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Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society endeavors to promote and disseminate knowledge in the complex multi-disciplinary management, Science, and Technology field. The journal encourages theoretical and empirical research papers and articles of relevance to both academicians and practitioners. It is a double blind peer reviewed International Journal. All research articles submitted to Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society should be original in nature, never previously published in any journal or presented in a conference or undergoing such process across the globe.
Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society is a double reviewed monthly online journal that accepts research works from scholars, academicians, professors, doctorates, lecturers, and corporate in their respective expertise of studies. Work after publication will be retrievable on the website bifurcated based on issues of the month and its publication date. Moreover, the journal serves the research world since December, 2015.
All the submissions will be peer-reviewed by the panel of experts associated with particular field. Submitted papers should meet the internationally accepted criteria and manuscripts should follow the style of the journal for the purpose of both reviewing and editing. Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society is a broad-based open access publisher, is based on two fundamental principles: to publication of the most exciting research regarding the issues of our functional Journals and to provide a rapid turnover time to review, publish and disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference The journal is wide and available for diverse intellectual and educational pursuit from all corners of the society to enrich the learning experience of the group readers.
Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society applies a double blind peer review. Referees remain anonymous for the author during the review procedure and the authors name is removed from the manuscript under review. Only after publication, and only with the permission of the referee, the names of the reviewers are published in the article.
Each article is first assessed by two of the editors of the editorial board and, if it is judged suitable for Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society, it is sent to two or three external referees for a double blind peer review. PIJR uses three different review forms (Research and Theory, Integrated Care Cases, Policy papers) all of which apply scientific criteria and take account of the purpose of the article and its merits for integrated care.
Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editors then decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. In case of revisions, a final decision on publication will be made after resubmission. If there is no agreement on the part of the editors, the editor-in-chief will make the final decision.
The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should reuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.
Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations
An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant even if it is discovered years after publication.
|Chief Editors – Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society|
|Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, PhD.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Ghana, Legon Accra
|Prof. Dr. David Ackah, PhD.
Senior Faculty Member,Faculty of Community & Economic Development, Akamia University, Hilo Hawaii, USA.
|Prof. Dr. Goski Alabi, PhD. Dean, Centre for International Education and Collaboration, University for Professional Studies, Accra – Ghana
|| Dr. Heru Santoso Wahito Nugroho, PhD.
Lecturer & Research Consultant, Health Polytechnic of Ministry of Health, Surabaya, Indonesia
|Technical Advisor – Dama Academic Scholarly & Scientific Research Society|
|Dr. Gabriel Odeh Apotey, PhD.
Director of Finance,
Institute of Project Management Professionals
|Mrs. Makafin R.A Ackah, MSc.
Department of Procuremnet & Supply, School of Business, Accra Technical University
|Prof. Dr. Allan Kwesi Asante-Yeboah, PhD.
Professor, Business University of Costa Rica, Ghana Campus
|Dr. Abdul Razack Abubakar, PhD.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Tamale Technical University, Ghana
Format & Style:
Manuscripts: All manuscripts must be printed in letter quality (font size 10) in double space on one side of A4 paper with margins of at least one inch on all sides.
- Language: The language of the manuscript must be in English.
- Length of paper: The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages. Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to a bridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins & Justifying. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
- Title Page: Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information. Tile should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
- Author’s names and affiliations: Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.
- Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, of).
- Subdivision of the article: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered A, B. (then a, b, or, i, ii, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.
- References: Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style Citations in the text. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as in press implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
- Submission Preparation Checklist: Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file/ PDF format. Manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text. Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal.
Cover Page: Manuscripts of a paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper, the name(s), address, phone, fax numbers and e-mail address of all authors and acknowledgments, if any. Please restrict the author related information only to cover page. Further, please mention the subject under which the paper should be included.
Abstract: Following the cover page, there should be an “abstract” page, which should contain the title of paper, the subtitle “Abstract” and a summary of the paper in double space. It should not exceed 150 words in length along with three to four key words. The text of the paper should not start on this page, but on a fresh page. References should be cited in the style prescribed in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Guidelines). A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.Please visit URL: http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa
Figures & Tables: Each figure/table should be numbered, titled. The position of figure or table should be indicated in the text on a separate line with the words “Table 1 about here”
Length of the Papers: The total length of the paper should not exceed 2000 words (Includes maximum 2 to 3 charts/table/figures in total, paper with more charts/table/figure shall have to pay atleast Rs.500/- extra). For every additional 750 words an extra Rs. 500/- will be charged.
Dama Academic Scholarly Journal of Researchers is a self-supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the management of the Journals is solely financed by the processing fees received from authors. The manuscript processing fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, webhosting, application development and support, electricity etc. Being an Open Access Publisher, Academic Journals does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet.
Authors are required to pay a fair manuscript processing fee for the processing of their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication. See Manuscript Processing Fees in the table below.
|Local Authors (Ghanaian)||USD $ 80.00||E-Certificate + Soft Copy of Paper|
|International Authors||USD $100.00||E-Certificate + Soft Copy of Paper|
Dama Academic Scholarly Journal of Researchers may grants waivers to some authors who are unable to afford manuscript processing fee. Authors who wish to apply for waivers must demonstrate their inability to afford the manuscript processing fee. Upon application, corresponding authors from Low Income Countries may be granted up to 75% waiver. See World Bank list of Low Income Countries http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-income. Upon application, corresponding authors from Lower Middle Income Countries may be granted up to 40% waiver. See World Bank list of Low Middle Income Countries. http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/lower-middle-income. Corresponding authors requesting for these waivers must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted. Authors who are eligible for waivers should apply immediately after the submission of their manuscripts. Request for a waiver must be sent to the Accounts Unit same day a manuscript is submitted. Please send your application for waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org
Waiver Application Process
Author(s) requesting for a waiver must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted, Request for a waiver must be sent same day a manuscript is submitted, Academic Journals reserve the right to approve or reject a waiver application. Waiver decision will be communicated to the corresponding author within two weeks after the application is received. Waiver request should contain the following information
- Manuscript number
- Manuscript title
- Corresponding Author Affiliation and Country
- List co-author(s) Affiliation(s) and Country
- Reason for requesting a waiver
Open access publishing DASSRS is an open access publication and its content is therefore free for anybody to access online, to read and download, as well as to copy and disseminate for educational purposes. Articles are published immediately upon acceptance and production of the final formatted version. When published online. Dama Academic Scholarly Journal of Researchers is endeavors monthly, international, refereed journal published with the aim to provide an online publishing platform for the academia, researchers, and students to publish their original works to promote and disseminate knowledge in the complex multi-disciplinary management, Science, and Technology field.
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