A journal dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the ‘global South’
This is an online open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
There are no article submission or processing fees.
There are two issues a year. The first was launched in September 2017 and issues will come out every September and April thereafter.
Focus and scope
SOTL in the South is an online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fostering dialogue and research on teaching and learning in higher education in the global South, or about the global South.
Submissions to the Journal
All articles will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review process. Submissions are encouraged from as many countries in the global South as possible. Reviewers are solicited from countries across the global South. Submissions should be reviewed by individuals from more than one country in order to ensure relevance and readability for an international audience.
Any member of the editorial board should not submit more than one article within a two-year cycle. All submissions from the editorial board should be subject to blind peer review from reviewers who are not members of the editorial board.
Language of submissions
All articles should be in English, with an abstract in the home language of the author or in one of the regional international languages. Editing will be the responsibility of the author.
We welcome the following contributions:
Studies focused on topics including indigenous knowledge, decolonisation and social justice in relation to SOTL are welcome, as are studies that present contextually based issues, and which consider the implications of these for other settings in the global South. Innovative studies and innovative or disruptive writing formats will also be welcomed.
Submissions that would be regarded as inappropriate for the journal would include:
scholarship of teaching and learning; higher education; global South; southern theory; teaching and learning; social justice; decolonisation
Articles are freely accessible.
Hosting of the journal
From May 2017 the journal will be managed and hosted in the office of the Chair, Teaching and Learning, Professor Brenda Leibowitz.
Structure and Meetings
The editorial board should meet twice a year. Meetings will be online as well as face-to-face.
The function is to hold the editorial board together; see to policy; and general functioning of the journal. This will also include screening of manuscripts where necessary, thus to support the managing editor. The position should be held on a three-year period.
The functions include initial screening, allocation of articles to editorial members to send out for review; copy-editing; managing social media.
Book Reviews Editor
The book reviews editor solicits reviews, obtains books for review and screens the reviews, which are not sent out for blind review.
Reflections and Short-Reports Editor
The reflections and short-reports editor solicits reviews, obtains books for review and screens the reviews, which are not sent out for blind review
Associate Editors (effectively ‘the editorial board’)
The functions include: looking after, for example, one issue per year; soliciting articles; publicising the journal; contributing to the policy.