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New Voices in Psychology Conference Proceedings

The 5th Southern African Students’ Psychology Conference which was hosted by the University of South Africa, was largely perceived to be a roaring success!

More than 79 students from Southern African universities shared their research with peers and academics in the field of psychology.
With the conference come and gone, we would like to invite contributions from presenters to submit their manuscripts to be included in the conference proceedings issue of the New Voices in Psychology journal.

About the Journal

New Voices in Psychology is an innovative peer-reviewed publication that is published twice a year by the Unisa Psychology Department. It has become firmly established as a journal that concentrates on entry-level articles, giving first-time academic authors the opportunity to publish their work. The challenge has always been to do this without compromising on academic quality while fostering cutting-edge, innovative work. To achieve this, we have established a review process that avoids destructive criticism and instead emphasises working with prospective authors to fine-tune their manuscripts.

In addition to the support we provide to authors whose manuscripts have been selected for publication, we are developing a system that will give authors whose manuscripts have not been selected for publication the opportunity to participate fully in the academic discourse around the journal. The intention is that submitted manuscripts will be enrolled in a collaborative online rating and feedback system, allowing authors to iteratively make improvements. All manuscripts that have passed through this system will be published online, with a selection of these also appearing in the print journal

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts should not be longer than 20 pages (5 000 words)
  2. Select paper size: A4 (portrait)
  3. Format the margins as follows: Top & Bottom = 2cm, Left & Right = 2.5cm
  4. Select justification: Left
  5. Select font: Times New Roman
  6. Select font size 12 pt with 1.5 line spacing
  7. The manuscript must include the full title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliations, and the name, postal address, and e-mail address of the corresponding author
  8. An abstract, no longer than 200 words, and an alphabetical list of at least six keywords should be provided
  9. Insert the text of your manuscript
  10. Add the reference list
  11. Add all tables, diagrams and figures at the end of the document, after the reference list
  12. Do not indent the first line of a paragraph. Separate paragraphs by a blank line
  13. Any notes you add in the text for the attention of the editors should be bracketed (e.g., )
  14. Use single quotes with double quotes inside; block quotes of 40 or more words
  15. Use APA referencing style
  16. Please spell-check your document using UK or South African English

Submission of Manuscript    

  • Submit the manuscript as an MS Word document to edladlsn@unisa.ac.za
  • In the subject line of the email: Submission for New Voices

Please check your e-mail for a submission acknowledgement – if your submission is not acknowledged within one week of submission, please send an enquiry email.

For manuscript writing tips follow these links: 

Closing date for submissions: 30 November 2017

Contact persons:
Sindisiwe Dladla: edladlsn@unisa.ac.za
Itumeleng Masisi: masisim@unisa.ac.za