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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

Manuscript Length

  • A full-length article should normally not exceed 7,500 words. It should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. A book review should not exceed 500 words
  • Based on the following criteria, the reviewers assess if the paper may be:
    • accepted without revisions, 
    • accepted with minor or major revisions,
    • rejected.

The core of any review is an objective assessment of the scientific value/novelty and the technical rigour the presented manuscript.

Evaluation Criteria

      1. Clarity and presentation of the overall idea of the study.
      2. The depth of literature analysis.
      3. The relevance of methodology, quality of its presentation.
      4. Analysis of the empirical data (adequacy of employed statistical methods, quality of reporting).
      5. Well-founded discussion/conclusions/implications.
      6. Well-structured and logically coherent composition of a manuscript.
      7. Overall contribution of the study to the scientific knowledge about the analyzed issue (contribution to filling a research gap).
      8. Relevance to the scope of interests of the journal.

Language Style

  • The default language style at JOBED is British English.


  • The title should be concise, omitting terms that are implicit and, where possible, be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title. Witty or creative titles are welcome, but only if relevant and within measure. Consider if a title meant to be thought-provoking might be misinterpreted as offensive or alarming. In extreme cases, the editorial office may veto a title and propose an alternative.

Author names and affiliations

  • Full names should be provided. Please indicate affiliations of the author. Indicate the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address.


  • Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.


  • A concise abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research and the main results. An abstract must be presented in English and separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.


  • Graphics should be done in MS Word and must be editable.


  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.


  • The use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.


  • Please refer to APA 6th citation style. 

Article Processing Charges

 JOBED does not charge an article processing fee


Please ensure that writing is free from avoidable gender, racial and other bias. The sometimes-cumbersome device of he/she or his/her may be avoided by using gender-specific terms in equal measure or plural forms.

Correspondence (articles, book reviews, books for review, comments on articles, etc.) and request for subscriptions should be sent to:

The Editor-in-Chief
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University of Cape Coast.

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