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  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Journal of Science and Sustainable Development: Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Given Names Surname [1],*, Given Names Surname[2], Given Names Surname[3]

 © Uganda Martyrs University

 Abstract · Please insert your abstract here. Be sure to set the text as font size 9, font face Times and alignment justified. As well, ensure that the abstract does not exceed 200 words. You may note that the paper is single-spaced throughout. Please note that author’s names are listed in order of first, second, third, etc. author. Please use superscript Arabic numerals to specify the authors’ institutional affiliations (in the footnote, as in this example). Indicate two or more authors from the same institution by assigning them the same number. In this case, list the institutional affiliation (against the number assigned to the institution) in the footnote only once. Distinguish the corresponding author using a superscript asterisk and indicate his/her e-mail address after a colon in the footnote. Please note that the e-mail addresses of the rest of the authors are not allowed in the footnote. In case of a single author, do not include the words “corresponding author”. Please list up to three key words/phrases between middle dots (·) as shown below.

Keywords · Key word One · Key word Two · Key word Three


Set up your paper as follows in page setup: width=7.17; height=10.12; margins, top=0.7; bottom=0.7; left=0.8; right=0.8. Heading one is font size 12 and bolded. Please space the heading as follows: before 24pt, after 6pts. Note that these specifications are in the “page layout” menu in Microsoft word 2007. Please note that the first paragraph in any subsection is not indented. In the same way, the first sentence after a table, figure or formula is not indented. Format the body of your manuscript as follows: font face=Times; Size=11; alignment=justified; line spacing=single or 1; and spacing before and after=zero (0).

Please indent the second and additional paragraphs of any subheading at 0.2. This is done in the “paragraph” dialogue box. To get there, please click on “paragraph” then under “special” select “first line” and then add by “0.2”.

Please format tables and titles exactly as in Table 1. Specifically, note that the table title is on top of the table; font face is Arial, font size is 9, column headers are bolded, table text is left aligned and that there are no vertical grids.

Table 1: Distribution of Respondents by Knowledge of ICT System (%)


Students (n=5118)

Staff (n=1509)

PC & Peripherals

Know that ICT refers to computers, ancillary equipment, microelectronics & telecommunications



Can identify the basic parts of a PC



Know hardware & software components of PC



Know the functions of basic parts of a PC



Know the use of ROM and RAM



Can connect scanner, modem, & phone to PC




Know that ICT includes spreadsheet software



Can follow display instructions to install software



Can follow display instructions to troubleshoot software errors



Communication facilities

Appreciate telephony as part of ICT



Understand what the Internet is about



Understand LAN & WAN



ICT Services

Know that ICT involves acquisition, manipulation, transmission, reception, management, control, storage, retrieval, interchange, movement, display, data analysis.




Please ensure that any figures included are of reproducible size and quality and in black and white. Place Figure title below the Figure.




Figure1: Example of Figure Colour and Title

Heading Two

This is the first subheading in a section. Format as follows: font size: 11; before=12; after=6.


Please use the name date system (i.e. Author, Year). Please ensure that all the works cited are listed in the reference section.


Please set references as “hanging” by 0.2 as shown below. Provide one list of references. Below, different types of sources are separated for your quick reference.


Adam, L., 2003. Information and communication technologies in higher education in Africa: initiatives and challenges. Journal of Higher Education in Africa 1 (1) 195-221.


Aggarwal, J.C., 1985. Theory and principles of education: philosophical and sociological bases of education. Eleventh revised edition. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House PVT Ltd.


Bakia, M. (2002). The cost components of computers in classrooms: data from developing countries. TechKnowLogia, January-March 2002, 63-68.

Conference Paper

Muganda, I.P., 2009a. Towards developing teacher information and communication technology (ICT) competencies in Nigeria: Implications on education for sustainable development. Paper presented at the University of Ibadan International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development at Ibadan, May, 18-22, 2009.

Chapter in Edited Book

Kasigwa, J., Ddembe, W., Baryamureeba, V., 2006. The role of ICTs and their sustainability in developing countries. In: Measuring computing research excellence and vitality, V. Baryamureba and W. Ddembe (Eds.) Fountain Publishers, Kampala, 2006, pp. 78—88.

Author Biography

Please provide a professional biography indicating current position (e.g. Professor of Subject), notable professional achievements and research interests. This must not exceed 50 words. In case of two or more authors, each author’s biography must not exceed 40 words.



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