FSMA Digests: An online magazine on FSM

FSMA Digests was created to provide a space for sharing viewpoints and reflections from FSM professionals. Most FSM-related publishing to date has been primarily academic research, and we saw a gap we want to address. This series aims to share non-academic articles, editorials, insights, and opinions from our network. In this same spirit, we use a simplified selection process instead of the more conventional academic peer review process. Anyone may submit an article relevant to the topic or theme of the current edition. 

Have an idea for an upcoming edition or would you like to be a guest editor? Email us at [email protected].

Click here to see the Winter 2022 Theme and Submission Guidelines.

Article due date is 15 Feb.


Article guidelines

  1. Please submit your articles via our online portal here.  
  2. Each written article requires a summary (maximum 100 words).
  3. The length of articles should not be greater than 6,000 words, including the notes and references if any.
  4. All the text in the article must be submitted in English. We encourage all non-native English speakers to use a grammar tool, such as Grammarly or have it proofread by a native English speaker to reduce editing.
  5. Please also include the author’s social media links/ websites to post with the article.
  6. Please also include 3 Hashtags words that describe your article. (eg. #Kenya #FSMPlan2021 etc.)
  7. All references should be listed after the article and not in the article text itself. Number the references sequentially with Arabic numbers.
  8. The paragraph break should be indicated by an extra line space rather than an indentation at the beginning of a paragraph.
  9. Illustrations and images are encouraged for all articles (if relevant) and should be provided as high-resolution .jpg digital images. Authors have complete responsibility for providing visual material that suitably complements their pieces.
  10. Captions should be included with each illustrated manuscript and must have credits to the copyright holder and/or photographer.

Submission Guidelines

  1. We do consider previously published work but would prefer new and original work. Please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged.
  2. By submitting, you grant full rights to the FSMA Digests for publication and verify that you are the author of the work.
  3. Please ensure that any images used in the submissions do not break international copyright law.
  4. The FSMA Digests will be exclusively published to FSMA members for the first 30 days. After 30 days, it will be made publicly available on the FSMA website.
  5. FSMA Digests reserves the right to make minor editing changes to the manuscript. Any significant editorial changes will require the author’s approval before publication.