Author Guidelines


In July 2021 the Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation (TJFNC) published Volume 90, No. 2 which is the 25th Volume since the commencement of TJFNC online coverage. So far, a total of 175 peer reviewed articles are available online, something worth celebrating!!

To mark this achievement, the TJFNC is preparing a special issue with a theme: Embracing Science in Forestry and Nature Conservation to be published at the end of October 2021. This will provide authors with an earlier opportunity to publish than waiting for the regular issue in January 2022.

Prospective manuscripts should strictly adhere to the instructions to authors available on the journal website at Please submit your manuscript to the Chief Editor at before 10th October 2021.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor in Chief using the following email addresses: or


Instruction to Authors


The title 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 A4 paper size.  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 inserted at an appropriate space within the text, 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.  Capitalise only the first letter of the title. 

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

All illustrations should be inserted at an appropriate place within the text, numbered and referred to in the text in a consecutive order.  Titles should be placed below the illustrations, immediately after the number.  Photographs should be of good quality, at least 300dpi.  Capitalise only the first letter of the title.  


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. Note that there in no comma before the year.  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