Author Guidelines

Focus of the Journal
African Journal of Management Research seeks to publish works that test, advance and develop models, frameworks and concepts in the broad areas of management, organisation, finance, public sector management, marketing and decision systems. The Journal is international and multidisciplinary, which means that topics and themes appropriate for African Journal of Management Research will come from and cut across organisational/institutional sectors (public, private, non-for-profit) and address matters of theory, research and practice from a variety of management and organisational disciplines (finance, operations, human resource, organisational behaviour, marketing, services). The Journal's multidisciplinary character means it seeks to promote the interplay and nexus between organisational functionality, management pract ice and economic/national development. The Journal's aim is to facilitate greater understanding of organisational processes, managerial processes and functions and critical firm level challenges facing developing and emerging areas.

Papers will have strong theoretical foundations, solid and defensible methodological frameworks with clear empirical stance. In this regard, African Journal of Management Research is mainly empiricist. Our definition of 'empiricist' in this context is not to exclude the phenomenological. Rather that papers will have sound quantitative and/or qualitative data, rigorous design and demonstration of exploring and advancing knowledge of the world 'as-is'. The Journal will periodically accept prescriptive, theoretical and conceptual papers (the world-as-shouldbe) which in its view present sufficiently ground-breaking discourse of theory, models and methodological paradigms, reviews of the literature or practice which lead to new understandings.

Structure of the Journal
The Journal is published annually. It has the following typical structure:

    • Topical Editorial: Written by the Editorial Board, the Editor or his nominee 
    • Articles/Invited papers 
    • Solicited and unsolicited papers that have come through the review process 
    • Practitioners' view point: Written by a practitioner or an academic, but with a clear practice slant
    • Peer reviewed teaching case
    • Book Review


    Notes to Contributors (Kindly replace entire write-up)

    Authors are to note that should the Editor deem it necessary, the Journal may call for data files/analyses and/or research instruments for separate or simultaneous review. It is a condition of acceptance for review, that the paper is not under consideration elsewhere and that the data are not being repeated from a previous work (except that clear and demonstrable alternate issues, concepts or extensions are being developed, in which case due reference and notification must be made to the said previous work). The Journal has an Internet Editor. The following are the key submission requirements:

    • There must be an Abstract of up to 250 words. Manuscripts must be prepared with MS Word and in Times New Roman font size 12. 1 inch margins must be maintained all round, fully justified and in double line spacing. The Abstract and References must be in single line spacing and font size 10
    • Title Page (title, author’s name/s, institutional affiliation, full contact details – phone, fax, email and post) must be prepared separate from the body of the paper. Titles must be as concise as possible and not more than 15 words. Authors must avoid any reference to themselves no matter how tangential in the body of the text.
    • Avoid the use of foot or end notes.
    • Tables, Figures and Diagrams must be camera ready and sharp, set within the text; numbered, titled at the top without spacing from table, figure or diagram, all in font size 10. Voluminous descriptive data tables are not encouraged, except that they have direct bearing on the discourse and need to be referred to. Parsimony in use of tables and figures is preferred. All articles should include in the methodology, clear statement of where and when data were collected. The use of student populations where the matter at hand does not relate to student issues is not encouraged.
    • Formulae must be presented using appropriate font and symbols, and set to centre, font size 10.
    • It is the responsibility of authors to secure the necessary copyright permissions if reproducing illustrations and diagrams or using extensive ditto quotes reaching to 100 words or more at any one quote.
    • African Journal of Management Research requires that authors note that copyright is vested in the Journal
    • Authors should ensure they articulate the nature of their paper’s contribution to theory, method, policy or practice


    Manuscripts must be prepared according to the following format:

    • Title of the paper should be in Title Case, Bold and centred
    • No paragraph numbering,
    • Follow APA referencing style in the body of the text and in the reference listing.
    • Examples of referencing in body of text: 
      • In sentence: Aryeetey (2001); 
      • End sentence: (Hinson, Domfeh and Ayee, 1999); 
      • If a work has more than 2 authors, cite all in the first instance and use ‘et al’    subsequently.

     Reference list should use the following style:

    Journal Articles:

    • Puplampu, B. (2004). Meaning of work. Journal of Behaviour, 2(3), 111-120.
    • Puplampu, B. & Kwame, K. (2004). Meaning of work. Journal of Behaviour, 2(3), 111-120.


    • Puplampu, B. (2004). Meaning of work. Ghana: University of Ghana Press.

    Book Chapter:

    • Puplampu, B. (2004). Regional Agreements as Clubs: The Ghanaian Case. In K. Kwame & J. Aboagye, (Eds.), The political economy of regionalization (pp. 107-133). Ghana: University of Ghana Press

    Book Editor:      

    • Puplampu, B. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of management of education. Ghana: Just Books Publishing.

    Newspaper article (in print):

    • Puplampu, B. (2009, March 31). Time for students to arise and shine. The Daily News, p.5, Accra, Ghana.

    Newspaper article (electronic):

    • Puplampu, B. (2009, March 31). Time for students to arise and shine. The Daily News, p. 5. Retrieved from

    Article on website:

    • Puplampu, B. (2006, March 20). What drives China’s growing role in Africa? Africa Review. Retrieved on December 12, 2014 from

    All headings must follow the APA heading style format.

    How to submit

    Papers should be submitted to both addresses below:

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2458-7435
print ISSN: 2343-6689