Conference Proceedings: How to Submit

To submit your full paper for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, please first review the guidelines provided. Papers for the Conference Proceedings will only be accepted from registered presenters. Corresponding authors can then submit their final papers through the online submission system using the My Submissions” tab.

  1. When will the Conference Proceedings be published?

The Conference Proceedings are published online in PDF format on the Multidisciplinary Journal of Technical University of Mombasa (MJTUM) ( They are assigned both an ISSN and a DOI.

  1. How can I confirm receipt of my paper?

An immediate automatic email will be sent to you upon uploading your paper. You can also check the status of your paper through the “My Submissions” tab on the online submission system.

  1. Can I submit only an abstract without a full paper?

Yes, submission to the Conference Proceedings is optional.

  1. Submission Guidelines:

– The submission deadline is one calendar month after the conference end date.

– Official Conference Proceedings are published online two calendar months after the conference end date.

– Only .doc and .docx MS WORD formats are accepted.

– Only papers presented at the conference (including virtual presentations) will be included in the Official Conference Proceedings.

  1. Formatting Requirements:

Papers if you do not adhere to the formatting guidelines will be returned for editing and may risk exclusion from the proceedings.


– Read our Final Paper Submission Guidelines (provided below).

– Download the Final Paper Design Template.

– Proofread and double-check your paper for grammar and spelling errors before submission. We recommend using Grammarly or similar tools for assistance.

Article Structure

Please adhere to the article structure outlined below.


Ensure that your title accurately reflects the contents of your paper and is free of errors.


A concise and factual abstract is required, with a maximum length of 250 words. The abstract should briefly state the research’s purpose, principal results, and major conclusions. It should be able to stand alone, as it may be presented separately from the article. Avoid references in the abstract; if necessary, cite the author(s) and year(s). Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be defined at their first mention in the abstract.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of three keywords.


Present the purposes of the study and provide background information for your work.


The main body of the text. Refer to the Style Checklist below for formatting guidelines.


Summarize the main conclusions of the study in a dedicated Conclusions section. This may include the main findings, implications, and limitations.


If there is more than one appendix, label them as A, B, etc.


Compile any acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article, before the references. Do not include acknowledgements on the title page, as a footnote to the title, or otherwise. List individuals who provided assistance during the research, such as language help, writing assistance, or proofreading.


Use footnotes sparingly and number them consecutively throughout the article using superscript Arabic numbers.


In-text Citations ensure that every reference cited in the text is also included in the reference list, and vice versa.

Reference Style

In-text citations should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). Please refer to the APA Publication Manual for further guidance.

Reference List

Arrange references alphabetically, and then chronologically if necessary. Single-space the reference list and indent after the first line of each entry.

For more information on referencing, consult the APA style guide.


Rules of Thumb for Writing Research Articles” by Tomislav Hengl and Michael Gould

Style Checklist

  • Refer to the APA Style Guide.
  • Use a 12-point Book Antiqua.
  • Justify all paragraphs and body text, and single-space them.
  • Include one line to separate paragraphs or sections; do not indent paragraphs.
  • Set the page size to A4 with margins of 2.54 cm.
  • Limit manuscripts to 5,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references). Longer manuscripts will be returned for editing.
  • Format headings and subheadings accordingly, with no more than three levels.
  • Insert figures in JPEG format within the page margins, with a numbered caption below each figure.
  • Create tables within the Microsoft Word document, ensuring they fit onto one A4 page and are numbered and captioned below.
  • Bold section/paragraph headers and left-align them.
  • Omit page headers, footers, or page numbers; footnotes are acceptable.
  • Use only portrait layout and avoid landscape pages.
  • Include the corresponding author’s contact email address at the end of the paper after the references. TMDCIWis not responsible for unsolicited emails.
  • Optionally, include acknowledgements (up to 150 words) as the last section before the reference list.
  • Single-space the reference list and indent after the first line of each entry.
  • Title Page Information
  • Include the title of the paper.
  • Provide author names and affiliations, including full institution name and country.
  • Include an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
  • Immediately following the abstract, provide a minimum of three keywords.

Presentation Guide: Tips for an Effective Presentation

Whether you’re an experienced presenter or new to the stage, these tips provide a simple roadmap for delivering a successful presentation.

Duration of Presentation:

Your presentation slot is 20 minutes, but aim to keep your actual presentation to 20 minutes or less. Ideally, aim for 15–18 minutes to allow time for audience engagement. The session chair will signal five minutes before the end with a yellow card and indicate the end with a red card. Try to conclude without needing these signals.

Structuring Your Presentation:

Ensure your presentation is clear, concise, and logically organized. Use visual aids and signposts to guide both you and your audience through the content.

PowerPoint Slide Guidelines:

Number of Slides: There’s no set number of slides, but aim for 10–15 slides for a 20-minute presentation.

Slide Order:

Begin with a title slide containing your presentation title, name, and affiliation. Follow with an outline slide, then introduce new themes or areas followed by supporting content. Concluding slides should summarize key points, pose further questions, and thank the audience.

Practice Makes Perfect:

Spend time refining your ideas into a cohesive presentation. Avoid reading directly from your paper; instead, aim for an engaging delivery. Practice with colleagues, incorporating feedback to improve.


  • Ensure factual accuracy and review for grammar and spelling errors.
  • Keep your presentation within the time limit.
  • Ensure your presentation is engaging and informative.
  • Consider printing copies for audience members who may request them.