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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 doubled-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

Intending contributors should send their manuscripts typed doubled-spaced on A4 paper and not exceeding 18 pages as an email attachment to ilemonaadofu@yahoo.com or lajems2016@gmail.com or lajems@fulafia.edu,ng. The submission should include an abstract of about 150 words stating the thesis, findings, recommendations and conclusion.. File format should be MS words and must be PC compatible. Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the format prescribed by the American Psychological Association. For details, see the publication manual of the APA. Once Accepted, authors are asked to provide a final soft copy, which cannot be at proof stage.

The submission must be accompanied with an assessment fee of five thousand Naira (#5000) to the Editor-in-Chief. Contributor will receive a complimentary copy of the edition in which their contributions appear. The journal is also available on Federal University Lafia website and can be assessed at Fulafia.edu.ng/economics

Anonymous review

All manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously. Authors are therefore expected to send manuscripts with the first page containing the title, name(s), contact information (including email) and affiliation. The second page should contain the title of the article and abstract, with the rest of the manuscript beginning with the introduction.

Title

The title should be concise and supplied on a separate sheet of the manuscript. A short title of not more than 40 characters (including spaces) should be supplied.

Abstract

an abstract of 50 – 250 words in English Language should precede the article.

Keywords

All articles should contain Keywords. Not more than six Keywords should be submitted with JEL classifications.

Main body of manuscript

Authors are advised to acknowledge all sources of information. They should follow the APA format in both in-text citation and references. In this context, therefore:

(i) Long quotations more than 40 words should be indented and flushed to the right hand- side of the         page.

(ii) In works with more than two authors, all the authors should be acknowledged in the first citation, and in subsequent citations, only the lead author is cited, followed with the word et al, and the year of publication.

(iii) Authors should define and /or explain all acronyms before they are cited.

(iv) All in- text citatins should be properly acknowledged at the reference section

(v) Double spacing should be maintained throughout the work

(vi) Fonts should be Times New Roman, 12 point.

References

The APA style of referencing is used (author’s /authors name and date of publication bracketed in the text) and all works cited should be listed alphabetically by author after the main body of the text.

Table and Figures

All tables and figures should be supplied and properly labeled. Figures should be supplied as high quality, and any lettering or line work and maps should be able to sustain reduction to the final size of reproduction. Tints or complex shadings should be avoided and colours should not be used

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