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Author Guidelines

Guidelines to Contributors
The Journal of Science and Applied Technology (JSAT) invites manuscripts that are academic in
nature and which reflect quality original research.

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

Each manuscript should be preceded by an abstract of not more than 250 words on a separate page.

Reference and Citation:
Manuscripts should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) manual style, with
minimal use of footnotes.

Quoting Verbatim from Source:
Provide the author, year and cite specific page in the text and a complete reference in the reference List as follows;
In the Text
Plant materials are digested to a lesser degree compared to those of animal origin (Joachim, 2006, p. 73).

According to Joachim (2006), ‘plant materials are digested to a lesser degree compared to those of animal origin’ (p. 73).
Where the lines exceed three, indent the quotation on the left margin by 1 inch, but leave out the opening and closing quotation marks.

In the Narrative
You include the surname of the author and year of publication, e.g. (Yieke, 2006). If the name of the author appears as part of the narrative, cite only the year of publication in parentheses, e.g.,
Yieke (2006) argues that…

In the References Page
Onyango, J.O. (2012) Discursive Masculinities and the War against AIDS: The Kenyan Experience. Kenya: Egerton University Press
Yieke, F. A. (2006) ‘Graffiti: Communication Avenues for Women in the Workplace’. In C. Creighton and F. Yieke (ed.) Gender Inequalities in Kenya. Paris: UNESCO Publications. Pp 49-57
In cases where there is more than one publication by the same author in the same year, clearly
show the difference by adding after the year; a, b, c, d, etc.

Typing Format:
Manuscripts should be formatted to the following specification;
Paper size: A4
Font style: Times New Romans
Font size: 12 point
Spacing: Justified one and half spacing (except tables)
Margins: top and bottom – 1 inch; left and right 1 ½ inches.

The manuscripts including references, tables and figures should not exceed 4000 words.

Authors of articles are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce copyrighted
material in their manuscripts.
The copyright of an article belongs to the JSAT and the publisher.

Reproduction of any article requires permission of the publishers.
The views expressed by the author of an article included in JSAT do not necessarily reflect the
views of the editorial board.

Manuscripts for publication should be sent to:
The Editor, JSAT
C/O Directorate of Research, Human Rights and Gender
Laikipia University
P. O. Box 1100-20300, Nyahururu-KENYA
TEL: +254 (0) 20266 3505/6
 +254 (0) 713 552 761
FAX: +254 (0) 20 266 3502

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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