About the Journal

Kenya National Commission is the focalpoint for all UNESCO affairs in Kenya, in disciplinary scope that cuts across government agencies,academia, Non- governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CBOs)and individuals dealing in UNESCO areas of competence.

As the intellectual arm of the United Nations, UNESCO serves as a laboratory of ideas and clearing house for collecting, exchanging and disseminating information in UNESCO areas of competence. The Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a fulfilment of the UNESCO mandate and is an initiative of the Board of the Commission.The Journal has been made a success by a team of commiteed Editorial Board of the Commission.

Among the critical roles of Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, is to share knowledge and advice government on policy. The Commission anticipates that the dissemination of this journal shall influence improved performance and decision making in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the Government of Kenya and the world at large.

Aims and Scope

The Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a platform open to scholars and researchers across the globe.The aim of the Journal is to be a leading source of scholarly articles and research papers in the UNESCO thematic areas  through the promotion of research publications.The Journal Publishes articles in the thematic areas of  Education, Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information.

Peer Review Policy

The Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO accepts manuscripts throughout the year, with publication cycles in December and July. All submissions undergo thorough review by the Editorial Board to ensure compliance with submission guidelines and screened for plagiarism. Once the decision has been made to peer-review the paper, the choice of referees is made by the editor who has been assigned the manuscript, in consultation with editors handling submissions in related fields when necessary. The Journal deploys the double-blind review approach, with two reviewers for each paper, some papers are subjected to a third reviewer where the editorial board considers necessary. The Editorial board sends the manuscript to independent-external peer review academics, who evaluate the papers for academic quality. All Articles published in Journal for the Kenya National Commission shall be subjected to at least one round of review, usually two or three, sometimes more reviewers submit their reports. At each stage, the editor will discuss the manuscript with editorial colleagues in the light of referees’ reports, and send a letter to the author offering one of the following options:

  • The paper is accepted for publication without any further changes required from the authors.
  • The paper is accepted for publication in principle once the authors have made some revisions in response to the referees’ comments.
  • A final decision on publication is deferred, pending the authors’ response to the referees’ comments.
  • The paper is rejected because the referees have raised considerable technical objections and/or the authors’ claim has not been adequately established.
  • The paper is rejected with no offer to reconsider a resubmitted version.

The Journal’s Editorial Team notifies the author of its decision after a maximum period of six months from submission. Once the corrections are made, the articles are then sent to a Copy Editor to adjust it to the style of the Journal, although no changes are made to the research’s content.

Neither the submission, the review process, nor the publication generates any cost for the author.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be available for any other purpose or another party. The user may at any time exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting the following email address: knatcom.journal@unesco.go.ke

Publication Frequency

The Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESO is published biannually around December and July or every year. Articles are published online on the Open Journal System.

Open Access Policy

The Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO  is available immediately and at no cost to all customers in its online format. This is in line with UNESCO's Open Access Policy that seeks to promote online access to research outputs


The copyright of the articles published by journal belongs to the authors without restrictions. Nonetheless, all articles published by the Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO are licensed under the Creative Commons (CC BY-NC). This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge the original authors and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms