Author Guidelines

Once you have decided to submit your article to Koers for review, you can follow the easy steps stipulated below. Note: The submission process can be interrupted at any time; when users return to their journal’s personalised section, they can continue from where they left off. If you prefer, you can just watch this video.

  1. Log in as a user. If you do not have an account then you must choose the register option (make sure to register as an author).

  2. If you are registered for other roles (eg reviewer), you need to select Author, otherwise just find the Click Here button under New Submissions. This will start the 5 step submission process:

Step 1: Select the section which your submission fits into. Make sure your submissions adheres to all the requisites in the checklist before continuing. Please be sure to read the Style Sheet for Authors as provided in the checklist.

Step 2: Upload your article. Remember to click upload after you have selected a file.

Step 3: Make sure all your information is correct. If there is more than one author, select the Add Author option. Note that in the case of multiple authors, the person who submits the article to Koers will be the main correspondent regarding all communication to and from Koers.
Insert the Title and Abstract of you article. Make sure the language and supporting agencies information is complete. Also insert a formatted list of references before clicking on continue.

Step 4: Upload any supplementary files if you need to (eg. Tables). Remember to click upload once you have selected a file.

Step 5: In this step you can double check the summary of your submission before confirming the submission.

You will receive an email to confirm that your manuscript is in the peer review process, and you will hear from the editor whether your article has been accepted. You can log into the Koers journal at any time, to check on the status of your submission.

  • Click here to view a videoon how to submit a paper online.

  • Click here to view a video on how to copyedit and proofread your article.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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

  1. I am duly authorised and herewith grant the publisher unlimited rights to publish the work in any format and/or medium, whether for gain or any other purpose.
  2. I have ensured that my submission conforms to the journal’s various Editorial Policies and meets the journal’s Editorial Criteria.
  3. I have checked and adhered to the Koers style sheet (Afrikaans, English) for authors regarding the specific formatting requirements for submissions.
  4. I declare that my submission has not been previously published in its current or a substantially similar form. I also declare that the article is not before or under another journal for consideration.

    The work has also not been published in any database or book identified with an ISBN.

  5. I understand that the entire manuscript must be neatly prepared and spell checked.
  6. The article does not contain any unlawful statements and does not infringe any existing copyright.

    I have obtained the necessary permission from the copyright holder/s to reproduce in the article, in all media in all countries, and transmit via all reputable third parties, any materials including tables, diagrams and photographs not owned by me.

  7. All authors have received a final version of the article, take responsibility for the content, agree to its publication and the order of the authors listed on the paper.

  8. Anyone that has made a significant contribution to the research and the paper has been listed as an author. Minor contributors have been noted in the Acknowledgements section.
  9. Any potential conflict of interest in the research will be declared in step 3 of this submission process. Any support from a third party has been noted in the Acknowledgements.
  10. All research is presented accurately, is objectively discussed and was performed in an ethical manner.

Copyright Notice

Copyright information

  • Ownership of copyright in terms of the Work remains with the authors.
  • The authors retain the non-exclusive right to do anything they wish with the Work, provided attribution is given to the place and detail of original publication, as set out in the official citation of the Work published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the Work on the authors’ or their institutions’ websites or institutional repository.
Publication and user license
  • The authors grant the title owner and the publisher an irrevocable license and first right and perpetual subsequent right to (a) publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Work in  any form/medium, (b) to translate the Work into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts of the Work or other derivative works based on the Work and exercise all of the rights set forth in (a) above in such translations, adaptations, summaries, extracts and derivative works, (c) to license others to do any or all of the above, and (d) to register the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the Definitive Work.
  • The authors acknowledge and accept the user licence under which the Work will  be published as set out in (Creative Commons Attribution License South Africa)
  • The undersigned warrant that they have the authority to license these publication rights and that no portion of the copyright to the Work has been assigned or licensed previously to any other party.

Disclaimer: The publisher, editors and title owner accept no responsibility for any statement made or opinion expressed by any other person in this Work. Consequently, they will not be liable for any loss or damage sustained by any reader as a result of his or her action upon any statement or opinion in this Work. 
In cases where a manuscript is NOT accepted for publication by the editorial board, the portions of this agreement regarding the publishing licensing shall be null and void and the authors will be free to submit this manuscript to any other publication for first publication.

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