About us

Nkumba International Research Journal (NIRJ) provides a platform for presenting, discussing, and documenting research findings and other important academic concerns in a multi-disciplinary approach.  It is an open access academic journal.  Prospective authors can send their original manuscript via emails to the journal for peer review and possible publication.  The editor usually confirms a submission within 24 hours.

NIRJ is roots for the publication of quality research papers, articles, reviews, and theories, and accordingly, the manuscripts are subjected to diligent peer-review process. The Journal is run by a highly qualified and competent team of editors, led by the Editor-in- Chief and guided by a diverse and a sturdy board of highly regarded individuals in scholarship and industry, both within and without Uganda.

Nkumba International Research Journal (NIRJ) is an open access online journal set up to:

  • Provide a platform for researchers and academic writers to disseminate knowledge and information,
  • Educate the public about new research projects, trends and discussions in various areas,
  • Encourage a multidisciplinary approach to research, and
  • Maintain collaboration between the academia and stakeholders to improve society.

The mission of NIRJ is to provide a website that will hold scholarly articles in the archives of the journals. Academicians and researchers can get access to the full articles via the archives of the journals without any financial barrier. Hence Direct Research Journals Publisher fully supports the open-access model of publishing scholarly articles.

This journal aims at providing a platform for presenting and discussing research results and other academic concerns in a multidisciplinary approach. It is coming from the understanding that research findings and ideas need to be disseminated widely to be used for societal development. The NURJ will expect article contributions from wide expertise as Education, Humanities, Social sciences, Business, Law, Natural and Applied Sciences, Languages, Art and Design, Psychology and Security Studies. The journal willbring together expertise from universities and the wider civil society worldwide and facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers, practitioners and educators.

The editor of the NIRJ will from time to time call for papers for publication.

All materials submitted must be original, unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts shall undergo stringent peer review process and only papers deemed to be of the required quality and relevance will be accepted for publication.

The author undertakes that any manuscript submitted to NURJ for publication (a) has not been published before, except as part of published lecture; (b) is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; (c) its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work has been carried out; (d) if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; (e) the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders; (f) written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the author(s) for material used from other copyrighted sources; and (g) any costs associated with obtaining this permission are authors’ responsibility.

All manuscripts are to be in English, and should be submitted in electronic form to the website that will be updated from time to time. The preferred format for electronic versions is Microsoft Word, though other word-processing packages in PC or Macintosh formats may be accepted. Do not supply the typescript as a PDF. Authors are strongly advised to submit manuscripts online which will permit quicker and efficient processing of the manuscript. Typing should be on a word processor with all material double-spaced throughout the text, one side of letter-sized paper, with suitably wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with page 1, the title page. Include tables, figures legends, footnotes, and references lists.