About the Journal

 

Background

The Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC) recognizes the fundamental role of science and technology in economic development and stipulates, in the Chapter 16, Article 103, provisions for the Partner States to promote cooperation in the development and application of science and technology within the Community. Article 80, on industrial development further reinforces the need for development of science and technology to accelerate socio-economic development in the community. Pursuant to the EAC agenda, East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), and the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology (NM-AIST) have established the East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation (EAJSTI), a multidisciplinary journal that publishes original research of relevance to the East African Community (EAC), covering science, technology and innovation applications for development. The goal of the Journal is to enhance, advance and disseminate scientific, technological and innovative knowledge that supports regional development.

The journal is informed by the need to support development of evidence based policies; provide an avenue for disseminating scientific research and technological findings to researchers, professionals and other stakeholders in the EAC and beyond; increase the number and the quality of scientific publications from the EAC Partner States; advance and open up the new frontiers for further research in science, technology and innovation domains; enhance visibility of the regional scientific and technological research and international recognition of local researchers and professionals. The journal publishes articles in Agriculture; Food Security and Rural Development; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; Health and Wellbeing Science; Infrastructure; Energy and Industrial Development; and Information Communication Technology. EAJSTI is managed by Editorial Board, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, who is the overall in-charge of the Journal and is responsible for the content and structure of the journal. The Editors assist the Editor-in-Chief in reviewing content, planning and production of journal issues. The Editorial Office is domiciled in EASTECO and is headed by the Managing Editor under supervision by EASTECO Management.

EASTECO is committed to ensuring that the EAJSTI achieves its intended impact through regular publication of high quality articles, increased readership and citation, and access to new scientific data and information. 

Scope 

EAJSTI is a multidisciplinary journal, which publishes original research of relevance to the EAC, covering science, technology and Innovation applications for development.

Objectives

  1. To support the development of evidence based policies
  2. To provide an avenue for disseminating scientific research and technological findings to researchers, professionals and other stakeholders in the EAC and beyond
  3. To increase the number and the quality of scientific publications from the EAC Partner States;
  4. To advance and open up the new frontiers for further research in science, technology and innovation domains
  5. To enhance visibility of the regional scientific and technological research and international recognition of local researchers and professionals

Publication Frequency

The East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation (EAJSTI) is  published  quartery by the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.