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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  • The African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is dedicated to the scientific investigation of psychological issues and related phenomena in Africa. The Journal does not undertake to specify rigidly an appropriate domain of content, but intends rather to reflect current significant research in various areas of psychology. Although the journal primarily publishes reports of empirical research, other types of papers relevant to the development of African view of Psychology (such as theoretical analyses, literature reviews, methodological notes, observations on published articles etc.) are also sought.

    Form of Manuscript: Manuscripts submission would be preferred electronically through the wed site (follow the instructions on the website. However, for those who wish to submit typed manuscript or through email address, the Manuscripts must be typewritten double-spaced on one side of A4 white paper. Typed script is preferred, but copies reproduced by multilith or xeros are acceptable if they are clearly legible and neat. All pages must be numbered. Three copies must be submitted, each copy including all figures and table. Page 1 should contain the title of the article, author(s) name(s) affiliation(s), a running title (abbreviated form of title) not exceeding 35 letters and spaces, and the complete mailing address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent. Page 2 should contain an abstract of 100-200 words, conforming to the style of Psychological abstracts. If you have any difficulty using the online submission system, kindly submit via this email: . With questions or concerns, please contact us at

Figures: All graphs, drawings and illustrations are considered as figures and must be submitted in finished form consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of mention in the text. All figures must have descriptive legends types double-spaced on a separate page of the end of the article.

References should be cited in text by author’s name and publication date, e.g. Ajayi (1960). Literature citations should be arranged alphabetically and typed single-spaced at the end of the article. Journal title should be written out in full. Please note the following examples.

Bale, L. (1971) Reporting an experiment: A case study in leveling, sharpening, and assimilation, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 7, 157-172.

Balogun, S.K. & Ehigie, B.O. (1981).: The use of male and female therapists in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. In S. Woldu, & C.M. Agnew (Eds.), Issues in behaviour therapy. New York: Academic Press.

Ugwuegbu, D.C.E. (1992).: Psychology and Development. Ibadan: University Press.

Publication/Subscription Fee: It is the policy of the Journal to ask authors of successfully considered and accepted manuscripts to pay a token of N35,000 ($250.00) towards assisting in publishing the Journal.
Final (corrected and accepted) MS should be submitted in 1 hard copy and soft MS Word). 


All correspondence should be addressed to:
Prof.. S.K. Balogun,
Dept. of Psychology,
University of Ibadan,
GSM: +2348033322424 or +2348023456423


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