Author Guidelines

Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers: CALL FOR PAPERS/ INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS The Ghana Engineer has been repackaged and is being re-launched as the Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers in furtherance of the desire to make it truly international in scope and standard and, yet, emphasize even more the long-standing commitment as a platform for projecting excellence in engineering practice in Ghana. The Journal is published bi-annually and readership includes engineering practitioners, civil and public servants, researchers, academics, students, industrialists and consultants. Contributions to the inaugural and subsequent issues of the Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers are hereby being invited according to the under-listed requirements: 1. Types of Papers Original research papers, technical reports, "state-of-the-art" reviews and theoretical and applied analyses of topical issues relating to the practice of all aspects of engineering. 2. Language and Preparation of Manuscript Manuscripts must be a maximum of 5000 words or 25 pages, typewritten in English and double-spaced with 2.Scm margins on all sides of A4 size paper. Good quality printouts with font size 12 pt are required and should be typed on one side of the paper only. Authors must indicate their designation, full contact details, including postal address, E-mail and Facsimile. 3. Structure of Manuscript Manuscripts should generally follow this order: Title, Authors, Affiliation and Address, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgments, Appendices, References, Figures and then Tables. 4. Abstract All papers should start with an abstract of a maximum of 250 words describing in straightforward language the contents of the paper, particularly, in relation to the procedures, results and conclusions. This should be followed by a maximum of five (S) keywords. 5. Illustrations Tables, Figures (including pictures) shall be professionally and electronically produced and numbered sequentially in the order to which they are referred. These shall be captioned in a manner that makes each entry clearly identifiable independently of the text. Tables and Figures should be listed on separate sheets but counted in the maximum 25 pages. 6. References References shall conform to the Harvard system (Author, date) and must all be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the text. Examples of citing references in the text are: "Since Hills (1993) has shown that" or "This is in agreement with results obtained later (e.g. Salifu, 1999, or Bawa et al., 1999). References shall be counted in the maximum 25 pages. 7. Copies Two (2) complimentary copies of the Journal will be provided free of charge to the contributor(s). 8. Submission Three (3) original printouts of the paper should be submitted to the address below. An electronic copy in MS Word, MS Excel format shall be required after the final revision. The Editor-in-Chief Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers Engineers Center 13 Continental Road, Roman Ridge, P. O. Box AN 7042 Accra-North, Ghana

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