Guidelines for Authors (Manuscripts)

The Journal of Academic Research and Essays (JARE) is an OPEN ACCESS publication and therefore, all articles published online will be freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication.

The JARE offers young and early-career academics an opportunity to publish. The Journal will publish original scientific research and essays.  All papers submitted to the Journal are reviewed by at least two (2) referees and will be checked for plagiarism. All submissions will be treated as confidential.

Authors are advised to read the Publication Guidelines of the JARE prior to submission.

Authors’ professional and ethical responsibilities

Covering letter

A covering letter must accompany each submission. The letter must include:

  • Statement(s) concerning authorship and informed consent where necessary;
  • Confirmation that the manuscript and its contents have not been published and that it will not be submitted for publication elsewhere;
  • Any conflict of interest (financial or otherwise) or lack thereof;
  • The name, full mailing address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence on the paper.
  • A biographical paragraph of the author(s) of no more than 100 words along with a photograph.
  • It is advised that, where possible, all authors sign the cover letter.


All manuscripts reaching the JARE will be acknowledged, and at the conclusion of the review procedure, the author(s) will be notified of acceptance, rejection or the need for improvements in the manuscript. The JARE reserves the right to return sub-standard manuscripts to the author(s), rather than passing them on to the reviewers. This implies outright rejection of the manuscript.

The manuscript

The layout for the manuscript is as follows: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, and list of references.

  1. Title Page:

  • Title of the Paper
  • Name(s) of the Author(s)
  • Affiliated University/Organization
  • Address
  • Country
  • E-mail(s)
  • Phone Numbers (country code + city code + number)

  1. Abstract – The abstract should not exceed 200 words and should be structured: objectives, methods, results, and conclusion. The abstract should also include 3-5 keywords to be used for indexing purposes.
  2. Text – A manuscript should contain the following sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.
  3. The Introduction should include the statement of the problem, the main objectives and a short literature review.
  4. The Methodology should include detailed descriptions of methods used for data collection, statistical analysis, limitations and ethical considerations.
  5. The Results should include a summary of the key findings.
  6. The Discussion should include a comparison of the results with other published studies; methods used to minimize or compensate for these limitations. The Results and the Discussion may be combined.
  7. The Conclusion should highlight the implications of the findings and any recommendations.
  8. Figures and tables, if included, should be clearly labelled and inserted into the manuscript wherever they are first mentioned.
  9. Referencing – The list of references should be alphabetised by the author’s surname. Referencing and in-text citations should conform to the American Psychological Associations style (6th edition) of referencing except in the case of medical submissions which should conform to the Vancouver Style. Authors are advised to use a citation manager software to compile references.

Authors are urged to seek guidance on grammar and scientific writing.

Formatting Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 typed pages (including abstract and references).
  2. Essays should not exceed 10 pages
  3. Manuscripts and Essays should be single spaced and all margins set at 1 inch.
  4. Text should be typed, using Candara 12 font size.
  5. All main titles should be 14 font size and subtitles 12 font size.
  6. All spelling should conform to that in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Submission of Manuscripts

The manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word either via the website or e-mail:



Crossref Member Badge

Publish with JARE

Browse Journal

Article Categories