Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Articles

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Editor-In-Chief

Prof. Sanjay Misra

 

Associate Editors

Dr. Nicholas Omoregbe
Dr. Samuel Ndueso John
Dr. Olawande Daramola
Dr. Anthony Adoghe
Dr. Victor Osamor
Dr. Victor Mathew
Dr. Charles Ndujiuba
Dr. Ariyo Adebiyi

 

Editorial Advisory Board

S/N    Name    University
1    Prof. Charles Ayo    Covenant University, Nigeria
2    Prof. Aaron Atayero    Covenant University, Nigeria
3    Prof. Charles Uwadia    University of Lagos, Nigeria
4    Prof. Guttorm Sindre    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
5    Prof. Stefan Biffl    Technical University, Vienna
6    Prof. Victor Mbarika    Southern University and A & M College, USA
7    Prof. Ibrahim Akman    Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey
8    Prof. Luis Fernandez    University of Alcala, Spain
9    Prof. Ahmed Patel    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
10    Prof. Ricardo Colomo-Palacios    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
11    Prof. Broderick Crawford    Ontificia Universidad Cat´Olica De Valpara´Iso, PUCV, Chile
12    Dr. Alejandro Zunino    UNICEN University, Argentina
13    Dr. Murat koyuncu    Atilim University, Turkey
14    Dr. Michel S. Soares    Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlandia, Brazil
15    Prof. Chitra Dhawale    SGBAU, Amravati University, India
16    Prof. A.K.Triphati    BHU, India
17    Prof. Y. Wang    University of Calgary, Canada
18    Prof. Mathew Adigun    University of Zululand, Republic of South Africa

 

Ethics and Misconduct

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics: The Editors of Covenant University Journals (CUJ) strictly ensure that all research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that the work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow the Misconduct policy and may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s), institution or ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds.

Confidentiality: Editors will treat all manuscripts submitted to all CU Journals in confidence. Reviewers are also required to treat manuscripts confidentially. CUJ will not share manuscripts with third parties outside of CUJ, except in cases of suspected misconduct. Manuscripts may be shared with other Editors of CUJ, unless authors indicate on submission that they do not wish their manuscript to be passed on beyond the journal they submitted to.

Consent: For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 18) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.

Misconduct: CUJ takes seriously all allegations of potential misconduct. As members of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), all CU Journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of suspected misconduct. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for Editors to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). CUJ may also seek advice from COPE and discuss anonymized cases in the COPE forum.

Research Misconduct: All research must be carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, such articles may be retracted.

Publication misconduct: As members of COPE, all CU journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of potential publication misconduct.

Plagiarism: CUJ is a member of Crosscheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and uses plagiarism detection software. If plagiarism is identified, COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.