Author Guidelines

Submission of Papers
Submission of a paper to this journal implies it reports original and unpublished work and if is accepted the paper will not be published else where in the same form.

Types of Contributions
TAJAS publishes papers reporting results of original research. However, review articles, short communications and book reviews can be accepted after invitation.

Type of presentation
i. File type: Word document
ii. Font: Times New Roman, point 12
iii. Spacing: double
iv. Margins: 1-inch top, bottom, left and right
v. Line numbering: Continuous
vi. Units of measurement: SI
vii. Scientific names should be in italics

Length of manuscript
Maximum 20 pages

Arrangement of the manuscript
The manuscript should be arranged into the following sections, each starting on a new page;
i. Title page, including
a. Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s);
b. Complete address, email and telephone number of corresponding author

ii. Abstract, including 4-6 key words
iii. Introduction
iv. Materials and Method
v. Results
vi. Discussion,
vii. Conclusion
viii. Acknowledgement
ix. References
x. List of paptions for tables and figures

During submission for review, tables and figures can be embedded in the main document. Each table, figure, plate should be presented on a separate page.

Figures, tables and plates
Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, each figure, table, plate tables MUST be submitted as a separate file.

Captions to figures and plates should be presented on separate pages, as paragraphs, under the following format
Figure 1: (Title of the figure)
Table 1: (Title of the table)

Figures can submitted in the following formats;. tiff, JPEG, .docx, .xls, and .pptx formats. Figures created in MS word, Excel or Power point should be submitted in their original file formats. Figures created in .tiff format should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi when viewed at 10 cm. JPEG Files should be 1MB or larger. All figures created in .eps should be supplied as ‘vectored’ images. Photographs should be submitted in .tiff or .jpg format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at a width of 10 cm (1200 pixels wide). Photographs submitted in .jpg format must have a minimum file size of 1MB.

  • Tables All column headings should be typed left justified.
  • Plates (photographs) may be included if they provide additional information.

For source cited in the text there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.

Sample formats
Journal article
Author(s) name(s), title, journal name, volume, pages.
Fulani, F. (1900). Publishing in TAJAS. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1(1): 1 – 2.

Author(s) name(s), year, title, publisher, town. number of pages.
Fulani, F. (1900). Publishing in TAJAS. Luguru publishers Ltd, Morogoro. 400 pp.

Chapter in a book
Author(s) name(s), year, title of the article, title of the book, editor(s), publisher, town, pages.

Fulani, F. (1900). Publishing in TAJAS. In: Publishing in peer reviewed journals (edited by Someone, A.), Luguru publishers Ltd, Morogoro. pp. 1-2.

Author(s) name(s), year, title of the article, title of the proceedings, pages.

Fulani, F. (1900). Publishing in TAJAS. In: Proceedings of of TAJAS workshop, Morogoro, Tanzania. (Edited by Someone, A), 1-2 January 1900. Morogoro, Tanzania. 1 – 2pp.

Online articles
Author(s) name(s), title, URL, date accessed.

All files should be submitted to

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