Peer Review

Tanzania Journal of Sociology uses a double behind peer review process. To facilitate anonymity in peer reviewing, the author’s name or similar identification marks should not appear on any page of a manuscript other than on a separate sheet bearing the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the article, contact addresses, and a short biographical note. Initially, the Chief Editor/Associate Editor/Managing Editor receives a manuscript and does an in-house review to ensure it conforms to the scope and policies of the journal, it is then sent out to two reviewers who are anonymous to the author. The review focuses on the quality of the manuscript in terms of its scholarly quality, formatting and originality. This process takes between five and eight weeks. Subject to the outcome of the review process, the author is expected to undertake major or minor corrections as suggested by the reviewers. In case major corrections are required, the author should resubmit the revised work which shall be sent back to the reviewers for vetting. In some cases, the manuscript may be rejected outright. Once the review process is over, the editors make the final decision.