Guidelines - Call for Papers


Guideline to Authors

Authors must adhere strictly to the following guidelines: 

a)       Manuscript must be original. All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin Similarity Check by Crossref and those with more than 15% similarity index will be sent back to author(s) for redress.

b)      The Manuscript structure should include: Title, Author(s), Author(s) Affiliation including E-mails; Abstract of not more than 250 words and 3-5 key words. The papers should include; Introduction / Literature Review; Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and recommendation.

c)       All citations must be well referenced using APA 7th edition format. Please consult the document for guide. 

d)      Authors should not submit more than Two (2) manuscripts.

e)       All illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the manuscript. Ensure to cite sources if you are not the originator and reference carefully.  

General Style

a)       Use single line spacing throughout the document. 

b)      Keep all text aligned justified, and only center the chapter title, author’s name and affiliation, and captions and legends of illustrations. 

c)       Start a new paragraph by indenting it from the left margin, not by leaving a line blank, except after a (sub-) heading. 

Reference Style 

All sources cited (author, date) in text must appear in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in text. In-text example …. (Mabati, 2020) or Mabati (2020) stated that…  In the reference, give details of the source. You are encouraged to use reference management software such as Endnote, Mendeley, and RefWorks.