The Academic Research Centre (ARC) invites all researchers and other scholars to submit their research articles to be considered for publication in the quality peer reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Academic Research (JIAR). Authors in Africa and across the globe are invited to submit their research papers in line with the guidelines provided in the Academic Research Centre Website, under publications. Articles considered, range from original research papers, survey papers, case studies and academic or scholarly articles, to extended versions of previously presented papers in conferences. Research articles accepted from different disciplines must be of high quality, addressing real issues, with potential to make meaningful contributions to their respective disciplines and every-day challenges. In addition to papers, the Journal is soliciting book and essay reviews.

This Issue will publish papers from research teams or individuals suggesting fundamental understanding or solutions to pertinent problems encountered in different or combined areas of research practice.

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Academic Research is publication of the Academic Research Centre. The JIAR is a peer reviewed academic research journal that is published in Zimbabwe but covers scholarship from the Sub-Saharan Region and beyond. The Journal primarily targets academics and other scholars as well as all consumers of research output in both the public and private sectors. It provides a platform for accomplished as well as starting researchers, including those pursuing their Doctoral studies wanting to share their findings with an interdisciplinary audience internationally and make their mark as scholars of note.

Interested scholars are encouraged to initially submit an abstract that will be used by the JIAR Editorial Board as the main basis for acceptance of the subsequent submission of the full paper. Thus, the abstract should clearly communicate the problem investigated, methods used to collect data, main results, conclusions and recommendation that were obtained. Therefore, submitted abstracts should read like a short paper and be suitable for publication together with the full paper. Time and effort spent constructing a clear, concise, and well-written abstract will maximize the chances of paper acceptance. Previously published papers will be rejected.

The format for the JIAR abstract should not exceed one page of text at 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman; and font size not less than 12 pt. The abstract must be converted to Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format for electronic submission.

The text page should include the following
(a) Author(s)’ name(s),
(b) Affiliation;
(c) Author(s) address(es),
(d) Telephone numbers,
(e) Email address(es), and
(f) References (to be included as endnotes at the end of the text page).

All abstracts must be submitted electronically using the ARC web-based submission platform by March 15 2017. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for peer-review by 30 April 2017. Do not e-mail or post hardcopies of the abstract.

For consideration of your abstract, the following information must be entered on the website before your abstract is uploaded.

• Name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail of the first author;
• Names and affiliations of the co-authors;
• Complete contact information of the corresponding author if other than the first author;
• Identification of the abstract as invited or student paper;
• Assignment of abstract category based on the topics that are provided.

If you encounter problems at any point in the abstract submission process, please contact the JIAR Abstract Help Desk by sending an e-mail to or by contacting the Academic Research Centre on telephone 263774435592 during regular business hours, Central African Time.
JIAR House Style guidelines are available at

Note: The Editorial Board’s decision regarding acceptance or rejection of papers is final and not negotiable.