Ghana Journal of Linguistics: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published in electronic format only, open access, at However print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to Digibooks Ghana Ltd.:

The Editors welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. Articles submitted should not have been previously published.

The Editors welcome reports on research in progress and brief notices of research findings, as well as news of general interest to linguists.

The Editors also welcome books from authors and publishers for review in the Ghana Journal of Linguistics. They may be sent to Dr. Obadele Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG73, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.

Submissions should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, at They should be accompanied by a brief biographical note giving the author’s name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position and field of research interest. Please see the Author guidelines for detailed instructions.

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P. O. Box LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
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Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

First one or more members of the editorial committee read the paper, and if necessary recommends revision before the paper is sent to an outside reviewer. This reading is not blind. Reviewing is double blind. Usually there is one blind reviewer, occasionally two. The author is then invited to make more or less extensive corrections, or to rewrite and resubmit. If the paper is resubmitted and is still deemed inadequate it is rejected. The final decision is made by the editor-in-chief. Book reviews and research reports are not peer reviewed, but the editor(s) may reject them or suggest improvements.


Publication Frequency

1 volume per year, 2 issues per volume


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Committee

Ọbádélé Kambon (Editor-in-chief, University of Ghana)

Gordon S. Adika (University of Ghana)

Nana Aba A. Amfo (University of Ghana)

Jemima A. Anderson (University of Ghana)

Charles O. Marfo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology)


Editorial Board

Thomas Bearth (Switzerland)

Gudrun Miehe (Germany)

Felix Ameka (Netherlands)

John Singler (USA)

Paul Kerswill (UK)

Ozo Ndimele (Nigeria)

Emmanuel N. Abakah (Ghana)

D. D. Kuupole (Ghana)

Kwesi Yankah (Ghana)

ISSN: 2026-6596
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