GUIDELINES

Journal Policies and Guidelines to the Author

These are general guidelines that apply to all listed Editon Consortium journals unless stated otherwise.

To ensure the quality output of the knowledge resources in various fields, all Editon Consortium Journals are double blind peer reviewed (the author and the reviewer are not disclosed to each other during the review process). Strict criteria for quality, originality and significance apply to all articles in our journals in order to maintain a world-class reputation. Only members of the editorial board, who have been vetted, are involved in peer reviewing of manuscripts.

Review Process

All submissions are made to the managing editor and copied to journal-specific chief editors. The paper is first subjected to anti-plagiarism check. If the paper is found to be plagiarized, it is rejected and immediate communication made to the author to revise or resubmit or make other decisions. If it is plagiarism free, the editor deleted the authors’ details, codes it and sends the coded manuscript to two reviewers. Once the reviewers are through, they send back the manuscript to the editor with comments and the author is given a chance to make corrections as per the reviewers’ directions. After revision, the authors return the revised manuscript to the editor who forwards them again to the first reviewers and the process begins again. The process is repeated until the reviewers and the editor are convinced that the manuscript is ready for publication. Note that papers can be rejected at any stage should the author fail to make corrections as guided. The chief editor ensures that all comments and suggestions given are fair and without bias. The speed of the process depends on the reviewers’ speed and the author’s ability to respond quickly. From our end, we endeavour to make the review process as quickly as possible; where a reviewer should not take more than five days. Communication is done, before assigning manuscripts to reviewers, to ensure the reviewer is in a position to complete the process within five days.

Language: All papers (apart from those in Kiswahili journal) are supposed to be in English.

Manuscript Format

All manuscripts shall follow a defined format unless determined otherwise by the Journal editorial board, chaired by the managing editor.

Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents in either times new Roman or Ariel font styles (12pts). The manuscripts should be spaced at 1.5 apart from tables and figures which should be set at 1pt font size. All articles for Editon journals should not exceed 20 pages including references. The authors will be advised to edit any manual not conforming to these guidelines.

Title Page: title page should contain the title of the article, which should be precise and problematized. The title should be in title case.

Abstract: abstract should start with the statement of the problem for all journal articles. For example, “the purpose of this article is to…” and should end with the significance of the study. It should not exceed 250 words. It should be followed immediately by “Key Terms”

Introduction: this part should begin by the statement of the problem and explain the stated key terms, if not defined in the abstract.  It should end with an overview of what is to be discussed and expected.

Methodology/Methods: it should be a prose-form methodology of not more than 250 words, precise and comprehensive. Specifying the research design, all methods of data collection, sampling procedure, sample sizes and data analysis procedure.

Literature Related to the Objective (s) of the article: the content should be relevant to the purpose/objective of the study as stated in the abstract. In-text referencing should be in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition.

Results/Findings of the Study: these should be summarised as possible to capture only relevant results/findings. Tables and figures should be named as they appear in the paper as per APA.

Discussion: discussion should be focused, blending literature review, theory and results.

Conclusion: conclusions clearly stated or enumerated drawing from the results. It should be a summary of not more than 250 words.

References/Bibliography: all reference used in the text should be included here, in APA referencing style 6th edition. Appendices: if any, should come after references and should be titled and labelled as so.

Referencing a Journal Article

Yieke, F. (2011). Ethnicity and development in Kenya: Lessons from the 2007 General Elections. Kenya Studies Review, 3 (3), 5-16.

Referencing a Book Chapter

Ndonye, M. M. (2014). “New media, digital democracy and ‘new’ political communication in developed and developing countries: A critical analysis of Kenya and the US cases.” (pp. 124 -162). In G. B. Okon and O. P. Ohiagu (Eds.). ICT, Communication and society: Trends and issues. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Accuracy Prints.

Referencing a Book

Mosco, V. (2009). The Political Economy of Communication (2nd ed.). Canada:  SAGE Publications Ltd

Referencing an Online Article

Kendra, C. (2018). Understanding prejudice how it forms and how to prevent it. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-prejudice-2795476

N/B: For more information regarding referencing, check APA (6th edition) referencing manual. Our editors will also guide authors on the referencing styles.

Publication Terms:

Warranty: Every author, by submitting their manuscript to any of our journals, warrant that the material is not published or under review for publication in another place and that the manuscript is original. The authors warrant that the manuscript is their work (not belonging to another person or group of persons) and that Editon Consortium Publishing has authority to publish and publicize the manuscript. That unless the author has given specific journal, the publisher has the authority to allocate a journal article to appropriate journal and communicate to them during the first communication after acknowledgement of the receipt of the manuscript. Should the author agree with the selected journal or fail to raise any objection at this stage, it will be deemed as his preferred choice and the publisher will not be held accountable thereafter.

The authors also declare by publishing in any of our journals that Editon Consortium publishing and its associated organs can make adjustments, share and make it available to databases indexed by the journals now and in future and or distribute the manuscript without any limitations whatsoever.

Processing Charges

  Normal Processing Fast Processing
Kenyan Citizen 7000 8500
Others USD 75 USD 90

 

Normal processing of articles takes at most two weeks. The fast process can take 48 hours.

Acceptance certificate is normally issued once the manuscript has gone through the first round of review and accepted for publication. This should be within five days after submission. However, acknowledgement is given as soon as the article is submitted, or not later than 24 hours.

All manuscript should be submitted to editoncjournals@gmail.com