Guidelines for Centre for Asian Studies (CAS) Working Paper Submissions


The Centre for Asian Studies (CAS) Working Paper Series is envisaged as an outlet   for high quality research manuscripts. Working Papers will be posted in pdf format on a dedicated page of CAS’s website to ensure easy access by the University community and the general public. For consistency and identification, all papers will be provided with a unique identification number and will have cover pages formatted according to a standard template.


As a general guideline, we expect submitted papers to the CAS Working Paper series to be of the same high quality that one would expect of submissions to an academic journal or chapters in a published book. All papers submitted for inclusion should be very high quality, original scholarly manuscripts that make a substantive contribution to knowledge in the field of Africa-Asia relations in particular.  All submissions should be examined carefully to eliminate grammatical and typographical errors. In consonance with University of Ghana academic standards bibliographic references, citations and references should follow the APA style. Articles for submission should be within the range of 8,000 to 10,000 words (including text, abstract, notes, and references); only in exceptional circumstances will a manuscript outside this range be considered. Articles should include an abstract of 100–200 words.

 By submitting a paper for the Working Paper Series, the author verifies that there are no copyright or other legal/ethical concerns which would prevent posting of the manuscript on the CAS website. Papers may be submitted by any CAS member (including affiliates, partners, faculty, staff and students), the larger University of Ghana community members, local/ international researchers and scholars interested in Africa-Asia affairs.

Submitted manuscripts must address topics within the general purview of CAS’s research concerns. Submissions must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

a version of the paper has been submitted for review or possible publication in a journal, book, published conference proceedings, or similar outlet;

the paper has already been subjected to peer review for some other purpose;

The paper has been reviewed and approved by a government agency, international   organization, widely-recognized non-profit organization, or similar entity;

The paper has been reviewed by a scholar from either CAS, the University of Ghana or a similar academic institution who is willing to verify, in writing, that the paper is of sufficiently high quality for inclusion in the Working Paper Series.

Papers that do not meet one of the above or substantively similar criteria will be subject to additional review at the discretion and direction of the Director of CAS. In addition CAS reserves the exclusive and sole right to reject any working paper submission, or insist on revisions prior to acceptance, at its discretion.

Submission Process

Papers must be submitted via email, as a Microsoft Word file, to the Director (Ag.),   Dr.  Lloyd G. Adu Amoah, or Submissions may be made at any time and any questions regarding this may be sent to the emails provided.

Within the submission, please explain which of the four submission criteria apply to the submitted manuscript. This should include concise details. If the paper is submitted under the fourth criterion, please identify the faculty member who will verify the quality of the manuscript and provide contact information (phone, email). If none of the criteria apply, additional review of the manuscript may be required under the supervision of .

Within the submission email, please verify in writing that (1) there are no copyright, legal/ethical, or other concerns which prevent acceptance of the manuscript in the Working Paper Series and posting on the CAS website, and (2) the paper reflects original work by the author(s). Any required permissions must be obtained, in writing, by the author prior to submission.

On the title page, please include: (1) the paper’s title, (2) author(s) and affiliation(s), (3) the date of completion, (4) full contact information for the lead author, (5) a simple copyright statement. On the second page, please include a brief abstract and any desired acknowledgements. The text should begin on page three.

Upon receipt, the paper will be reviewed on the terms prescribed and the author will be notified as to its status. Please allow a few weeks for processing and notification.

Upon acceptance for the Working Paper Series, the paper will be given a unique        identification number and the title page will be formatted according to our Series template. The manuscript will then be posted as a pdf file on the CAS website for free public download.


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College of Humanities

University of Ghana, Legon

Tel: +00233268394179

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The Centre for Asian Studies was established following a decision by the Council of the University of Ghana in October, 2015 and begun formal operations on August 1, 2016.


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