Author Guidelines

Submission of manuscripts should be in electronic (MS Word) form as attachments. Address
all inquiries and other communications to the address below:

The Editor
Ghana Journal of Development Studies
University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
P. O. Box WA64
Wa Campus, GHANA
Phone: 233 (0) 209 00 61 65
Email ID:


All necessary illustrations such as photographs, diagrams and charts should be referred to as figures and be 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. For example, Figure 1: Student statistics by sex and school. Titles of figures should appear at the top of the figures but outside the figures. Source of figures should also be provided.

In-text citations should be quoted as follows: Kaleo and Bawumia (2004) or (Kasise, 2000) or (Dery & Agana, 2012).  Page numbers should be provided for direct quotes, for example (Kaba, 2000: 12). Names of multiple authors should be cited as (Kaleo et al., 2004), as Kaleo et al. (2002).  A full reference list capturing author name, year of publication, title of work, edition or volume if 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:

Journal Article

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume (issue), page number range.

Example: Akorsu, A. D. (2018). Labour Standards Regulation in a Globalised Economy: A Review of Existing Paradigms. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, 15(2), 46-69.

Nukunya, G.K. (2003). 
Tradition and change in Ghana: An introduction to sociology. (2nd ed.). Accra: Ghana Universities Press, pp.50-54.

Edited Book
A. & B. B. (Year). (Eds.), Title of the book (2nd ed.). Publisher. DOI or URL

Example: Haines, A. & Donald, A. (Eds.) (2002). Getting research findings into practice (2nd ed.). BMJ Books, https://doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0234-4

Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the book chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (edition, pp. #–#). Publisher. DOI or URL

Example: Hilderbrand, M. E. (2002).  Overview: Meeting the capacity development challenge: Lessons for improving technical cooperation. In S. Browne (Ed.), Developing capacity through technical cooperation (2nd ed., pp. 15–36). Earthscan Publications. https://doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.7060

Book by a Corporate Author

University for Development Studies (2003). Strategic plan (2003-2008). Tamale, Ghana: University for Development Studies.

Ghana Government (2003). Ghana poverty reduction strategy: An Agenda for growth and development (3rd ed.). National Development Planning Commission.

Headings and subheadings should be in bold print and presented as follows: Level 1-BOLD UPPER CASE; Level 2- Bold Lower Case; Level 3- Bold Lower Case Italics.

Fonts, Formats, Size
Manuscripts, in English only, must be typewritten with a font size of 12pt double-spaced on A4 paper in Times New Roman and should be between 6,000 to 8,000 words. The margins of manuscripts should be specified as: Left = 1.5"; Bottom = 1"; Right =1"; Top =1". The body text should be JUSTIFIED and Headings should be LEFT aligned.

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