Call for Paper
MANUSCRIPT SPECIFICATION

Manuscript should be based on substantive research on the scope of the Journal. Please submit your paper through online or e-mail of the chief editor. Manuscripts should be typed written in Times New Roman, and 12 font size. The cover page should contain the title of the paper, authors name, designation, contact address, phone numbers, and email address. Manuscript should be double-space on one side of A4 sized paper and should not exceed 22 pages including figures, tables, graphs, references, appendices, and endnotes.


To ensure maximum impact and reach, the journal will be indexed in: African Journal Online (AJOL)

ISSN (Online): ………………………..

ISSN (Print): ISSN: 2705-4357 

Year: 2020

Country: Nigeria


REVIEW PROCESS

The Journal applies the double-blind review process a high quality of the published contributions. Experts recognized in both the national and international academic communities - are involved in the reviewing of all submitted manuscripts.

After the submission of a manuscript, the Editorial Board appoints at least two reviewers. Returning a manuscript to its author/coauthors for revision does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publishing. The Editorial Board’s final decision is based on the reviewers' comments on the revised manuscript.

The author of the manuscript will be notified of a possibility of having the manuscript published as soon as the reviewing process is completed.

In the case of co-author manuscripts, the correspondence is directed to the designated author, who is responsible for communication with the other co-authors of the manuscript in connection with obtaining the final manuscript.


POLICIES

Notes for contributors

Manuscripts submitted to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal should be original, unpublished, and they must not be in the review process by any other journal. Manuscripts should be written in the standard grammatical and stylistic British English. Authors are advised to comply with the requirements of this journal, otherwise, their manuscript may be returned for correction, before the review process begins.

Submitting manuscripts

Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically, as an email attachment, in: .doc. formats.

Authors should attach three files:

  • one containing the following information: title, author or authors’ names,, institutional affiliation, and addresses (e-mail, telephone number);

  • the other containing the manuscript should include the following: title, abstract, key words, JEL Classification, the central part of the paper, figures, tables, graphs, acknowledgement (if there is), references, appendices (if there are), endnotes (if there are);

  • the file with the Author's Statement of the Originality of the Manuscript.

 

Title of the manuscript

The title should not exceed two lines.

Abstract and Key Words

Summing up the aim, content and results of the manuscript, the abstract should be within 150 and 200 words. Authors should list 4 to 6 key words which reflect the content of the manuscript.

 

JEL classification of the manuscript

According to: Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Classification System:

https://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php, the author should classify his/her manuscript.

 

Content/format of the paper

All manuscripts should contain the following: Introduction (in which they explicate the research subject and aims, the main hypothesis to be confirmed in the paper, the chosen theoretical framework and methodology, and in brief, the structure of their paper), the central part of the paper (consisting of chapters and sub-chapters), and Conclusion (in which they sum up the research presented in the paper, and point out the relevant scientific and practical issues for further research).

 

Figures, Tables and Graphs

Tables and graphs can take any of the following formats: Word, Excel, Corel, and SPSS.

Figures, tables, and graphs should be numbered consecutively; every figure and graph should be titled, and the source (if there is) should be acknowledged; every table should be supplied with a heading and its source (if there is) should be acknowledged.

Since the journal is printed in black and white, it is recommendable that figures be provided in black-and-white or in grey tone.

 

Acknowledgements

The title and number of the project within which the paper originates, as well as the name of the institution financing the project, or acknowledgement to the reviewers, should be included following Conclusion, i.e. preceding References.

 

References

The journal adopts APA style of referencing.

References should be included to refer all the sources used in the manuscript, and they should be easily accessible by readers. The number of sources referred to in the manuscript should be between 15 and 30.



In the text:

  • in the case of one reference, the source is acknowledged by a short parenthetical citation: e.g. (Ibiwoye, 2010);

  • in the case of more than one reference, sources should be listed chronologically: e.g. (Maiturare & Adeyele, 2000; Adesona, 2006).

In the Reference list:

  • the list of references should contain only all the sources referred to in the text;

  • the sources are listed in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name, without enumeration;

  • if more than one reference by the same author (or the same group of authors listed in the same order) published in the same year is used, they should be organized in the reference list alphabetically by the title of the article. Then letter suffixes to the year should be assigned. E.g.: Jackson, M. C. (2006a);

  • if a reference has a DOI number, then this number should be written at the end of the reference.

All references should be listed following the guidelines of the APA formatting (APA- Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle apastyle.org/pubmanual.html)

 

A book with a single author:

Adeyele, J.S. (2011). Mortality patterns of civil servants in Nigeria: Its implications on cost of retirement income. Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

 

A book with two authors:

Black, K. & Skipper, H.D. (2000). Life and health insurance. Illinois: Pearson education, Inc.

A book with more than two authors:

Bowers, N.L, Gerber, H.U, Hickman, J.C, Jones, D.A & Nesbitt, C.J. (1997). Actuarial

mathematics. Illinois: Society of Actuaries

 

A journal article:

Maiturare, M.N. & Adeyele, J.S. (2010). Pension benefits and longevity risks of the

Nigerian baby boomers. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences. 1(2), 81-89.



A forthcoming publication:

Fischer, C. (in press). Price convergence in the EMU? Evidence from micro data. European Economic Review.

 

A chapter in edited volumes:

Pettinato, S., Sowers, K. & Masci, P. (2005). Annuities and Pension Reform: Main Issues in

Developing Countries. In P. Bruton, Workable Pension System:Reform in the Caribbean (pp. 269-323). Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank and Caribbean Development Bank.


A presentation - in a conference proceedings - published in its entirety:

Feret, K. (2011). Serbia and Poland on map of the global air cargo shipment. In V. Babić (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Economics, Business and Management - EBM 2010 (pp. 3-16). Kragujevac, the Republic of Serbia: Faculty of Economics University of Kragujevac.

 

Unpublished thesis or dissertation (which should be made available following a request):

Adamu, V. (2004). Pension fund administration. Ph.D Thesis: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

A paper presented at a scientific congress, conference, symposium, meeting:

Prochniak, M. (2008, April). Real economic convergence between Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. Paper presented at the conference of the Chinese Economic Association, Cambridge, UK.

 

Web site:

Waugh, M. E. (2010). International trade and income differences. American Economic Review, 5, 2093-2124. Retrieved March 11, 2012, from http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/index.php

 

Publication ethics

Considering the ethical policy of the Editorial Board, dedicated to prevention of plagiarism, auto-plagiarism, inauthentic data and results, etc., the authors in addition to the manuscript should agree to The Statement of the Originality of the Manuscript.

 

Copyright policy

The publisher holds copyright in all the texts published in it.

The authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication are required to sign a consent form in writing, by which they agree to transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

 

Hard copies for contributors

Authors whose manuscripts are published are entitled to a hard copy version of the journal, for their personal use after paying the appropriate fee.