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RE: Call for Papers to be published in - Journal of Basic and Applied Research (JBAR) ISSN 2313-5913 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;
You are invited to publish under guidance of specialists in your domain. Papers are being received now for those who participated in the 2014 annual international conference and fresh submissions.
Journal of Basic and Applied Research is a publication of Maasai Mara University. It’s an interdisciplinary journal intended for professionals and researchers in different fields. It’s a biannual peer reviewed journal. It intends to provide information on the latest trends and developments in diverse disciplines. The editorial and technical team members ensure that quality is maintained in every research paper publication such that authors could represent their work globally in the best possible way to receive international approval. The main objective of JBAR is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. The journal publishes original papers, review papers, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical
research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special issues devoted to important topics in various disciplines are occasionally published. The Journal brings together leading researchers, in diverse fields of interest from around the world.

The Article Specifications
Manuscripts should be submitted in soft copy in 1.5 spacing on A4 paper with at least one-inch margin on either side of the page. The maximum length of a manuscript submitted for consideration should not exceed 6000 words. The heading, sub-headings, and citations should conform strictly to the format in the latest revised manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Tables and figures should have their positions clearly marked. Descriptions for the tables and figures should come immediately after their presentation. Proofs will be sent to the author designated to receive them, and should be corrected and returned immediately to the editor.
The first page should contain the title of paper (Title Case), author (s) name, and institution of affiliation and full postal address including telephone and Email. The second page should contain the title of paper (Title Case), an abstract of 150-200 words, and the body of the paper to start immediately after the abstract. The body of a research article should contain an introduction, statement of the problem, study objectives, research methodology and procedure, empirical analysis and findings, discussion, conclusion and or recommendations, implications and references. Theoretical papers and book reviews do not necessarily have to follow this structure. Acknowledgements where applicable, should come immediately
before references.

References within the text should be shown as follows:
Indirect Quotation with Parenthetical Citation
Teacher recruitment policies greatly affect quality of education offered (Mathu, 2015).

Indirect Quotation with Author as Part of the Narrative
Mokuo (2014) identified academic performance and co-curricula activities as the main areas affected by teacher recruitment policy.

Direct Quotation with Parenthetical Citation
There is high dropout rate, “for the last three years 30 % of the pupils who had enrolled in schools have already dropped out” (Nakai & Chewu, 2013, p. 50).
Direct Quotation with Author as Part of the Narrative
Khalikhali and Brown (2011) expressed that there is high dropout rate “for the last three years 30% of the pupils who had enrolled in schools have already dropped out” (p. 50).
Citing Secondary Sources
Mwasi and Rangi study (as cited in Koni, Yajo, Wakai, & Gichohi, 2015) gave further clarification. In the references page, cite the secondary source read not the original study. Koni, D., Yajo, K., Wakai, H., & Gichohi, F. (2015). Inclusive learning: strategies and modalities. Psychological Assessment, 60, 320-368.
Full reference should be listed at the end of the paper conforming to the following style:
Kamau, A. K. (1997). School Business Management (2nd Ed.), Nairobi: Macmillan 

Chapter in Book
Wanbu, L. & Yako, P. (2010). Economic efficiency of post secondary education. In P.L.L. Okwacha & Z. M. Ramba (Eds.), School Administration: Management by Walking Around Nakuru, Njoro: Educational Material Centre.
Journal Articles
Langa, P. K. (2011). Technical education and the world of work: New perspectives from Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources 12(3), 100-112, Nairobi: Downtown Press.
On the advice of the editor, final submission of a manuscript should a soft copy in MS Word 97- 2003. Apublication fee will be charged as determined as per issue. The editor will communicate the amount to the author or the corresponding author. All correspondences including manuscripts should be sent to:
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Editorial Team
Editorial Board
Dr Paul Maithya - Editor
Prof. Fredrick .O. Ogola – Associate Editor
Dr. Jane Ombati – Associate Editor
Dr. Robert Kinanga - Member
Dr. Mwaura Kimani - Member
Dr. Jedidah Kongoro - member


Editorial Advisory Board
Prof. Samson Omwoyo – Maasai Mara University
Prof. Lawrence Allen – Clemson University
Prof. Patrck Kafu – University of Eldoret
Prof. Genevieve Wanjala – University of Narobi
Prof. Marcella Mwaka - Moi University.
Prof. A.M. Sindabi - Egerton University

Call for Editors and Reviewers

Journal of Basic and Applied Research (JBAR) ISSN 23135913, is calling for the appointments of the Editorial Advisory Board members and peer reviewers, for a peer-reviewed journal, which is a publication of Maasai Mara University. It’s a multidisciplinary a biannual publication. The journal management team will follow an inclusive and transparent process to appoint the members of Editorial Advisory Board and Reviewers.  Any PhD holder can apply. Interested person are supposed to submit their detail CV at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . These positions are voluntary. 


Editorial Advisory Board

  1. Support to the quality control of the journal
  2. Help in Indexation process
  3. Other responsibilities which may be approved by the journal management team

Peer Reviewer


  1. Check typographical errors
  2. Check spellings
  3. Check wrong word usage
  4. Check sentence structure and its arrangement
  5. Check discrepancy in punctuation
  6. Check format of text and references according to the suitable style guide
  7. Check  calculation made and the general knowledge information shared
  8. Check  style of the tables, graphs and other art and text mention
  9. Check  usage of italics, boldface and underline at the right places
  10. Check  inappropriate terminology
  11. Check  consistency of  style in headings and in captions for tables
  12. Check consistency in logic, facts, and details, and query


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