CALL FOR PAPERS
- August 31, 2015
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CALL FOR PAPERS
SUBMISSION OPEN TO 30TH OCTOBER, 2015
Africa Broadcast Journal is a high quality open access publication of the National Broadcasting Commission. It provides an international platform for the interchange of information and ideas relating to broadcasting and media practice in Africa. It explores the interface between academic research and practical application by disseminating new research findings alongside day to day on the job experience sharing.
The focal areas for the next edition are:
- Media and Democracy, with emphasis on the performance of the media in the coverage of elections in Africa.
- Digitisation of Broadcasting in Africa
- Community Broadcasting
- Practice Papers – a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and information on current trends.
The journal covers the full range of professional activities relating to media appraisal, investment and finance. This includes micro and macroeconomics issues; appraisal methods; financing issues and all matters which directly or indirectly affect the attractiveness of investment in African broadcast environment.
It seeks to:
- Publish well-written, readable articles of intellectual rigour with a theoretical and practical relevance to the broadcasting and media profession;
- Address subject of major interest and practical importance to the broadcasting profession;
- Improve property appraisal, finance and investment skills by promoting awareness of new theories, application and related concepts and their implications to media environments in the African contexts;
- Assist African broadcast professionals keep up-to-date with developments in media law, the internet and contemporary publications;
- Provide a cumulative source of reference material.
KEY JOURNAL AUDIENCES
The journal is directed at academic and practitioners in the broadcast industry, as well as policy makers and investors in the broadcast industry.
Papers are published in two sections: Academic Papers and Practice Papers. Academic papers are referred to the highest academic standard through double blind refereeing procedures. The practice papers are more pragmatic in their subject approach and are refereed on this basis.
As a guide, articles should be between 2,500 and 4,000 words in length. A title of not more than eight words should be provided. A title of not more than eight words should be provided. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address, two passport size photographs and full international contact details. Authors must supply an abstract of 100-150 words. Up to six keywords should be included which encapsulate the principle subjects covered by the article.
Where there is a methodology, it should be clearly described under a separate heading. Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.
Figures, Charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. They must be black and white with minimum shading and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals with a brief title and labeled axes. Tables should be kept to a minimum. They must be numbered consecutively with roman numerals and a brief title. Photos and illustrations must be supplied in good quality black and white original half tones with captions.
References to other publications should be complete and in APA style. They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author’s last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets e.g. (Ilale, 1001). At the end of the article should be a reference list in alphabetical order as follows:
Notes/Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary. They should however always be used for citing web sites. They should be identified in the text with consecutive numbers enclosed in square brackets, and listed at the end of the article. Please then provide full Web site addresses in the end list.
FINAL SUBMISSION OF THE ARTICLE
Once accepted for publication, the manuscript will be considered to be the definitive version of the article. The author must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.
Notes for Contributors
Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted in double line spacing with wide margins. All authors should be identified and author’s details must be printed on a separate front sheet and the author should not be identified anywhere else in the article. The submission must be provided with a flash drive copy of the same version labeled with: author’s name(s); title of article; journal title; file name.
In preparing the drive, please use any of the following formats: Word, Word Perfect or Rich text Format. Figures that are provided electronically must be in tif, gif or pic file extensions. All figures and graphics must also be supplied in good quality originals.
Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed. Submissions should be sent to:
AFRICA BROADCAST JOURNAL
National Broadcasting Commission Headquarters
Plot 807, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Asokoro District
P. O. Box 577, Garki Abuja, Nigeria