THE ZIMBABWE JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH
CALL FOR PAPERS

The Lupane State University Zimbabwe Journal of Applied Research is multidisciplinary targeting high quality and original research, commentaries and review papers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Commerce. All papers sent to the Journal must not have been published elsewhere or forwarded to another journal for consideration. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant field.

GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION
List author names, affiliations, emails and phone numbers.

2. DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interests.

3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Brief acknowledgements for funding agencies for the project people who assisted.

4. TITLE
Must be concise.

5. ABSTRACT
The abstract should be 250 words or less and italicised.
Key terms – 5 words or less.

6. INTRODUCTION
Should have a statement of the problem or motivation stated in a clear and concise manner.

7. TEXT
Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 with full text justification.
Manuscript should not be more than 7000 words including references.
The document must be in word and have no pass words.

8. ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation should be used only for long terms.

9. MATERIALS AND METHODS/METHODOLOGY
For scientific papers the methodology should be clear and allow reproduction of the procedure/experiment by other researchers.

10. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Results and discussion may be presented either combined or separately.

11. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The main conclusion and recommendations of the study should be presented in a short stand alone section.

12. TABLES AND FIGURES
i) Should be numbered sequentially with a short descriptive title
ii) Table titles should be at the top and must be cited in the text
iii) Figures titles should be at the bottom and must be cited in the text
iv) Tables should be organised in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet
v) Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Powerpoint

13. REFERENCES
Listed references should be in alphabetical order. Ensure that all references cited in the manuscript are listed in the reference section. Use the American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing, 6th Edition.

NB: SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Send your manuscript to Zimjournalappres@lsu.ac.zw or gnyakutse@lsu.ac.zw

APA requires that information be cited in 2 different ways—within the text and in a reference list at the end of the paper. The reference list should be on a new page, double spaced, and use the hanging indent method (all lines after the first one are indented).

One work by one author:
In one developmental study (Smith, 1990), children learned... OR
In the study by Smith (1990), primary school children... OR
In 1990, Smith’s study of primary school children…

Works by two authors:
Cite both names every time you reference the work in the text.

Works by three to five authors:
Cite all the author names the first time the reference occurs and then subsequently include only the first author followed by et al. For example:
First citation: Masserton, Slonowski, and Slowinski (1989) state that...
Subsequent citations: Masserton et al. (1989) state that...

Works by six or more authors:
Cite only the name of the first author followed by et al. and the year.

Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more
stuff. New York, NY: Macmillan.
Gregory, G., & Parry, T. (2006). Designing brain-compatible learning (3rd ed.).
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Chapter of a Book:
Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.),
Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and
ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.

Journal Article with Digital Object Identifier: (DOI)
Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the
mind's eye. Memory & Cognition, 3, 635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Journal Article without DOI:
Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 1-7.
Hamfi, A. G. (1981). The funny nature of dogs. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38 -48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/fdo

Online Newspaper Articles:
Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

The Zimbabwe Journal of Applied Research aims to publish peer reviewed articles that employ Scientific Research Methodologies to generate applied knowledge in the fields of Agriculture, Commerce, Social Sciences and Humanities.  The journal seeks to give its wide readership evidence based knowledge that bridges the gap between theory and practice.  It also offers academia and practitioners across disciplines a platform to assess the merit of their research and subsequently make their work known to the journal readership.

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