The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning (IJTL) Call for Papers 2024


Herewith, is the notice calling for papers for The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning (IJTL). This peer-reviewed journal is published twice a year in May and November. The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning appears on The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET’s) approved list of South African accredited journals. Please make this call for papers widely available to any interested parties.

Due to the increase in high-quality papers submitted, we will not be able to publish more than one article per person in a three-year cycle.

Submissions will

  • open on 6 May 2024 at 08:00 CAT
  • close on 30 July 2024 at 17:00 CAT

Each submission must include:

  1. the final manuscript in .doc or .docx format
  2. confirmation of submission for review signed by each author*
  3. fully marked-up similarity report generated by software such as Turnitin.
  4. Language editor letter/ certificate
  5. Authors to use the APA 7th Edition for all references and citations. 

*Available on the IJTL’s website

Authors can submit the required documents via the IJTL’s website while the call for papers is open. Late submissions or submissions via email will not be considered. Authors may only make one submission during the call for papers, even if they are the co-authors of a paper.

Articles must be aligned to IJTL’s scope and purpose (see below), and The IJTL’s technical specifications and ethics guidelines must be adhered to. For the IJTL’s Editorial Policy, double-blind peer-review process, and specifications for authors, also visit the IJTL’s website.

Scope and purpose of the IJTL:

The IJTL is an education-focused journal, published twice a year, online and open access, by The Independent Institute of Education. The IJTL is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. The journal aims to make a difference to educators at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, providing a scholarly forum for academics and education practitioners to share research on teaching and learning.


Kind regards 

Dr. Dolina Dowling (Editor-in-Chief) 

Dr. Brenda van Wyk  (Managing Editor) 

Dr Willy Engelbrecht (Associate Editor)