Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

CJoE is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes academic research and discussions about entrepreneurship and new venture creation. The journal focuses on topics such as revolving entrepreneurship theories and practices, gender and entrepreneurship, family business, self-employment, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship and sustainability, strategic entrepreneurship, knowledge entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation, green entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to CJoE will generally be reviewed by two (2) experts. Each author may recommend four (4) experts in the field of study. Authors should be communicated of the final decision on their articles within four (4) months of submission.

 

CJoE aims for very fast publication and will endeavour to reach a first decision within four (4) weeks.  

 

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.

 

Editorial Advisory Board

S/N     Name     University
1

  Prof Bolu Christian Amaechi

  Covenant University, Nigeria
2  Prof. Calvin Taylor  University of Leeds United Kingdom
3  Prof. Ayodeji Oluleye  University of Ibadan (UI) Nigeria
4  Associate Prof. Omotayo Adegbuyi  Covenant University, Nigeria
5  Dr. Mercy Ogbari  Covenant University, Nigeria
6  Dr. Serah Underwoods  University Of Leeds United Kingdom
7  Dr. Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni  Covenant University, Nigeria
8  Dr. Stephen Oluwatobi  Covenant University, Nigeria
9  Mr. Samuel Stockley  University Of Leeds United Kingdom
10  Dr. Evans Osabuohien  Covenant University, Nigeria
11  Dr. Maxwell Ayodele Olokundun  Covenant University, Nigeria
12  Dr. Tayo George  Covenant University, Nigeria
13  Dr. Gershon Obindah  Covenant University, Nigeria
14  Dr. Olujide A. Adekeye  Covenant University, Nigeria

 

Ethics and Misconducts

Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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.

 

Editor-in- Chief

Dr. Stephen Oluwatobi