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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

  • The manuscript should be prepared using the latest editions of The Chicago Citation Style (17th Edition upwards) and in 12-point Times New Roman font with single-line spacing.
  • The entire manuscript plus references must not exceed 6500 words.
    • A separate title/cover page information should include the title of the paper, names of author(s) and institutional affiliations (or where research was carried out), valid telephone numbers with country code, email and postal addresses, a succinct and factual abstract of not more than 250 words with a maximum of five keywords arranged alphabetically.
  • Authors are encouraged to adhere strictly to the ethics of research by properly referencing other used works and ensure that their papers are original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Submissions will be peer-reviewed at a non-refundable cost of N5000 only (Reviewers’ comments shall be communicated within one month of submission).
  • Manuscripts that meet these criteria should be submitted to the Editor using this site
  • Where the paper is found publishable (with or without corrections), a clean copy shall be required for publication together with a twenty thousand Naira (#20,000) publication fee.
  • Authors whose papers are published in NAJOP cede the copyright to the publishers of NAJOP
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  • NAJOP accepts submission all-year-round

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