Call for Papers for special edition of Alternation

Date: 24 November, 2016

RE: Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for a Special Edition of ALTERNATION

The Guest Editors of the journal, ALTERNATION, invite you to submit a manuscript towards a Volume entitled:

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: 
Advancing Teaching Innovation and Research Excellence in Higher Education

Manuscripts should be aligned to the theme, and could include the following foci:


Thematic Tracks

  • Continental and global perspectives on curriculum reform in higher education
  • Funding higher education – new challenges, opportunities and prospects 
  • Collaborative quality enhancement for systemic change in Higher Education: prospects and possibilities
  • Institutional research: building an evidence-based culture in higher education
  • The intellectualisation of African languages in Higher Education through the SOTL
  • Researching teaching & learning technologies which promote the scholarship of teaching & learning
  • Responsive and innovative pedagogies in Higher Education
  • Re-envisioning SoTL for the student-centred research university
  • Alternative paradigms, and emerging directions in the scholarship of teaching and learning in Higher Education
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge Systems as pathways to integrating Higher Education research and curricula development in a global era

 Please Note:

  1. The Final Date for submission of manuscripts for the peer-review process is 31st January, 2017
  2. Manuscripts MUST comply with the attached Guidelines for Contributors. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines will be excluded from the peer-review process
    1. Only complete manuscripts of between 6000 to 8000 words, free of grammatical errors, will be accepted for the peer-review process
    2. Accepted papers will be subject to DOUBLE BLIND REVIEW. The review process takes between 10 to 12 months to complete. Authors will be informed of the editors’ final decision on receipt of all the reviewers’ reports. The Editor in Chief will make the final decision to accept papers for publication
    3. If accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a formal letter of declaration from a language editor that accepted manuscripts have been subject to a professional language edit
    4. The SAPSE Condition applies: “At least 75% of contributions published in the journal must emanate from multiple institutions” DHET (Research Outputs Policy, 2015)

 Submit manuscripts with the title line: 2016 Alternation Special Edition to:


Tel: 031 260 3002


Issued on behalf of the Editorial Committee

Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Director of Teaching & Learning and Conference Chair

Editorial committee for the 2016 Special Edition:

  1. Dr Rubby Dhunpath; Tel: 031-260 2622
  2. Prof Nyna Amin: Tel. 031-260 7255
  3. Dr Langa Khumalo: Tel: 031-260 3589

Guideline for Contributors - Download

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