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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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

  1. Manuscripts should be written on one side of an A4 paper, single-spaced, Font size 12, Times New Roman and with margins of three centimeters.
  2. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 word count, including references but not appendices.
  3. Manuscripts should be sent electronically to the Managing Editor via e-mail: and copied to
  4. (i) The manuscript should have a separate title page with the author's names starting with the first then Surname, followed by the author’s institutional affiliation and the address.


            The Local Government Laws

             John A. Bundala (LL.M)

             Faculty of Law,

             Mzumbe University P.O. Box 9,



            (ii) The first page of the text should carry: (a) The title of the article without the name of the author, (b) An abstract of not more than 250 words.

         (iii) When submitting your paper, indicate clearly the corresponding author.

         (iv) Authors should declare any and all conflicts of interest and/or research funding. This   should also be included in the published article. If there is no research funding or conflicts of interest, this too should be stated.

  1. Peer review process of the journal is as follows:
    • The peer-review process is double-blind;
    • The review process takes a maximum of three months;
    • Reviewers are selected on the basis of speciality, reseach interest and being active in publication; above all, confidentiality is observed.
    • Reviewers may be sought from within Tanzania and beyond. The Chief Editor maintains a list of specialists drawn around the globe who assist in the review process.
  1. Reviewer’s duties include:
    • To read the manuscript and advise the editorial board on the quality or weaknesses of the paper;
    • To suggest ways and means of improving the paper. Papers found to be out of the scope of the journal, to suggest ways of aligning them to suit the demands of the journal;
    • To advise the editorial board on how to maintain the standards of the journal.
    • Reviewer’s reports are kept anonymous forever. Such reports may be made available to other reviewers in case there is change of reviewer in handling a certain manuscript.
  1. Tables, Maps and Diagrams

Italicize the titles for tables, Maps and Diagrams. Indicate the source(s) where     Tables, maps and diagrams originated. 

  1. Heading Within Chapters

Major headings should be in bold and in capital letters, while subheadings should be bold and lower case. Each first letter of the content word should be capitalized.  Both headings (major and sub) should be as short as possible, numbers should be used to distinguish different parts of a paper at not more than three levels; e.g. 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.2.2 etc.       


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The UONGOZI Journal of Management and Development Dynamics (<strong>ISSN 0856-1435 - Print</strong>),(<strong>eISSN 2619-8665</strong>) is an official journal of Mzumbe University published by Mzumbe University. The Journal double blind peer-reviewed, academic international journal that examines the intersection of development, management and leadership. The Journal is an international electronic and printed journal published bi-annually (twice a year). All submitted articles are double-blind peer-reviewed and must meet rigorous standards and can represent a broad range of substantive topics, theoretical orientations, and empirical methods.Authors interested in submitting an article for publication in The Journal, should complete the Submission Form in the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-mce-href=""><strong><span style="color: blue;" data-mce-style="color: blue;">Submit Article</span></strong></a> section. For a detailed description of submission requirements see our <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-mce-href=""><strong><span style="color: blue;" data-mce-style="color: blue;">Submission Criteria</span></strong></a> in the Author Info section.

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