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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.
  • I am the author / We are the authors of the contribution that has been submitted for publication in PER/PELJ.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • The contribution has not been submitted elsewhere, nor has it been published before. It is entirely original and contains no borrowings from other published works that could cause PER/PELJ or any other party legal liability of any kind. Each and every significant contribution to and citation in the submitted contribution have been attributed to and properly referenced.
  • The contribution does not contain any defamatory material nor does it infringe the rights of any third party or parties, nor is the Author / Authors’ copyright limited by any obligations or liabilities.

  • The contribution has been written with due diligence and meets all requirements for this type of text in terms of academic content and language correctness and it meets all formal requirements, including length prescriptions (footnotes included and bibliography excluded): Article: 7-10 000 words; Note: 5- 7000 words; Case Note: 5-10 000 words.
  • There is nothing in the manuscript which might reveal the identity of the author(s) to the reviewers. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • I / We give permission that the contribution may be downloaded, distributed and duplicated/reused without restriction, as long as credit is given to the original creator in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
  • I / We are aware that PER/PELJ charges an article processing fee of ZAR90.00 per (electronic) page for editorial costs which amount must be paid before the contribution is published on the website of PER/PELJ.
  • The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal, including:

    • 1.15 line spacing
    • Arial 12 pt font
    • 1.5 lines after each paragraph
    • Longer quotes blocked (10 pt font and 1 cm indent left and right)
  • I / We are aware that the final decision on the type of contribution (oratio, article, note, case note or book review) rests with the editors.
  • The contribution complies with the following length requirements (footnotes included and bibliography excluded):

    • Article: 7-10 000 words
    • Note: 5- 7000 words
    • Case Note: 5-10 000 words
  • I / We have familiarised ourselves with the policies of PER/PELJ and is / are in agreement with them.
  • I / We herewith grant PER the exclusive license for multiple publishing of the submitted contribution in all known forms and formats, particularly for making and keeping copies of the contribution, reproducing it using any technique, including printing and saving electronic versions, on any and all known storage devices – in particular those using the Internet as a medium; and using all known IT-systems, in particular using the Internet as a medium.
  • By submitting this contribution for consideration, I am / we are committed to review a maximum of two manuscripts per year.
  • I / we are aware that PELJ/PER subscribes to plagiarism detection software and all contributions submitted to the journal will be scanned to verify originality.

Author Guidelines

General
Contributions are considered for publication with the understanding that they will be submitted anonymously to expert referees with a view to their suitability for publication. The editors reserve the right to make such changes to a contribution that are in their judgment desirable for the purposes of conforming to the PELJ/PER Standard for Style and Citation, correct language and clarity. A contribution will be referred to at least two referees, but the editors may, in cases of conflicting findings, approach additional referees.

Details of author
The author's initials and surname, title, academic qualifications, present position and the institution to which he/she is affiliated must be provided to the editors.

Different categories of contributions
A distinction is made between articles (7-10 000 words), notes (5-7000 words), case notes (5-10 000 words)and reviews (5-10 000 words). The author has to indicate in which of these categories the contribution should be considered. The editors reserve the right to make the final determination of the appropriate category. From time to time papers of eminent guest lecturers will also be published (without them having been submitted to referees) under the rubric orationes.
An article is considered to be a substantial original contribution of high scholarly standard. For notes, case notes and reviews, the same rigour is required, though they may be shorter contributions on material of shorter-term topicality.

Abstract
All contributions should on submission be accompanied by an abstract of about 300 - 600 words in English. Should the article be written in a language other than English, an English title should also be provided. Supply a list of keywords with your final submission.

Style and Format
Contributions must be prepared to conform to the requirements of the PER/PELJ Standard for Style and Citation and must be submitted electronically to the Editor in a format which is compatible with a word-processing package which works in the WINDOWS environment. The contribution must also be properly language-edited and must contain footnotes, a summary, a bibliography and a list of keywords.

The following are exceptions to the PER/PELJ Standard for Style and Citation: Use 1.15 line spacing, Arial, 12 pt font, 1.5 lines after each paragraph & quotes 10 pt font (no line spacing) with 1 cm indent left and right.

Author Declaration
By submission of a contribution the author declares that:

  1. I am the author / We are the authors of the contribution that has been submitted for publication in PER/PELJ.
  2. The contribution has not been submitted elsewhere, nor has it been published before. It is entirely original and contains no borrowings from other published works that could cause PER/PELJ or any other party legal liability of any kind. Each and every significant contribution to and citation in the submitted contribution have been attributed to and properly referenced.
  3. The contribution does not contain any defamatory material nor does it infringe the rights of any third party or parties, nor is the Author / Authors’ copyright limited by any obligations or liabilities.
  4. The contribution has been written with due diligence and meets all requirements for this type of text in terms of academic content and language correctness and it meets all formal requirements, including length prescriptions (footnotes included and bibliography excluded):
  • Article: 7-10 000 words
  • Note: 5- 7000 words
  • Case Note: 5-10 000 words
  1. There is nothing in the manuscript which might reveal the identity of the author(s) to the reviewers. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF document file format. (The preferred file is Microsoft Word.)
  3. The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal, including the following:
  • 1.15 line spacing
  • Arial 12 pt font
  • 1.5 lines after each paragraph
  • Longer quotes blocked (10 pt font and 1 cm indent left and right)
  1. By submitting this contribution for consideration, I am / we are committed to review a maximum of two manuscripts per year.
  2. I / We give permission that the contribution may be downloaded, distributed and duplicated/reused without restriction, as long as credit is given to the original creator in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
  3. I / We are aware that PER/PELJ charges an article processing fee of ZAR90.00 per (electronic) page for editorial costs which amount must be paid before the contribution is published on the website of PER/PELJ.
  4. I / We are aware that the final decision on the type of contribution (oratio, article, note, case note or book review) rests with the editors.
  5. I / We have familiarised ourselves with the policies of PER/PELJ and is / are in agreement with them. 
  6. I / We herewith grant PER the exclusive license for multiple publishing of the submitted contribution in all known forms and formats, particularly for making and keeping copies of the contribution, reproducing it using any technique, including printing and saving electronic versions, on any and all known storage devices – in particular those using the Internet as a medium; and using all known IT-systems, in particular using the Internet as a medium.

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