ABUAD Journal of Social and Management Sciences

ABUAD Journal of Social and Management Sciences (AJSMS)
Volume 3, Issue 1, December 2019
ISSN: 978-978-31064-7-0
Call For Papers

Authors are cordially invited to submit an original and unpublished full-length paper for the forthcoming editionof the ABUAD Journal of Social and Management Sciences.AJSMS is a peer-reviewed journal of the College of Social and Management Sciences, Afe Babalola University,Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.Research articles, based on theoretical or experimental research works, are solicited for publication in the AJSMS multi-disciplinary journal. Submission of articles implies that the workhas not been published previously and is not under consideration in any other journal.
Authors’ Guidelines
Articles/Papers must meet the following requirements to be accepted for evaluation and publication by AJSMS editors:

  • Paper(s)should be original writing that enhances the existing body of knowledge in the given subject area.
  • Articlessubmitted should be accompanied by an abstract (italicised) of not more than 250 words with at most 5 keywords.
  • Paper(s)should not exceed 5,000 words including references and should be typeset using Times New Roman, 12 points font size and double line spacing on A4 paper size.
  • References should be presented in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA citation style.
  • All articles/papers must include the full names of the author(s) and their institutional affiliations.Names and affiliations of all authors should appear on a separate cover page of the manuscript.
  • All articles submitted for publication in the Journal should use the British mode of spelling (not American).

Submission Deadline

  • All papers must be submitted on or before September 30, 2019, to be considered for the December issue.
  • Papers processed in Microsoft®Word(Ms Word)document fileformat should be submitted by email to abuadjsms@gmail.com


About the Journal
The ABUAD Journal of Social and Management Sciences (AJSMS)is a fully refereed, peer-reviewed academicjournal of the College of Social and Management Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeriapublished since2013. It is an interdisciplinary journal, attracting well-researched original papers from resourceful academics. It is published on a single-edition basis annually, drawing authors locally and internationally.
AJSMS is published only in English. It aims at publishing high-quality research studies in all sub-areas of Social and Management Sciences including economics, accounting, business administration, political science, international relations, sociology, etc. The audience includes academics, researchers and policy-makers. The journal accepts articles that are theoretical, applied, empirical, case-based or policy-oriented in all areas of social and management sciences.
Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief          Assoc. Prof. Ademola Azeez
Managing Editor       Assoc. Prof. Adaora Osondu-Oti
Editorial Advisory Board

Prof.  Israel Orubuloye

Professor of Sociology, Afe BabalolaUniversity, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Prof. Amadu Sesay 

Professor of International Relations,University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Prof BayoOloyede

Professor of Banking & Finance,Ekiti State University, Nigeria

Prof. Ibi Ajayi                                                       

Professor of Economics, University ofIbadan, Nigeria

Prof. S.O. Adebola                                           

Professor of Banking and Finance,Babcock University, Nigeria

Prof. W.A. Alli

Professor of Political Science, University of Jos, Nigeria

Prof. Taiwo Asaolu

Professor of Accounting, ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Prof. Noor Azizi Ismail                                         

Professor of Accounting, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Femi Omotoso

Professor of Political Science, Ekiti State University, Nigeria

Prof. Jackson Olujide

Professor of Business Administration,University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Prof. SergesDjoyou Kamga                                  

Professor of Leadership Studies, ThaboMbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, South Africa

Prof. Patrick Eke Eya

Professor of Education, Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, National Open University, Abuja, Nigeria

Editorial Policies and Procedures

  • General Statement

AJSMS seeks to represent all of the disciplines in the Social and Management Sciences. AJSMS publishes scholarly research articles and review articles and does not publish opinion pieces or narratives of a journalistic nature. The journal also does not publish communications to the editor or rejoinders to specific articles; therefore, scholars who believe they have been challenged are encouraged to submit an article that will advance the scholarly debate. Statements of fact and opinion appearing in AJSMS are made on the responsibility of the author alone and does not mean the endorsement of the editors or publisher.AJSMS does not consider the material that has already been published, submitted elsewhere or slated for publication.

  • Peer Review Policy

AJSMS procedure for reviewing articles are strictly double-blind. Author names are not revealed to reviewers and reviewer names are not revealed to authors. All journal articles are sent for external peer review under the supervision of each respective editors. The review process is transparent and conducted by independent peers; editorial boards and editors do not act as the main reviewers.

  • Editorial Decisions

All manuscripts are screened to determine whether they should be reviewed or withdrawn. Decisions on manuscripts, whether to accept or withdraw are made at the editorial committee meetings shortly after a piece is submitted. The criteria for withdrawing a submission include general questions of quality, fit and academic focus. If the answers to all of these questions are yes, the piece is circulated. If no, then the piece is withdrawn. In addition, if the editors feel that a submission cannot be accepted in its current form but has the potential to be revised as a work of publishable quality, they may offer the author the opportunity to revise it.  AJSMS will make every effort to render decisions to authors within four months of the submission of an article. Authors of rejected manuscripts are given reasons for the rejection; likewise, authors invited to revise their manuscripts are provided with comments to guide them in doing their revisions where necessary. Reviewers receive anonymized copies of all decision letters.

Instructions for Authors

  • Manuscript Preparation Guidelines/Formatting Requirements

Submissions shouldnot exceed5,000 words in length, including notes and references. Tables and figures are included in the word count. All material should be double-spaced, excluding references and figure captions; quotations exceeding three lines should be single-spaced and left-right indented. Page numbering should be consecutive throughout the manuscript. Notes should be kept to a minimum and should appear at the bottom of the page. They should be numbered consecutively and indicated in the text by superior numbers/superscripts.
Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file in MS Word document file format.Manuscript should be prepared in Times New Roman, Font size 12 for the main body and 10 point for footnotes on A4 paper size. For line paragraphing, do not “widow” or “orphan” text (i.e., ending a page with the first line of a paragraph or beginning a page with the last line of a paragraph).Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading.
Headings (for example,the start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts or by using small caps. Use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy by reducing the font size. There should be space above and below headings.References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. They should be cross-referenced in the text by using the author’s last name and publication date. APA style of referencing 6th Edition and above is acceptable.

  • Paper Submission

Papers must be prepared in accordance with our guidelines and instructionsand sent to abuadjsms@gmail.com
All copyright to the published content is retained by the AJSMS. Authors do not retain rights to the published content.All rights of reproduction are reserved in respect of all papers, articles, illustrations, etc., published in AJSMS. All material published in this journal is protected by copyright, which covers exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the material. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior permission from the publisher.
The Journal Office/Managing Editor,
College of Social and Management Sciences,
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti,             
abu adjsms@gmail.com; +234 803 472 8540; +234 803 441 1880