The Office of the College Journal of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the maiden edition of the African Journal of Defence, Security, and Strategy.
The aim of the Journal is to contribute to scholarship by filling existing voids identified in key thematic areas. It is also aimed at generating and sustaining interest among stakeholders and affiliates of GAFCSC in professional/scholarly writing.
The Journal shall cover the underlisted 3 key thematic areas where GAFCSC already has some comparative advantage and leverage:
The sub-thematic areas are not exhaustive but include the following:
- Border Security.
- Internal Security.
- Fault-lines of society impacting Defence and Security.
- The Value Systems of entities, people, states with impacts on humanity.
- Technology in the Security-Defence-Strategy conundrum.
- Posturing and Competition (Industries, States, People).
- Natural Resource Issues.
- Emerging Crimes.
TYPES OF ARTICLES
The following types of articles are accepted:
- Original Research.
- Letters to the Editor.
- Notes from the Field.
As an academic Journal, all submitted work must follow generic scientific writing rules and referencing should respect the APA style.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Proposals should address of the stated themes and/or sub-themes, and should include the following:
- Title of Proposed Paper.
- Name(s) of Author(s).
- Author(s)’ Institutional Affiliation.
- Author(s)’ Email Address, Telephone.
- Abstract of Proposed Papers (Not exceeding 300 Words).
Authors are encouraged to ensure that papers submitted are original. Accepted papers will undergo peer-review processes and are expected to be published in the College Journal both online and in print.
LENGTH OF PAPERS
Articles should be between 6000 to 8000 words long, submitted in word format, using Times New Roman font style, 12pt font size, and double spaced. Articles must be preceded by abstracts and a list of 5 keywords.
TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
The first Edition is due to be published in Aug 21. Papers for the maiden edition are to be received not later than 10 Jul 21. All other proposals and articles for subsequent editions can be received any time within the year. Authors of proposals and papers which meet the required standards will be notified by email.
Proposals and papers should be submitted to:
Office of the College Journal
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, KINDLY CALL ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS +233 54 833 2544/ +233 20 888 5022