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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Kindly download this template as a format for your manuscript before uploading in the next section.

Author Guidelines

1. All articles must be typeset on A-4 paper at 12 points font size and font type Times New Roman. All text must be justified on 2.0 line spacing and one inch on the top, bottom, right and left margins.
2. Article length should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words, excluding references. Each article should have a 200-word abstract with at least seven keywords printed in bold letters and arranged in the order of significance in the article. Most significant first and least, last.
3. Original articles are welcome. This means they have not been published or under consideration in other journals or outlets. Articles on the modification of existing theories, models, and update on trending scholarly issues will also qualify for consideration. 
4. Each presentation should have on its first page the following information:

  • Title of article
  • Name of Author(s). Surname in Caps and then first.
  • Contact details: Institutional affiliation, email address, title (Prof., Dr., Mr or Ms.), telephone number. Note: These details should appear only on the first page. Article will be rejected if this instruction is not obeyed.

5. Abstract and article should start on the second page.
6.Authors should not include their names in the references. Inclusion is only permitted after the article has been accepted for publication. Skipping author names in references is enough. Such other details as year of publication, title of publications, date, etc may appear.
7. Referencing should conform to the American Psychological Association (APA) format (6th edition). Articles that do not have proper referencing will not be considered for review, the importance of topic or sophistication of presentation notwithstanding. Consult the 6th edition of the APA style sheet online.
8. Tables and Figures (illustrations, diagrams etc.) should be inserted at the appropriate places in the body of the article. Caption, description or title of each table should be above the table while that of figure should be beneath the figure. All tables and figures should be centered on page. Captions should aptly describe the tables and figures.
9. Articles could be presented in either the British or American English. Consistency should be maintained once a choice has been made.
10. Only online submission is allowed except otherwise approved by the editor-in-chief.
11. Articles should be submitted at any time of the year. Journal publication dates are June and December. Review of articles takes between three and four months before they are published.
12. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright waivers and permissions as may be needed for the reproduction of any material, text, illustrations and the like.

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