main manuscript" must only contain the title of the manuscript, the abstract and the entire article. The second document which must be named and uploaded as "supplementary file" must contain the title, author(s) information, abstract and the email address of the corresponding author. 
  • In case of the author(s) citing their previous works, the name(s) must be replaced with “author and year” in the text and also replicated in the references session instead of authors' name, article title, etc
  • By naming your documents, author(s) identification should also be removed from the properties of the files, instead, name your main article with "main manuscript" and information file as "supplementary file"

Publication Charges

In order to finance and maintain open access, JERRCD requires author(s) of accepted articles to pay article processing charges (APC). APC is payable when the article has been accepted for publication and when an invoice has been delivered. APC is used to cover all costs related to publishing, online hosting, and the archiving of each article.

The current rate is $150 (ZAR 2,254) per article. These charges are reviewed annually.

The corresponding author will be required to make the payment and provide proof of payment within the stipulated period that will be stated in the invoice. The article will only be published once full payment has been received.

Reference Style
The America Psychological Association (APA) Publication Guidelines 6th Edition should be strictly adhered to. (See https://www.apa.org/).

Manuscripts must be prepared with Microsoft Word in 1.15 spacing using a 12-point font in Times New Roman. You are advised to employ italics rather than underlining. Please note that figures, tables and other graphics must be placed at the appropriate place within the text according to the authors’ interest. The recommended length for manuscripts is between 5000 and 8000 words, including references, an abstract of 300 words or less, and any appendixes. In the case of multiple authors, the manuscript must indicate one author as the corresponding author. 

Register and click on the online submission platform and make your submission accordingly. You may contact the managing editor at Editor@jerrcd.org if you don’t receive acknowledgement of submission within three days.

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