SA Journal of Human Resource Managment
Original Research Article (ORA)
An original article provides an overview of innovative research in a particular field within or related to the focus and scope of the journal, presented according to a clear and well-structured format. Three structures of original research are provided below: Qualitative, Quantitative and Theoretical.
ORA: Qualitative Research full structure
Title: The article’s full title should contain a maximum of 95 characters (including spaces).
Abstract:The abstract, written in English, should be no longer than 250 words and must be written in the past tense. The abstract should give a succinct account of the objectives, methods, results and significance of the matter. The structured abstract for a Qualitative Research article should consist of seven paragraphs labelled Orientation, Research purpose, Motivation for the study, Research approach/design and method, Main findings, Practical/managerial implications and Contribution/value-add.
Introduction: Provide the following, each under their own heading.
Research purpose and objectives
Research design: Provide the following, each under their own heading and subheading.
Entrée and establishing researcher roles
Research participants and sampling methods
Data collection methods
Strategies employed to ensure data quality and integrity
Results: The reporting of the results must be clearly linked to the research objectives and research hypotheses. Tables may be used or models (diagrams/figures) may be drafted to indicate key components of the results of the study.
Discussion: Provide the following, each under their own heading.
Outline of the results
Limitations and recommendations
Conclusion: Provide a brief conclusion that summarises the results and their meaning or significance in relation to each objective of the study.
Acknowledgements: Those who contributed to the work but do not meet our authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution. Authors are responsible for ensuring that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to be named. Refer to the acknowledgement structure guide on our Formatting Requirements page.
Also provide the following, each under their own heading:
Competing interests: This section should list specific competing interests associated with any of the authors. If authors declare that no competing interests exist, the article will include a statement to this effect: The authors declare that they have no financial or personal relationship(s) that may have inappropriately influenced them in writing this article. Read our policy on competing interests.
Author contributions: All authors must meet the criteria for authorship as outlined in the authorship policy and author contribution statement policies.
Funding: Provide information on funding if relevant
Data availability: All research articles are encouraged to have a data availability statement.
Disclaimer: A statement that the views expressed in the submitted article are his or her own and not an official position of the institution or funder.
References: Authors should provide direct references to original research sources whenever possible. References should not be used by authors, editors, or peer reviewers to promote self-interests. Refer to the journal referencing style downloadable on our Formatting Requirements page.
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Article
Pages / words-19 / 5000
Academic level-High School
Language style-US English