About the Conference

Guidelines for Full Papers

Structure of the Paper:

We recommend the paper is organized in the following order:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional Affiliation(s)
  • Present Email address(es) of author(s)
  • Abstract, comprising 150-250 words
  • Keywords (between 4 to 6), highlighting the main topics of the paper
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology (Material studied, area descriptions, methods, techniques
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements (if any)


  1. Paper: A4 size (21×29.7 cm) portrait; 2.5 cm margins on all sides
  2. Font type: 12 pt Arial, Paragraph justified
  3. Spacing: Single Spacing, ends and paragraphs justified
  4. Maximum number of words should be 8,000, including figures, tables, references etc.
  5. Headings:
  • Use a maximum of three (3) levels of headings, numbered consecutively
  • Level-1-headings should be in bold small capitals, level-2-headings in bold.
  • Do not number abstract, acknowledgements and references
  • Space before level 1-headings is 12pt, and 6pt after.
  • Space before & after level-2-headings is 6pt
  1. Language: All manuscripts for this conference should be in the English Language (British)


Abstract and Keywords

Abstract: The abstract should be clear on itself and comprise 150-250 words. A good abstract should give a brief overview of the paper including the purpose, the research design / methodology, and the findings, novelty/contributions. It is also a good practice to explain how the findings from the research can be useful in solving problems or closing gaps in the specific subject area.

Keywords: Should highlight the main topics of the paper, 3-6 words

Tables & Figures

  1. Insert tables at the appropriate place in the text without embedding them into frames.
  2. Do not use links to external documents.
  3. Use only horizontal lines in tables, with a minimum width of 1 pt.
  4. Each table and figure must be followed by a source statement, and must explicitly be referred to in the text.
  5. Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text.
  6. Avoid large tables.
  7. Tables should be clear without reading the text.
  8. Any necessary explanations essential for understanding the table should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table.

All manuscripts for this conference should be in the English Language. Authors can use either British or American English but should be consistent throughout the paper.


  1. Formulae should be typewritten.
  2. Subscripts and superscripts should be clear.
  3. Give the meaning of all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
  4. Equations should be numbered in Arabic numbers serially at the right-hand side in parentheses.



  1. All publications cited in the text must be presented in an alphabetical list of references following the text of the full-paper and should conform to the Harvard referencing style.
  1. In the text, refer to the author’s name (without initials) and year of publication: e.g., (Badu, 2008)
  2. The full-paper should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author’s names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
  3. Author’s names should appear in Small Capitals. Use the abbreviation “et al.” (only) in the text if there are more than two authors. However, in the list of references all the authors should be mentioned.
  4. References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors’ names, and chronologically per author.
  5. Work accepted for publication, but not yet published should be referred to as “in press”.
  6. References concerning unpublished data and “personal communications” should not be cited in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.


  1. Footnotes should be avoided.
  2. If absolutely necessary, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers.

File Name

Submitted files should bear the last name of the first author (e.g. Owusu-Manu. pdf).