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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

Author Guidelines

1. RHEA accepts only original works. 

2. Submissions can be emailed as MsWord or RTF file attachments. Audio and video submissions should be compatible with Windows Media Player, Quick Time player, or Real Player.  All images should come as separate jpg, gif or tiff file attachments, even if they are already embedded in the main articles. 

3. Authors should also include a brief bio of about 100 words for the "Notes on Contributors" section. 

4. All submissions must come with short but excellent abstracts. 

5. Authors should make clear in their submission that 
(a)      the submission is original and not being considered for publication elsewhere 
(b)      they have read, understood and accepted the conditions under which RHEA publishes submissions by authors as laid out in the Submission Guidelines and Right-to-Copy paragraphs of the journal, 
(c)     all authors of a multi-author work have endorsed the work. Please refer to author checklist and download form to accompany your submission.

6. RHEA requests authors to obtain release letters for unpublished materials and permissions for all copyrighted materials that are included in their works. The permission are
being sought will be published online under free access terms.

7. RHEA does not archive materials that have been rejected for publication in the journal. They are  expunged from our system, hence, Spread Corporation and the editors of RHEA will not be in a position to resend, return, or refer to them in any way.

8. In addition to preliminary evaluation by the journal editor, submissions will be subjected to double blind peer reviews to enhance quality and ensure merit. The decision of the editor is final. 

9. We hope to have the review process completed and review report sent to authors within two months 

10. Other than providing copies or summaries of evaluation report for rejected submissions if requested by authors, RHEA editors will not engage in correspondence on  decision to not publish a submission.

11. The APA referencing format is style of preference for RHEA.
12. RHEA accepts submissions in English and French not longer than 25 double spaced letter sized pages. 

13. Papers written in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Swahili, Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba will also be accepted provided they are accompanied by short but excellent summaries, together with their full notes and bibliography, in either English or French.

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