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Manuscripts submitted to our journals must be written in English. Full name of all authors should be indicated and the names of multiple authors are separated by a comma (please surname last). Provide the full affiliation for each author including institutional affiliation (or postal address), city, country, e-mail, etc. If multiple authors have contributed to the article, details of the corresponding author should be clear. Email address is compulsory for the corresponding author.

Structure and Format of the Manuscript
Contributors to the Journals are to respect the avowed principle of QUALITY in all its ramifications and ensure that:
(a) RESEARCH PAPERS are technically and faultlessly designed, executed and reported, with a clear contribution to knowledge.
(b) ESSAYS AND ISSUES PAPERS are analytically sound, presenting solid and original ideas that can positively influence change in educational thought, research and practice.
(c) The manuscript, which should include title, abstract, text, tables, figures, where necessary, should be type written on A4 size paper, with double-spacing and should not exceed 15 pages. The main text usually can be divided into separated sections, organized by Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation if any.
(d) Papers which should be written on only one side should be submitted in triplicate with a soft copy.
(e) Author(s) should strictly follow APA format 6th Edition (2010). Attention has been drawn to a few of the areas here.

Paper Title
An acceptable title should be brief, specific and informative, and should not be more than 20 words.

The abstract should concisely state the purpose of the investigation and summarize the important findings and conclusions. It should be a single paragraph of generally not more than 200 words.

Include 5 keywords or short phrases for indexing.

What is the problem of the study?
Provide an overview of the scope and relevance of the research, especially with regards to previous advancements in the field and other related fields.

Describe the methodology completely by presenting the research design or research type, choice of subjects, sampling technique used, instrumentation, including data collection procedure, statistical tests used for data analysis etc. If your manuscript is clinical or science-based, you need to include information on research duration, inclusion/exclusion criteria, processing and laboratory analysis. Use section headings/subheadings in a logical order to entitle each category or method.

Present and illustrate your findings objectively and concisely, if appropriate, with figures/ tables. In the main text, describe each of your results clearly with suitable statistics (Please also read more information on how to further present your results below).

Provide an interpretation of your results and make comparisons with previous studies. The significance of findings should be clearly described. If your results differ from your expectations, explain why that might have happened. If your results agree, then describe the theory that the evidence supported.

Conclusion and Recommendations
The main conclusions of your work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the behavioural and social sciences research and its implications should be emphasized. Recommendations should derive from the findings and may not be necessarily too many.

How to Present your Results
Table Title
Every table must have a unique title placed at the top. Titles should be clear and concise, and they should not be complete sentences. (See an example below).

Table Format
Table tools in Microsoft Word are strongly recommended for inserting a table. Tables created with the tab key or drawn by hand are inacceptable. Each table should be bordered by three horizontal lines, two lines above and one below. All other lines (rows and columns within the table should not be visible). In essence tables when completed should flow in one piece with the text (See the example below).

Table 1.2: Adjusted Means for Treatment Effects and Critical Thinking

Independent Variable

Treatment Critical Thinking 95% Confidence Interval
M SD Std
Error Lower
Bound Upper
(i) Collaborative task method
58.18 11.14 1.26 55.70 60.67
(ii) Self-directed learning 59.12 9.97 1.23 56.71 61.53
(iii) Collaborative task method &
Self-directed learning 59.17 9.72 1.13 56.94 61.39
(iv) Traditional Method 57.71 12.75 1.16 55.42 59.99

Table Numbering and Citation
Tables in the main body of the text should be numbered consecutively and be referred to in text according to their appearance in the text. Ensure that your tables flow with the text in one piece after they have been created.

Figure Caption
Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed below the figure, not on the figure area or above the figure. If figures have parts (for example, A and B), authors should ensure that all parts are explained in the caption. Ensure that the figures do not distort the flow of the text in the manuscript.

Figure Numbering & Citation
All figures like the tables are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

Figure Resolution
Figures must be created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi e. g JPG. Fuzzy or jagged figures or images and also line drawings done with Word will not be accepted. Authors are advised to replace them by conforming to the specified standard.

Scientific or Science- related Manuscripts
For Clinical or Science-related manuscripts the following should further be ensured:

Equation Format
The equation number should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation. E.g. Hn+1(1/n+1, 1/n+1, …, 1/n+1) (1); Do not create equations as pictures. Use Math Type or insert symbols as normal text.

Equation Numbering and Citation
Equations where used should be referred to in text and be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals to avoid ambiguities. Citation for an equation should be made by using “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence e. g. “Equation (1) is…”

All sources cited in text must appear in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in- text. Use alphabetical system to arrange the references in the reference list. Ensure that all cited in- text sources are cited in the reference list. Refer to APA referencing style (6th Edition) for proper citation of sources. A few examples have been provided here.

References In-Text Citation Format
The APA citation format requires parenthetical citation within the text rather than endnotes or footnotes. Citations in the text provide brief information usually about the author, year of publication to lead readers to the source of information in the reference list at the end of the paper.

Compiling the List of References
Authors are requested to check all references for completeness, including author (s) names, year., paper title, publisher, journal heading, Volume, Number, pages for journal citations.

Author(s) names, Year. Book title, Country and Publisher, e.g.

Adegoke, B. A. (2013). Multivariate statistical methods for behavioural and social sciences research, Ibadan; Estom Graphic Prints.

Journal Articles

Single Author
If the author\'s name appears in the text, place the author’s name, year of publication in parenthesis, followed with a period or dot, the source title, volume and/or issue number, and page(s) e.g.

Gillies, R. (2000). The maintenance of cooperative and helping behaviour in co-operative groups. British Journal of Educational Psychology. 70, 97-110.

Multiple Authors (2-7 authors)
List all the authors and follow the format for single author as indicated above e.g.

Alade, O. M. & Omoruyi, I. V. (2014). Table of specification and its relevance in educational assessment. European Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 2(1), pp. 1-17.

Conference Papers
State all authors’ names, year in parenthesis, followed with a period or dot, article title, conference title, pp. e.g.

Strijbos, J. W. & Martens, R. L. (2001). Group-based learning: dynamic interaction in groups. Euro-CSCL Conference 2001, Maastricht, the Netherlands. March, 22-24.

An appendix may be included (and is often helpful) in mathematical or computational modeling.

Ethical Consideration
Authors are to ensure that necessary ethical considerations are observed. These should include but not limited to the following:
i. While authors may not necessarily indicate respective contributions to the manuscript, an author should be someone who made significant contributions to the paper. Names should not be appended just on moral grounds.
ii. Ensuring that issues relating to confidentiality, consent and harm to participants have been addressed in the work.
iii. WAJE does not encourage the practice of duplicate publication or any type of plagiarism.
iv. Since the journals aims at publishing original high quality research work, submitted manuscript should not have been published anywhere or is been considered elsewhere for publication.
v. When received with sufficient evidence, plagiarized manuscript would not be considered for publication.
Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts could be submitted at any time for publication in any subsequent issue. Manuscripts are to be submitted both in hard and soft copies in triplicate to the Editor-in Chief or Business Manager/Publication Manager to the Editorial Board through the following email addresses:
[email protected]; [email protected]

Manuscript Review
a. Papers are peer-reviewed; each paper attracts an assessment fee of N5, 000.00 or $30.00.
b. Neither the editor nor the editorial board shall be liable for article(s) lost in transit.
c. Those whose articles are accepted for publication will be so informed as regards other commitments.
d. The editor and the editorial board will not enter into correspondence with authors over rejected articles.

Initial Screening
Submitted manuscripts will be first screened by the editorial staff for completeness and to determine that the manuscripts meet the general guidelines of the journals. The Editor will decide to: (a) send the manuscript out for double blind review, (b) request initial revisions prior to the double blind review process, or (c) reject the manuscript.

Peer Review
Each manuscript will be screened by being subjected to rigorous and blind peer-review by a minimum of 2 peer reviewers. Referees who review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. The journals ensure a submission acceptance rate based on merit and not favour, bias, or personal preference. All the reviewers forward to the editor a detailed report with their comments on the manuscript and their recommendation. Authors are sent reviewers’ recommendation by the editorial staff and will not enter into any contact with reviewers.
Reviewers are expected to complete their reviews within 3 weeks. Papers which require revision will be sent to author(s) to be attended to within 5-7days. The editor will ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable before it is published.

Proof Reading
Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript and so except for typographical or minor clerical errors which will be effected editorially, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors, who would want any major corrections, will be responsible for the expenses of making alterations of the original manuscripts at this stage. Proofs should be checked and returned within 3 days.

Copyright Permission
Authors who wish to use materials, objects, illustrations, pieces of works of art and the like may do so but are advised to obtain permission from copyright owners on their own well ahead of time, as such permission sometimes take time. Authors should also observe the principle of fair quotations while referring to other people’s works. The WAJE or ER will not be liable for any copyright infringement.

Editorial Correspondence: If you have any question about the preparation of your article at any stage, please do not hesitate to ask.

Subscriptions: Inquires concerning subscription rates, orders and remittances should be addressed to the Editor.

Prof. Eugenia A. Okwilagwe: Editor – in – Chief at [email protected]


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