Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
ArticlesSection default policy
- JESAR is published one a year
- The journal accepts for publication original research papers, reviews, and short communications on environmental sustainability derived from agricultural, biological, business, educational, health, social, scientific, technological, and innovative basic and applied research to have a long-term impact on society and humanity.
- The journal uses a double-blind review method, which means that the identities of both the reviewer and the author are kept hidden from the reviewers and vice versa during the review process.
- Papers submitted for consideration in JESAR must be the author’s original work, which has not published been previously.
- Authors should not submit their manuscripts to many journals at the same time.
- All writers should sign a copyright form and submit it with the article.
- The writers are solely responsible for the manuscript.
- JESAR will run a plagiarism check on all submitted manuscripts. The plagiarism report's similarity index should not surpass 18 percent.
- Authors should not breach any existing copyright rules, both domestic and international.
- The copyright to the published papers remains with the authors.
- JESAR is dedicated to providing open access to its content. From the date of publication, all papers in JESAR are free to access.
Open access policy and licensing terms
Open access statement
JESAR is an open-access journal. This means that any reader or his or her institution can access all of the content for free. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the complete texts of the articles for any lawful purpose without first seeking permission from the publisher or author, as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).
The Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International license governs JESAR publications. Readers can remix, modify, and build upon any content from JESAR for non-commercial purposes as long as they provide credit to the author.
Papers submitted for consideration in JESAR must be the author's original work, which has not been published previously in any form. The copyright to the published papers remains with the authors.
Article Processing Charges
To support the publishing of this journal as an Open Access title, the prospective authors will be charged an Article Processing Charge (APC) of Ksh. 5000/= payable once the paper has been accepted for publication and at the beginning of an editorial process
The names and email addresses given on this journal's site will only be used for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be shared with anyone else for any other purpose.
Peer-reviewed manuscripts will be kept strictly confidential. Reviewers should not share manuscripts or content of review reports outside of the peer-review process, reviewers must not exchange manuscripts or discuss their content. Unless they want to reveal their name by signing the review report, reviewers will remain anonymous to the authors.
Conflicts of interest
Reviewers should decline to review a manuscript from an author in situations where they:
- Have a recent joint publication or current submission with the author
- Share or have recently shared affiliation with the author
- Collaborate or have recently collaborated with the author
- Have a close personal connection to the author
- Have a financial interest in the subject of the work
- Feel unable to be objective in reviewing the submission