Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum

Rethinking Education for Inclusive Development

About Us
Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum (ERRCD Forum) is a community of scholars focusing on the revitalisation of Education Research and Rural Community Development which aims to fashion a way forward in addressing discrepancies in rural education and community development, ranging from the disparities in inclusive education for social justice, resource allocation to rural communities, and rural schools (primary, secondary and higher education), support the marginalised rural communities, ensure gender and equitable society where rights are valued, respected and sustained, on special cases, essential services are also provided among others. Apart from these, we are experts in general education, leadership and management, policy formulation and implementation, and creating and managing educational organisations (such as schools). We provide training and retraining on teaching and learning, educational and community leadership, and research and development for individuals, groups, schools and any other educational and community-related institutions. See OUR SERVICES for more information. We also organise peer-reviewed academic conferences and publish their proceedings (See OUR SERVICES).

As a registered entity, we publish internationally recognised peer-reviewed open access Journals, Conference Proceedings and conduct Language Editing & Proofreading Services.

ERRCD Forum welcomes author of academic works to publish with us. We also publish Conference Proceedings by other entities/organisations/institutions outside our company who is willing to make it freely available to readers. However, any form of publication done with us is immediately open to readers without charges. All our authors and/or entities will be charged a token for the life maintenance of their articles, books, thesis etc.  

Our Missions

  • We are devoted to promoting rural and community emancipation towards sustainable development. 
  • We are devoted to producing high impact peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic work in education, rural and community development, and social sciences.

What We Do

  • We sponsor and implement scientific research projects.
  • We publish peer-reviewed journals within scientific literature.
  • Promote and establish international networks and cooperation in education, rural and community development, and social sciences.
  • We provide open access to all research papers published by ERRCDF with no changes for readers, students and researchers.
  • We contribute to open access scholarly publishing in education, rural and community development, and social sciences.

Current ERRCDF Journals

Education Consultancy

We provide professional training and retraining support, workshops, and seminars for staff of any educational institutions. We offer research development assistance to individuals and groups. We provide advice on any educational and community development-related issues. We conduct professional research on rural community development. We also conduct research on how to sensitize people and provide voting education to enhance community participation in a nation’s leadership process. We also sensitize and provide support for communities to develop their self-reliance and emancipation. Contact us (info@errcd.com) for appointment for further information.

Academic Publications

ERRCD Forum welcomes author of academic works to publish in our journals. We also publish Conference Proceedings by other entities/organisations/institutions outside our company who is willing to make it freely available to readers. However, any form of publication done with us is immediately open to readers without charges.

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Organisation of Academic Conferences

Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum aims to bring together researchers, academics, professionals, institutions, administrators, managers, governors, education experts, teachers, civil society organisations and postgraduate students from all over the world to share and discus their research output, practical knowledge and experiences for the purpose of promoting equal education, social justice, and rural and community development through conferences, colloquia, seminars and workshops.

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LANGUAGE EDITING AND PROOFREADING SERVICES

We are a team of language editors who deal with improving the quality, findings, analysis, simplicity, format and overall structure of your academic paper. We conduct professional editing and proofreading services that increase the chances of your article being published in academic peer-reviewed journals. We have renowned and experienced editors in your research areas. Our team of editors are experts in editing honours projects, master’s dissertations and PhD theses, including other academic papers. Our editors are professional academic writing and language specialists who have doctorates or master’s degrees in their fields.

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Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research

IJER is a double-blind peer-reviewed "open access" journal targeted toward publishing advanced research reports across the fields of education. Articles should provide empirical, conceptual, or theoretical perspectives on current educational issues. Our interest is limited to thought-provoking interdisciplinary debates on education across various interdisciplinary interests. IJER prioritises intellectual and global debates on primary, secondary and higher education institutions with no methodological, geographical and ideological limitations.

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Interdisciplinary Journal Rural and Community Studies

Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural & Community Studies (IJRCS) provides open access platform for academics and community development experts to publish their findings. IJRCS welcomes articles that provide discourse on rural development, policies and practices, and community-related studies from regional, provincial, community and global perspectives. Interdisciplinary debates on rural and community emancipation, focusing on social, educational, economic, political, environmental, local and urban influence, gender dominance and marginalisation, and resource allocation issues are also welcome.

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Interdisciplinary Journal of Sociality Studies

IJSS provides a platform for academics, practitioners, and social development experts to publish their intellectual works. IJSS encourages empirical research, theoretical argument, review and conceptual opinions on social development, policies and practices, relationships and innovations that empower individuals, families, groups, organisations, and small and large entities.

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Upcoming Conferences
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEW PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (INPESS 2022)

You are invited to participate in the International Conference of New Perspectives in Education and Social Sciences (INPESS 2022). The Conference will be held as a fully virtual/online meeting on November 23-24, 2022.

INPESS 2022 is jointly organized by OpenED Network (Turkey) and Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum (South Africa). The Conference aims to bring together researchers, experts, graduate students and practitioners from different countries, and to offer opportunities to share the ideas, and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in education and social sciences.

To attend the Conference, please register and submit your proposal first. The proposal will be added to the submission panel in your account. If your proposal is accepted for presentation, then you may upload your full-text paper for publication in the proceedings book. To prepare your proposal, please refer to Conference Guidelines.

The main themes of INPESS 2022 are:
  • New challenges and perspectives in education in the post-COVID-19 World.
  • Rethinking social sciences in the post-COVID-19 World.
Other topics of the conference include:
  • Research methodology in educational and social sciences
  • Social sciences and technology
  • Education, culture and societies
  • Ethical issues in education and social research
  • Poverty, social inequalities and education
  • Race and gender in education
  • Democracy and human rights education
  • Arts and humanity education
  • Media literacy education
  • Social sciences education
  • Higher education studies
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Educational psychology and counseling
  • Educational administration, management and leadership
  • Educational planning and policies
  • Educational technology
  • Environmental crises and education
  • Health education
  • Human capital development in education
  • Indigenous knowledge education
  • Language learning and teaching
  • STEM education
  • Measurement and evaluation in education
  • Vocational technical education
CONFERENCE CALENDAR
Proposal submission deadline: September 15, 2022
Early registration fee payment deadline: September 30, 2022
Late registration fee payment deadline: October 30, 2022
Listeners (participants without paper presentation) registration deadline: November 15, 2022
Full-text submission deadline: November 18, 2022
Conference date: November 23-24, 2022

For more information, please visit the conference website at https://openednetworkcongress.org/ 

Information for Authors
You are welcome to ERRCDF Journals. Adhering to our guidelines will enhance a smooth peer-review and editorial process of your article. Therefore, please take note of all the instructions and follow them closely. You may also open to your preferred journal for more information:

 1. Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural & Community Studies
2. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research
3. Interdisciplinary Journal of Sociality Studies

Originality, Trustworthiness and Misconduct
Submissions must be original and fall within the scope of the selected journal. It must include an assurance that the manuscript has not been published, submitted, or sent for consideration elsewhere. If required, proof of language editing done by native/L1 language speakers or experts in English Language should be submitted alongside the article as a supplementary file. Please be aware that only articles within ten per cent (10%) similarity index will be processed. All manuscripts will be submitted to Turnitin software before processing. However, the editor is rightfully obliged to suggest modifications and refuse any manuscripts with stated reasons without recourse to whether the manuscript is by invitation or a voluntary submission before publication.

ERRCDF condone zero tolerance for research misconduct such as plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication. Practices such as fabrication and manipulation of data, images, visual objects, and other research resources are prohibited and considered forbidden. Authors are expected to present an accurate account of data collection and their respective analyses. The true reflection of the work done should be presented. Anything other than that is considered unethical and would be rejected. Authors will receive an acknowledgement receipt of their submission immediately, and manuscripts outside the scope of the selected journal will be returned.

In the case of allegations regarding research misconduct, the publisher, alongside the journal editor, shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s core practice in dealing with such a situation.

Ethical Considerations
The issue of research ethics is essential and must be keenly followed to protect the researcher, co-researchers, participants, respondents and every object and subject element involved in the study. In education research, like other fields of study, adhering to ethical rules involving human beings, vulnerable populations, confidentiality, and anonymity, among others, should not be compromised. ERRCDF adheres to Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research published by the British Educational Research Association (BERA), which may be perused and applied accordingly.

Formatting of Manuscripts
The integrity of our review process is sacrosanct. Therefore, authors should make concerted efforts to remove all indications of identity from their manuscripts to ensure a blind relationship between the author(s) and the reviewer(s). These steps will be hundred per cent (100%) considered before initiating the review process:
  • Author(s) should prepare two different documents; the first document named "main manuscript" must only contain the manuscript's title, the abstract and the entire article. The second document, which must be named and uploaded as a "supplementary file" must contain the title, author(s) information, and the email address of all the authors.
  • In the case of the author(s) citing their previous works, the name(s) must be replaced with "author and year of publication" in the text and also replicated in the reference session instead of the authors' name, and article title, among others.
  • When naming their documents, author(s) identification should also be removed from the properties of the files; instead, they should name the main article with "main manuscript" and the information file as "supplementary file".
Manuscripts must be prepared in Microsoft Word, using 1.15 spacing and 12-point size in Book Antiqua font. Authors are advised to employ italics rather than underlining, noting that figures, tables, and other graphics must be placed at the appropriate place within the text according to the author(s) interest. The recommended length for manuscripts is between 4000 and 7000 words, including references, an abstract of 250 words or less, and any appendixes. Each heading must be numbered, for example, 1., 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, among others. In the case of multiple authors, the manuscript must indicate one author as the corresponding author. Before submission, you may check our published articles to ensure that your article is correctly formatted. Articles not formatted according to our format will be rejected.

Citation, Referencing and ORCID iD Requirement

All sources used must be acknowledged. Authors must ensure that all in-text citations are done appropriately and with no omission in the reference section. All citations in the manuscript must be referenced, while all references must have been cited. IJER adopted the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition publication guidelines, which should be strictly adhered to.

Starting in 2022, IJER mandates authors to have an ORCID iD. All authors must provide an ORCID iD for all articles published. The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) is a free, 16-digit linkable identifier (iD) that allows researchers to be identified and distinguish identical authors from one another. For additional information, click here.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
It is the author's responsibility to disclose any conflicting, competing and financial interest that may influence the result production and construe or result in liability. All official sources of financial support should be disclosed. The author must, therefore, notify the Editor-in-Chief should there be any conflicts of interest.

Permission and Acknowledgement
The author's responsibility is to obtain written permission for published tables, figures, text passages, and illustrations. The author should create a separate section before references to acknowledge people, funding organisations, grants, and others. This section should be titled "acknowledgments", just like other sub-headings. However, the author(s) must obtain permission from the acknowledged person(s), organisations, and others.

Publication Process
Authors are requested to register and submit their manuscripts using the submission link of the selected journal. The submission and the review gateway are designed to guide authors and reviewers step by step throughout the process. If you are unable to provide an electronic version, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. The following is the publication process:

Step 1: The author registers and submits the complete manuscript in Word document following a double-blind peer-review policy and formatting prescription of the journal.
Step 2: The editor-in-chief checks the submitted manuscripts (subject to rejection if not within the journal's scope and unable to fulfil the standard research criteria).
Step 3: The articles are subjected to a plagiarism test (above ten per cent similarity result will be rejected and sent back to the author(s) for possible correction).
Step 4: The article will be assigned to a suitable editorial team member (content verification will be ascertained and may be rejected if found unsuitable).
Step 5: Two expert double-blind peer reviewers are selected from different institutions to review the manuscript. After that, the section editor evaluates the review results to decide based on the reviewer's recommendations. The likely recommendations are:
  1. Accept in its condition,
  2. Minor revision is required,
  3. Major revision required,
  4. Resubmit for another review process,
  5. Reject and resubmit elsewhere.
Step 6: In the case of 1, manuscripts are processed for publication. In the cases of 2 and 3, the author(s) have to submit the revised manuscript through the revision menu, where manuscripts are checked by the editor-in-chief, section editor, and reviewers (may be rejected if it does not satisfy the reviewers' queries). In the case of 4, a new review process is initiated.
Step 7: The accepted manuscripts will be formatted and sent back to the author(s) for approval.
Step 8: A copy-edited version of the manuscript is uploaded and shared with the author(s) for final approval before final publication.

Peer Review Process
ERRCDF follows a double-blind peer review policy. This means that the identity of both the author and reviewer remain anonymous to each other. Articles are subjected to a rigorous peer-review process after the appropriate editorial members have decided on the quality and the relevance of the article to the journal. At this stage, the editor may reject or accept the article. If accepted by the editor, the article will be sent to two carefully selected peer reviewers with expertise in the article's subject area. The two reviewers are expected to give reports on the article upon which the assigned editor will decide based on the reviewers' recommendations.

If revisions are required, authors will be notified and informed accordingly. Authors will be requested to resubmit the revised version of the article within a certain period. If the revision is minor, the editor will make the final decision, and in the case of major revision, the article will be reevaluated by the same reviewers, and their recommendations will inform the final decision. Finally, an accepted article will be sent for copy-editing. The copy-edited version will be shared with the corresponding author using the journal's online system for possible proofreading, corrections of technical issues, and returning the copy to the editor.

Turn-Around Time
Depending on the reviewers' availability and promptness, our review process takes approximately 2 to 3 months. Authors may not need to follow up if the submission is less than 2 months.

Review Guidelines
Our journals value the role of reviewers in the double-blind peer review process towards publishing quality works; therefore, the reviewers are expected to accept for review only articles in which they have sufficient expertise. All the reviewers are requested to ensure the following:
  1. The manuscript is within their area of expertise.
  2. They can dedicate the appropriate time to conduct a critical review of the manuscript.
  3. If any, they declare their conflict of interest and can decline the review if a conflict exists.
  4. IJER follows the blind review process, so the manuscript and the review process should remain confidential during and after the review process.
  5. The review of a manuscript should be fair, just, critical, honest and should not be influenced by the origin or geographical location of the manuscript, the religious, political or cultural viewpoint, gender, race, ethnicity or citizenship of the author.
  6. Reviewers should only accept manuscript(s) that they are confident of and willing to dedicate appropriate time to review. However, prompt submission of review is our wish. 
Article Processing Charges (APC)
To finance and maintain our high-quality open access Journals, ERRCDF requires the author(s) of accepted articles to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC). There are no charges for submission, rejected articles, figures, colour and length of articles. Also, there are no hidden and/or surcharges whatsoever. APC is payable when the article has been accepted for publication and when an invoice has been delivered. APC is used to cover all costs related to publishing, online hosting, and the archiving of each article. The current rate is 200USD (R3 250) per article, and this is subject to review from time to time. The corresponding author will be required to make the payment and provide proof of payment within the stipulated period stated in the invoice. The article will only be published once full payment has been received.

Copyright and Licensing
All our Journals are open access and provide immediate open access to the published contents. Authors retain the copyrights of articles. Articles published are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence which permits non-commercial re-use (download, read, print, search, copy, distribute the link, etc.) of open access articles, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed, and provided the articles are not modified or altered. The authors grant the publisher permission and license to apply a DOI to their articles and archive them in databases and indexes such as DOAJ, SABINET, J-Gate, Scopus, EBSCO, ERIC, among others. The authors also grant the journal/publisher permission to publish the articles and be recognised as the original and the first publisher. Authors also grant other third-party users the right to non-commercially use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are acknowledged without prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Open Access Policy
Our Journals provide immediate open access to readers and other users. This means that the readers and other users pay nothing to download, copy, read, print, distribute, link to the texts or use them for other lawful purposes. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. However, an Article Processing Charge (APC) is required by the authors for the life maintenance of their articles.

Self-archiving Policy
ERRCDF Journals permit and encourage authors to post items submitted to our journals on personal websites, institutional repositories, social-networking sites, ResearchGate, and academia.edu, among others, both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in these journals.
Policies and guidelines
ETHICAL GUIDELINES/POLICY
The publication of peer-reviewed articles plays a very important role in the development of knowledge. Therefore, it is fundamental that publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers operate within an acceptable ethical and professional standard in the process of journal publication. Our publication ethics policy is based on the “Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). ERRCDF also complies with the “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing” collaboratively made available by the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors. Based on this, the ethical guidelines for Publishers, editors, reviewers and authors are discussed below following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Core Practices.

Ethical Guidelines for Publishers
  • The publisher (ERRCDF) dedicates to supporting the editors, reviewers and authors' voluntary endeavours.
  • The publisher (ERRCDF) also ensures that the article publication process and the system are smooth with utmost conformity to ethical guidelines among editors, reviewers, and authors.
Ethical Guidelines for Editors
  • Editors should ensure that submitted articles are assessed and acknowledged within two to three working days of receipt and provide a fair peer-review process, review status and timely review reports.
  • Editors must ensure that manuscripts are dealt with in a confidential manner without disclosing article-related issues to anyone other than the authors, the reviewers, editorial advisers, and the publisher if need be. The members of the editorial board cannot use any unpublished materials disclosed during the submission and revision process for their own research purpose or for any personal advantages.
  • Editors must declare and excuse themselves from the article process if there is a conflicting interest with the author(s), authors’ affiliations, and region.
  • The reviewers' names and detailed identities must not be divulged to the third party without the reviewers’ permission.
  • The final decision on whether or not to accept the article lies in the prerogative right of the editor with a clearly defined reference to the originality, significance and clarity of the article. That is, the editor’s decision must be informed by the importance, quality, validity, relevance and originality of the article to the scope of the journal and the world of knowledge. This decision process must not be influenced by the authors’ sexual orientation, religion, ethnic attachment, institutional affiliation, political philosophy, race, citizenship and gender.
  • The editor should by no reason oblige the authors to cite their journal(s) or their personal articles as a condition for accepting articles for publication.
  • In case of any ethical issues concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, the editor should immediately take necessary measures in consultation with the author(s).
Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers
  • Reviewers should ensure optimum objectivity devoid of personal displeasure. Reviewers should objectively express their views with argument within the limited and extended purview of the article and refrain from unfair and/or unsubstantiated comments, including unfounded reproaches of any kind.
  • Reports of the review should be prepared by the reviewers themselves unless the editor grants permission to involve a third party/another person(s). Reviewers are prohibited from requesting authors to cite their work and/or associate work unless there is a justifiable and valid reason. All suggestions must be informed by valid, reliable, technical academic criteria.
  • Reviewers should excuse themselves from any conflicting and competing interest which is not limited to intellectual, professional, political or religious, institutional, or financial, among others. If the article is from the same institutions where the reviewer is currently employed, has a collaborator, and joint grant holders, having mentees or mentors, reviewers are advised to decline the review of such articles.
  • Reviewers are to accept articles they are qualified to review with the assurance that they will deliver within the prompt possible time. Otherwise, the reviewer is responsible for notifying the editor, who will reconsider the article for another reviewer.
  • Confidentiality is sacrosanct in the publication process; therefore, the manuscript routed to any reviewer must be treated with the utmost confidentiality. The reviewer, at all times, should refrain from using information from the review process for personal advantage or discredit or disadvantage others.  
  • In case of any irregularities such as ethical and plagiarism issues, as may be observed or noticed by the reviewers, such plagiarised material or falsified data should be communicated in confidence to the journal editor.
Ethical Guidelines for Authors
  • Redundant, multiple or concurrent publication is prohibited in this journal. That is, an article submitted to this just must not be submitted concurrently to another journal except if the editor rejects the article. Also, a previously published article should not be submitted to this journal for consideration. In general, authors should desist from publishing articles that could be seen as essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. IJSS consider this unethical and unacceptable.
  • The author should ensure that his or her research data is honestly gathered and interpreted. Hence, reviewers, editors, readers and even the publisher are entitled to request such from the author for his or her research. Therefore, authors should retain such data for any possible use after publication.
  • By submitting an article, the author has guaranteed that the submitted work is original and that the work or words of others used are cited and acknowledged appropriately.
  • Authors should ensure that the submitted article is within the similarity index of 10% or less. Plagiarism in all forms, including self-plagiarism, are unethical and unacceptable.
  • Authors must indicate all sources involved in the research and that the conflict of interest has been disclosed where necessary.
  • Acknowledgement of those who have made one or two contributions to the research must be made, while those who made a significant contribution to the study be made co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors consent and approve the final copy of the article before submission.
  • In the case of any obvious errors in a published article, the author should immediately notify the editor and cooperatively work with the editor to retract or correct the article. In a case where a third party informs the editor that a published paper contains an obvious error, a retraction letter should be written by the author or make the correction within the directives of the author.
  • An article may need to be retracted, removed or replaced to protect the credibility and trustworthiness of academic literature. This may be determined by the Editor-in-Chief and may be initiated by the authors if there is a case of flaws in data and subsequent conclusion. However, a notice of such will be published alongside the title, the authors and the reason for the action.
PUBLICATION POLICIES
Copyright and Licensing
ERRCDF provides immediate open access to its published contents. The copyrights of articles are retained by authors. Articles published are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence which permits non-commercial re-use (download, read, print, search, copy, distribute the link, etc) of an open-access article, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed, and provided the article is not modified or altered. The authors grant the publisher (ERRCDF) permission and license to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such as DOAJ, SABINET, J-Gate, Scopus, EBSCO, ERIC, among others. The authors also grant the Journal/Publisher permission to publish the articles and be recognised as the original and the first publisher. Authors also grant any other third-party users the right to non-commercially use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are acknowledged without prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Open Access and Author Self-Archiving Policy
ERRCDF adopted OPEN ACCESS which provides immediate open access to readers and other users, to all published articles by the Journal/publisher on our website. This means that the readers and other users pay nothing. In accordance with the BOAI definition of open access, users are freely allowed to download, copy, read, print, distribute, link to the texts or use them for other lawful purposes. However, the authors, their instructions or funders pay Article Processing Charge for life maintenance of the articles.

ERRCDF permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites, institutional repositories, social-networking sites, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, among others, both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Deposit Policy/Archiving Policy
For preservation and restoration, our journals use SA ePublications (SABINET), University of the Free State Library and Information Services, PKP Preservation Network, and LOCKSS system to ensure a secure and permanent archive among participating libraries. It permits those libraries to create permanent journal archives. Both pre-published and post-published or publisher's version/PDF can be archived without restrictions.

Submission Policy
Submission of an article is an indication that:
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the comments to the editor).
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where applicable, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15 spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • By making a submission, the authors have agreed to pay the Article Processing Charge (APC) as indicated in the author guidelines if the article is accepted. This is subject to review from time to time.
  • Authors are responsible for updating the archived preprint with the journal reference (including DOI) and a link to the published articles upon publication.
  • The authors had complied with the plagiarism policy mentioned in the author guidelines. ERRCDF do not tolerate plagiarism of all kinds, including self-plagiarism. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the similarity index of their articles is less than ten per cent. Otherwise, articles are rejected on this basis.
APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS POLICY

Appeals
  • Authors, under any circumstances, are privileged to challenge editorial decisions by appealing for reconsideration if they perceive unfair elements in the editorial decisions. To do this, an appeal letter must be submitted with a detailed explanation of the issues, nature of the appeal and argument on why the editorial decision is considered unfair.
  • Such appeal will be submitted to the editor-in-chief, which shall be reviewed alongside the section editor and the concerned reviewers. New reviewers may be invited to re-evaluate the study, and the editor-in-chief will make the final decision.

Complaints
  • In case of any complaints, which may be related to journal policies, procedures, the publication process, or the conduct of editorial staff, among others, the detailed complaints should be sent to the editor-in-chief or the publisher (ERRCDF) via email. All complaints via the stipulated channel will be acknowledged within 48 hours upon which the resolution process will be initiated. After that, the resolution shall be made known to the complainants via email.

Privacy Statement
All documents, names, physical and email addresses submitted to this journal platform will be protected and only used for the purposes of this publication and will never under any circumstances be made available to any third party.


Prof. Akin Lucas Ogunlade

Professor of Educational Administration and Planning, AU Washington.

Prof. A. O. Tom Ashafa

Professor of Plant Sciences and the Assistant Dean Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of The Free State, South Africa

Dr. Cias T. Tsotetsi

Expert in Rural Community Research, Philosophy and Policy Studies in Education and The Assistant Dean Faculty of Education University of the Free State South Africa

Prof. Haastrup T. Ekundayo

Expert in Educational Management, Administration and Economics. An Associate Professor of Educational Management, Ekiti State University Nigeria

Dr Bunmi I. Omodan

The Coordinator and Executive President

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

Please note that only language editing works are allowed to be submitted here. For journal articles, please visit our journals, select your preferred journal and make your submission using the journal's submission link.
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Language Editors are Needed!!!

Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum, one of the leading research forums in Africa is calling for qualified language editors. The candidates will on pay-as-you-go be responsible for the editing of academic publications; Masters and PhD Thesis, Honours Project, journal articles and manuscripts etc.
The Candidates must possess a Masters degree in any field of study with a background Degree of B.A/B.A(Ed) in English Language.

The candidate must also have an excellent display of research and grammatical prowess.

Must be excellent in the use of “Review and communication box” of Microsoft word.

He or she should also have a First class experience in APA and Harvard referencing styles.

Being Knowledgeable in additional referencing-styles is added advantage.

Proven experience in language editing is also an added advantage.
The service is paid on the bases of the available clients. PhD Thesis is not less than N50k while Masters is not less than N35k. The pricing is further determined by the number of pages.
Then submit your CV via our online platform by clicking on "APPLY NOW" or contact LangEditor@errcd.com, OmodanBI@errcd.com for further information and  manual application.

Please note that you can render your services at the comfort of your home. 
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