Journal for Scientific Research

Call for Papers:

Journal for Scientific Research of Muteesa I Royal University (JSR-MRU)

The Research and Postgraduate Centre invites submission of papers to a JSR-MRU special issue that focuses on advancing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research at MRU that is socially oriented; e.g. scholars from social sciences, business and management research, education, engineering, ICT, behavioral change studies, who are willing to combine strong theoretical underpinnings and empirical evidence. This journal’s special issue encourages Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary work, which crosses disciplinary boundaries. Note that a “Discipline delineates the boundaries of intellectual community, the distinctive practices and methodologies of particular areas of rigorous and concentrated intellectual effort, and the varying frames of reference used to interpret the world.”
The JSR-MRU encourages research publication from academicians, professionals and students engaged in their respective field or working across disciplines. The journal also provides a Monthly Research Seminar Series for authors to disseminate their knowledge.
The JSR-MRU supports the University vision of “responding to contemporary challenges through training, research, and technical guidance”. This journal is one of the initiatives geared towards achievement of the objectives of the Research and Postgraduate Centre.

These objectives include:

  1. Coordinating Masters and Doctoral student supervision and equipping postgraduate students with skills and knowledge to undertake sound research and innovation;
  2. Contributing to the dissemination of new knowledge through publication;
  3. Establishing networks of active researchers and social actors such as; citizens, policy makers, business, and third-party organisations;
  4. Supporting research activities and developmental projects by leveraging internal and external funding;
  5. Supporting professional growth and development through short-term training,workshops, research seminars and conferences;
  6. Overseeing student proposal presentations and research outputs;
  7. Organising monthly Research Seminar Series and visiting scholars.

Important notice

All manuscripts are subject to internal and external peer review. Those of adequate quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published in an online and hard copy journal format.

  • Guest Editors:
    • Dr. Hasaba Sarah,
    • Dr. Ssembajjwe Ben
    • Dr. Mukasa Norman
  • Internal Reviewers:
    • Assoc. Prof. Kasule .M. Umar,
    • Dr. Musisi Fred 
    • Dr. Kiggundu Joseph
  • External Reviewers:
    • Prof. Olumu

Editorial information:

  1. The deadline for Submission of abstracts (300 words) has been extended from April 24, 2020 to May 22, 2020 (Prospective authors are welcome to make inquiries and discuss possible topics with the guest editors in the period leading up to this deadline).
  2. The submission of full draft papers (6,000 – 8,000 words) has been extended to June 15, 2020.
  3. Direct enquiries and submissions to: Mukasa Norman (, Hasaba Sarah
    ( and Ssembajjwe Ben (
  4. Papers may explore and critically engage in one of the following, but are not restricted to, focus research areas of Muteesa I Royal University:
    • Economic and Business development.
    • Environmental and Sustainable Resource Management
    • Mass Media Research
    • Educational Development
    • Livelihoods, Poverty and Food Security
    • Cultural heritage, Governance and Social Change
    • Information Technology, Art and Design
    • Renewable Energy Sources


  1. Submitted manuscripts must be formatted according to the format of the templateprovided by the JSR-MRU.
  2. Papers must be submitted as MS Word format via the email of the Research and Postgraduate centre (, and copied to the guest editors (Mukasa Norman (, Hasaba Sarah ( and Ssembajjwe Ben (
  3. The manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages.
  4. Submitted papers should not be previously published in or be under consideration for publication in another conference or journal.
  5. The Editorial Board reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length or have been submitted or published elsewhere.
  6. Submissions must be prepared using the following structure: Abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results, conclusions, and references.
  7. Before you submit a manuscript to JSR-MRU journal please ensure your paper meets the standard ethical considerations (available on request from the editorial team).