About the Journal


Journal of Issues and Practice in Education (JIPE) is a refereed journal, operated by the Faculty of Education of the Open University of Tanzania. JIPE publishes original research-based papers of academic interest in education. The types of contribution range from original research papers and review articles.

Original research articles: Research articles that make a substantial original contribution to research practice or policy in any educational research area. Research articles are contributions that have the purpose of publication of original unpublished research which may be reproduced and generalized. They should be between 3000 and 8000 words, excluding tables, Figures, and references. The original research article should follow the conventional structure: Introduction, methodology, results/findings, and discussion. However, JIPE allows some flexibility.

Book Reviews: Journal of Issues and Practice in Education (JIPE) invites original and insightful book reviews that will provide a comprehensive survey of one or several books. Book reviews should include detailed synopses and evaluations of the books and give an account of the books’ aims, strengths, and limitations. As appropriate, the review should evaluate critically the contributions of the books to the field of education. Book reviews should be about 1000-2000 words.


JIPE is a bi-annual journal (published in June and December), with a possibility of special issues based on the Faculty of Education and/or Open University of Tanzania (OUT) academic interests and mandate.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted with a cover letter stating that all authors (in case of multiple authors) agree with the content and approve of its submission to the journal. Only materials that have never been published or are being submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. All submissions will be critically peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers who will be looking for originality, relevance, clarity, appropriateness of the methods, the validity of data, reasonability of the conclusion, and support from data.

Manuscripts that are written in English should be submitted in electronic form to:


Journal of Issues and Practice in Education (JIPE) The Open University of Tanzania, P. O. Box 23409, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

through Open Journal System (OJS) or through email: e-mails: jipe@out.ac.tz, mohamed.msoroka@out.ac.tz, msorokakabomah@gmail.com

There are no submission fees or page charges; manuscripts will be received at any time of the year.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to accept or reject any manuscript and also reserves the right to edit the manuscripts as it sees fit.  Authors may be contacted for clarification when necessary.