GUIDE TO CONTRIBUTORS
Papers submitted to the GHANA JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES should re/present original materials in the field of development studies, not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Mode of Submission
Three print copies (initial submission) and an electronic (MS Word) copy, if accepted of publication, of each paper should be submitted to:
The Editorial Office (Attn: Dr. Apusigah)
Ghana Journal of Development Studies,
University for Development Studies
P. O. Box 520, Wa – UWR, GHANA
Mobile :233(0)244-581725 or 0248-770026)
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Initial submission in electronic (MS word) form, as attachments, accepted for foreign submissions only. Address all inquiries and other communications to the above address.
A short abstract of not more than 200 words should immediately precede the introduction. It should give the synopsis of the title, problem/theme, methods, findings/arguments and conclusion(s).
Authors should also suggest 5 keywords or descriptors that clearly indicate the subject matter of the article.
All necessary illustrations such as photographs, diagrams and charts should be referred to as figures and given Arabic numerals numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. All figures should appear in the text each a numbered title beneath it. E.g. Fig 1: Student Statistics by Sex and School. Source of figure should also be provided.
Tables should be kept to the minimum and include only essential detail. All tables should be numbered followed by the title e.g. Table 1: Student Statistics by Sex and School. They should appear at the top of the table but outside the table. No gridlines within the table. The table should be referenced in the text and appear in appropriate section within the text. Sources of tables should be provided and should appear at the bottom of the table
References in text should be quoted as follows: Kaleo & Bawumia (2004) or (Kasise, 2000). Page numbers should be provided for direct quotes (e.g., Kaba, 2000: 12). Names of multiple authors should be all listed first use only (Kaleo, Bawumia & Kaba (2004), subsequent use should appear as Kaleo et. al. (2002). A full reference list capturing author name, year of publication, title of work, edition or volume is any, and city and state of publication as well as publisher name, in that order. This should be typed in double space at the end of the paper in alphabetical order as follows: