Technical Note for CSO Journal Article Contributors
- 1. Abstracts
- Articles have a summary, separate from the main text, of up to 150 words, which does not have references, and does not contain abbreviations.
- 2. Length and submission style
- 5-10 pages, about 3000-5000 words
- have no more than 50 references
- Contributions should be single-spaced and written in English
- A4 size, times new Roman character size 12 formats
- The article generally consists of major parts including
- Review of related literature
- Methods and findings and interpretation
- 3. References
- All references listed must be cited in the text, and all text citations must have a reference listed.
- The in-text citation (usually put in parenthesis) should appear with author’s last names, publication date and page: Eg Cormack (1994, pp.32-33; Smith (1946) and Jones (1948); if more three authors ((Green, Harris and Dunne, 1969); if more than three first author should be used, followed by et al. meaning and others(Eg: Green, et al. (1995)
- List of references shall be put separately at the end of the text (following notes if any), in alphabetical order.
- CCRDA CSO Journal follows the Harvard style of referencing following the following pattern: Author, Initials, Year. Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.
Where 1st edition
- Baron, D. P., 2008. Business and the organization. Chester: Pearson.
Where 3rd edition
- Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University
- Books with multiple authors
- Adams, R. J.,Weiss, T.D. and Coatie, J.J., 2010. The World Health Organisation, its history and impact. London: Perseus.
- Barker, R., Kirk, J. and Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
- Journal references must include: Author, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page number(s).
- Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an brief look. Political Science Quarterly, 42(6), p.564.
- Cox, C., 2002. What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing today, Spring Issue, pp.647-85.
Website references shall include: Authorship or Source, Year. Title of web document or web page. [type of medium] web site address/URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
- NHS Evidence, 2003. National Library of Guidelines .<http://www.library.nhs.uk/ guidelinesFinder>
- 4. Copy Right
- The CCRDA shall have a full-copy right ownership for the journals. CCRDA shall reserve the right to use it in hard and soft copy format.
5. Ethical matters and consideration
- Ethical violations may involve, but are not limited to, copyright violations, republishing, plagiarizing and falsification of date or results, misattribution of authors or misattribution of citations.
- The contributors of articles and abstracts shall assure the full ownership/co-ownership and entailments of their research works
- In cases where any claim emerges the contributors shall respond to any quires or claims.
- Any special citations or mention of others research work shall be duly acknowledged by contributors.
- Duty in the regard shall be borne by the contributors. Similarly, responses for accuracy in quotations calculation of data and citations shall be the full responsibility of contributors.
- Contributors shall make declaration of conflict of interests.