Publication and Ethics

The Journal of Computer Adaptive Testing in Africa (JoCATiA) publishes high-quality open access peer-reviewed electronic journals designed to improve the science and practice of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), aimed at advancing the frontiers of computerised testing in Africa to the second generation of computer-based assessment and beyond. JoCATiA is designed to provide a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, simulation studies and meta-analysis. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.