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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The Text has been written using the official Journal Template: Download here
  • Upon acceptance of the manuscript, the corresponding author signs and post the copyright form together with the final version: Download here
  • Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors are required to pay a minimum Article Publication Charge of
    KES 10,000 to facillitate hosting, maintenance and enable open access functionality: Download Payment Instructions here.

Author Guidelines

Paper submission guide

  1. Prepare your article according to the PAC University Journal as indicated in a separate template.
  2. By submitting an article to PAC University journal authors:
  • confirm the articles are original work
  • the work has not been plagiarized and if plagiarism is detected they take responsibility and the paper maybe withdrawn
  • are agreeing they have not submitted the article to any other journal for publication or consideration
  • accept there is no conflict of interest
  • have committed to transfer rights to PAC University journal once the paper is reviewed and accepted.
  1. Submit the article as guided through online submission
  2. The corresponding author will receive an automatic email upon submission confirming receipt of the article
  3. Acceptance of the article will be communicated via mail within 3 weeks (three week)
  4. A consent form to be filled by the corresponding author on behalf of other authors in case there are many authors and in case of one author, fill for
  5. The paper will be published online within 60 days from submission to publishing.
  6. Hard copies of the journal will be provided upon request, which may attract an extra cost.

Privacy Statement

"The PAC University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences” has adopted an open access, double, blind peer review journal model.

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

Our ethic statements are based on commonly used and available general guidelines for Journal authors, reviewers and Editors.

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, ethnic origin, or citizenship of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Identification Details

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.