TETFLE Policies

Focus and scope

The TETFLE journal is an independent, open-access publication, and serves as a medium for articles of interest to researchers and practitioners in distance teacher education. The journal provides a unique platform for researchers from faculties of education to share knowledge on educational issues that especially affect Africa. It gives particular issue preference to research presented at the DETA Conference, which takes place biennially.

The views expressed in the journal are those of the respective authors.

Editorial Policy 

TETFLE strictly complies with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors by the Committee on Publication Ethics. 

Section policies

Description of section policies

Open-access policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

TETFLE Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the unethical and punishable act of presenting another person's intellectual property either published or not, without duly acknowledging the original source and author.

TETFLE follows COPE guidelines on plagiarism. Please note that TETFLE uses Turnitin software to screen all submitted manuscripts for originality and similarity. By submitting your paper to TETFLE you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes. Redundancy/ Self-plagiarism without proper citation is also not acceptable. Any manuscript found to be plagiarized is automatically rejected and disallowed from publication in the journal. Affected author(s) are banned from submitting any paper to the journal for 12 months.

TETFLE Repository policy

TETFLE encourages authors to post all versions (preprint, reviewed and published) of their article in institutional repositories or websites without restriction or embargo. Published articles are protected by copyright, and reuse by users is restricted to non-commercial purposes. Users with access to an article through a repository may download a local copy of the article for their personal reference. TETFLE’s repository policy aims to benefit authors as their work can further be cited and referenced (See: The Effect of Open Access).