University Publications

About the University Publications

 

The University of Zimbabwe Publications (UZP) is the official publishing house for all constituent units of the University system, and is the first university press in the country.  Our mandate is to encourage, publish and disseminate scholarly, creative, and scientific works, including journals which commercial publishers would not ordinarily undertake to publish. The publication of books, monographs and research articles in journals is the core business of the UZP. Its functions include preparing manuscripts for publication and producing them in appropriate formats, editions and runs. University of Zimbabwe Publications is also an integrated content manager and specialist supplier of publishing services, including copyediting and page/cover design for the higher education, tertiary and private sector markets.


The UZP is responsible for all matters related to publishing at the University of Zimbabwe, providing advice and assistance to academic faculties, departments, centres and institutions on publishing. The UZP handles the warehousing of all its titles and it has the further duty of ensuring that the books are marketed and brought to the attention of potential users throughout the academic world. Since its establishment the UZP has published important works by distinguished scholars that represent distinct contributions to knowledge. And this is in keeping with our mandate of making the best scholarly, creative, and scientific works, including journals, available in Zimbabwe and beyond.


Faculty participation and interest in helping the UZP to attract proposals and manuscripts is a great advantage to us. Currently, most manuscripts are sent to the UZP through the influence of the University's Faculties and a few through recruitment by Acquisitions Editors and very few come without solicitation. All manuscripts go through double blind peer review and then recommended to the Library, Publications and Knowledge Management Committee for assessment and approval before they are designed and published.


UZ Journals

The University publishes seven [7] official journals:
1.    Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) – medical and life sciences
2.    Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa (JASSA) – physical and applied sciences 
3.    Journal of Humanities (ZAMBEZIA) – humanities and social sciences 
4.    Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe (JUSIRZ)
5.    University of Zimbabwe Business Journal (UZBJ)
6.    University of Zimbabwe Law Journal (UZLJ)
7.    Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ZJER)

For all our journals, we accept articles in English. Anyone from across the globe, regardless of their nationality should feel free to contact us and submit their article/s. The UZP accepts three kinds of articles for its journals, that is, original or regular, short communications and reviews.
•    Original/Regular: full-length empirical investigations not exceeding 5000 words.
•    Short communications: significant new information for the readers of the journals … insightful findings of social or behavioural sciences and humanities. Each article should not exceed 2500 words.
•    Reviews: critical evaluation of materials about current research that had already been published. Author organizes, integrates and evaluates previously published materials. Articles must not to exceed 4500 words.

*Once in a while we accept requests for selected papers from research presented at conferences, seminars, congresses or symposiums. Each paper intended for the journal should not to exceed 5500 words.

All the suggested article lengths (above) exclude the abstract, references, tables and figures.

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You may buy the books and journals locally through University Campus cash office.


Please note that two of our Journals are available on Open Access on the following links.

Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe (JUSIRZ)

University of Zimbabwe Law Journal (UZLJ)


Some journal back issues are available as digital copies on the following link: [link]


 

 

Contact Us

Physical address:
University of Zimbabwe Publications,
First Floor, Student’s Building [next to the Chapel]
Mt Pleasant Campus

 

Postal Address:
University of Zimbabwe Publications
P O Box MP167
Mt Pleasant
Harare, Zimbabwe
Telephone: +263 4 303211-5
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For book inquiries (subscriptions/orders/availability, etc.)
publications@ uzlib.uz.ac.zw
Telephone numbers: +263 303211-5

 

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