Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
ArticlesSection default policy
Articles submitted to JOGA should not have been published or are currently under review by another Journal. Kindly see the guide for the preparation of the manuscript for details. Successful submission of articles by author(s) for publication clearly implies that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright warranty as JOGA reserves the right to be indemnified by the author(s) where any breach of such warranty is proven. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of JOGA once published unless otherwise agreed.
Third-Party Copyright Permissions
Permission clearance should be obtained by the author(s) where applicable for the use of any content of interest not originally created by them. This must be done before the submission of the article to JOGA. Failure to do so may lead to a lengthy delay in publication, as JOGA is unable to publish any article which has permissions pending. Thus, the rights JOGA requires are:
- Non-exclusive right to reproduce the material in the article or book chapters.
- Print and electronic rights.
- To use the material for the life of the work (for instance, there should be no time restrictions on the re-use of material).
Where tables, figures or excerpts of more than 250 words are reproduced from another source, it is expected that:
- Author(s) should obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third-party owner of the copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not originally created by the author(s). The author (s) should not assume that any content freely available on the web is free to use.
- Where the author adapts a significant number of any material, the author(s) must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
- Author obtains any proof of consent statements
- The author must acknowledge figure(s) and content adopted or adapted in work utilizing source(s) and further capture them in the list of references.
JOGA seeks to obtain copyright for the material published by it amid allowance given to the author(s) to retain their scholarly rights for reuse of the work. Assigning copyright to JOGA allows it to:
- Act on behalf of the author(s) in instances such as copyright infringement or unauthorised copying.
- Protect the moral right of the author(s) in cases of unauthorised copying of the work or plagiarism.
- Invest in new platforms and services for the journals or book series that the author(s) may have published.
- Disseminate the work to the benefit of the author(s) as widely as possible so that such work receives maximum citations.
To this effect, authors should download the Journal’s copyright form, fill it out, sign where appropriate, and send back the scanned original copy with COPYRIGHT FORM as the subject to [email protected]
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.