Guideline for Reviewers of Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership (JASEML)

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 Please provide written comments (that will be shared with the authors) for the following. Use as much space as necessary.

Content

  • Does the content and topic of the manuscript address issues of educational importance and fit within the mission of the Journal? Please give reason why or why not.
  • If the paper has used a theoretical or conceptual framework, is it clear? Is it appropriately used and explained? Is it relevant?

Research Approach

  • If the manuscript presents research data, is the study well constructed and are the research methods employed sound?
  • If the manuscript is not research based, is the problem satisfactorily articulated?
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Literature Review

  • Is the literature review thorough? What else should be addressed?

Findings and Conclusion

  • Is the work significant enough to warrant being published in the Journal?

Organization and Clarity of Writing

  • Is the work well organized, formatted correctly, and succinct?

Mechanics of Writing

  • Please highlight errors on the manuscript and suggest changes in a different color.

Strengths of the Manuscript

  • Weaknesses of the Manuscript

Abstract: Is the abstract of the required length (250 words maximum) Yes or No

Does the abstract include all relevant sections?

Is APA Style of writing used consistently?

Please circle or mark your final disposition toward the manuscript in a corresponding box below:

Accept as is

Accept with

 minor revisions

Accept with

 major revision

Revise & Resubmit

for another round of review

Reject