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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

AuthorshipAuthors shall agree on authorship details such as the primary author and order of other authors prior to submission of an article to JISEA. For their own sake these agreement is best put in writing as JISEA will receive, review and publish the article as submitted by the corresponding author. Any unresolved conflicts that come to the attention of the editorial board may lead to a retraction of a published article or a stay in the review process until evidence of an agreement is provided.

Acknowledgment – Authors shall indicate their institutional affiliations at the point when the research was undertaken. All funding for the research work and publication must also be acknowledged in the paper.

Changes in authorship

Where changes in authorship are required to an already published article then all the authors shall communicate with the editor in Chief regarding the proposed change and provide a justification for the change.

The journal editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject the request.

Manuscript format – All manuscripts submitted for review and publication must adhere to the template provided. Submissions for review must not contain any information that can identify the authors in order to facilitate the blind review.

Submission of ManuscriptAll manuscripts for review and publication must be submitted using the online submission system on

Processing fees – JISEA charges a processing fee of KES 5,000 which must be paid prior to the commencement of the review process. Payment of the processing fee does not guarantee publication as the article may be rejected by the reviewers.

Conflict of interestAuthors with any conflict of interest such as known relations or conflicts with any member of the editorial or review team will be required to bring this to the attention of the Editor in Chief or the President, AISEA.

Publication ethics – Authors must not submit articles that are being currently reviewed by other journals, articles that have already been published or articles that have been plagiarized.

ConfidentialityAuthors must treat all communication between themselves and JISEA as confidential save for decisions made on the articles submitted.

Correction and retraction of publications –

Authors may request or be requested to make corrections to published articles. Depending on the extent or magnitude of the corrections made, the editorial board may decide to subject the article to further review.

Published articles may be retracted by the editorial board if significant ethical issues arise from the publication.

Authors may also request for their published articles to be retracted. The editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject such requests.

Copyrights – Authors retain all the copyrights for publishes articles.

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