CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS Rwanda Journal of Arts and Humanities (RWJAH) | College of Arts and Social Sciences

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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS Rwanda Journal of Arts and Humanities (RWJAH)


Rwanda Journal of Arts and Humanities (RWJAH) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in the next March-April 2017 issue. RWJAH welcomes submissions of articles which are to be considered for publication including Fine and performing arts, Mass communication &Media studies, Language and Linguistics, Information Studies, History, Religion, Psychology, and related fields. Series A will also include monographs of doctoral and post doctoral studies, reviews of recently published books with arts and humanities focus.

The RwJ is blind peer reviewed, and publishes original works on both fundamental and applied research.  Such works either demonstrate a significant new discovery or other contribution that has been established to fairly rigorous scientific standards.

1.   Language Policy

RwJ Series A publishes articles written in standard British English. However, articles on a specific subject matter may be published in the language of the subject matter but must contain an abstract in British English.

2.   Reviewing Policy

Contributions will be blind peer reviewed by three scholars in the Author’s discipline.  If the author is a faculty member of UR, reviewers will be selected from outside that faculty.

3.   Manuscript Presentation Policy

a)  General format for journal article manuscripts: Submitted manuscripts must be in Microsoft Document (or ODF-equivalent) format, using A4-size pages, with a font size of 12 pt, and 1.5 lines spacing. They must be paginated, and not exceed 24 pages in length.

b)  Title for journal article manuscripts: a concise title in connection with the contents of the document; names of the authors, the address of the institution(s) where research was carried out, the postal address, the fax and/or telephone number and the electronic address of the principal author/researcher.

c)  Abstract for journal article manuscripts: The manuscript must include an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The Abstract gives the most important points of the document. It will be followed by at most six key words.

d)  Introduction for journal article manuscripts: The introduction must clearly present the problems and the objectives of the article and justify its relevance. It refers to the former work most suitable (in connection with the subject) without making a review of the literature or to be a detailed history of the question.

e) Theoretical context of the study: In the theoretical framework, the researcher specifies what are the various stages of his/her research, the indicators used, or how the concepts of reference are articulated together. This context allows refining the problem statement, research questions and assumptions.  It helps also to build up the subject of research and operationalize the topic. This reflects knowledge on the subject of research from the review of the empirical and theoretical literature.

f)  Material and methods for journal article manuscripts: The material and methods are presented in a sufficiently detailed way. The repetition of the methods and well-known techniques could be avoided by referring to the works describing them in detail.

g)   Results for journal article manuscripts: The results can be presented in text, tables or figures when necessary. The author must avoid repeating in text the information presented in the tables. For objects (graphs, charts, and diagrams), all characters, lines, arrows, borders and figures should be big enough to permit reproduction when the object is minimized to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal.

h)  Discussion for journal article manuscripts: The discussion must focus on the implications and the practical significance of the findings, their link with the problem of research and their possible limits. It must show the contribution of the publication compared to the former studies on the research problem. The discussion should not be a repetition of the results.

i)  Conclusion (and recommendations) for journal article manuscripts: The conclusions must be given in a concise way. It must prove the verification of hypothesis, answer the research questions, reflect the selected research methodology, and if possible give an orientation to further areas of research. Recommendations, if any, will be presented in the same form.

j)   References for journal article manuscripts: The Harvard System of Referencing will be followed. Reference should be given in alphabetical order (A to Z) at the end of the article.

k)   Proofreading: Please ensure that your manuscript has been thoroughly proof read before submitting it to the Series A editors. The Editorial committee will review the content and substance of the research and its conclusions, and will also assist with advice on language and presentation technicalities if necessary, but basic proofreading must be done by the author.

4.    Manuscript Submission

Please submit your manuscript through the following email addresses: Dr. Pierre Canisius Ruterana:,, Dr. Anne Marie Kagwesage:,


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