About the Journal
The Dyke is a refereed multidisciplinary journal that publishes original and reviews articles, both theoretical and applied in the fields of Social Sciences, Business Sciences, Humanities and Education. It provides a forum for research in Africa while promoting agency in research by African researchers for African-centred audiences.
Notes to authors
Format and organisation
Types of manuscripts
Original research articles from the empirical investigation, high-quality review articles, case studies, expository essays and first-hand experiences in the fields of social sciences, arts, humanities and commerce may be considered. Short communication or preliminary results of important research and news items may be submitted.
Manuscripts should normally be 6000-8000 words including references and appendices. Book reviews, preliminary results of significant research, and news items should not normally exceed 1000 words.
Submitted articles will, normally, be independently reviewed by three expert reviewers. Authors bear sole responsibility for the factual accuracy of their articles.
The title should be bolded and centred. It should be short, concise, accurate and informative bearing the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address. The abstract should be one paragraph of not more than 300 words. At least four keywords that describe the article's subject matter should accompany the abstract.
The following structure will normally be preferred with clear heading denoting:
Introduction (Including literature review) - State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background and a review of the literature. Authors are expected to confine this section to the title and objectives of the paper and avoid the inclusion of irrelevant information.
Materials & Methods (Methodology) – This section should be as detailed as possible.
Results & Discussions: The results should be clear and concise. Sub-headings are encouraged in this section.
Conclusion & Recommendations -Main conclusions and recommendations of the study should be presented in a short section that stands alone.
References-Provide a detailed list of the literature cited in the text. Ensure that all references cited in the text are listed in the references section and that any reference not cited in the text should not be listed. Use the APA style of referencing.
English (UK) e.g /-ise/ instead of /-ize/
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