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Original research on any aspect of sociology, anthropology and related humanities/social science are accepted and peer-reviewed for publication. All submissions to be made as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at njsa@nasajournal.com.ng A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author within 48 hours upon receipt. Authors are informed to check this instruction as regards proper formatting before submitting articles to reduce the processing time. It is expected that manuscript submitted for publication has not been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Where the author is liable, appropriate official sanctions would be applied including blacklisting of the author.

Manuscript Premium is placed on high standard of technical content and communication in English language. Manuscript 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.

Title The title should be explicit and concise showing type and location of study. Five Key words to be used for indexing should be provided and arranged alphabetically below the abstract.

Authorship 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 included in the footnote.

Running Title Author(s) should provide a shortened version of the title below the abstract.

Text 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 objective of study, 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 research as well as make evident the incremental contribution being made to entomological science. Materials and Methods should be described explicitly, except when well-known procedures have been followed or modified, 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 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 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 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 Research and 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

After revision of the manuscript, author(s) should submit: * an electronic copy (as attachment to E-mail), *  letter indicating the changes made and reactions(s) to reviewer’s/editor’s  comments where status quo was maintained. Author(s) take(s) full responsibility for statements, views, opinions, and data contained in the paper published.

Proof Galley proofs are sent to authors for correction of printer’s error(s) only. Any alterations by author(s) at this stage could attract additional page charge. Corrected proofs are to be returned to the Editor-in-Chief within 14 days.

Offprint A soft copy (in pdf) offprints of each article is sent to the corresponding author.