Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
Manuscripts must be 1.5-spaced, Time Roman font size 12 with 3cm margins on both sides of A4 page; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The editors reserve the right to copyedit and proof all articles accepted for publication. Acceptance of the article will imply assignment of copyright by its author(s) to Maseno Journal. Authors receive a digital complimentary copy of the issue.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright by submitting a signed copyright form. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.
Conflict of Interest
All authors complete the conflict of interest declaration and license forms.
All submitted papers will be subjected to anti- plagiarism check before sending to the reviewers. Papers which will not meet the15% similarity threshold will be rejected.
Article Publication Charges
There is no charge for the submission of the paper but the author (s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the article processing charge of Kshs 4000 or USD 50 per paper. More detailed payment instructions are available at https//journals.maseno.ac.ke.