for authors for the African Safety Promotion Journal
Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence
Prevention (ASP) will be published twice a year. Submissions
within the following guidelines are welcome. Please submit your
contributions or any related queries to Professor Mohamed Seedat,
Editor-in-Chief, African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury
and Violence Prevention, PO Box 1087, Lenasia, 1820, South Africa,
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
are five categories of submissions accepted for publication
in the ASP. These include original contributions, short research
reports, literature reviews, book reviews and short communications.
The journal is multisectoral, and welcomes contributions from
individuals or organizations interested or involved in the injury
and violence prevention and containment sector in Africa. The
sectors most closely related to the focus of the journal include
the behavioural and social sciences, health professions, engineering,
advocacy and educational sectors.
manuscript must be accompanied by a letter indicating that the
article has not been published elsewhere. This letter must be
signed by all listed authors to indicate their agreement with
the submission. All manuscripts should be typed in double spacing
with a margin of 3.5 cm on the left and right sides of the page.
The manuscripts should be in 12 point Courier font, with the
main headings in capitals and bold, and sub-headings in capitals.
No enumerations and section numbering should be included, and
all graphs and tables should be inserted at the end of the document.
Full scientific manuscripts accepted for this category should
not exceed 25 pages, including the title page, references, figures
Shorter scientific manuscripts, reporting on studies utilising
limited samples, new methodologies, or replication studies,
can be submitted for this category and should not exceed 12
pages, including tables and figures.
Manuscripts submitted as literature reviews should not exceed
30 pages in total.
Review copies of books may be sent to Professor Mohamed Seedat
at PO Box 1087, Lenasia, 1820, South Africa.
These communications include commentaries on events in the injury
prevention sector, and organisation or programme reports. These
should not exceed four pages, inclusive of references.
contributions and short research reports should have the following
Page. This page should include the title of the manuscript,
all authors and their affiliations. Full contact details should
be included for the corresponding author. The category in
which the manuscript is to be submitted should be indicated
at the top of the page. The appropriate types of articles
for the ASP can be found in an issue of the journal.
All manuscripts, except short communications and book reviews
should include an abstract placed before the main text of
the article. This abstract should not exceed 250 words in
length. While all abstracts need to be submitted in English,
authors are also allowed to submit translations of these abstracts
in French or Swahili.
Text. The main text of the article should, as far
as is appropriate, be divided into the following sections:
Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Prevention
contributions should follow the American Psychological Association
style. This format can be found in:
Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association (5th ed.). New York: Author.
note the format for the Reference List. For example:
S., van Niekerk, A., Seedat, M., & Atkins, S. (2002). A
review of best practice home visitation in low income contexts.
African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence
Prevention, 1(1), 35-67.
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A manual for southern Africa. Cape Town: Oxford University
copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Editors-in-Chief,
African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention,
PO Box 1087, Lenasia, 1820, South Africa. Contributors may submit
the names and contact details of two referees competent to review
their manuscript. Authors will be asked to respond to the editor’s
and reviewers’ comments within four weeks. Upon acceptance
of the revision for publication, an electronic copy in either
Windows Word or WordPerfect will be requested.
you have any queries please contact The Editors: ASP
at PO Box 1087, Lenasia, 1820, South Africa, or via email to
telephonically at South Africa +27-11- 857 1142.
forward to hearing from you.