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Chinhoyi University of Technology

ANNALS FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

  1. MANUSCRIPTS. An electronic copy of the manuscript should be submitted to the Editor –in –Chief at e-mail: asbs@cut.ac.zw.
  2. SUBMISSION. Manuscripts should be submitted in English. Use Times New Roman font Size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.5 cm margins all round, this includes all tables, graphs, and figures using Microsoft Word. Leave space between paragraphs. Number every page of the manuscript consecutively.
  3. AUTHORS. List all authors with their organizational affiliations on the title page immediately following the title. Author information as follows (Centered, 12 point font, not bolded - note no email addresses or other contact information are included):

    Author 1 name
    Author 1 organization

    Author 2 name
    Author 2 organization

    DO NOT LIST AUTHORS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE MANUSCRIPT. Manuscripts are blind reviewed.
    Manuscripts are assigned a tracking number and title pages are separated from manuscripts before they are sent to the reviewers.

  4. TITLE. The title must be bold, black, 16 point Times New Roman font, maximum of 16 words, single-spaced, and centred on the top line(s) of the title page only. Capitalize only the first word of the title, acronyms and proper nouns in the title.

    Include a right-aligned running footer with the first 3 or 4 words of the title starting on the title page. Footer must be in 12 point Times New Roman font. DO NOT USE ITALICS.

  5. ABSTRACT. The submitted manuscript should include an abstract of a maximum length of 250 words. The abstract should be on the title page immediately following the author’s name. Do not bold or italicize abstract.

    Add a list of 5-6 keywords one line below the abstract. Skip one line after the abstract then begin with Keywords: then list the keywords on the same line, separated by commas. DO NOT BOLD

    Use the following general format for research articles.  Variations to this format should remain within the framework below: 
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Problem Statement
    5.3 Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
    5.4 Literature review
    5.5 Methodology
    5.6 Findings
    5.7 Discussion and Recommendations
    5.8 Conclusion

  6. STYLE OF REFERENCING. Harvard Referencing System is preferred for citations and references. Regardless of the formatting style used, a bibliography/reference list is required at the end of the manuscript. DO NOT MIX FORMATTING STYLES IN THE TEXT. DO NOT USE ENDNOTES.

  7. SPELLING, GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND INCONSISTENCIES. You are responsible for preparing manuscript copy which is clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English, and which contains no errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation. Neither the Chief Editor nor the Publisher is responsible for correcting errors of spelling and grammar. The manuscript, after acceptance by the Chief Editor, must be immediately ready for typesetting as it is finally submitted by the author(s). Also check the accuracy of all arithmetic calculations, statistics, numerical data, text citations and references. Inconsistencies must be avoided. Be sure you are consistent in your use of abbreviations, terminology and citing references from one part   of your paper to another.

  8. SUBMITTING ART. Both printed hard copy and soft copy of the art must be provided. We request that each piece of art be sent in its own file, on a disk separate from the disk containing the manuscript text file(s), and be clearly labeled. We reserve the right to (if necessary) request new art, alter art or if all else has failed in achieving art that is presentable, delete art. If submitted art cannot be used the Publisher reserves the right to redo the art and to charge the author a fee as the Board may decide from time to time. The Board is however, not responsible for errors incurred in the preparation of the new artwork. Camera ready artwork must be prepared on separate sheets of paper. Always use black ink and professional drawing instruments. On the back of these items, write your article title and the journal title lightly in soft-lead pencil (please do not write on the face of art). In the text file, skip extra lines and indicate where these figures are to be placed. Photos are considered part of the acceptable manuscript and remain with the Publisher use in additional printings.

  9. CITATIONS. Manuscripts must be adequately cited and referenced using academically-appropriate sources. Papers not copiously cited and referenced are not acceptable for publication. This includes case studies. Literature cited should be adequately cited.

  10. All graphics, charts and tables must be in an appendix at the end of the manuscript and referenced in the text. State "as indicated in Table 1 (Appendix)". Do not state "Insert Table 1 Here".

  11. . All pages must be in portrait orientation in the document. If graphs or pictures are too wide for portrait orientation the author must resize or rotate 90 degrees.

  12. .FILE SIZE. Maximum file size is 1/2 megabyte. Please limit the size and number of graphics imbedded in your manuscript.

  13. ORIGINALITY. All papers must be original and not previously published documents. Papers published in conference proceedings are acceptable if the proceedings are not copyrighted or a copyright release is provided by the author(s).

  14. PLAGIARISM. Prior to publication, papers may be submitted to a plagiarism detection website to verify authenticity. The following levels should be noted (excluding quotes and bibliography):

  15. PARTICIPATION AS REVIEWER. As a condition of acceptance of a submission in consideration for publication in an ASBS journal, all submitting authors agree to become reviewers on two papers submitted by other authors for publication consideration.

  16. ASBS journal will not publish papers containing profanity, racially or ethnically degrading statements, sexual content, political endorsements or criticisms, religious endorsements or criticisms, or personal attacks on any individual organization.
  17. ASBS journal reserves the absolute right to refuse acceptance for review of any submission without cause.
  18. ASBS journal reserves the absolute right to refuse publication of any reviewed submission without cause. Please check for updated Submissions Procedures found on the www.cutasbs.ac.zw website prior to submitting manuscripts.
  19. REFERENCE: The references should be brought at the end of the manuscript, and should be in an alphabetic order. The reference list should be cited in accordance with the following examples:

    Muranda, Z. and Mamimine, P. W. (2014), "Business Process Engineering, Text and Cases," Prentice-Hall Pvt. Ltd.: Harare.

    Tukuta, M., Chavhunduka, D., Vengesayi, S., and Bhebhe, T. B. (2013), Study of Various Quality Models in Engineering Institutions. Journal of Supply Chain Management. Volume 3 Number 5. Pg. 1-6.

  20. PAPER ACCEPTANCE. The final decision on publication is made by the Chief Editor upon recommendation of Editorial board members. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our Annals, it must not be published in any periodical elsewhere without permission of the editorial board. A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 24 hours.

     

  21. SPECIAL ISSUES. From time to time Guest Editors are invited to produce Special Issues consisting of three or more articles grouped around a common theme. Proposals for special issues are welcome, as are Guest Editorials and Announcements.

  22. REPRINTS. The author or senior author (where applicable) will receive a copy of the journal issue after it has been published.

     

  23. COPYRIGHT. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers, it is necessary that authors provide written consent to publish and transfer copyright by way of a signed form before publication of the work.

  24. Submit electronic version to Chief Editor at asbs@cut.ac.zw

 


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Professor Francis Themba Mugabe

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