Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences

  1. 1.About the Journal

The Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences (EAJHS) continue to receive articles from all over the world and has succeeded in attracting wide readership.

The journal is published twice a year and the content of each issue will be increased from the current 5 articles to a minimum of 8. Special issues will be published to cater for any backlog. Articles will be received on a continuous basis.

Further, the composition of the Editorial Board has been changed to include all faculties and centres of CUEA.

The editorial advisory board has also been expanded to include intercontinental members, interuniversity, and honorary persons. This has been done to enhance the marketing appeal of the journal.

  1. 2.Mission

The mission of the East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences is to publish the highest quality articles, as well as book and film reviews in all academic disciplines that are of interest to the interdisciplinary audience of East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences members. The Editor welcomes submissions from scholars everywhere, whether or not they are members of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa community. Each article is usually sent out to panels of peer reviewers whose verdict the Editors rely on in deciding whether to accept the script for publication.

  1. 3.Editorial Requirements

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, 12 point font (preferably Times New Roman). Submission must be in electronic version, saved as MS Word or RTF attachment (not as PDF). Articles should be between 4,600 - 6,000 words (a max. of 25 pages). If copies of maps, charts and graphs are used, they should be provided in camera-ready form (JPEG). For style manual, use the APA or Harvard Reference System (author - date) for bibliographic referencing, e.g.:

The Kallu, as a recognized ritual figure and authority, is increasingly serving as a link between Borana in Kenya and Oromo in Ethiopia (Osin, 2005: 234).

Name and institutional affiliation: Authors should indicate their full name, address (including e-mail, fax and telephone), their academic status and current institutional affiliation. This should appear on a separate cover page since manuscripts will be sent out anonymously to reviewers. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word or RTF documents as e-mail attachment to either the editor to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Articles should be original contributions and should not be under consideration by another publication. If an article is under consideration by another publication, the author should inform the Editor at the time of submission. Authors are entitled to 10 complementary (free) electronic off-prints in form of PDF file for either printing or distribution.

Abstract and keywords: Authors should provide an abstract (not exceeding 200 words). The abstract should state the main research problem, major findings and conclusions. Articles that do not follow this format will have their processing delayed. A maximum of six words should be given below the abstract. These must be key terms in the paper.

Line spacing: Articles should be double-spaced (excluding abstracts, notes and references).

Font: Articles, including tables and illustrations, should be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman.

Paragraphs: Authors should indent each new paragraph, except those immediately following a heading, which should be flush left. Do not leave blank lines between paragraphs.

Title page: The title page of each paper or article should include, in the following order: Title of the article; Author name(s) (preceded by first names, but with no academic titles given); Name of the institution or organization (if there is more than one author or institution, affiliations should be indicated using superscript Arabic numerals); and an address for correspondence (including the name of the corresponding author with e-mail address and fax and phone numbers).

  1. 4.References

Reference citation: Reference citations in the text (in text) and in the reference list proper should follow conventions listed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association latest edition, referred to hereinafter as the APA Manual. Provide a reference or bibliography that lists every work cited in the text.

Tables: Tables should be numbered. They must be cited in the text (e.g., “As shown in Table 1”). Below the table number, a brief descriptive title should be given; this should then be followed by the body of the table.

Figures: Figures should be numbered. Each figure must be cited in the text (e.g., “As illustrated in Figure 1”). As online submission requires papers to be submitted as one file, figures and tables etc should be embedded or appended to the paper and not be sent as separate files. However, upon acceptance of an article, it may be necessary for figures to be supplied separately in a form suitable for better reproduction: preferably high-resolution (300 dpi) or vector graphics files. Where this is necessary, the corresponding author will be notified by the publishers. Figures will normally be reproduced in black and white only. While it is possible to reproduce colour illustrations, authors are reminded that they will be invoiced for the extra costs involved.

Scientific classification and style: Authors should follow the guidelines of the APA Manual regarding style and nomenclature. Authors should avoid using masculine generic forms in their manuscripts. Statements about groups of people should be written in gender-neutral form (See APA manual, 66-7).

Language: It is recommended that authors use only one style of language either British English standard or American English spelling BUT NOT a mixture of the two. If using the American style, standard US American spelling and punctuation as given in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary should be followed.

Proofs: Proofs of camera-ready articles will be sent to the corresponding author for errors. Changes of content or stylistic changes may only be made in exceptional cases in the proofs.

  1. 5.Reviewers

Peer Reviewers: The East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences is peer reviewed by national and international scholars.

The EAJHS has also incorporated international peer reviewers from the academic and non academic fields.

  1. 6.The Review Process

Each manuscript is immediately assigned a review number to facilitate tracking and an acknowledgment is sent to the author. The editors read the article and decide whether to go forward with a peer review or to decline to consider it because it fails to meet the EAJHS mission or format. If the manuscript is to be reviewed, the editors consult the frequently updated reviewer database to construct a unique panel of reviewers, whose expertise matches the content of the manuscript. Individuals on this panel are then invited to review the manuscript and to return their reviews within 40 days. Once three peer reviews are received, the editors make a decision whether to accept or decline the manuscript, or to invite the author to correct and resubmit it. The editors notify the author immediately, and in all cases, the reviewers' observations are sent to the authors, with the reviewers' personal identities masked. The revised articles are then published after satisfying editorial requirements.

How to become a EAJHS peer reviewer: EAJHS endeavours to enhance publication by scholars all over East Africa and the world at large. The editors invite individuals, whether members of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa or not, to participate in the process of reviewing manuscripts. There is a proposal to give a token fee to motivate peer reviewers. Through peer reviewing you will also get to participate in shaping scholarship in Kenya by providing thoughtful and appropriate comments on research articles and assist editors to make informed decisions.

Manuscript Reviews: EAJHS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. The editors, while knowledgeable on African studies, cannot possibly command the entire breadth of scholarship on Kenya, and so depend on a vast network of experts to evaluate manuscripts and to write substantive reviews. It is double blind because neither the reviewer nor the author knows each other's identity. The peer review process is the best assurance that EAJHS will maintain its scholarly quality into the future.

  1. 7.Copyright Matters

By submitting an article, the author confirms and guarantees on behalf of him/herself and any co-authors that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere, and that he or she holds all copyright in and titles to the submitted contribution, including any figures, photographs, line drawings, plans, maps, sketches, and tables, and that the article and its contents do not infringe in any way on the rights of third parties. The author agrees, upon acceptance of the article for publication, to transfer to the publisher the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article and its contents, both physically and in nonphysical, electronic, or other form, in the journal to which it has been submitted and in other independent publications, with no limitations on the number of copies or on the form or the extent of distribution. These rights are transferred for the duration of copyright as defined by international law.

Online Rights for Articles appearing in the EAJHS: Authors of articles published in EAJHS may post a copy of the final accepted manuscript for noncommercial purposes, as a word-processor, PDF, or other type of file, on their personal web page or on their employer’s website after it has been accepted for publication.

Subscription Information

The following are the subscription rates for the Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences for two issues per year, (“January- June”; “July-December”):


Air Mail

Surface Mail



Kshs 628


US $ 63

US $ 52

Europe & Middle East:

US$ 86

US $ 63

USA, Asia, Australia, New Zealand & Latin America:

US $ 105

US $ 70

Payment may be made by cheque to: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

  • Payment should be accompanied by the following information:
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Addressed to:

Editorial Assistant

Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences

c/o Department of Research

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

P O Box 62157

00200, NAIROBI


Enquiries can be made on Telephone No. +254-20-891601-6 or +254-890023/4 Ext 1176; 1177; 1178 or by emailing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guidelines for Contributors

The Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences invites manuscripts that are academic in nature, and which reflect a high degree of original research.


1. Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts for publication should be sent to the Editor (c/o The Department of Research, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, P. O. Box 62157, Nairobi Kenya; Tel: 254-20-89161-6; Fax: 254-20-891084; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Articles not submitted by e-mail should be on a USB disk in Ms Word format.

2. Originality

The manuscripts must be original material which has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

3. Reference Citations

Manuscripts should follow the style in the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association Manual.  Footnotes should be avoided.

a) Direct Quotations of Source

Provide the author, year and specific page citation in the text and a complete reference in the reference list.


In the Text

(Were, 1998: 160)

Were (1998) found that female students perform better in humanities than male students’ (p. 172).

At the End of the Article (list of references)

Were, P. J. (1998).  Girls and Science Education.  Nairobi: New Kemit Publishers.

Where there are more than one publications for the same author, show the difference by adding a, b, c, d. etc.

b) In the narrative (in text)

Cite the name of the author and year of publication, e.g., (Okoko, 2001).  If the name of the author appears as part of the narrative, cite only the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Okoko (2001) conducted a study

4. Typing Format

Manuscripts should be formatted to the following specification:

Paper size: A4

Font type:  Times New Romans

Font size: 12 point

Paragraphs:  Justified, doubled-spaced (except tables)

Margins:  top and bottom “ I inch; left and right 1½ inches.

5. Length

The manuscripts, including all references, tables and figures, should not exceed 25 pages.

6. Abstract

Each manuscript should be preceded by an abstract of not more than 200 words on a separate page.

7. Copyrights

Authors of articles are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce copyrighted material in their manuscripts.

No reproduction of any articles shall be made without the permission of the publishers. The inclusion of an article in the Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences does not indicate approval by the editor of the views expressed in it.


Call for Papers

Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences publishes papers on all aspects of arts, humanities and social sciences of interest and relevance to Eastern Africa. The journal is published twice a year. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as MS WORD documents attachments, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Printed Volumes


Vol. 9 No. 2, 2009

Vol. 9 No. 1, 2009

Vol. 8 No. 2, 2008

Vol. 8 No. 1, 2008

Vol. 7 No. 2, 2007

Vol. 7 No. 1, 2007

Vol. 6 No. 2, 2006

Vol. 6 No. 1, 2006

Vol. 5 No. 2, 2005

Vol. 5 No. 1, 2005

Vol. 4 No. 2, 2004

Vol. 4 No. 1, 2004

Vol. 3 Nos. 1 & 2, 2003

Vol. 2 No. 2, 2002

Vol. 2 No. 1, 2002

Vol. 1 Nos. 1 & 2, 2001


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