The ability and willingness to share knowledge contributes towards the preservation and education of Seereer history, culture and traditions. The SRC welcome scholars and MA students in all walks of life and disciplines to author or co-author articles relating to the Seereer people and the Senegambia Region. As a author/scholar, a great deal of trust is placed upon you and your work. Not only is trust important for preserving your own professional reputation, but you owe a duty to your reader especially general members of the public who may read your work and believe in what you've written. Whilst a fellow scholar knowledgeable in the subject may possess the analytical skills, a layperson who may not have the expertise might rely on your work. The internet disseminates information very quickly. If an author/scholar has made an error or failed to adhere to proper guidelines, a layperson may cite their work and before long the error would be viral. For this reason, all scholars/authors wishing to have their work published on our Website must abide by the following rules:
- You must be qualified in the subject you are writing about
- You must support your claims with reliable and verifiable references using "citation in the text" or "inline citation". For guidelines on "citation in the text", see: "The Harvard system of referencing" published by De Monfort University Library (Leicester).
- You must write in a neutral manner, free from bias
- You must follow an encyclopedic style of writing
- You must not plagiarise somebody else's work or infringe on the rights of others
- You must adhere to the Harvard Style of Referencing when submitting any work to us for publication. For more information and guidelines about the Harvard Style, see: "The Harvard system of referencing" published by De Monfort University Library (Leicester).
- Without prejudice to any of the rules stipulated herein, the SRC recognises and respects your rights as a scholar and as someone who is an expert in your field. As such, you have the right to gather and analyse primary sources using your own professional judgement and expertise as long as those sources are complemented by reliable and verifiable secondary sources. You also have the right to analyse secondary sources and any privileges that may reasonably be afforded to a scholar or expert.
- You must cite your sources using "citation in the text" (see link above for the Harvard Style)
- You must provide a full bibliography including links to reliable and non-commercial based external websites if relevant.
- A further reading section at the bottom of the paper is always advisable.
C. YOU MUST WRITE IN A NEUTRAL MANNER
Submitting your work to us
- Your paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word and each page should be numbered.
- Your paper should have a Table of Content and the page numbers stated next to each content should correspond to the page numbers where the topics are addressed.
- Images and tables should be clear and readable. You can save images and insert them in the relevant page(s).
- If you have copied special characters from another website (non-copyrighted), please remove any hyperlinks.
- E-mail your paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How your paper is published on our Website
- See this short example of how to cite sources and how your paper will appear on our Website.
- Your paper will be published in verbatim - meaning "word for word" with no editions on our part. Although it will be reviewed prior to publication, it is your responsibility to ensure your paper is free from spelling and grammatical errors. After the publication of your work, the url to your paper will be e-mailed to you so you get the opportunity to review your work online.
Who is the copyright owner?
- give us permission to publish your work on our Website for free
- grant the general public and/or academics right to have access to it for free