Tanzania Journal of Science: Editorial Policies

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register

Focus and Scope

The Tanzania Journal of Science (Tanz. J. Sci.), formerly known asUniversity Science Journal”. was established in 1975 as a forum for communication and co-ordination between and among scientists and allied professionals. It is also intended as a medium for dissemination of scientific knowledge among scientists and the public at large to promote the advancement of pure and applied sciences

Tanzania Journal of Science (TJS), is professional, peer reviewed journal, published in English and it is a scholarly journal of opinion and research in academic research. Its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary coverage in a wide range of topics of current concern in academicians' research in natural and applied sciences. TJS is interested in receiving well-written and timely papers from individuals for possible publication. The focus of the publication is original completed research that has application to academicians, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and teachers within the broad areas of academic research. Tanzania Journal of Science would welcome manuscripts on: Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Botany, Chemistry, Earth sciences, Marine sciences, Physics, Life sciences, Applied Mathematics, Computer sciences, Logic, Mathematics, Systems science, Applied Physics, biomedical sciences, Computational biology, Electronics, Energy, Energy storage, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Engineering Science, Engineering physics, Environmental technology, Fisheries science, Forestry science, Materials science and engineering, Microtechnology, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Sciences, Nanotechnology, Nuclear technology, Optics, Thin films, Zoography, Military sciences, Biological sciences, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, animal and veterinary sciences, Geology, Agricultural Sciences, Cytology, Endocrinology, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Food science and Technology, Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics, Immunobiology, Physiology and Psychology Molecular biology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Pathology, Mycology, natural and technological Sciences, animal and veterinary sciences, computer science, biomedical engineering, Pesticides and Soil. Parasitology, Toxicology, Phytochemistry and other natural and applied sciences.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal operates a blind review process. Authors are required to provide full contact details (including institutions, email addresses and telephone numbers) of six potential reviewers. At least two of the suggested reviewers should not be from the same institution as the author. Each manuscript is initially evaluated by the Chief Editor and subject editor for checking suitability of the content for the journal. The paper deemed suitable is then sent to at least two expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. During submission of revised manuscripts, the changes or corrections should be clearly indicated and a cover letter or matrix must clearly provide the author(s)’ responses to the reviewers’ comments. The Chief Editor is responsible for the final decision concerning acceptance or rejection of papers.


Publication Frequency

Three (3) regular issues per year from 2019 in March/April, July/August and November/December (Previously 2 regular issues per year since 1975). In addition, the journal can publish special issues.


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.


Editorial Board

Chief Editor:

Dr. John Andrew Marco Mahugija,

College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS), University of Dar es Salaam

P. O. Box 35065 Dar es Salaam – Tanzania; Telephone/ Fax:  +255 22 2410129

E-mail address:

Technical Editor:

Dr. Clarence A. Mgina,

Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS), University of Dar es Salaam, P. O. Box 35061 Dar es Salaam

Email address:

-Internal Editors

  1. Prof. Allen Rangia Mushi, Operations Research, Department of Mathematics University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  2. Dr. Cosmas Mligo, Ecology, Botany Department, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  3. Dr. Flora Magige, Wildlife Ecology (Terrestrial Ecology), Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  4. Dr. Joseph Y. N. Philip, Physical Chemistry (Material Sciences), Chemistry Department, University of  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  5. Dr. Daniel A. Shilla, Marine Biogeochemistry, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  6. Dr. Emmanuel Kazimoto, Economic Geology and Geochemistry, Geology Department, University of  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  7. Dr. Nuru Mlyuka, Materials Science, Physics Department, University of  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  8. Dr. Daniel G. Maeda, Molecular Biology & Cellular Biology (Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Sciences), Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
-External Editors
  1. Prof. Titus A.M. Msagati, Analytical Chemistry, University of South Africa, South Africa
  2. Prof. Amare Bezabeh Gessesse,Microbiology, Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  3. Prof. Julius William Nyahongo, Biological Sciences, University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  4. Prof. Francis Wanjala Nyongesa, Department of Physics, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  5. Dr. Andrew Nyerere Kimang’a, Microbiology, Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi-Kenya
  6. Dr. Sylvester Hatwaambo, Department of Physics, University of Zambia, Zambia
  7. Dr. Sanja Tibell, Uppsala University, Sweden, Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  8. Dr. Eunice W. Kairu, Department of Zoological Sciences Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi, Kenya
  9. Dr. Mihayo Musabila Maguta, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Air Pollution & Solid Waste Management, Department of Environmental Planning, Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), Dodoma-Tanzania
  10. Dr. Nyatwere D. Mganga, Botany, Faculty of Science, Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), Iringa, Tanzania
  11. Dr. Yohana Msambwa, Department of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics, Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), Tanzania


International Advisory Board

  1. Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Forensics, Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State-Nigeria and former Deputy Vice Chancellor- Administration at the University of Benin, Nigeria
  2. Prof. Wageh Sobhy Darwish, Food Safety and Technology, Food Control Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt &  Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
  3. Dr. John Wasswa, Physical Chemistry/ Environmental Science, Head of Chemistry Department, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  4. Prof. Fredrick Jones Muyodi, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, Department of Zoology, School of BioSciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda
  5. Prof. Hany A. El-Shemy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture,  Cairo University 12613 Giza, Egypt
  6. Prof. Oleg Reva, Department of Biochemistry,  FABI 3-7 Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

Editorial office College of Natural and Applied Sciences University of Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 35065, Dar es Salaam TANZANIA Telephone: 255 22 2410129 Fax: 255 22 2410129 E-mail: Websites:  




This journal is indexed in the following international databases: African Journals OnLine (AJOL); Google Scholar

ISSN: 2507-7961
AJOL African Journals Online