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African Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences (ARJESS) is a scholarly Open Access (OA) e-Journal (ISSN: 2312-0134) published by Kenya Projects Organization.

Journal Objective: ARJESS is an online journal whose principal objective is to electronically publish research articles in the fields of education and social sciences in Africa’s context.

Journal focus: The Journal mainly focuses on education and social issues which are continent-ally relevant rather than on any accepted norms that might be prevalent in developed countries.

Open Access: ARJESS is Open Access, implying that there are no subscription fees. No charges for accessing the journal’s published articles.  The journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author’s work. More information about this concept can be accessed via Public Knowledge Project.

Research acceptability: The acceptance of a research article will depend upon its educational and social contribution in Africa’s context. The journal’s main commitment is not driven by academics merely showcasing their research prowess to each other. It is about contribution to knowledge and addressing real and not perceived issues in Africa’s developing economies.

Charges: The publication cost is covered by the author. The journal charges 200 US Dollars for foreign authors and US Dollars 100 for Authors in Africa .  These charges meet article processing costs and and allow the journal to make the valuable published materials freely accessible to the members of global community.

Peer review: Research contributions will be sought, and they will be reviewed and refereed by renowned scholars.

Copying: Authors submitting articles to ARJESS do so with the understanding that with online electronic publishing, authors and publishers do not always have the means to prevent unauthorized copying or editing of copyrighted works.

Downloads: Article downloads from ARJESS are permitted for personal and educational use only. Commercial use requires explicit permission in writing from the Editor in Chief.

Copyright: An author submitting an article agrees to license ARJESS to publish the work if and when the manuscript is accepted. An article submitted for publication consideration must be original and not under any consideration for publication in another journal or in any other platform. If there are figures of tables that have been published elsewhere, the copyright-holder’s permission should be obtained prior to article submission. The articles published in ARJESS are protected by copyright, which is retained by the authors. Download Copyright Form

Licensing: All works in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work and to remix, that is to adapt the work under the following conditions:

  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Notices: The information and views set out in the publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the publisher. Neither the publisher’s affiliated bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein


Article submission: For more information about  article submission requirements, kindly read Author Guidelines.

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