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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

We welcome articles of 4,000 words or less on these and related themes. Articles must be aligned to the Chiedza style sheet. Articles, book reviews, poems, and creative short stories not necessarily reflecting these topics are also welcome but thematic articles will be given priority. All articles are to be sent by email to the Editor-in-Chief at chiedza@arrupe.ac.zw on or before the due date. See the Call for papers information.


Notes for Contributors

Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief of Chiedza at chiedza@arrupe.ac.zw. The text should be neatly typed, double-spaced and using software that is compatible with MS Word. The List of Sources should be single spaced. The length of articles should be around 4000 words or less. However, longer articles will also be considered for publication, if their content justifies their length. An abstract of 200 words in length, covering the main factual points of the article, its objectives, the methods that have been employed, and the results and conclusions that have been arrived at should accompany the article. A list of at least six keywords for abstracting and indexing services should be placed at the end of the abstract.


Chiedza uses the latest Modern Language Association (MLA) format for referencing source materials. Under this format reference to sources is in the form of citations in parentheses within the text, and an accompanying List of Source at the end of the article. 


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