The Journal of Law and Social Sciences is a quarterly journal of the University of Zambia (UNZA). Although the name suggests that the journal focuses on articles on law and the social sciences, it also publishes articles from the fields of education and humanities. The journal therefore welcomes article submissions that meet the criteria of excellence, significance and contribution of new information to the scholarly world.
The journal is open for submission of two types of articles:
- Individual or joint papers written by non-students (lecturers, researchers, etc)
- Articles written jointly by students and their supervisors or lecturers. In this case the student is the first author while the lecturer/supervisor is the second author. This is to ensure quality and avoid the submission of mere summaries of the dissertations or theses. In this regard then lecturers who are supervising students are encouraged to co-submit with the students they supervise. Conversely postgraduate students are encouraged to approach their supervisors, or any other lecturer, for help in working on their paper before submitting. The guidelines are provided below:
- Each article must be accompanied by an Abstract of not more than 300 words, italicised. No more than seven key terms may be included at the bottom of the abstract.
- The article must not be a mere compression or summary of the dissertation or thesis: it must be an article that not only flows but is also logically constructed. The article must exhibit:
- A clear line of inquiry, research problem/interest/objectives and logical flow of argument;
- Clear theoretical substantiation
- Clear methodological approach
- Grounding in relevant literature/discourses
- Clear findings and conclusion
- Top: 25mm
- Bottom: 25mm
- Right: 25mm
- Left: 40mm
NOTE: Please send to all the three email addresses.
Chief Editor, University of Zambia Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS)