About TCD Journal
ABOUT Tengeru Community Development Journal (TCDJ)
TCDJ is a new peer reviewed Journal, which is sponsored and published by the Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD). It is registered by the Tanzania Library Services Board and its International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is 1821- 9853. The journal is published twice a year i.e. June and December.TCDJ EDITORIAL BOARD
Solomon S.MHANGO (Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD))Associate Editor
Ebenezer A. LAWUO (Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD))Board Members
The scope of TCDJ seeks to stimulate new thinking and ways of working on areas related but not limited to: community participation; community empowerment; resource mobilization and utilization; community development approaches and models; patriotism and national unit; community health and sanitation; social inclusion in poverty and growth process; urban-rural divide and change; rural-urban transformation; national development policy and legislative frameworks; governance and democratization issues; gender; HIV/AIDS; environment; natural resources; food security; climate change; social protection/child protection.
The Journal aims at providing the public, academicians, researchers, consultants and practitioners with a scholarly forum for an exchange of ideas and experiences of community development. Specific objectives of the Journal are:
Submitted manuscripts will be assessed from editorial point of view, at first, and if found appropriate for publication, it will enter the peer-review process. To ensure unbiased review, referees will receive the blinded version of the manuscript. The corresponding author will then be informed of the evaluation along with the Editorial remarks. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to work on remarks and re-sent the manuscript to editorial team to finalize publication. Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editor in Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author as soon as possible after receipt of the manuscript.
Editor in Chief
The reviewing process shall involve sending papers to two experts for review action. The manuscript is a confidential document and will be coded for blind review before sending to reviewers; will be kept & processed under high observance of the confidentiality and any communication with the author must be done through the journal and publication office. In case a paper is not accepted, but have minor or major repair status constructive comments will be given to author to improve the paper or in preparing a fresh paper; a given paper is eligible for a maximum two reviews. In this reviewing process, reviewers will be required to give detailed comments to the editor-in-chief who will, in turn, communicate to authors for improvement.
The reviewing exercise will evaluate the manuscript compliance upon the following dimensions or areas: focus, originality, methods, findings, interpretation and conclusions. Other dimensions are references, importance /significance of the work, statistical assessment as well as ethical –related aspects.
If an editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process, the manuscript will be rejected with no further processing. If an editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, the manuscript will be forwarded to referees for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:
Please read the Authors instructions before submitting your manuscript. The manuscript files will be given the last name of the first author.The Instructions to authors
All manuscripts should focus on the scope of the Journal.1.2 Instructions to authors
1.2.1 Originality of work
The manuscript should be own original work and neither previously published nor being in the process of being published by another publisher
1.3.1 British English is the official medium of communication
1.3.2 Manuscript(s) should be formatted & printed in A4 size ,font 12”,single- spaced, times new Roman ,paragraph not numbered; a max. of three level headings is required
1.3.3 Pagination should be in Roman & Arabic numerically formatted to appear at the centre of the page
1.4 Manuscript structure
1.4.1 Title page
1.4.3 Key words
1.4.5 Acknowledgement findings and The authors’ manuscript submitted for review and publishing should constitute an acknowledgement of the people who contributed to the work, funding agencies in brief etc.1.4.6 References
The TCD journal operates Harvard referencing style and all manuscripts are required to be formatted in this style accordingly: Books: Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. Place: Publisher. Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage. Journal articles: Author, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), page numbers. Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in depth looks. Political Science Quarterly, 42 (6), p.564-184.108.40.206 Tables
All tables whose size exceed one page should appear on a separate page, single –spaced, numbered in Arabic, headings and footnotes - all formatted in Ms Word1.4.8 Figures
All figures whose size exceed one page should appear on a separate sheet, numbered in numerical order, high resolution graphics such as JPEG1.4.9 Appendices
Include appendices only if they provide essential information not possible within the body of the article
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+255 736 210917
+255 732 960849
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