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Author Guidelines

  • Articles should not be longer than 14 pages – notes and references inclusive, and should have an abstract of not more than 200 words and five keywords.
  • The   title   and   author’s   biographical   details   (name,   university/department,   address, position/title, telephone, e-mail) should be identified on the title page only. It is mandatory to supply all information here.
  •  Author(s) names should be written in Surname, First name, and Middle  name order  (i.e. Surname name first, First and last names).
  • Format: Font of body text should be Times New Roman Size 12. Alignment should be justified. e indented (block paragraphing). Line spacing should be double line spacing).
  •  Consistent spelling – American English or British English.


  • Tables and figures should be alluded to in the text while allusions to ‘notes’ should be indicated in superscript in the text. Notes should be presented as endnotes (i.e., at the end of the article, just before the References).


  • Referencing  should  follow  the  APA  style (Sixth edition)  and  all  references  should  be  listed,  in  strict alphabetical order, at the end of the article.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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