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Conference Date: 15th – 18th June, 2021

Koforidua, Ghana, West Africa.

Guidelines for Submission

 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The following format should be adhered to in the submission of abstracts:

  1. Title of paper in Initial caps and centered
  2. Name(s) and full address(es) of Author(s) including e-mail and phone numbers (centred)
  3. Names of the institution should be written in full and not abbreviated
  4. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words
  5. Typed Abstract should be single line spaced on “A4” paper and must include:
  6. Objective b) Methodology c) Results d) Conclusion
  7. Paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word format only.

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

General

The Secretariat requires soft copy of a paper (to be uploaded online), previously unpublished, completed with title, Name(s) and address(es) of author(s) and abstracts of not more than 250 words in English. Manuscripts should be typed (using Book Antiqua font, Size 10) double-spaced on white “A4” paper on one side only. Pages must be numbered, beginning from the title page. Unless otherwise stated, the first named author of a joint publication will be taken as the corresponding author. Please provide phone numbers and e-mail.

Author(s) Profile

Authors are required to submit a short biography of not more than 50 words of the presenting author(s) in a separate document.

Text Preparation

The structure of the main text should be in the following order: Abstract, 1. Introduction 2. Methodology

  1. Results, 4. Discussion, and 5. Conclusion. These headings should be typed in Initial cap and boldface (left aligned) and numbered 1,2,3, etc. Subsections of these (except conclusions) should be numbered e.g. 1.1 (heading typed normal 0 and 1.1.1 (heading boldened) etc. for further sub sections. The above order should be followed by Acknowledgements and References. The length of the paper should be 10 pages excluding references and acknowledgment.

The page should have double columns as per this format.

 

Abstract

The abstract should be typed in lowercase, i.e. without subdivisions; and it should give a comprehensive summary of the paper, stating the major result or conclusion. It should be able to stand by itself but it should not contain any reference.

Keywords

List up to five (5) key words. Kindly separate the keywords with semicolons. Example: Performance; employee; satisfaction; employer; motivation.

References

The preferred referencing style is APA. Some examples are provided below:

References should be given in the text by indicating author(s) and years of publication. When a reference is part of a sentence it should be cited as: Inkum and Agyepong, (1998); Agyepong et al. (2009), but when it is inserted within a sentence it should be (Inkum and Agyepong, 1998); (Agyepong et al.  2009) etc. Only references cited in alphabetical order (with names of all contributors, for example, Inkum et al.) at the end of the paper. In other words, references which are not cited in the text cannot be listed. The following are examples:

Book Reference: 

In reference list: In the following order: Name of author(s), year of publication, title of book, publisher, place of publication and the numbers for the reference pages,

Example: Okae-Adjei, S. (1992). Principles of Management Accounting, University Press, London, pp. 12 – 15”.

Journal Reference: 

Example: Addai K.B. and Owusu-Acheaw M. (1998). Weak Link in In-doped Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O, Superconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Science. Vol. 8, pp 822-826.

Names of periodicals should be abbreviated according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals. However, if in doubt, the full name of the journal should be given. The above journal, for example, should be abbreviated as: Supercond. Sci. Technol.

 Conference Proceedings:

Example: Lovelace-Dodoo, M. (1994). The Plastic Industry and the Environment”. In: P. Kwakyewa,  Z. Abdul-Rahman and S.K.B. Simpson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Applied Research Conference, Koforidua, 16th – 19th May, 2010,pp 22-25.

Tables

The maximum size for a table is 150mm x 200mm and is it should be without an outside border as well as line for row and column entries. However, only headings for the columns should be enclosed between top and bottom borders: tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text [e.g. (Table 1)]. The titles should be typed on top in Boldface [e.g. Table 1. Variation of temperature with …].

Example:

 

Table 1. Weight

Ages

(Years)

 

Average                                   

Weight (kg)      

 

20-25

              

5m                             

25-30       5.2m
31-35       5.3m
36-40 41-45

46-50

      4.9m

5.2m

4.5m


Source: Ghana Statistical Service

 

Illustrations

The maximum size allowed for an illustration is 150mm x 200mm. Originals of illustrations should be prepared using black drawing ink on a good quality tracing paper or white paper. However, Laser and Inkjet quality prints of diagrams are acceptable.

All maps, field sketches, etc. should be labeled (a), (b), etc. and be referred to as Fig. 1(a) Fig. 1(b) etc. in the text. Author’s name and Figure number should be written lightly in pencil on the reverse side [e.g. Fig. 1 Darko et al.] Captions of Figures should be typed, double spaced on separate sheets. Indicate in pencil in the right-hand margin, the desired location of Figures. Photographs should be sharp, glossy prints (preferably, in black and white) A scale should be given some item of stated dimensions of by adding a metric bar scale. Titles of figures should be place under it.

Dimensions: 

S.I. units should be used throughout the text. Use negative indices of/and leave a space between numbers and symbols [e.g. 1.5ms – 1, not 1.5ms -1 or 1.5m/s].

Equations

Equations should be typed in Math. Mode [i.e. z=ax+by…910] and numbered. For clarity, indicate in words, in the right-hand margin, the name of any Greek symbol the first time it is used in the text.

Example:  f(x, y, z, t) = (Ax x2 + By y2 +Cz(.exp(kxx + wt)            (1)

Footnotes

This is optional. It may be used if very necessary. Footnotes should be 10 points and in lower case.

MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCESS

ARC places great emphasis on the quality of the articles presented at its conference, and therefore, a full double–blind reviewing process will be used in which papers will be sent to two (2) experts for their review.

The reviewers’ recommendations will determine whether the paper will be accepted/subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes/rejected.

For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised article is acceptable.

Tabular presentation of authors comments and modifications based on suggested corrections will be used to determine whether suggested corrections have been made.

FORMAL CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF PAPER

ARC Secretariat shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proof for the correction of printing errors. The proof shall be returned within 14 days of receiving the suggested corrections.  ARC Secretariat shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors’ oversights and it should be noted that opinions of authors do not reflect that of the Conference Secretariat.

Papers will be presented in English only.