Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate to the Editor in Chief using the same address as that of the Principal and the following address email addresses: or Authors are advised to check with the latest issue of the Journal for the style of presentation. Five copies of reprints shall be made available free of charge to the first author. Extra copies can be purchased at a price of US $ 35.00 for 15 reprints.

Title page

The title page should contain the title of the paper, a condensed running head of less than 50 letters or spaces, names -starting with surname, institutional affiliation and mailing address of author/s and the e-mail address of the corresponding author.  The title should be as brief as clarity permits, centred and in uppercase.


This should be a summary of the background, main discussions, conclusion and recommendations.  The maximum allowed is 200 words.  The abstract should be followed by not more than 10 key words that are carefully selected.  The key words should be separated by hyphens.

Main text

Structure the paper into logical sections which, in the case of a research paper, should include the introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions.


Justification and font

All text should be fully justified.  Use Roman font 12 for the text as well as the main text.

Title and subtitles

All titles are to be left justified, capitalized and bold.  Sub-titles should be left justified, bold and not capitalized.


Do not indent for paragraphs.  Skip a line instead.

Spelling check

Use the United Kingdom English dictionary.


Use size A4, white bond, 80 mg paper.  Maintain a one-inch margin on all sides of the paper and a double space throughout the text.  Page number should be centred at the bottom of the page.


While preparing tables keep in mind the size of the printed page.  Tables should be supplied on separate sheets.  All tables should be numbered and referred to in the text in a consecutive order.  All titles should be placed on the top of the table, immediately following the number.  Legends to tables should be typed on a separate sheet.  Capitalise only the first letter of the title. Do not bold.

Illustrations (e.g., figures, diagrams, charts) 

All illustrations should be numbered and referred to in the text in a consecutive order.  Titles should be placed below the illustrations, immediately after the number.  Each illustration should be submitted on a separate sheet.  The number of the figure or photo and the name of the author/s should be written on the backside for identification purposes.  Photographs should be of good quality and printed on glossy paper.  The titles of the figures should be supplied on a separate sheet.  Capitalise only the first letter of the title.  Do not bold. Do not use colour*.

The authors should give an approximate position of illustrations and tables in the margin of the text.

*Coloured figures are now accepted


Reference in the text should be “… (Kwesiga and Mwanza 1994, Makonda et al. 1998)” at the end of the statement or “Kelly (1977) also found that …” at the beginning.  All authors referred to in the text should appear in the list of references in alphabetical order. Distinguish between 1) journals, 2) books, 3) a book chapter and 4) conference proceedings.  The following can serve as an example for these different cases:

  1. Malimbwi, R.E., Solberg, B. and Luoga, E.J., 1994. Estimation of biomass and volume in miombo woodland at Kitulangalo forest reserve,Morogoro,Tanzania.  Journal of Tropical Forest Science 7:230-242.
  2. Zobel, B.J., van Wyk, G and Stahl, P., 1983. Growing exotic forests.Willey,New York, 154 p.
  3. Munyanziza, E., 1999. Agroforestry systems, tree species composition and its effect on ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity inAfrica. In: Bagyaraj, D.J. Vema, A. Khanna, K.K. and Kehri, H.K. (Editors). Modern approaches and Innovations in Soil Management.  Rastogi Publications,Meerut,India. pp. 91-103.
  4. Mgeni, A.S. 1995. Information needs for sustainable forest resources management: A case for sub Saharan Africa.  In: Malimbwi, R.E. and Luoga, E.J. (Editors).  Proceedings of International workshop on information acquisition for sustainable management of natural forest resources in Eastern, Central and SouthernAfrica.Arusha,Tanzania4th – 9th November 1994 Sokoine Universityof Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania. pp 16-31.


Submit initially three copies of the manuscript, one being the original. After the paper has been accepted, submit two hard copies together with an electronic copy either in flash, compact disc or email attachment to the Editor in Chief, Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservaton, PO Box 3009, Morogoro Tanzania. Email: or The Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation has no page charges.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2408-8137
print ISSN: 2408-8129