Niger Delta Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

About Journal

The Niger Delta Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (NDJSA) is a peer reviewed journal that is published annually by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Niger Delta University. NDJSA publishes reliable and timely studies emanating from original research, meta-analysis, analytical reviews, reviews, case studies, commentaries and book reviews from sociology, anthropology, social works, criminology, and related fields within the social and behavioural sciences, and humanities.

The main aim of NDJSA is to publish high quality studies which are not only relevant to the field of sociology and anthropology, but also to other related areas especially within the social/behavioural sciences and humanities. This journal platform affords scholars and researchers veritable avenue to interact with colleagues from around the world through dissemination of innovative research in our social world that has become increasingly globalised.

Editorial Board

1 Dr. Elliot A. Sibiri (Editor in Chief) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
2 Dr. Nkereuwem S. Ekpenyong (Editor) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
3 Dr. Grace A.T. Scent (Editor) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
4 Dr. Lawrence Udisi (Associate Editor)
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
5 Dr. Undutimi J. Dudafa (Associate Editor)
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
6 Dr. Endurance Uzobo (Assistant Editor/Production Manager)
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
7 Mr. Weni K. Igirigi (Editorial Assistant)
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
8 Mr. Woyengitari Imbazi (Business/Marketing Manager)
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
1 Prof. U.A. Igun Dept. of Sociology, Delta State University, Nigeria
2 Prof. Olutayo Adesina Dept. of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Prof. E.M. Abasiekong Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, Federal Uni. Otuoke, Nigeria
4 Prof. K.A. Anele Dept. of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
5 Prof. Ndukaeze Nwabueze Dept. of Sociology, University of Lagos, Nigeria
6 Prof. E.B.J. Iheriohanma Directorate of General Studies, FUTO, Nigeria
7 Prof. Benjamin Okaba Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, Federal Uni. Otuoke, Nigeria
8 Prof. Kokunre Agbontaen-Eghafona Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, University of Benin, Nigeria
9 Prof. I.S. Ibaba Dept. of Political Science, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
10 Prof. Aderemi Ajala Dept. of Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
11 Prof. Stephen Ekpenyong Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, University of Uyo, Nigeria
12 Prof. O.S. Alanana Dept. of Sociology, University of Abuja, Nigeria

Guidelines for Submission

The journal accepts original research, reviews, commentaries, book reviews on any area of specialisation in Sociology and Anthropology, including related social and behavioural sciences. Articles within these fields are accepted and peer reviewed for publication. All articles should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at or

After submission, the Editorial Office will normally acknowledge receipt of the article within 48 hours of submission. Nevertheless, authors of manuscript are strongly advised to go through the details of the submission guidelines with regard to proper formatting before submitting their manuscripts in order to avoid articles from being rejected. It should be noted that all manuscripts submitted for publication must not have been published or under consideration by any other journal or publication outlets.

Article Processing/Publication Charges

Articles should be submitted with a processing fee of N5,000 only. Authors of article found suitable after the peer review process will be required to pay an article publication charge of N10,000 only. Only articles submitted with the processing charge will be sent out for peer review. Also, only articles whose publication charges have been paid will be published in NDJSA. All payments should be made to;

Acct. Name:               Department of Sociology Account, NDU

Acct. Number:           0109187883

Bank:                          Access Bank (Diamond)


Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts submitted to NDJSA should be typewritten in MS Word; Times New Roman; Font 12 points; and double-spaced on an A4 paper with 3.5 cm margin on the left, and 3.0 cm margins at the top and bottom of the page. Manuscripts are received in English language alone.

Title of Manuscript

The title of manuscripts should be explicit and concise showing type and location of study, and should not be more than 25 words.


The abstract of any manuscript should be concise and informative not exceeding 250 words. It should encapsulate the objective of the study, theoretical framework (if any), materials and methods, findings, and conclusion. Five keywords which are to be used for indexing should also be provided immediately below the abstract and arranged alphabetically.

Title Page

The title page should contain the title of the paper with authors’ details. Authors’ surnames should be written in capital letter, and address should follow the authors’ names. The corresponding author should be indicated by a superscript asterisk on the last initial and his/her e-mail address and telephone number should be included in a footnote.

Arrangement of Text

Text should normally be organised into the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Theoretical Framework, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion of Findings, Conclusion, Recommendations, Acknowledgments (if any), Funding (if any), Conflict of Interests (if any) and References. The introduction section of the article should contain an up-to-date review of literature to give sufficient background information and objective(s) of the study as well as make evident the incremental contribution to knowledge being made to sociology, anthropology and related disciplines. The materials and methods section should explicitly describe the procedures used in conducting the study to enable others interpret results or duplicate the work. Where previously used methods are modified, the requisite publication should be adequately cited and the modification described. Results from the study should be presented without duplicating data from Tables and Figures. Discussion should explain results, relate findings to previous knowledge, and state the implications of the findings.


References and citation should follow the latest version of APA format of the name and year system. All in-text references used in the manuscript must appear at the final references, Examples of citations include:

Sibiri, E.A., & Uzobo, E. (2020). Needs assessment for effective development in the rural areas of the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Social Sciences. 6(2): 63-73.

Ayinmoro, A.D., Uzobo, E., Teibowei, B.J., & Fred, J.B. (2020). Sexting and other risky sexual behaviour among female students in a Nigerian academic institution. Journal of Taibah          University Medical Sciences, 15(2): 116-121. doi:10.1016/j.jtumed.2020.02.007

Okoye, U. O. (2019). Health care social work in Nigeria. In Winnett, R., Furman, R., Epps, D., & Lamphear, G. (Eds.), Health Care Social Work: A Global Perspective (pp.149-161). New York: Oxford University Press

Sule, M.M., & Adam, A.Y. (2018). The interface of footballing and gambling saga among            Muslim youths in Nigeria: Contemporary challenges and Islamic solution.        International Journal of Humanities, Art and Social Studies, 3(4), 1-16.

Publication Ethics

Publication on NDJSA should be of a very high ethical standard. Publications in NDJSA involve 3 individuals: The Author(s), the Reviewers and the Editors. There are laid down rules and regulation that aid the promotion of quality and consistency in publication ethics. Authors should ensure that only unpublished and original manuscripts are submitted. Any conflict of interest in the study must be clearly stated. Plagiarised articles shall be outrightly rejected and authors of such articles blacklisted. Errors in articles should be quickly communicated to the editorial office as soon as they are discovered even after submission of manuscripts.


We consider plagiarism as one of the most grievous offenses in scholarship. Whether deliberate or inadvertent, the NDJSA is committed to ensuring that its publications are free from copyright issues that could impinge negatively on its credibility. Therefore, accepted manuscripts are exposed to plagiarism test in order to ascertain their originality. We employ the use of Turnitin for this purpose. Our policy is to drop any manuscript with a similarity index of more than 25 percent, irrespective of the content and depth of such manuscript.

All correspondence should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief via; or