PAPER GUIDELINES FOR DAKAM BOOKS
All manuscripts submitted for publication should conform to the regulations outlined in the Author Guidelines. Submissions contrary to the guidelines will be returned to the author(s).
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Manuscripts should be comprised of the following sections:
They can be submitted in different parts, 1) Main Text, 2) Visual Materials, 3) Author Resume
MAIN TEXT must contain
- PAPER TITLE
- NAME OF THE AUTHORS, EMAILS, POSITION/TITLE & ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS, COUNTRY
- MAIN TEXT OF THE MANUSCRIPT
- SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS
Items in the above list have to be prepared and submitted as a single, separate MS Word file.
Paper Title, Abstract, Keywords
Papers should have short and precise titles, reflecting the topic and the content.
An abstract is required for manuscripts. Depending on the nature of the manuscript, the abstract is expected to be between 300-500 words. The abstract should explain the aims and major conclusions of the paper but should not include any citations. It is suggested to be one single paragraph.
Specifying five keywords is essential. Please ensure that the keywords are informative of the manuscript’s topic and content.
Main Text of the Manuscript
The entire manuscript is expected to be prepared on A4-sized page in MS WORD.
Font Size: 10 pt
Line Spacing: Single
Before Paragraph: 0 pt space
After Paragraph: 4 pt space
No extra line after or before paragraphs and only one line space before headings,
but not afterward.
Indentation: 0 pt. Also no indentation before single paragraphs.
Headings: If the text is subdivided into sections, these subdivisions should be
differentiated by numbers placed on the left as shown:
1. (single-numbered): PART (bold and UPPERCASE)
1.1 (double-numbered): Division (bold and Title Case)
1.1.1 (triple-numbered): Subdivision (Italic and Title Case)
- Please do use italics only to emphasize concepts or indicate foreign words.
- Tables produced in MS Word could be inserted into the text wherever necessary. Table captions could be placed in appropriate parts of the text where tables will be inserted. Table captions should be numbered as follows: Table 1., 2., 3., etc.
- Use double quotation marks for all quotes, but do not use extra indent. Use single quotation marks only for quotes inside quotes. Quotes up to two sentences are to be integrated into the text. Quotes longer than two sentences have to be set apart in a separate paragraph with the same formatting.
Referencing & Bibliography
For referencing and bibliography instructions use APA Referencing Style (parenthetical referencing, using brackets while referring to a source). Citations will be enclosed within parentheses and embedded in the text, either within or after a sentence, in lieu of footnote citations, i.e. no footnotes or endnotes will be used for references. Citations will be accompanied by a full, alphabetized list of citations in a separate section. All references including books, articles, lectures, online documents, etc. are to be given in the bibliography in alphabetical order using APA System.
Example for Whole Authored Books:
Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000
Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.
Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag. https://thebigpicture-academicwriting.digi.hansreitzel.dk/
Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017; Svendsen & Løber, 2020)
Narrative citations: Jackson (2019), Sapolsky (2017), and Svendsen and Løber (2020)
Further details about APA referencing style can be seen from https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples
Endnotes can be used only if absolutely necessary. The authors should try to keep the number of endnotes at a minimum. Editors may ask the authors to reduce the number of endnotes as part of revisions.
Endnotes must definitely not be written under or beside the page of text with which they are associated. They must be numbered in such consecutive order as 1.,2.,3., etc., and listed at the end. References used in endnotes should follow the same format of presentation as in the text.
Symbols and Abbreviations
All special symbols and abbreviations, which are used in the formulae must be compiled in a list and appended to the manuscript following the “Captions of Visual Materials”.
- Each visual material has to be prepared and submitted as a single, separate file through the online system in either “tiff” or “jpeg” formats.
- All visual materials should be numbered as per their order in the manuscript, such as Figure 1.,2.,3., etc. The numbers of visual materials used in the manuscript must be mentioned in the text where they are associated in either of the following formats, depending on the nature of the relevant sentence: Figure 1 or (Figure 1). As for figures that appear more than once in the manuscript, the figure number should be given based on the first appearance and used constantly.
- The width of the images should be at least 10 cm with a resolution of 300 dpi, in other words at least 1200 pixels.
- If you have a special visual format for the visual materials, you can insert the images into the text the way you prefer.
- The authors are expected to keep the number of visual materials moderate and efficient.
The resume(s) of the author(s) must be prepared in English and should not exceed 50 words. Resumes have to be prepared for each author.