The objectives of this guide is to enable authors to easily prepare and submit articles to be proposed for publication to "Rwanda Journal"
The manuscript preparation:
1. General :The manuscript must be type written in a concise form in double spaced format, with a font size of 12 pt. It must be paginated and not exceed 24 pages.
2. Title: a concise title in connection with the contents of the document; names of the author, the address of the institution (s) where research was carried out, the postal address, the fax and/or telephone number and the electronic address of the principal author/investigator.
3.Abstract / Résumé: The manuscript must absolutely include/ an English and French summary (abstract) not exceeding a page for both languages. This summary gives the most important points of the document. It can be followed by key words(6 at most).
4. Introduction: The introduction must clearly present the problems and the objectives of the article and justify its relevance. It refers to the former work most suitable (in connection with the subject) without making a review of the literature or to be a detailed history of the question.
5. Material and methods: The material and methods are presented in a sufficiently detailed way. The repetition of the methods and well-known techniques could be avoided by referring to the works describing them in detail.
6. Results: The results can be presented in text, tables or figures when necessary. The author must avoid repeating in text the information presented in the tables. For objects (graphs, charts and diagrams), all characters, lines, arrows, borders and figures should be big enough to permit reproduction when the object is minimized to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal.
7. Discussion: The discussion must focus on the implications and the practical significance of the findings, their link with the problem of research and their possible limits. It must show the contribution of the publication compared to the former studies on the research problem.
The discussion should not be a repetition of the results.
8. Conclusions (and recommendations): The conclusions must be given in a concise way. They must prove the verification of hypothesis, criticize the methodology and if possible give an orientation to further areas of research. The recommendations, if any, will have to be presented in a similar manner to the conclusions.
9. References: Publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text, refer to the author’s name and year of
publication (e.g: Smith (1993); for two authors: Smith and Brown (1993); more than two authors: Smith et al.(1993). Reference should be given in alphabetical order (A to Z) at the
end of the article.
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