Author Guidelines

Jumuga Journal of Education, Oral Studies, and Human Sciences (JJEOSHS) is a multidisciplinary journal that promotes original researches globally, particularly the oral researches that are rarely published, across the various academic disciplines. It is open to publications that seeks to critically, objectively, and professionally seek to solve human problems across the globe. It is alive to the 21st century skills movement in education; a phenomenon where education is characteristically geared towards problem-solving, critical thinking, technology-driven, professionally networked, well referenced, generates new ideas, relevantly referenced, in tandem with SMART goal approach, conscious to the reality of SWOT analysis, joint publications, joint researches, and passion. The ripple-effect, it will amount to better researches and publications, better leadership in our respective working areas, and will relevantly address our diverse contextual needs. JJEOSHS thus seeks to address cutting-edge issues facing our societies.

 Peer Review Process

Jumuga Journal of Education, Oral Studies, and Human Sciences (JJEOSHS) uses a double blind peer review system to ensure the anonymity of both the author and the reviewer. Ordinarily, submitted articles are sent to two peer reviewers who are necessarily experts in the particular area. Whenever there is a huge disagreement and/or divergent approach to the subject at hand, a third reviewer, an expert in the field, is sought. The final decision however is the prerogative of the Editor.

 Publication Frequency

Jumuga Journal of Education, Oral Studies, and Human Sciences (JJEOSHS), which publishes One Volume per annum produces Three Issues, hence it’s a Quarterly Journal that is largely online. Once the author attends to the peer reviewers’ comments, the article is re-edited before it is clustered with other articles to form a “Current Issue.” Subsequently, a DOI will be allocated. DOI refers to the Digital Object Identifier. In turn, a digital object identifier “is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically” (Source, accessed 2 December 2018). In the nature of things, articles are assigned to a particular Volume and Issue according to JJEOSHS’s publication schedule. Of importance to note is that the reviewed and edited articles retain their initial page numbering.

  Open Access Policy:

JJEOSHS’s open access policy to its content is rooted on the premise that making new researches openly available is the greatest ‘miracle’ for the 21st century. It is indeed a major breakthrough that will promote global exchange of ideas, generate more insights on challenging issues, and eventually act as a catalyst of social growth. With science and technology, the 21st century has no excuse, as learning, through international journals has come to our doorsteps.  JJEOSHS is thus an open access journal whose abstracts and articles can be read online. This is without any form of restriction whatsoever.


JJEOSHS rejects all submitted articles, book reviews, and short reports that are plagiarized. In turn, plagiarism is defined as the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. Bowdoin (2018) has highlighted the common types of plagiarism as including:

 Direct Plagiarism, which is the word-for-word transcription from another person’s work, without quotation marks.

 Self-Plagiarism is a phenomenon where a learner submits his or her previous work without a consensus with his or her lecturers who were initially involved. In view of this, a person who wants to publish some of her thesis/dissertation chapters has to liaise with his or her professors first.

Mosaic Plagiarism takes place when a learner borrows phrases from a particular source and fails to use quotation marks or use synonyms as he or she seeks to retain the overall structure and meaning of the original version. It is sometimes called “patch writing.” This kind of paraphrasing is academically sanction-able even in cases where a person footnotes his or her sources.

 Accidental Plagiarism takes place when an individual fail to cite their respective sources, misquotes sources, or by error paraphrases a source while using similar words.

 In a nutshell, there are major plagiarism (copy and paste of large amounts of text) and minor plagiarism (where an author uses parts of an introduction from an earlier article). To this end, JJEOSHS utilizes plagiarism detection software to scan and eventually verify originality of the submitted works. At the moment, ithenticate software is being used, In view of this, JJEOSHS reserves the right to formally retract an already published material and eventually declare it publicly as plagiarized.  This firmly calls for original researched work.

 It is critically important to put to your attention that all records are archived.

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Jumuga Journal of Education, Oral Studies, and Human Sciences (JJEOSHS) board always makes quick and objective reviews and eventually decides on whether to proceed with the publication or not. Ultimately, the corresponding author is informed out rightly. Once accepted and re-edited for online publication, the author will be informed promptly. That is, within 72 hours.

JJEOSHS insists that the cover letter has to include the corresponding author’s full address, email, and telephone numbers; and our correspondence with the author should ordinarily be via email. As an email attachment, the author’s file should bear his or her surname.

Nature of Articles:

We advise that 3 types of articles can be submitted. That is,

Book Review Articles:

In this category, we advise that the author avoids footnoting. Additionally, we do not expect authors to prolong them beyond 5 pages. Nevertheless, they will be expected to submit handling fee of $20 upon acceptance.

Short Messages with a clear problem statement:

Like the above book reviews, the author’s will not be expected to write beyond 5 pages. Upon acceptance, each author will be expected to pay $20 per write-up. In such short messages, the author is expected to come out clearly with his or her problem statement, and make a bold attempt to solve the issue at hand. It should be on topics of global or national interest.

Regular Articles:

This is where an original research that must necessarily be beyond 5 pages, at 1.5 spacing or double spaced, is expected to feature. This type of article forms the core purpose for the journal. It should describe new and carefully analyzed data, where in some cases experimental procedures or methodological considerations must be put clearly. Results should be provided with clarity and precision. In regard to length, the material under discussion should determine this. Nevertheless, a good author will avoid going beyond 7, 000 words for a journal article. Upon acceptance, the author will be expected to remit $100 as handling fee.

Review Process:

As noted earlier, the review process will include the editor and the members of the editorial board going through the submitted article, short message or book review. After establishing that an article is publishable after a preliminary reading, it will be sent for blind peer reviewers to at least two reviewers who will give the final word. That is, they will advise the editor to proceed or terminate the process altogether. In cases where it will not be published, after reviewers’ reports, the author will not be charged for it. Charges only apply after it is accepted, peer-reviewed and is about to be published.

Specific Expectations for Regular Articles:

While double spacing is the norm, 1.5 spacing will also be accepted. All pages must be numbered. The main title should have less than 7 words while the subtitle can be longer. The title page should include the authors’ full names, authors’ affiliations, e-mail address, and if authored by more than one person, the author’s details should appear in a footnote.

In regard to the Abstract, it should be comprehensive in the sense that it should provide a clear statement of the problem, a clear theoretical framework and article design, the methods used to gather data, the major findings, and what the author hopes to achieve in the entire article. Despite the above ‘comprehensive’ outlook, the article should not exceed 300. We prefer between 100 to 250 words in length. After the article, the author should list 3 to 7 key words that will provide indexing reference.

The author should avoid ambiguity, vague sentence, but use active verbs, and also use the third person. Additionally, confusing abbreviations should be avoided in the entire article. Abbreviations should only be used when the full term is very long and in cases where it is used often. In such cases, an abbreviation should be spelled out the first time it is used in the text.
In regard to the introduction, it should provide the relevant information that will provide a good starting point for the readers. It should be made easier to readers across the disciples’ divides. Above all, it should prepare the readers to understand the entire article. The same case applies to methods used. Clearly, the methods used should be logical enough for a reader from another discipline to understand. Again, this goes hand-in-hand with the results or the article findings; whose presentation should be punctuated with clarity and precision. Concerning the discussion, it should strive to interpret the findings in view of the results obtained. The conclusion should explain in summary what the author set out to do, how he or she journeyed with the topic, a summary of the findings, and suggest a way forward.

For those who acknowledge their research sponsors, it should be brief but clear. Equally, tables should be kept to a minimum. The author should strive to ensure that tables and graphs are simple and precise to a broader constituency of readers. All these tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word manuscript file. Additionally, Arabic figures can be used to designate figures (e.g. Figure ii). In regard to references, we are open to all accepted reference styles even though APA and MLA top the list. Nevertheless, references should be listed alphabetically.

Examples include:


Sparrow M. 2011. Mission in Mombasa Ninety years of caring for seafarers at Kilindini,

Nairobi: Missions.

Stark, Rodney 1996. “Why Religious Movements Succeed or Fail: A Revised General Model,”

Journal of Contemporary Religion, Volume 11, Issue 2 May 1996, pp. 133 – 146.

Sudarkasa, Niara 1986. "The Status of Women" in Indigenous African Societies, Feminist

Studies 12 (1), pp.91-111.

Thomas, Spear 1978. The Kaya Complex: A History of the Mijikenda Peoples of the Kenya Coast

to 1900. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau.

Trimingham, J. Spencer 1983. The influence of Islam upon Africa. London and New York:

Longman Group Limited.

Wandera. J. et al, 2008. Christian –Muslim co-existence in Eastern Africa. Nairobi: Paulines

Publications Africa.


In regard to footnotes, we discourage the use of Arabic numbers (I, ii, iii) in this section. Equally, we discourage END NOTES. Always, footnotes are typed in 10pt., font and in single spacing.

Creative Commons:

Like most other credible international Journals, all JJEOSHS articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License ( To this end, our readers can adapt, transmit, copy, and distribute the work so long as the original work and source is cited or acknowledged appropriately.


Despite having a handling fee of $100 per article and $20 for short messages and book reviews, authors still retain the copyright of their articles and reviews that are published in JJEOSHS. This handling fee is subject to change without prior notice. The authors must stick to research ethics as they prepare articles for JJEOSHS. Authors must subscribe to our open access system, a phenomenon where articles remain permanently accessibly in line with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License (

Why we charge handling fee:

Being a self-supporting and self-propagating enterprise, academic research journals like JJEOSHS will need your input so as to remain in the web. Without funding from any quarters save for the authors, we have only one way to liberate ourselves and let our research prowess remain. That is, submit handling fee of $100 once your article ($20 for book review) has been accepted for publication. The amount is not for profit making or any form of enrichment, but for the love of knowledge, research, and publication and eventually transform our societies that are facing a hotchpotch of challenges ranging from gender disparities, education concern, xenophobia, race concern, racial concern, environmental concern, economy concern, ethnic bigotry, blind denominationalism, ethnocentrism, acculturation, poverty concern, justice concern and so on.

Certainly, it is costly to produce a peer-reviewed journal, edited and formatted articles, that are acceptable across the oceans. To host it on a server that is freely acceptable without restrictions 24/7 is certainly costly. Indeed, there are operation costs, web maintenance and design, internet services, electricity, and other requirements. But as the Brazilian Educationist, Paulo Freire, once said in his Pedagogy of the Oppressed, “only the oppressed can free both the oppressor and the oppressed” (1970, p.20). Confronted by such monetary ‘oppression,’ we have no choice but research and research, then write, and eventually attempt to offer solutions that are geared towards positive social transformation of our respective societies. In that faith, we have the potential to save the world through our little contributions.

General Remarks

Like any other credible journal, please note that the decision of reviewers and the editor are final. Do also note that a long article can be published as part 1 and part 2 but not beyond there, unless after the editorial agrees on such a rare matter. Articles published in JJEOSHS will not be published elsewhere without the editor’s permission.

Submission check list:

Before submitting an article, authors are requested to check whether it complies with the following items:

  1. Ensure the article has never been published or submitted elsewhere.

  2. Ensure your submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft file format that is easily accessed by the editor.

  3. Ensure you provide DOIs or URLs where necessary.

  4. Ensure that your article is double-spaced, font 12, Times New Roman.

  5. Ensure that biographical or referencing requirements are well provided.

  6. Ensure that you italicize words not provided in English language.

  7. Ensure your paper is language edited, by another knowledgeable person, before you submit it to the editor for consideration.

Author’s Agreement:

All those who publish with JJEOSHS have to agree with the following terms of engagement:

  1. Authors are free to post their work online in their academic blogs after the article is published, but without losing the watermarks of JJEOSHS. This may broaden our learning and discussion base.

  2. They can publish the article as a book chapter but acknowledge that the chapter was first published as a journal article in JJEOSHS. Informing the editor on such developments is a requirement on this.

  3. As noted earlier, authors retain their copyright. They therefore grant JJEOSHS right of first publication.

  4. Authors have to appreciate that their articles are simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License (

  5. That the email addresses and names entered in JJEOSHS will not be made available for other purposes beside what is initially intended.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2618-1517