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Author Guidelines

International Journal of Management, Social Sciences, Peace and Conflict Studies has ZERO tolerance to plagiarism, and any paper found to have voilated this rule will not be published, or will be removed (if published) from this portal.

Articles should not be longer than 14 pages – notes and references inclusive, and should have an abstract of not more than 200 words and five keywords.

  • The   title   and   author’s   biographical   details   (name,   university/department,   address, position/title, telephone, e-mail) should be identified on the title page only. It is mandatory to supply telephone and email addresses.
  •  Author(s) names should be  written in  Surname,  First name,  and  Middle  name order  (i.e. Surname name first, First and last names).
  • Format: Font of body text should be Times New Roman Size 12. Alignment should be justified. Paragraphs should not be indented (block paragraphing). Line spacing should be double line spacing).
  •  Consistent spelling – American English or British English.
  • Tables and figures should be alluded to in the text while allusions to ‘notes’ should be indicated in superscript in the text. Notes should be presented as endnotes (i.e., at the end of the article, just before the References).
  • Referencing  should  follow  the  APA  style (latest edition)  and  all  references  should  be  listed,  in  strict alphabetical order, at the end of the article.

Authors/contributors are advised to check our How to Submit Papers/Articles - Part 1 and Part 2 
for guidance on how to use this portal.



Upon submission of article/paper for consideration in IJMSSPCS, The Section Editor will assign the article to a Reviewer in the relevant discipline. The Reviewer advises the Section Editor to either 'accept' or 'reject' the article.

Upon acceptance of an article, the author will be required to make a one-time payment of NGN 25,000.00 (for Nigerian constributors) or US$120 (for international contributors).

This one-time payment includes Article Processing Charge (APC) and the cost of courier of one (1) print copy of the edition.

Authors who wish for additional copies of the print will have to pay NGN 5,000.00 or US$50 (for international contributors) for each copy requested.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. This paper does not in any way violate the rule on Plagiarism, and if found to have plagiarised, strict measures as stipulated in the Author Guidelines of this Journal should be enforced.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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