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Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) is an international non-governmental association of researchers in higher education and policy makers from around the world. HERPNET, with the headquarter in Nigeria is an initiative of the Association of African Universities (AAU) and was founded in 2000 following a research meeting at Human Science Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria in 2000. Since then, HERPNET has been sharing the vision of the Association of African Universities that universities in Africa should generate and disseminate knowledge and understanding, foster the values of openness and respect for merit, and enrich the general quality of the social life of their communities through the promotion of research and free enquiry, the open contestation of ideas and through appreciation and tolerance of difference. It further shares the idea that African universities must give priority to effective and positive participation in the global creation, exchange and application of knowledge through a maximum exploitation of the potential of the information and communication revolution.

HERPNET is affiliated with the United State of America’s Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and committed to strengthen higher education in Africa by providing a global forum for institutional, researchers and policy makers to discuss, examine and take action on issues of common interest and specifically by finding scientific solution to various problems facing higher education (private/public, university/non-university) in Africa in general and in Nigeria in particular. Membership of the network cut across different higher educational institutions and research institutes located in various countries in Africa. HERPNET is specifically dedicated to creation, preservation, propagation, and promotion of scientific knowledge that would help in transforming institutions of higher education in Africa to internationally recognized ones in a knowledge society. Our major goal for now is to influence policies on higher education along directions suggested by proven scientific theories and evidences of sound practices, as well as upholds the values of academic freedom and institutional autonomy, while promoting greater accountability, institutional responsibility and effectiveness, and the ideal of knowledge made accessible to all through collaboration, commitment to solidarity and improved access to quality higher education.

Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts to JER

1. Journal of Educational Review (JER) is an international peer- reviewed journal published in English, in March, June, September and December every year. JER provides an international platform for the African community of higher education for sharing research ideas, information and experience, as well as ideas about the role of higher education in society today. The journal is published under the auspices of HERPNET (Higher Education and Research Policy Network).The journal includes and seeks contributions of research articles specifically on any aspect of higher education and on education generally.

2. Manuscripts Should be original, clearly and precisely presented in English. Authors should submit 3copies of their manuscripts plus an electronic copy (preferably double space and saved in Word Documents)

3. Each submission should not be longer than 7000 words (14 printed pages) in total, including title, author(s) information, tables, figures, and references. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 150 words typed on a separate sheet.

4. Preparation of Manuscript: JER adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the editorial board and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outsides review.
 Contributions are considered for publication only on the understanding that they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere in English, that they are the original work of the author(s), and that any pervious form of publication and any current consideration in other languages are disclosed. Authors assign copyright to HERPNET.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all the following items and submission may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines

(A) The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.

(B) The submission is written I English without technical terms and jargon.

(C) Cover sheet should contain title, full name, institution, address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address.

(D) Text should be typewritten on one side of A4 size papers with 30mm margins. Each

typewritten page should have 42lines, approximately 500 words with Times New Roman ‘12’

point character

(E) References should strictly follow the most current APA style.

(F) Tables should be self- explanatory and inserted where it is supposed to appear in the body of the paper. A short title should be provided with any additional information contained with a lucid form to explain the meaning of the content.

(G) Figures are referred to for all drawings, diagrams, graphs and photographs. These should be of the highest quality and suitable for direct reproduction. Each figure should be presented within the body of the paper.

(H) An abstract of 150 words is included for articles

(I) The author’s profile is completed and updated.

5. Whether or not the manuscript is accepted, the timing of production is decided by the Editorial board.

6. Galley Proof will be sent to the corresponding author if there is sufficient time to do so. The authors are responsible for reading the first galley proof. No change of content of the manuscript is permitted on the galley proof without the consent of the Editor- in – Chief.

7. Copyright. The articles published in the Journal of Educational Review (JER) are subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by journal of educational review.

8. Submission of Manuscripts
 • Via traditional mail: Submit 3copies of the article to the Secretary Dr. Adesoji Oni, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, Akoka- Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. This should be submitted with an electronic copy ( flash drive/C.D)
 • Via E-mail: Send the article as an e-mail attachment to aoluoni

The attachment should be readable by Microsoft Word. Adhere to the requirements in the preceding paragraphs. Detail information about the Network and the journal can be downloaded

9. Subscriptions / Reprints: Request for individuals and institutional subscriptions /Reprint should be addressed to:

Vijay Kumar C/o Serials Publications
4830/24, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002, India

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