Editorial Policy

AIMS AND SCOPE

The KIU Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is a scientific research journal hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of Kampala International University, Uganda, and it is published three times a year, April, August and December.

KIJHUS publishes papers that studies the interactions between various fields of study, for instance, gender and media, conflict management and public policy etc. The journal aims to promote interdisciplinary approaches that encourages interactions between fields within the social sciences and humanities. The journal will accept papers that addresses issues in the broad field of Humanities and social sciences but particularly welcome papers that address issues that affects the African continent.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts should be submitted ONLY in Microsoft Word format and sent to editor.kijhus@kiu.ac.ug. no other other format shall be accepted.

Please refer to the section, 'instructions for authors' for more specific information on submission of manuscripts.

AUTHORSHIP

All individuals listed as authors in the manuscript must have contributed to the research output in any way possible. All authors must fully understand and should be able to defend the conclusions arrived at in the research.

ORIGINALITY

The submitted manuscript must not be under consideration, submitted for consideration previously published or accepted in another journal. Papers presented in a conference must be heavily reviewed and extended before being accepted for publication in KIJHUS. All submissions shall be assessed for ORIGINALITY using the Turnitin plagiarism checker software.

REVIEW PROCESS

All manuscripts shall go through at least two blind reviews before being published.

On receiving a manuscript, the Editor shall first ascertain its suitability for the journal, originality in terms of plagiarism levels and readability. If the manuscript aligns with the scope and aim of the journal, then it is sent to reviewers for their comments.

Based on the review, the manuscript will either be accepted or rejected.

If a paper is accepted by both reviewers without corrections, then the manuscript is forwarded for editing and proofreading.

However, if the reviewers make corrections or suggestions, then the author(s) is/are expected to make the corrections, then the manuscript is sent for the second and final review. After which the paper is forward for proofreading and editing if it is accepted.

PUBLICATION FEES

The KIU Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences does not charge any publication or article processing fees. All articles are published free of charge on the website.

Authors will be asked to pay a small fee if they require hard copies of the books. This fee covers the productions and shipment.

COPY EDITING

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it is then forwarded for copy editing to ensure it conforms with the house style and is devoid of any grammatical or spelling errors.

CORRESPONDENCE

All communication may be addressed to editor.kijhus@kiu.ac.ug or

KIU Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kampala International University, Uganda.

P.O.Box 20000 Kampala, Uganda.

 

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