Prof Sarah Bansilal
2022 – 2023
Prof Busisiwe Alant
2019 – 2021
Lawan Abdulhamid – University of the Witwatersrand, SA
Nicolaas Blom – University of Limerick, Ireland
Dillip K Das – University of KwaZulu Natal, SA
Tony Essien – University of the Witwatersrand, SA
Mellony Graven – Rhodes University, SA
Monde Kazeni – University of the Witwatersrand, SA
Petrus J Kok – University of Zululand, SA
Umesh Ramnarian – University of Johannesburg, SA
Angela Stott – University of the Free State, SA
The first issue was produced in 1997, with Professor Meshach Ogunniyi from the University of the Western Cape as the founding editor. It was then called the SAARMSTE Journal. Professor John Rogan, from the University of Pretoria, took over as editor in 2001, Professor Cliff Malcolm, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in 2004 and Professor Iben Christiansen from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006.
In 2003, the name of the journal was changed to the African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (AJRMSTE). This change reflected a shift in purpose, as the journal opened itself increasingly to articles and concerns from across Africa.
The primary target audiences include scholars (researchers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, education policy makers) within Southern Africa and elsewhere in the continent and the world.
AJRMSTE is an International Journal published by Taylor and Francis (Routledge). Taylor & Francis (Routledge) is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All of the Taylor & Francis (Routledge) journals, including AJRMSTE abide by the COPE guidelines on publication ethics. The guidelines are aligned with the Academy of Science South Africa’s (ASSAf) Code of Best Practice in Scholarly Journal Publishing, Editing and Peer Review.
In addition, AJRMSTE:
- Is DHET accredited, with Scopus CiteScore (2018) of 0.55; Scopus Cite (2020) of 1,2
- Is DHET compliant i.t.o. 75% rule:
- Not more than 25% of articles for a particular issue are from the same institution. If more aticles from the same institution are accepted, certain articles will be retained for publication in the subsequent issue.
- Accepts only original articles;
- Undergoes a double-blind peer review process:
- On average about 40% of articles annually are rejected before the peer review stage is reached and 40% are rejected after review.
- Publishes 36 articles in 3 issues per year. Since 2012, the journal produces three issues per year – one each in April, August and November;
- Is accessible to readers via direct subscriptions and through Sabinet Online, http://journals.co.za/content/journal/saarmstewhere there is a charge, or through the Taylor and Francis website which is free to SAARMSTE members.
The editorial guidelines of the journal are available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rmse20&page=instructions
The journal has an international editorial board, with members from African countries, North America, Australia, and Europe and involves many reviewers from Southern Africa and beyond.
Richard Barwell, University of Ottawa, Canada
Karin Brodie, University of the Witwatersrand, SA
Jenni Case, Virginia Tech, USA
Justin Dillon, University of Exeter, UK
Anthony Koosimile, University of Botswana, Botswana
Cedric Linder, Uppsala University, Sweden
Xin Ma, University of Kentucky, USA
Elsa Mentz, North West University, SA
Inocente Mutimucuio, Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Meshach Ogunniyi, University of the Western Cape, SA
Charles Opolot-Okurut, Makerere University, Uganda
Marietjie Potgieter, University of Pretoria, SA
Hikma Smida, Université de Carthage,Tunis, Tunisia
Renuka Vithal, University of KwaZulu Natal, SA
Marc de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
John Williams, Curtin University, Australia
The journal is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa, as a peer-reviewed journal of high quality