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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Correspondence/Length of paper

Papers submitted to the journal should follow the guidelines set out below. All correspondence between the editor and author is performed by emails only.  A manuscript must be submitted electronically via https://journals.ug.edu.gh/index.php/gjg/information/authors. Authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Articles in physical geography and earth sciences should be a minimum of 4000 words and a maximum of 6000 words.
    • Articles in human geography and other social sciences should be a minimum of 6000 words and a maximum of 9000 words.
    • Contributions are received with the understanding that they comprise original, unpublished material and have not been submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.
    • 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
    • All table, figures and diagrams should be inserted at the appropriate places within the paper (NOT as appendices at the end of the paper)
    • All submissions should be in Microsoft Office Word (NOT PDF)
  • Abstract

Abstracts must be between 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

  • Presentation
    Manuscripts should be written in English (UK); font type - Times New Roman; font size - 12; and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be used sparingly. If English is not the author's mother tongue, please arrange proofreading by a native English speaker before submission.
  • Text
    The text should be organized under appropriate section headings. All headings should be left aligned. The pages in the manuscript must be numbered. A maximum of three levels of headings are accepted in the text. All illustrations, tables, etc. should be inserted at the appropriate locations 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.
  • TABLES AND FIGURES
  • (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.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All references must follow the American Psychological Association’s (APA) reference style (create link to the APA Reference Examples page - https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples )

Reference Guide

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

Books

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 Association34, 239-240.

Journal Article Accessed Online

Bayer, J. (2010). Customer segmentation in the telecommunications industry. Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management, 17247 – 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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