GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission procedure, contributors must ensure that their work satisfies the following criteria. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to their authors.

  1. The contribution has not been published before, nor is it under consideration for publication by another journal.
  2. The length of the contribution, including footnotes and references, should not exceed 55,000 characters (without spacing).
  3. The work conforms to the bibliographic and stylistic standards established in the Author Guidelines.
  4. Before submission, every work authored by a non-native English speaker must be reviewed by a native English speaker for grammatical errors.
  5. An abstract of no more than 250 words and a minimum of four keywords should be supplied.
  6. The manuscript must be made anonymous.

How to submit your paper

To submit to Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis, please email your Microsoft Word-formatted manuscript to papers@gnosijournal.com. The author of a pre-selected paper will get an email with instructions to submit the manuscript to the Journal Submission Page.

Submission requirements

General

Language

All contributions must be in either English or French. Authors ensure that their papers are written in formal academic English or French. Before submission, non-native English or French writers must have their papers checked by professional editing services. 

Length

The length of the contribution, including footnotes and references, should not exceed 55,000 characters (without spacing), (A4 pages with single space in a 12-point font). 

 

Font

Unicode typefaces such as Times New Roman or Georgia are suitable for formatting the manuscript. Please inform us beforehand if you want to utilise special characters or typefaces.

Formatting

Minimal formatting should be used. Use italics in your files just to prepare content that must be printed in italics. Indent paragraphs with a single tab. On a separate page, authors should provide their home or institutional address, fax number, phone number, and email address.

Abstract and Keywords

Authors are required to provide a 250-word abstract and four or five keywords at the beginning of their articles. The abstract summarises the research's purpose, findings, and conclusion. Do not provide an abstract while reviewing a book.

Footnotes and Endnotes

Both footnotes and endnotes are not accepted.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

 

The format of full-length articles (a maximum of 55,000 characters) must adhere to the following guidelines:

 

  1. Titles and running titles

The length of the full title is unrestricted. However, the running title should not exceed 120 characters, including spaces.

 

  1. List of authors and affiliations

Apart from the text, all contributors' full names and affiliations (indicated by a superscript number) should be included on the title page. The corresponding author (marked with a superscript asterisk*) should also give their address, telephone number, and email address on the title page. 

 

  1. Abstract 

The abstract must summarise the article's main points. It should include 200 and 300 words in a single paragraph, summarising the research question(s) and results. 

 

  1. Keywords 

Keywords or brief phrases appropriate for indexing must be provided (3-6 keywords). 

 

  1. Tables and Figures 

Additionally, figures and tables must be typed on separate pages and supported by a short explanation, as little as possible. Figures should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. 

 

  1. References

References should be listed in alphabetical order of author(s). For journals, list all names of the authors. Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis uses the APA style of citing and referencing:

 

Citation in text:

 Refer to the author’s name (without initials) and year of publication, e.g., Bassey, 2001 (for one author), Akpan and Theo, 2009 (for two authors), or Ogar et al., 1994 (for more than two authors).

 

 

Book

 Andi, J. W. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

    

Chapter in a book

Cornell, S. (1990). Helene Cixous and Les Etudes Feminines. In The Body and the Texts Helene Cixous, Reading and Teaching, edited by H. Wilxox and others, pp. 31–40. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

 

Article in a journal

Akpabio, E. M. (2007). Nigeria's water law: how is it translated in the Cross River Basin?. International journal of regulation and governance7(2), 157-184.

 

Conference Article/Proceedings

Laviosa, F. (1991). An Investigation of the Listening Strategies of Advanced Learners of Italian as a Second Language. Paper presented at the Conference on Bridging Theory and Practice in the Foreign Language Classroom. Baltimore, MD. October 18-20. 

 

Game, A. (2001). Creative ways of being, In J. R. Morss, N. Stephenson and J. F.H.V. Rappards (Eds.), Theoretical issues in psychology: Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference, pp. 3-12. Sydney: Springer.

 

Online Journal article

Aubrey, A. (2019, December 12). How to reduce food waste. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2019/12/10/786867315/how-to-reduce-food-waste

 

Patent 

Yoshikawa, T. and Kawai, M. (2006). Security robot. U.S. Patent No. 2006079998.

 

Interviews

Cloyd, A. (2014, July 29). Personal communication [Personal interview].

 

Proofreading

Accepted contributors will be required to modify and format their papers according to the journal stylesheet and the editor's suggestions. Subsequently, a PDF of the article proofs will be sent to the author for thorough factual and typographical review. The authors are responsible for reviewing these proofs and are strongly encouraged to use the Comment & Markup toolbar to modify the proofs directly. At this point in production, only minor adjustments are permitted. Changes to the original text at this point may cause a significant delay in publishing. Proofs must be sent back to the editor.

Thematic issues

We welcome proposals for thematic collections of papers on humanities topics of current interests to researchers in the area of Humanities and Social Science. Please contact us by email at papers@gnosijournal.com for information on how to prepare a proposal.

Offprints

A PDF file of the article will be supplied free of charge by the publisher to authors for personal use.

Consent to Publish

Transfer of Copyright

By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. For that purpose, the author needs to sign the Consent to Publish, which will be sent with the first proofs of the manuscript.

Open Access

Signing the Consent to Publish enables non-exclusive Open Access publishing under a Creative Commons licence in return for an Article Publication Charge (APC).

Publication fee

The Gnosi Research Group, domiciled at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, is a self-sustaining non-profit organisation. Consequently, the publication fee is necessary to cover Gnosi Journal's operating expenses, such as electronic composition and typesetting; review management; proofreading; archiving, where applicable, in internationally recognised, open-access repositories; editorial and administrative costs with unlimited space for figures, extensive data, and video footage; and web hosting. The publication fee is 50 USD (or the equivalent in EUR).

 

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