Section B: Specific Guidelines

 

Manuscript Types

Length (inclusive of all content apart from the abstract)

Original research papers, including Background information, Literature Review, Methodology, Analysis and Discussion, Conclusion

6000-8000 words

Well-organised academic research papers, not necessarily following the above format

6,000-8,000 words

Critical Literature Review. This should comprehensively capture research in a particular area of interest, from its origins to current trends. It should  highlight the existing gaps in knowledge

4000-6000 words

Critical Book Reviews

1000-2000 words

 Prepare an abstract of 200-300 words, summarizing the manuscript contents. Include 3-5 key words.

 Prepare and submit manuscript using Microsoft Word.

 Style:

  • Times New Roman, Font 12
  • Double spacing
  • Headings: Use Style Headings in Microsoft Word (Word 2003 style set)
  • Footnotes and Endnotes: Use sparingly, and only if absolutely necessary
  • Referencing and Style Guide:  APA 6th edition, including conventions on long and short quotes
  • Captions under tables, figures: Times New Roman, Font 10
  • Standard British English spelling and grammar
  • Paragraphs: block form

·         Prose is preferred. Where bullets are absolutely necessary, use —. For sub-listings, follow with arrows, then ticks.

·         Numerals: Bracketed Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3). For sub-listings, this may be followed by lower case bracketed Roman alphabet (a,b,c) and, subsequently, bracketed Roman numerals (i,ii,iii)

·         Both 1st and 3rd person voice may be used. The choice should be consistent in the manuscript

·         Italicise non-English words and translate where necessary

·         Use ‘normal’ margin parameters – 2.54 cm all round.

·         Favour brevity, clarity and conciseness

Write all abbreviations in full at first mention within the manuscript.

Where available, place acknowledgements at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

Place the list of references before any appendices.

Include appendices only where necessary to enhancing understanding of content. Label appendices using Roman numerals as Appendix I, II, III etc.

Limit self-referentials. These should initially be blacked out prior to manuscript submission for blind peer review purposes; they may, subsequently, be included.

Timeframes:

Section A: General Guidelines

The Journal welcomes manuscripts from scholars within the Humanities and Social Sciences. Manuscripts should not have been submitted elsewhere for consideration, and should not have been previously published in whole or part.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically soft copy to the editor following the guidelines and deadlines in Section B: Specific Guidelines, below. Manuscripts that do not meet the laid-down criteria shall be returned and will not be accepted if re-submitted beyond the deadline.

All manuscripts must be submitted with a duly completed Author Submission Form.

Joint authorship of manuscripts is acceptable, to a maximum of three authors. Authors’ names should be indicated in the preferred order of appearance on the Author Submission Form.  It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that those whose names appear on the form have contributed to the work.

Manuscripts shall undergo blind peer review. Self-referentials and any other identifying features should not be included in the manuscript.  

Following acceptance, authors are reminded that it is courteous to acknowledge colleagues and/or students who provide valuable assistance in the process of gathering information and/or preparing the manuscript.

Initially, the Journal shall be published annually, within six months of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Conference. Submissions from Conference participants will be prioritized; however, submissions from non-conference participants are welcome.

The decision of the Editorial Board is final. 

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