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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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)
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.
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 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.