Guest-edited Issues

JSAA welcomes proposals for guest-edited issues on themes that are relevant to Student Affairs in Africa. Guest-edited issues must include at least a guest-editorial and several guest-edited, peer-reviewed articles (research articles and reflective practice articles). They can also contain non-reviewed content including short reports (e.g. conference reports), interviews, and other professional notices (e.g. conference invitations). The JSAA Editorial Executive will add additional content of all kinds to a guest-edited issue (including an editorial, articles received in open submissions, and book reviews). The JSAA Editorial Executive reserves the right to refuse to include/publish any content.

Guest-editors are coached and supported by an editor assigned by the Editorial Executive to ensure a successful guest-edited issue. This includes support in developing the proposal and MOU, and support in designing and distributing a Call for Papers. 

All the basic requirements for publishing are the same as noted in the author and submission guidelines (e.g. the requirement of two double-blind reviews per manuscript, content tracker to detail these reviewers for auditing purposes; all reviews must be submitted upon completion of the reviews to the journal manager, for auditing purposes). Guest editors must adhere to ASSAf guidelines in editorial conduct, vetting and peer reviewing.

All costs associated with the editing and production of a guest-edited JSAA issue are paid for in full by the guest-editors, their organisation or institution. 

The example MOU for guest-edited issues is available here. For further information, please contact the JSAA Editorial Executive.