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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.

  • HOW TO SUBMIT:
    See below - just send us the manuscript but follow carefully the author guidelines presented! First the editors will go through the papers, and send them to subject editors, who then organize a review. After successful rounds of reviews, the papers will be submitted to the OJS-system.
  • 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

MANUSCRIPTS 

Articles which are considered to be of an appropriate standard for publication will be independently blind peer-reviewed by experts before being selected for publication. The final acceptance is conditional upon suggested revisions being satisfactorily executed; a second round of review may be required. The primary publication language of the NJAS is English, but articles in French and Swahili will also be published. Book reviews and news about ongoing research, workshops and conferences are also published.

NJAS publishes ONLY ORIGINAL PAPERS not published elsewhere in paper format or on the Internet. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically on this site, written with one of the standard text editors (preferably Microsoft Word). Keep a copy of the manuscript for your own reference.

Please make sure that the language of your manuscript is properly corrected. The NJAS does not have the resources to conduct full fledged language correction in the copy-editing process. Serious flaws can lead to rejection of the manuscript! Note that the NJAS only accepts articles in unicode fonts, no special font sets.

The NJAS submission process is as follows: First the editors will go through the papers, and send them to subject editors, who then organize a review.  After successful rounds of reviews, the papers will be submitted to the OJS-system. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send the manuscript to njas-info(at)narn.se Note that all the initial correspondence will be through email. More information can be obtained from njas-info(at)narn.se

Manuscript consists of the cover and the text.

The COVER of the manuscript should contain:

  • Title of the paper
  • Writer(s) name and family name
  • Correct email address to corresponding writer
  • Abstract of NOT MORE than 150 words
  • Keywords (five maximum)
  • A brief description of the author (including academic affiliation)
  • Indication of the disciplinary field of the paper

The TEXT part consists of the title of the paper and the main text.

Manuscripts should normally be between 7,000 and 8,000 words, or between of 45,000 and 50,000 characters (including spaces).

FOOTNOTES
Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Many text editors do this automatically. Acknowledgements should be marked by an asterisk (*) and they should precede the footnotes. Please use footnotes, NOT endnotes!

REFERENCES
References should be cited in the text according to the standard citation system, e.g. (Wolff 1981: 244-46), or "... on the origin of Bantu languagess Guthrie (1971: 13) stated...". Please DO NOT use the form "... on the origin of Bantu languages [Guthrie 1971: 13] stated...". The list of references or bibliography should be presented in alphabetical order according to the following format:

Flight, C. 1988.
Bantu trees and some wider ramifications. African Languages and Cultures 1(1): 25-43.
Heine, B. 1971.
Urbanisierung und Sprachsoziologie afrikanischer linguaefrancae. Linguistics 73: 46-61.
  1979
Sprache, Gesellschaft und Kommunikation in Afrika. Munich und London: Weltforum Verlag.
Parkin, D. 1974.
Language Schift and Ethnicity in Nairobi: The Speech Community of Kaloleni. In: Language in Kenya, Wilfred H. Whiteley (ed.), pp. 167-187. Nairobi: Oxford University Press.

Please make sure that all references in text have corresponding bibliographical information in the list of references. Do NOT list such publications and sources that you have not referred to in the text.

TABLES, FIGURES AND MAPS
These should be planned to fit into the page without crowding. They should be identified by an Arabic numeral and they should be submitted either as separate electronic files or included in the text manuscript itself.

 

EDITORIAL PROCEDURE
Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged. Manuscripts will be evaluated by at least one reader other than the Subject Editors, and a decision on publication will be made accordingly.

Authors are requested to supply the names and affiliations of at least two appropriate potential reviewers, though these suggestions are only meant to act as guidelines and may not be followed. Articles and research reports which are considered to be of an appropriate standard for publication are reviewed by experts and acceptance is conditional upon suggested revisions being satisfactorily executed; a second round of review may be required.

Papers that do not confirm to the requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

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