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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

1. Manuscripts for publication must be in English.

2.Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of an A4 paper, double margins of two inches.

3. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 typewritten pages and they should be numbered consecutively.

4.Manuscripts should be sent in triplicate to the Editor-in-Chief P. O. Box 1968, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

5.Manuscripts should have a separate title page with the author’s names starting with the first then the surname, followed by the latest academic/professional qualification and any other significant credentials.  In addition, provide information for your designation, institutional affiliation and the address.



Anthony K. Mwambenja,

Chief Tutor,

Department of Business Administration,

College of Business Education,

P. O. Box 1968,

Dar es Salaam.


(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 a maximum of two paragraphs; not exceeding 300 words.


1.Table, Maps and Diagrams

Italicize the titles for Tables, Maps and Diagrams

2. Heading within Chapters

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

3. Footnotes and References

Reference should be cited in the text according to the author, date system e.g. Simba (1990:10) argues…..

Full alphabetical list of references cited should follow the notes/footnotes.  Titles of books and journals should be in Italic, and those of articles put in quotations marks.  The list should be prepared as in the following examples:-

Hutchinson, T. and A. Waters (1981) Performance and Competence in English for Specific Purposes Applied Linguistics, Vol.2 No. 1, pp 56-69

Pindyak, and R. and D. Rubinfeld, (1981) Econometrics Models and Economic Forecasts, 2nd ed. London: McGraw Hill.

All first letters of the content words in titles must be capitalized, excluding articles, prepositions and conjunctions as shown in the examples above.

Authors are advised to check all references most carefully.  The Editorial Board can neither be held responsible for careless referencing, nor tracing the missing details in reference.


Numbers should be written in words up through one hundred. The exceptions to the rule, being volume and numbers of magazines and other statistical indicators as well as years.

5. Use of Capital Letters

Authors are requested to use capital letters very sparingly.  Names certainly require initial capital letters.  This is also true of dignitaries for instance former President Benjamin William Mkapa or Chief Justice Barnabas Samatta.

6. Dates

The decades should be written as follows: the 1940s:  No apostrophe; Dates should be in this form: 5 May 1990.  When referring to a period, use the form from 1030 to 1960 (not in this form: 1030 – 1060)

7. Spelling

In principal, authors are advised to use British spelling for our publication.  However, if an author writes consistently in American spelling this is acceptable.  Authors are requested to consult dictionaries for the differences.

8. Copyright Declaration

Neither CBE nor the Editorial Committee shall be held responsible for any breach of copyright law/reproduction.

9. Book Reviews

1) The review should not exceed 2 typewritten pages

2) Full name of the author followed by the year the book being reviewed as published, the title of the book, place of publication, publisher and number of pages.

3) The name of the reviewer and his/her institutional affiliation should appear at the end of the text on the right and hand corner.


Please complete the online form below and send it to the Editor-in-Chief, Business Education Journal, P. O. Box 1968, DAR ES SALAAM.

Payment shall be made to College of Business Education payable through



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