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Submision Guidelines

Submision Guidelines

Articles and inquiries should be submitted to:

The Publisher, 8M Construction Digest Ltd. Eng Hans JWB Mwesigwa.Plot 8 Wamala Avenue, Bukoto Kampala.

Miracle Arikiza
Shona Kobuyambi
Daniel Businge
Barbra Bugoye
Shona Kobuyambi

Guidelines for writing articles

1.  Purpose: Why write the article?
  1. Consider carefully why you are writing the article;
  2. What message do you have?
  3. Are you convincing or persuading on something?
  4. Are you educating, informing and criticizing? Arguing a point?
  5. What effect are you seeking in the long or short term?
  6. Any other considerations?
2.   Audience: To whom are you writing?
  1. Policymakers?
  2. Professionals?
  3. The business community?
  4. Institutions of higher learning (lecturers/students) and researchers?
  5. NGOs and international bodies?
  6. Any combination of the above?
  7. Any others?
3.   Content of the article
  1. Introduction of the topic
  2. Write about the subject matter: using what, where, when, why, and how
  3. When writing, remember to use facts, pictures, illustrations, etc to convince or persuade the audience
  4. Give recommendations;
  5. Show references if any;
  6. Tailor article to required specifications of size and fonts;
4.    Style: What choice of language?
    1. Use a language suitable for the purpose and to the audience, e.g. if engineers/medical practitioners, use the appropriate technical language; If policymakers but laymen in the subject, use appropriate language with examples
    2. Use correct grammar, preferably with short easy-to-understand sentences tailored to the

Guidelines for submitting articles:

  1. Submitted articles shall be of appropriate length but preferably between 1,000 to 2,000 words, which may be 3-5 Abstracts are not necessary, but if in place, they may be between 100-200 words.Articles shall be prepared in Times New Roman font style, font 12, single spacing and submitted in both PDF and MS Word.
  2. Questions to Mama Fundi should be brief within 20words maximum. We welcome good quality pictures to accompany them;
  3. All submissions should be in the English language, prepared using Microsoft Word application version 2010 or latest version; and aligned in the acceptable forms with clear high-resolution pictures;
  4. Articles can be sourced from anywhere, so long as they relate to engineering, manufacturing, production, skilling, infrastructure-related information, career guidance and other relevant aspects;
  5. Articles may be sent by email or WhatsApp in the MS Word and PDF format;
  6. The authors of engineering-related articles must submit passport photos (high resolution in jpg format), contact email addresses and a brief biography of 100-200 words. This may indicate: Names; professional or academic qualifications; Work and work place and experience, if any, and any relevant info to publishing
  7. Authors of jokes or leisure materials need not disclose all information except their names and telephone/email contact