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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.
  • 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

The Editorial Board of the Ghana Journal of Health, Physical Education Recreation, Sports and Dance (GJHPERSD) is pleased to invite research articles, from interested scholars in both local and international community for consideration and subsequent publication. The journal is managed by the Department Health, Physical Education Recreation (HPER), under the Faculty of Science and Technology Education of the College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 

Manuscript submitted to GJOHPERSD must not be published or submitted for publications simultaneously to another journal. Authors are responsible for the scientific content and legal aspect of the articles. There is fifteen (15) page limitation for the manuscript, including references. Manuscript acceptance is based on originality of materials significance to GJOHPERSD profession, validity, and adherence to the prescribed submission requirements.

Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscript should be submitted electronically as e-mail attachment to

The Editor-In-Chief
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation,
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

All submission must include a cover letter which should be sent as e-mail text;

Manuscript Preparation
Manuscript should conform to the Publication manual of the American Psychology Association (APA, 7th edition) style and typed using 12 points Times News Roman with 1.5 line spacing including the following sections in articles. A length of 9-12 pages is a typical size for a manuscript, per the editorial policy of GJOHPERSD.

Title – Capital letters

Authors - Surname followed by initials, academic degree, position, and institutional affiliations of all the authors as well as corresponding author’s mail address and telephone numbers.

Abstract - An abstract of not more than two hundred and fifty (250) words should include the purpose of the study, methods, major findings, and conclusions. It should be typed using single line spacing. A maximum of five (5) key words typed on a separate page

Text - The text should include the following headings

  • Introduction
  • Methods and Materials
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement (if any)
  • Reference and
  • Appendices (if appropriate)

References – The American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition) format should be used and only references cited in the text should be alphabetically listed in the reference section.

Publication Charges
Articles accepted for publication will attract publication charges that will be communicated to authors. The Accepted articles will be published on the University of Cape Coast Online Journal System before the print copies. Manuscript will be printed in the earliest appropriate and available issue following acceptance. Authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears.

A Journal of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), University of Cape Coast, Ghana.


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