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 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 in a timely manner 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 introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, acknowledgements.

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 clearly identified in the text at appropriate place. When the authors 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 citation is made to several publications separate with semicolon and arrange them in alphabetic order (Jones, 2013; Smith, 2014; Taylor & Jaensson, 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.


PAJBM  Editorial Board    
Name Title Affiliation Country
Olumide Jaiyeoba Dr. University of Botswana Botswana
Italo Trevisan Prof. Universit  di Trento Italy
Erasmus Kaijage Prof. University of Nairobi School
of Business
Linus Osuagwu Prof. American University of Nigeria Nigeria
Robert Rugimbana Prof. Tshwane University of
South Africa
Anders Soderholm Prof. Director General, Swedish Higher Education Authority Sweden
Lars Lindbergh Dr. Umea School of Business
and Economics
Catherine Lions Prof. Umea School of Business
and Economics
Tim Wilson Prof. Umea School of Business
and Economics
Abdiel Abayo Dr. OUT Tanzania
Shogo Mlozi Dr. OUT Tanzania
Khatibu Kazungu Dr. OUT Tanzania
Cornelia Muganda Prof. OUT Tanzania
Proches Ngatuni Dr. OUT Tanzania
Salum Mohamed Dr. OUT Tanzania
Jan-Erik Jaensson Prof. OUT Tanzania
Lettice Rutashobya Prof. University of Dar es Salaam
Business School
Swithina Mboko Prof. Aquinas College, Michigan USA
Judith Mushipe Prof. St. Thomas University, Miami USA
Felix Ayadi Prof. Texas Southern University, Huston USA
Zororo Muranda Prof. Chinhoyi University of Technology  Zimbabwe