The Regional Journal of Information and Knowledge Management is a bi-monthly open access scholarly journal. All the articles published in the journal are double blind peer reviewed by eminent information and knowledge management scholars. Two print special editions are published annually. These editions publish the most popular articles of the year. The journal provides a credible, safe and trustworthy platform for information and knowledge management professionals, researchers and scholars in Africa and beyond to engage, share and learn through the publishing of quality scholarly materials both online and offline.

Structure of article

Every manuscript should have the following sections:

  1. Title – Brief title phrase; name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s); email address(es) of the author(s)
  2. Abstract – This is structured to provide information on the rationale of the study, methodology, findings, implications, and originality. Maximum 250 words.
  3. Keywords – Maximum ten (10) words.
  4. Body – The article should provide contextual background of the study; research rationale; theoretical framework; findings; discussion of findings; and implications of findings.
  5. References – An alphabetical list of all cited works.
  6. Appendices – Any documents used during the study which provide additional but critical information. 

Language

All manuscripts will be written in English (United Kingdom).

Number of words

Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words including the abstract, references and appendices. This word count also includes figures, tables, and equations which should be accounted for by calculating a word count equivalent to the space they occupy.

Text Formatting

The manuscript should be formatted using Callibri, 11 pt font size and 1.5 line spacing.

Citations and references

APA reference and formatting style is used. Examples are provided hereunder:

Books

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Articles in journals

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy 

Article or chapter in a book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Conference proceedings

Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Online resource

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from 

http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Acknowledgment

The authors should acknowledge any institutions, groups or individuals who supported the study.

Copyright

All articles published by the Regional Journal of Information and Knowledge Management are licensed under the Creative Commons. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Review of manuscripts (editorial and peer review)

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are double blind reviewed. This implies that the details of the authors and reviewers are not disclosed to either party.

Submission of manuscripts

All manuscripts are submitted in softcopy in MS Word format as email attachments sent to the Managing Editor through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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