Royallite Global, Kenya.

Sources of Support:

The Article Publishing Charge for Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is $250 (USD).  This covers the costs of the peer-review process, copyediting, typesetting, publication on our website, marketing, and indexing in major databases. To ensure the integrity of peer review, our team of editors and reviewers receive no information about payments at any stage.

How and when to pay
Once your article is accepted after peer review, the billing party will receive an invoice that outlines the Article Publishing Charge (APC) that was pledged on submission, the payment terms, and how to pay. Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

Waivers and discount policy
Researchers based in less economically developed countries are able to apply for waivers and discounts to allow them to publish in this journal. Corresponding authors based in low-income countries, as categorized by the World Bank, may be eligible for a full waiver of the APC.  However, this journal currently have waiver policy for the following countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Iran and Nigeria. Discretionary APC waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the point of submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. To ensure the integrity of peer review, our team of editors and reviewers receive no information about payments at any stage.

Other Waiver Cases
As part of our initiative to fight dangerous diseases, articles which use literature or cultural aspect to fight such disease which includes HIV/AIDS and Cancer will receive full funding by the journal.

Membership schemes
Your institution may be part of the Royallite Global pre-payment membership scheme, which also covers open access publications. In case your institution is part of the scheme, then the full cost of Open Access publishing may already be covered.  If your institution is not part of the pre-payment scheme, don’t worry! Many institutions have allocated funds to support the cost of Open Access publishing for their staff and most funding bodies will allow authors to use part of their research grant to cover the cost of publishing charges. All authors considering open access publishing should talk to their librarian and faculty about the availability of support.

Peer Review:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided.
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards lend insight, advice and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions.
  • Managing Editors and Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows Royallite Global journals to maintain the integrity of peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers and editors alike.
  • Royallite Global journals additionally benefit through the manuscript referral process from the high-quality peer review conducted by established journals.

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.

Publication Scheduling:

This journal publishes quarterly.


Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is a leading multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal, publishing research across the breadth of the arts and humanities. Part of Royallite Global, the journal has a mission to make research and knowledge accessible to all – authors therefore benefit from high visibility and readership for their work. The journal’s broad scope allows researchers to explore interconnected subject areas. The journal operates under the expert guidance of a team of Senior Editors, supported by an international Editorial Board. Each submission is evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to peer review. 

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2523-0948
print ISSN: 2520-4009