Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines:

The Research Review of the Institute of African Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearingtwice a year. The Editorial Committee welcomes submissions of papers for publication. These should beacademic and scholarly articles that set forth the findings of new research in any branch of African Studies,or discuss and re-evaluate earlier research by the author and authors, or combine these approaches. The submission should be accompanied by a statement that the article has not been previously published orsubmitted for publication elsewhere.The Editorial Committee also welcomes short reports on research in progress and brief research notes.Submissions should be sent to:
The Editor, Research Review, Institute of African Studies, P.O.Box LG73,Legon, Ghana.
They may be sent to email to:
They should be accompanied by a brief biographical note giving the author’s name in the form it shouldappear in print, current academic or professional position and field of research interest. Please see theinside back cover of this issue for detailed instructions.
The Editorial Committee also welcomes books from authors and publishers for review in the ResearchReview. They may be sent to the above address.
PLEASE follow these guidelines closely when preparing your paper for submission. The editors reserve the right to reject illegible or otherwise inadequately prepared papers.
All contributions must be submitted in English, typed double-spaced for A4 page size in electronic format, to If a paper copy is submitted, an electronic version on a diskette or by email attachment must be sent as well. Authors should keep a copy for their own future reference. Articles should not exceed 10,000 words in length, and include an abstract of less than 200 words, in both English and French.
The first page of an article for the Research Review should contain the title but not the author’s name. The article should have a separate title page including the title and the author’s name with full contact information including mailing address, phone numbers and email address.
Footnotes and endnotes (footnotes are preferred, and endnotes will be converted to footnotes) should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. They should not contain full references. References made in the notes or in the text should include author’s last name, the date of publication and the relevant page numbers. There should be a separate list of references, in which all (and only) items referred to in text and notes are listed, in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author. Give full bibliographical details in this order: name of author or editor, date of publication, title of the work, place of publication, publisher.
Illustrative quotations less than two lines long should be within double quotation marks (“…”) and not separated from the text. Longer quotations may be set out and indented on both sides, without quotation marks. The source reference should come immediately after the quotation or in the sentence immediately before it.
Figures and diagrams should be drawn in black ink on white paper, and require little or no reduction in size. Illustrations should also be submitted electronically. Colour can only be used in exceptional circumstances.
Words or short passages in other languages (including Ghanaian languages) may be included, but if you use a non-standard font with your word processor a copy of the font should be included in your electronic submission. Doulos SIL is preferred for African language material. Words in any language other than English should be italicised.
The editors insist that articles and papers submitted to the journal should not have been published elsewhere or currently under consideration for publication in another journal or book.
Plagiarism must be avoided.


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