Journal of Arts Science and Technology (JAST) Brief

The School of Graduate Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship [SGSRE] is responsible for the academic publications of the University of Technology, Jamaica. The School is directly in charge of the publication of the University’s Journal of Arts Science and Technology. More generally, the SGSRE provides supervisory oversight for academic publications put out by other units of the University.

Aim & Scope

The Journal of Arts, Science, and Technology is published biannually in March and November by the University of Technology, Jamaica.The Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal aiming to promote and enhance research and technology in diverse fields of knowledge, including: engineering, computing, business management, finance, marketing, health, sports, pharmacy, arts, hospitality, architecture, urban planning, education, liberal studies, and law. The Journal is supported by an International Advisory Board which now has 21 members who are distinguished in their fields.

JAST is intended for readers in the scholarly community and for professionals in industry. Besides research papers, the journal publishes scholarly book reviews, conference papers, and commentaries. A range of papers is encouraged, including evidence-based research papers, reviews, personal reflections. In addition to research-based papers, papers on industrial perspectives are welcome for the “Industrial Issues” section of the Journal.

JAST is circulated in hardcopy to targetted institutions and individuals, including public policy decision-makers in Jamaica, and online through EBSCOHost, the University website, and the Facebook site of the Caribbean Research & Innovation Management Association (CabRIMA).

The Journal periodically publishes thematic special issues.

Philosophically committed to open access publishing, the Journal encourages authors to freely circulate their own papers and encourages recipients to post the Journal on their websites and to further circulate the whole Journal or particular papers with only source attribution requested.

The Journal of Arts, Science, and Technology is calculatedly a vehicle provided by the University of Technology, Jamaica within its mandate of research for development, with costs totally underwritten by the institution and quality control provided by double-blind peer review, to extend access to scholarly publishing for its own staff and others in the academic community and to provide a platform for impactful policy- and action-relevant research in the context of the development needs of developing countries running to catch up in both research and development.

JAST Resources

Submission Guidelines

Apply to become a Reviewer

Submit a Paper for Review

Paper Review Process

All Papers submitted for review will be subjected to the following process:

  1. Receive and acknowledge to the Author(s) receipt of the paper.
  2. Review paper - Double Blind peer-review process (Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, & soundness) 
  3. Based on the peer-reviewed process, author(s) are notified (paper may be accepted or rejected, or the author(s) may be asked to revise paper and resubmit).
  4. Paper published     

Plagiarism Check

All articles submitted for publication will be checked for plagiarism. The acceptable similarity index is 20%.


 Publication Fee 

 Authors are not required to pay a publication fee in order to publish in the Journal. 


All rights reserved. Non-commercial use of the contents of this Journal is allowed with free credit given to the publisher, the University of Technology, Jamaica. All other uses require prior written permission.


The Journal is published on the University's website at:  

EBSCOhost Caribbean Search Database 

National Library of Jamaica 


Author are allowed to deposit their submitted, accepted and published versions of their articles in an institutional or other repository of their choice without embargo.  


  • Editor-in-Chief                                                     Dr. Paul Ivey
    Managing Editor                                                   Heather Thompson
    Co- Managing Editor & Technical Support               Shaneka Campbell