Africa University’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) are launching a new public policy journal titled Journal of Public Policy in Africa.
We envisage a truly African journal by African scholars and practitioners in the field of public policy.
Articles on public policy issues are invited for the inaugural or subsequent issues of the journal.
Guidelines for authors
Articles should be original contributions, not previously published and should not be under consideration to publish elsewhere.
Articles should be between 5 000 and 7 000 words, set at 12 point font, with 1 ½ lines spacing. An abstract of 200–250 words is required.
Please follow the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style that the JOPPA has adopted, in which :
in–text citations should state author, date and sometimes page number
the reference list, entered alphabetically, must include all the works cited in your paper.
British spelling is preferred ; and should conform to the most recent edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. However, should you use American spelling, be consistent ; do not switch back and forth between the two.
Footnotes should be avoided and their content must be incorporated into the text. If notes are unavoidable, they must be brief and to the point. Make them endnotes, not footnotes.
Articles submitted to the JOPPA will be reviewed using the double ‘blind’ peer-review system. To protect the author’s identity, do not include the author’s name in the main text or as running heads and footers.
A separate cover page is required for the title and personal details of the author. This information should include full name, email address, academic status and institutional affiliation. You should also include a short biography of no more than 50 words. For multiple authors, one should be identified as the corresponding author.
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