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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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. In general, articles should not exceed 4,000 words (or about 15 pages of A4-sized
paper). Authors should submit two copies of their paper typed, dark and clear on one
side only with double spacing throughout, including references and tables. Margins of
1 1/2 inches (1 1/4 cm) should be left on all sides.

2. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout. Page 1 should contain the title of
the articles and a running head of not more than 15 words, and an abstract of 250 to 300

3. In general, authors are advised to present manuscript in accordance with the Manual of
the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. References should be
identified within the text by the author’s surname and year of publication.

4. Any short quotations, (fewer than 40 words) should be incorporated into the body of
the text with single quotation marks. Longer quotations should be indented and typed
in single spacing without quotation marks. Quotation should be identified within the
body of the text in a similar way to references. Titles of books and journals should be
in italics.

5. Tables, figures, graphs and examples may accompany the typescript, but should not be
submitted within the text. They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic
numerals in order of appearance, while their appropriate places in the text are indicated.
All illustrative materials should be accompanied by captions.

6. A brief biographical note should be provided on a separate sheet, including particulars
of the author’s present position, qualifications, any information of special relevance and
address for any further communication.

7. Unizik Journal of Business is published annually. Papers are considered for
publications latest in May.

8. Please send an electronic copy of your article to: ujb@journals.unizik.edu.ng and post two hard
copies to:


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