Information For Authors


The Pan-African Journal of Business and Management (PAJBM) is an international Journal that publishes original research papers of academic interest. It contains peer-reviewed solicited and unsolicited academic articles presenting research done in the business field in countries in Africa. The Journal accepts both conceptual, theoretical, and research-based articles. It also accepts cases, book reviews, and summaries of dissertations.

The Editorial Board of PAJBM welcomes the submission of manuscripts to be considered for publication. The manuscripts must be submitted with a cover letter stating that all authors agree with the content and the submission to PAJBM. Complete contact information of the author to whom all correspondence regarding the manuscript should be addressed must be included.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers who will be looking for the scientific quality of the submitted papers. The Editorial Board reserves the right to accept or reject any manuscript and also the right to edit the manuscripts as it sees fit. A decision on every manuscript should be made promptly and communicated to the authors.

Submission guidelines 

To facilitate the double-blind peer-review process, each submission should be broken into two separate files: (1) Title Page and (2) Main Document. Identifying information should not appear anywhere within the main document file. 

FILE 1: Title Page 1) Title

2) Author(s) name, title, institution, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

State to whom (if more than one author) correspondence should take place

3) Abstract (max 200 words)

4) Keywords (max four)

FILE 2: Main Document

1) Title

2) Abstract  (max 200 words)

3) Keywords  (max four)

4) Main text (max 15 pages)*

5) References (APA style)

6) Appendixes

*The main text should include an introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, and acknowledgments.

The set-up of the manuscript should be on A4 or 8.5cm x 11cm paper, double-spaced. 1-inch margin:

left, right, top, and bottom. Font: 12 Times New Roman, written in Word program.


References to used sources must be identified in the text at the appropriate place. When the author's name is in the text cite (Smith, 2014). When there are dual authors to the publication give both names but with more than two use et al. When a citation is made to several publications separate with semicolons and arranged in alphabetic order (Jones, 2013; Smith, 2014; Taylor & Jansson, 2009).

For the list of references use APA style.

There are no submission fees or other charges connected to your submission.

Submissions must be done electronically to the Chief Editor:

Opinions expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers “ The Open University of Tanzania".

© Open University of Tanzania 2015. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used in any way without permission from the publisher.