a) Focus and Scope

Topics and themes appropriate for African Journal of Management Research will come from and cut across organisational/institutional sectors (public, private, non-for-profit) and address matters of theory, research and practice from a variety of management and organisational disciplines:

• Finance
• Operations
• Human Resource
• Organisational Behaviour
• Marketing Services
• Public Administration
• Health Services Management, etc.

b) Author Guidelines

The Journal’s circulation is worldwide. It pursues a policy of double-blind peer-review. Papers are likely to vary in length from 5000-7500 words. Papers outside this range may only be considered under special circumstances.

Papers are invited from the general academic, research and practitioner community in Africa and around the world; the journal will occasionally issue calls for papers along particular thematic lines or request peer commentaries on topical issues.

Authors must submit an electronic copy of their manuscript (in MS Word) to the Editor via email. They should follow this email submission with 1 hard copy to the editor’s postal address.

Notes to Contributors
Authors are to note that should the Editor deem it necessary, the Journal may call for data files/analyses and/or research instruments for separate or simultaneous review. It is a condition of acceptance for review, that the paper is not under consideration elsewhere and that the data are not being repeated from a previous work (except that clear and demonstrable alternate issues, concepts or extensions are being developed, in which case due reference and notification must be made to the said previous work). The Journal has an Internet Editor. The following are the key submission requirements:

• There must be an Abstract of up to 250 words. Manuscripts must be prepared with MS Word and in Times New Roman font size 12. 1 inch margins must be maintained all round, fully justified and in double line spacing. The Abstract and References must be in single line spacing and font size 10. 
• Title Page (title, author’s name/s, institutional affiliation, full contact details – phone, fax, email and post) must be prepared separate from the body of the paper. Titles must be as concise as possible and not more than 15 words. Authors must avoid any reference to themselves no matter how tangential in the body of the text.
• Avoid the use of foot or end notes.
• Tables, Figures and Diagrams must be camera ready and sharp, set within the text; numbered, titled at the top without spacing from table, figure or diagram, all in font size 10. Voluminous descriptive data tables are not encouraged, except that they have direct bearing on the discourse and need to be referred to. Parsimony in use of tables and figures is preferred. All articles should include in the methodology, clear statement of where and when data were collected. The use of student populations where the matter at hand does not relate to student issues is not encouraged.
• Formulae must be presented using appropriate font and symbols, and set to centre, font size 10.
• It is the responsibility of authors to secure the necessary copyright permissions if reproducing illustrations and diagrams or using extensive ditto quotes reaching to 100 words or more at any one quote.
• Authors should ensure they articulate the nature of their paper’s contribution to theory, method, policy or practice.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the following format:

• Title of the paper should be in Title Case, Bold and centred
• No paragraph numbering,
• Follow APA referencing style in the body of the text and in the reference listing.
• Examples of referencing in body of text:

o In sentence: Aryeetey (2001);
o End sentence: (Hinson, Domfeh and Ayee, 1999);
o If a work has more than 2 authors, cite all in the first instance and use ‘et al’ subsequently.

Reference list should use the following style:

Journal Articles:

• Puplampu, B. (2004). Meaning of work. Journal of Behaviour, 2(3), 111-120.

• Puplampu, B. & Kwame, K. (2004). Meaning of work. Journal of Behaviour, 2(3), 111-120.


• Puplampu, B. (2004). Meaning of work. Ghana: University of Ghana Press.

Book Chapter:

• Puplampu, B. (2004). Regional Agreements as Clubs: The Ghanaian Case. In K. Kwame & J. Aboagye, (Eds.), The political economy of regionalization (pp. 107-133). Ghana: University of Ghana Press

Book Editor:

• Puplampu, B. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of management of education. Ghana: Just Books Publishing.

Newspaper article (in print):

• Puplampu, B. (2009, March 31). Time for students to arise and shine. The Daily News, p.5, Accra, Ghana.

Newspaper article (electronic):

• Puplampu, B. (2009, March 31). Time for students to arise and shine. The Daily News, p. 5. Retrieved from

Article on website:

• Puplampu, B. (2006, March 20). What drives China’s growing role in Africa? Africa Review. Retrieved on December 12, 2014 from

All headings must be follow the APA heading style format.

How to submit
Papers should be submitted to both addresses below:

c) Copyright statement
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the University of Ghana Business School.

• African Journal of Management Research requires that authors note that copyright is vested in the Journal.
• It is the responsibility of authors to secure the necessary copyright permissions if reproducing illustrations and diagrams or using extensive ditto quotes reaching to 100 words or more at any one quote.

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