Author Guidelines

Authors are in invited to submit their articles to be considered for publication.

The details are as follows:

1. The manuscript must be typed on one side of the paper.

2. Each article should ideally be 15-20 pages (double spaced) including references and any illustrations.

3. Submission of papers as e-mail attachment is encouraged. They can also be submitted on this system after registration on the UDSM website.

4. All articles are reviewed by two people. If the reviewers require a revision

of, or alteration to an accepted manuscript, the author will be required to

make the necessary corrections.

5. Authors agree to grant the ‘Copyright’ to the Publisher.

6. Title and abstract of articles are available electronically through African Journals Online – AJOL provided by NISC at  <>

Citation Style

Examples of citation style are shown below:

Citation from a book:

Bramley, G. (1975). World Trends in Library Education. London: Clive Bingley.

Chapter of a book:

Svendsen, K.E. (1995). “Development Strategy and Crisis Management.”

Mwalimu: The Influence of Nyerere, edited by Colin Legum and Geofrey

Mmari. London: James Curry, pp.108-124.

Journal article:

Garcha, R. and L.J. Buttle. (1996). “Profiling African Libraries: automation in

Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.”   Library Review, 45 (6), 125-135.

Citation from the Internet:

Thelwall, M. (2001). The responsiveness of search engine indexes. Cybermetrics  5 (1).  (Accessed 2001 September 12th).

Papers should be submitted to the online system or:

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2953-2515
print ISSN: 0856-1818