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Editorial Policy / Operating Principle

Through high-level scholarly writing, design and photography, On Policy focuses on presenting accurate, balanced and apolitical  analysis that is insightful to the readers.

The editors reserve the right to edit and correct all articles while maintaining their original sense. In the event of many stylistic inconsistencies, the article may be returned to the author for further review and re-submission.

In submitting papers to the Magazine, the article’s title; author’s full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address; educational qualification, organizational affiliation and a brief abstract (150 words or less) should be provided. The length of articles should range between 1,500 – 3,000 words.

Proper sources, citations, and endnotes according to the seventh Edition American Psychological Association (APA) Style should be provided. If another style is used, all citations must be consistent. Alphabetize bibliographical references in endnotes. Citations within the text must be in the APA style: Author surname, year, page number(s). Authors are strictly advised not to use jargon, region-specific, or technical terms in preparing the manuscript. Non-English or unfamiliar words should be translated/explained immediately after the word.

The opinions and views expressed by On Policy contributors and editors are their own and do not necessarily express the viewpoint or position of the Magazine or the Nkafu Policy Institute. As such, On Policy does not accept responsibility for views expressed in articles or other contributions in the magazine.

Copyright:

© Nkafu Policy Institute. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other non-commercial uses permitted by copyright law.

Audience

The target audience for the On Policy is young Cameroonians and Africans alike who are into leadership issues, intellectuals, politicians, governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and the civil society with a view to contribution to the knowledge on leadership, good governance, and promoting a peaceful and inclusive society ‘for all’.

Fact Checking, Editing, Review Procedures

On Policy magazine editors shall endeavor to ensure that all facts and statements are true and that the contents are free of plagiarism. Authors should therefore carefully verify all facts and provide clear citations in accordance with the APA style.  On Policy uses a double blind-review process to ensure objectivity at the highest level. After which the reviewed paper  with editorial remarks will be sent to the author for revision Final decision on the publication of the revised paper rest with the Editor-in-Chief.

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

ON Policy is published monthly every 28th day of the Month.

 Timeline and Deadline

Themes for the magazine are generally decided three-months in advance and reflect contemporary issues in the areas of focus. The deadline for the submission of articles is the 28th of every month and final publication of the article in the ON Policy is the 28th of the following month.

 

ON POLICY: A Monthly Publication of Nkafu Policy Institute on Governance, Democracy and Peace in Africa.