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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 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • ARTICLES AND COPY RIGHT
     Article should be original in nature.
     Article should make significant contribution to knowledge.
     Article submitted for publication in LIJOMASS is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
     Article submitted to LIJOMASS has not been published previously.
     Article should conform to LIJOMASS submission guidelines.
    Acceptance letter for successful articles will be accompanied with copyright form, which must be filled and signed by the author(s).
    Copy right to articles published in the journal is vested in Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, IBBUL.

    EDITORIAL REVIEW
     Upon receipt of an article and the assessment fee, the paper is registered and subjected to peer-review using double blind review method.
     The reviewed paper as well as assessment report form is returned to the author for necessary corrections (where the paper is considered publishable).
     Upon receipt of the corrected version of the article, the Editorial Board scrutinizes the paper for final acceptance or rejection.
     For the successful papers, acceptance letter is issued to the author(s) and directives for payment of pagination or publication fee are given.
     Single and multiple authors are entitled to one print copy of the journal. Authors requiring additional copies have to purchase it from the publishers.


    SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
    Articles can be submitted either in hard copy or soft copy to the following email and postal address:
     Email: lijomas@ibbu.edu.ng/lijomas.ibbu@gmail.com/balfa80@gmail.com
     Phone: +2348036901810/+2348065754652
     Postal address:
    The Editor in Chief,
    Lapai International Journal of Management and Social sciences,
    Faculty of Management and Social Sciences,
    IBB University,
    PMB 11, Lapai. Niger State, Nigeria.

    File
    The entire article (including figures and tables) should be supplied as a single file.
    Format of Typescripts
    First page: The first page should also serve as the cover page and should be reserved exclusively for (i) The title of the paper (ii) the name(s) of the author(s) (iii) GSM number and e-mail address of the corresponding author (iv) institutional affiliation of the author(s) and (v) abstract.
    The body: (i) Main/section headings should be in title case (e.g. capital letters) (ii) Sub-headings should be in upper case (iii) all sub-headings should be left justified (iv) tables, figures, maps and other illustrations which must be camera-ready should each be numbered and given a title which must be centered (v) all pages should be numbered.
    Manuscripts are to be prepared and submitted in word document (.doc) or rich text format. Only manuscript prepared by MS word 1997-2007 will be accepted for assessment.
    Font style: Times New Roman
    Font size: 12
    Line spacing: double
    Abstract and key words
     All articles must have abstract, which should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should contain the research problem, objectives, methodology, findings and recommendations.
     Five key words should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.
    Acknowledgement
    The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged. The contribution of colleagues and institutions should also be acknowledged. Footnotes can serve this purpose.
    References
    The 6th Edition of APA style of referencing should be used.
    Books:
    Asika, N. (2006). Research methodology in the behavioral sciences. Lagos: Longman Printing Ltd.

    Cooper, D.R. & Schindler, P.S. (2003). Business research methods (8th ed.), New-York: McGraw-Hill.

    Chapter in Edited Books:
    Yusuf, A. B. (2009). Forms of business ownership. In D. S. Abdulkadir Contemporary Approach to Entrepreneurial Development. A Publication of Department of Business Administration, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

    Journal:
    Kadandani, B. I., Alfa, A. A., & Abd Karim, M. Z. (2015). School efficiency level and child performance: A comparative study of Kasina and Niger state of Nigeria. Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences (LIJOMASS), 8 (1, 2), 263-273.
    Conference Proceedings:
    Sayedi N. S. & Abu-Abdissamad, A. M. (2016). Marketing challenges facing leaders operating small businesses: An empirical study of Kiosk shops in Zaria. Proceedings of Nigeria’s Economic Development Conference (NEDECO) with a theme Nigeria’s Economic Challenges since Independence: Issues and Prospects from Multidimensional Perspectives (pp: 362 -381). A publication of Department of Economics and Developmental Studies, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, Nigeria.
    Thesis/Dissertation:
    Sayedi, S. N. (2017). Financial factors and economic performance: The role of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. Unpublshed thesis written for the award of PhD degree in Business Administration at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in year 2017.
    Newspaper Publication:
    Osuntokun, J. (2015). The fall and fall of the Naira. The Nation News Paper, page 17 of Thursday, February 19, 2015.


    ASSESSMENT FEE: N6,000
    PAGINATION FEE: N20,000
    ACCOUNT NAME: IBBU FACULTY OF MGT. and SOCIAL SCIENCES
    BANK: UBA, LAPAI BRANCH
    ACCOUNT NO: 101 1675 890

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