Original research on any aspect of sociology, anthropology and related humanities and social science focused articles are accepted and peer-reviewed for publication. All submissions are to be made as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A manuscript number will be assigned and mailed to the corresponding author within 48 hours of submission. Authors are adviced to go through the submission guidelines regarding proper formatting before submitting their manuscriptsin order to reduce the processing time. It is expected that any manuscript submitted for publication has not been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Where the author is liable, appropriate sanctions would be applied, which may include blacklisting of the author among others.
A premium is placed on high technical content and communication in English language. Manuscripts should be typewritten (Microsoft Word; Times New Roman; Font 12 points), double-spaced on A4 (30 cm x 21 cm) paper with 3.5 cm margin on the left, and 3.0 cm margins at the top and bottom of the page. Manuscripts are received in English language only.
The title should be explicit and concise showing type and location of study. Five keywords to be used for indexing should be provided and arranged alphabetically below the abstract.
Author’s name (in capital letter), with the surname coming first, and address should follow the title. Current address, if different from where the work was done, should be given as a footnote. The corresponding author should be indicated by a superscript asterisk on the last initial and his/her e-mail address and telephone number should be included in the footnote.
Author(s) should provide a shortened version of the title below the abstract.
Text should be organized into Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References. The Abstract should be concise and informative encapsulating the study objective, methodology, findings, and conclusions/recommendations.
The Introduction should contain an up-to-date review of literature to give essential background information and objective(s) of the research as well as make evident the incremental contribution being made to sociology and anthropology or related fields. Materials and Methods should be described explicitly to enable others interpret results or duplicate the work. In the case of a modified procedure, the requisite publication should be cited and the modification described. Results should be presented without duplicating data that can be seen in Tables or Figures. Discussion should explain rather than be repetitive of results, relate findings to previous knowledge, and focus on implications or consequences of the results.
Tables should be self-explanatory, well composed, typed one to a page in Microsoft Excel format, and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tabular footnotes should be indicated using superscript alphabet(s) and explained in separate paragraph(s) beneath the Table. Data presented must have been subjected to appropriate statistical analysis.
Illustration should be twice the final size desired and made with black ink on white cardboard paper. Symbols such as ‘+’, ‘x’, or ‘*’ should be avoided. Legends should be typed below the illustration. Photographs should be printed on gloss paper with good contrast of black and white. Coloured photographs will attract additional charges.
References and citation should follow the name and year system; where there are more than one co-author, the fifth author’s name should be followed by et al. before the year of publication. Alphabets should be appended to year of publication when more than one paper published in the same year by the same author(s) are cited. Examples of citations include:
Adeneye A.K., Jegede A.S., Mafe M.A. and Nwokocha E.E. 2013. “Community perceptions and home management of malaria in selected rural communities of Ogun State, Nigeria” International Journal of Malaria Researchand Reviews. 1(3).
Decker, M.R; Kalmar, A; Tuncalp, O. and Hindin, M.J. 2017. Early adolescent childbearing in low-and middle-income countries: associations with income inequity, human development and gender equality, Health Policy and Planning, 32(2):277-282.
Ntoimo, L.F.C.; Okonofua, F.E; Igboin, B; Ekwo, C; Imongan, W. and Yaya, S. 2019. Why Rural Women do not use Primary health Centres for Pregnancy Care: Evidence from a Qualitative Study in Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 19, 277. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2433-1