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  1. Title of Publication
  2. The title of the publication is:

  3. Publishing Schedule
  4. The NJESS is published three times in any calendar year. These are the March, July and November issues.

  5. Website
  6. The website for the Journal is hosted in that of the Nigerian Economic Society Specicically, the NJESS can be found in

  7. Ownership and Management
  8. The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies (NJESS) is a general-interest economics and social studies journal is the flagship publication of the Nigerian Economic Society, NES. It was established in 1957 and published its first volume in 1959. The NJESS is the nation's oldest and most respected international scholarly journal in the economics profession and is celebrating over 50 years of publishing! The journal publishes 3 issues in a year- March, July and November. Articles in the NJESS are well researched papers which undergo vigorous peer review with excellent contents editing for quality and best practice.

  9. Editorial Board
  10. The following are the names of Economists on the Editorial Board:
    (1) Ademola Oyejide - University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    (2) Paul Collier - Oxford University, UK
    (3) Akpan Ekpo –West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management, Lagos
    (4) Germano Nwabu -University of Nairobi, Kenya
    (5) Emmanuel Nnadozie – African Capacity Building Foundation, Harare, Zimbabwe
    (6) Augustin K.Fosu - University of Ghana, Ghana
    (7) Machiko Nissanke - University of London, UK
    (8) Sam Olofin - University of Ibadan
    (9) Lemma Senbet - African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya
    (10) Ali Bayar - Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    (11) Elizabeth Asiedu - University of Kansas, USA
    Editor - Professor Ndubisi I. Nwokoma -

  11. Publication Ethics
  12. The Editor of the Journal and the Council of the Nigerian Economic Society do take reasonable steps to prevent the publication of articles with suspicious contents regarding plagiarism, double publication or other unethical actions. The copy editing process adopted by NJESS is quite strict with all anomalous content identified and clarifications sought from the author, if necessary. Where responses are unsatisfactory, the article is dropped and publication in the journal declined. This procedure is built on the double blind peer-review process which every article goes through before a decision to publish or not is taken. Over the years, this fool-proof process has enhanced the integrity of the journal as the foremost economics journal in Nigeria.

  13. Peer-Review and Publication Process
    A full double-blind peer review process is used that comprises of the following steps.
    • Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.
    • For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
    • If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, author(s) will be notified to pay the author fee.
    • Upon payment, the paper will undergo copy editing and galley proof is sent to the corresponding author for final correction (if any)
    • Acceptance letter will be provided after the payment has been made.
    • Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication (both online and print).
    • One hard copy of the published journal (Print) will be made available to only the corresponding author while other authors get a concessionary price.

  14. Authors and Responsibilities
  15. Language
    The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
    Length of paper
    The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages (including footnotes and references). Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be without review. Articles should be typed in 1.5 line space 1" margins. Authors are advised to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

    Title Page
    Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information: 

    Title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

    Author’s names and affiliations
    Authors' names must be clearly stated with surname coming first. Authors' institutional affiliation addresses should follow under the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country of each author. E-mail address, and telephone number of the corresponding author is only required.

    Corresponding author
    Articles with more than one Author should clearly state the corresponding author.  Therefore, correspondence at all stages of review, publication and also post-publication will be routed to that author. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 

    Acknowledgement of Sponsors
    Articles which emanated from funded project should be mentioned and full acknowledgement of the support must be indicated.

    A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. 

    JEL Classification and Keywords
    All articles submitted must include at the end of the abstract all relevant JEL Classification. For more information on JEL Classification, visit  .  The NESS does not make use of keywords.

    Subdivision of the article
    Article should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Sections should be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc and Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, 1.1 & 2.2, etc. The abstract should not be numbered.

    Table and Figures 
    Tables and figures are to appear at the appropriate location within the text where they are being discussed and  not at the end of the article. Please note that figures, pictures, diagrams and tables must be in black and white.

    Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style 

    Citations in the text
    Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). No citation is required in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. 

    Reference List
    References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. All cited references in the body of the article must be listed in the reference list.

    Reference to a journal publication: 
    Nwokoma, N. I, Adewuyi, O.A. and Omotor, D.G. (1800). Impact of scientific study. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163 (1), 51-59.

    Reference to a book: 
    Stone, K.L. and Black, G. S. (1970). Note to Authors. (2nd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).

    Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 
    Kilian, L. (2010). Oil price shocks, monetary policy and stagflation. In: Fry, R., C. Jones and C.K. Kent (eds.) Inflation in an Era of Relative Price Shocks. Sydney: Reserve Bank of Australia, pp.60-84.
    Reference to a web source:
    Langdana, F.K. (2009). Macroeconomic policy: Demystifying monetary and fiscal policy. Springer Science+Business Media. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-77666-8_1.

    Submission Preparation Checklist
    Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list.

    1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
    2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file.
    3. Manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.
    4. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text
    5. Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal.
    All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the e-mail to the editor at, or

    If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay the appropriate article publication fee in order to defray the operating costs. Waiver policy is not applicable. The payment method will be notified by the editor after the acceptance of the paper. Author(s) will be entitled to one copy of the printed journal free of charge i.e. one printed copy is provided against one article disregarding the number of the authors. Authors can also get additional copies of the printed journal at a price to be determined from time to time.

     Copyright and Access
    Copyrights for articles published in NJESS are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The NJESS and its publisher are not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

    The Society has an archiving procedure for its Journal, the NJESS. For every publication, soft and hard copies are kept in the Secretariat for future reference as necessary. Further improvements in this regard, are envisaged with time.



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