Style of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English language or French language to enable specialists or non - specialists to comprehend.
Typing should be double spaced in Times New Roman font type and in 12 font point. Three copies of the manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor or as an attached file to an e-mail.
The manuscript should be presented in the following order. Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations and References.
(Please note that manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the prescribed manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction.)
This should contain the title of the contribution and the names and addresses of all the authors.
The full postal address and e-mail address, of the corresponding author should be included, as well as the current address of any author if different from that where the work was carried out. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a short bibliography of the author.
All manuscripts must include a brief but informative abstract, intelligible without reference to the main text. It should not exceed 250 words and should describe the scope of the work and the main findings in a single paragraph.
Key words (3-5) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.
These should not duplicate key words from the title.
This section should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. The Research questions and the hypothesis to be tested must be very clear
This should be concise on how the research questions will be put to test but should provide sufficient detail to allow the study to be repeated by others. For review articles, this is not necessary.
Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion.
This should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Only in exceptional cases should the Results and Discussion sections be combined.
This should state to what the research questions have been answered.
Arising from the study, recommendation for remediation of issues identified should be given. This should be clear and concise without any ambiguity.
It must follow APA 6th edition referencing style.
Citing reference within text
Use the Author’s surname (date) method eg Olire (1992) posited that….. or It has been
reported that teachers are key to standards of education (Eichie, 2010).
When paraphrasing, the pages can be given e.g. The teacher is the key to educational standards (Eichie, 2010, pp 20 – 35).
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Title, volume, number(issue number), page numbers. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C.
Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher
Chapters in Book
Treasure, D. C., Lemyre, P. N., Kuczka, K. K., & Standage, M. (2007). Motivation in elite
sport: A self-determination perspective. In M. S. Hagger & N. L. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in exercise and sport (pp. 153-166). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Tables and Figures
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Each table should be presented with a comprehensive but concise legend below the table. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations should be defined in footnotes.