Author Guidelines

The African Journal of Political Science is an externally refereed journal published twice a year-June and December. Contributions, which may be submitted in English or French, should be not more than 8,000 words. The author's name, rank, institutional affiliation and address should be on the title page, separate from the manuscript, to ensure anonymity in the review process. Diagrams, graphs, etc., accompanying a manuscript should come camera- ready to avoid delays in production. All contributions should be submitted on a diskette [51/4_ or 3.5_], preferably in Microsoft Word or WP 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 or 6.1, accompanied by a copy of the manuscript. Presentation Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on A4 paper, single-sided and page numbered. Paragraphs should be indented by one cm unless after a heading when they should be full out to the left margin. All headings should be left unnumbered and unlettered. Main heading-bold, lower case (with initial caps) full out. Sub-heading-bold, italic, lower case (with initial caps), set up as shown in the following examples: Models of Policy Dialogue Sample Corporatism-Sample of Size Technocracy: Sample of Style With gender, generally avoid "he" and "she" unless referring to a specific person or the sex of a person is relevant. Avoid "he/she". Numbers-spell out numbers up to ten but use figures above except for: A sequence of stated quantities, numbers, ages Percentages Measurements Money Decimals Dates-February 1981 or 12 February 2001-NOT the 1st of February, 1981, February 1st 1981, or February 25, 1999. Use 1990s NOT 1990's. Latin words and phrases, as well as those in languages other than English, to be in italics. Ships-names in italics. All references to books and articles should be identified in the text by the surname of the author, year of publication placed in parentheses, for example: (Mendy 1994: 95). If the

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