Theme: “Mobile technology within the 4IR era – Africa answering the call”
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Prof. Liezel Cilliers – University of Fort Hare, Department of Information Systems
Prof. Willie Chinyamurindi – University of Fort Hare, Department of Business Management
- Deadline for submission: 27 January 2020 Submit on the journal website.
- Expected Publication Date: 15 September 2020
- Special issue release date: 1 September 2020
- Review of results: 20 March 2020
- Deadline for revisions: 24 June 2020
- Notification of final decision: 31 July 2020
The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa (TD) invites original scientific articles, reports, position papers and reviews that will bring new knowledge and insights into the conversation on the role and usage of mobile technologies in African societies, advancing theory and practice.
The proposed special TD issue on “Mobile technology within the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era – Africa answering the call” envisages three main objectives. First it focuses on bridging the chasm that exists between theory and practice in mobile technology research in African societies. Second, it showcases transdisciplinary perspective incorporating which incorporates multiple real-life experiences. Last, seeks to ignite and create a platform for a sustained dialogue on mobile technology research in an African context, especially within the 4IR.
Suggested papers for the special issue:
- Use of mobile technologies within learning.
- Mobile technology within commerce.
- Best-practices on the African content using mobile technology.
- Mobile technology and health.
- Negatives and positives of mobile technology
Please note the above is not exhaustive – authors are welcome to consult the editors to check if their submission fits the aims of the special issue.
Manuscript contributions may consist of the following:
- Original, full-length research-based articles (5000 – 7000 words): innovative empirical research covering aspects of how mental health issues manifest within the workplace, including cases that highlight individual and organisational responses.
Preparation of manuscripts:
- Manuscript submissions should be in English and adhere to (TD) guidelines.
- Studies adopting qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods are welcomed.
- Original articles must fully comply with the (TD) guidelines for manuscripts (abstract and headings style formats: 5000–7000 words, maximum of 60 references with limited self-referencing; and an abstract, with a maximum of 300 words).
- Shorter format articles should be well-structured (2500–4000 words; maximum 40 references with limited self-referencing; and an abstract of 100–150 words). Although the standard (TD) headings and subheadings requirements may not be appropriate for the shorter format articles, the manuscript should have clear headings and subheadings to give it structure. Shorter format articles should be as concise as possible, yet sufficiently detailed to permit adequate communication and critical review.
- Book reviews related to the theme of the special issues are also welcomed.
- Manuscripts should include a reference list that complies with the (TD) referencing guidelines.
Please submit your research at td-sa.net