Author Guidelines

Submission to the Ghana Journal of Geography

Papers submitted to the journal should follow the guidelines set out below. All correspondence between editor and author is performed by e-mail, and paper copies are not required at all stages. A manuscript must be submitted electronically as an email attachment. Articles in physical geography and the earth sciences should be a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 6,000 words. While those in human geography and other social sciences should be a minimum of 6,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words. Contributions are received with the understanding that they comprise original, unpublished material and have not been submitted/considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions should be sent as email attachment to; and

The title page should include: The name(s) of the author(s); A concise and informative title; The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s); The e-mail address and telephone numbers of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Manuscripts should be written in English (UK); font type New Times Roman; font size 12; and double-spaced and with a wide left hand margin. Footnotes should be used sparingly. If English is not the author's mother tongue, please arrange proofreading by a native English speaker before submission.

The text should be double-spaced and organized under appropriate section headings. All headings should be placed on the left-hand side of the text. The pages in the manuscript must be numbered. All illustrations, tables, etc. should be inserted at the appropriate locations in the text. Only three levels of headings are accepted in the text. Do not number the headings. Avoid unnecessary formatting and codes. Avoid the automatic hyphenation function and do not hyphenate manually at line breaks. All measurements should be given in metric units. Acknowledgements may be made briefly just before the list of references ONLY on the revised final manuscript.


(a) All illustrations other than tables are to be numbered consecutively as Figures (e.g. graphs, drawing and photographs) using Arabic numerals.

 (b) Photographs and other illustrations will be reproduced in black and white unless otherwise agreed with the editors. ONLY online versions of the article will appear in colour

(c) All Figures and Tables are to be referred to in the text by their number.

Citations in text
Cited references in the text are to be cited in the text using the surname(s) of the author(s) followed by the year of publication of the work referred to, for example: Tivy (1990), (Tivy, 1990), (Tivy & Smith, 1993) or for references to page (Tivy, 1990: 7). In case of more than two authors use name of first author followed by "et al." (Smith et al., 1995). If several works are cited, they should be organized chronologically, starting with oldest work.


References: Use The American Psychological Association (Apa) Style

General Guide

The items in the reference list should be presented alphabetically with the last name of the author, followed by the author’s initials.


Berger, P. (1967). Religion as a sacred canopy. London: Random House.

Dodds, J. H., & Roberts, L. W. (1985). Experiments in plant tissue culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Book

McDowell, L. & Sharp, J. P. (Eds.) (1999). A feminist glossary of human geography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapter

Hammond, K. R., & Adelman, L. (1986). Science, values, and human judgment. In H. R. Arkes & K. R. Hammond (Eds.), Judgement and decision making: An interdisciplinary reader (pp. 127-143). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles

Holder, A. R. (1979). Women physicians and malpractice suits. Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, 34, 239-240.

Journal Article Accessed Online

Bayer, J. (2010). Customer segmentation in the telecommunications industry. Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management, 17, 247 – 256. doi: 10.1057/dbm.2010.21

Corporate Author

Ghana Statistical Service. (2002). 2000 Population and housing census: Summary report of final results. Accra: Ghana Statistical Service.

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Journal Identifiers

print ISSN: 0855-9414