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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. Should be typed 1.5 spaced, not exceeding 15 pages with 1 inch margin all through (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) using 12 point Times New Roman.
  2. Should have a cover page indicating the title of the paper, author(s) details including affiliation, email address and telephone.
  3. The title of the paper, and not the name of the author, should appear on the first text page of the paper as a mark of identification of the paper.
  4. The first text page of paper should have an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
  5. All tables, diagrams, regression results, etc. should be numbered sequentially and in the order in which they are referred to in the text. All diagrams must be provided in a form suitable for reproduction.
  6. The submission should be made in Ms Word for easy editing.
  7. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, or any other foreign or indigenous language. 



All references should conform to the latest American Psychological Association (APA) or Modern Language Association style of documentation. Only cited text references should be included. About 40% of the citations/references should be works published not more than 5years before now, to ensure currency and hence validity of information.



Electronic copy of manuscript should be sent by e-mail to ( Upon receipt, the editor will usually acknowledge within one week. Thereafter the paper will undergo “blind peer” reviewers. The review process may last up to one month before final decisions can be made based on the reviewers comments.

Authors of accepted manuscripts shall be communicated and asked to pay a fee of N30,000 (Assessment fee N8000. Insertion fee N22,000)




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