Publisher: Madda Walabu University

Publisher contact person: Ahmed Hasan (Assistant Professor)

Email: and

Phone: + 251-911787904

Fax: +251-226652519

Mailing address: 247, Madda Walabu University, Bale Robe

Sources of Support

The journal publishes online and print version with the financial support by Madda Walabu University. The university is the publisher.

Peer Review

The Journal operates a double blind or anonymized review process which means all the information that identifies the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. Therefore, authors asked to submit separate files of: 1) title page (with author details), including the title, author’s affiliations, acknowledgments, and any declaration of statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including email address; and 2) anonymized manuscript (without author’s details), including title, abstract, and main body of the manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief, or Associate Editor-in-Chief, or the Section Editor with relevant expertise will then be assigned for handling the peer-review process. All the manuscripts submitted will be initially desk review by the editors for suitability for the journal within the first three (3) days after submission. In discussion with editorial team, assigned Editors may reject manuscripts that they are not suitable for the journal and they deem highly unlikely to pass peer-review without further consultation. However, manuscripts that deemed suitable are typically sent to at least two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality/soundness of the full research article, reviews, or case studies. Therefore, Editor makes the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the manuscripts. The editorial team check the manuscripts with software such as Turnitin, URKUND, iThenticate, and other plagiarism checker software during desk review to ensure that the manuscripts do not include materials that already existing in the public domain. As a minimum, text similarity percentage should below 1% with any existing sources, with a total similarity of no more than 20%, but if in any doubt, citation of all the sources including page numbers in the text and use quotation marks is a must.   

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

JESSD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International license/

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes two (2) issues/one volume per year.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2523-1901