Notes for contribution

Notes for contribution

  1. Articles submitted for publication in the journal should be accompanied by abstract of 100-200 words
  2. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 5000 words.
  3. The manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard A4.  It should leave wide margins of at least one inch on all four sides. The author should use New Times Roman fonts, size 12. Subtitles should begin from the margin and bolded.
  4. Mathematical expression must be exactly placed and clearly marked. Figures and margins should be drawn precisely and boldly to permit photographic reproduction
  5. Article should be corrected and fit for printing. Author will have to pay for any correction cost
  6. Two-off prints will be provided free of charge for each article published
  7. The recommended style for bibliography and in-text  citation is APA style
  8. All manuscripts considered appropriate the journal are subjected to at least two blind peer reviews before being accepted for publication. To preserve anonymity , manuscripts will be sent without authors’ names and/or any reference that connects with the identity of the author in order to enhance objectivity in the reviewing process
  9. Submission of manuscript to the Tanzania Journal of Sociology indicates the authors’ willingness to publish in the journal
  10. Copyright: when an article is published, the author vests control of all copyright to the publisher. The author is allowed to publish her/his views also in other context. The author may, for instance, use part of the article elsewhere, provided that she/he makes acknowledgement to the Tanzania Journal of Sociology

Articles should be sent to sociojournaltz@udsm.ac.tz together with a brief profile of the author(s).

Author should adhere to the following structure for the article submitted:

  1. Title: Bold, Capitalise first letter of every Key Word
  2. Author(s) info: Name, designation/position/affiliation, email address
  3. Abstract: italised  maximum 200 words
  4. Key words: Maximum of five words
  5. Introduction: General introduction of the article, central argument; background  (if relevant)
  6. Methods: for research articles.  For review articles, author may discuss theoretical debates and framework in this section
  7. Main Body:  Results and Discussion
    • For empirically based articles, author must show both results and discussion of the results. The author has the liberty to either separate or combine the sections for results and discussions. However, it is imperative that the results are thoroughly discussed.
    • For review articles, the author is expected to engage in critical discussion around the topic to substantiate the central argument
  8. Conclusion:  Re-instating the central argument; giving opinions, recommendations and opportunities for further debates.
  9. Reference:  Author should only cite references used in the article in alphabetical order, using APA style.