About the Journal

The contributors should comply with the under-listed guidelines:

  1. The papers should be well-researched and original and must not have been submitted to any other institution for publication
  2. Contributors must provide an abstract of not more than 250 words.
  3. Contributors must state title of paper, brief personal details, phone number(s), e-mail (if any), and postal address, on a separate page.
  4. Citations should be exclusively on footnote and should adapt the following formats:


  1. Books:Author's initials followed by surname, title of the book in italics,the edition (if any), place of publication: publisher, year of publication), page number. For example, LN. Mbanefo, Essays on Nigerian Shipping Law (Lagos: Lomanc Books, 1991) p. 30


Chapter in Books: Author's initials followed by surname, title of the article in inverted commas, editor(s), title of the book in  italics, the edition (if any), place of publication: publishers, year of publication), page number. For example F.Aluko “Maritime Zones within the Limits of the National Jurisdiction” in IA.Ayuaet al (eds), The New Law of the Sea and the Nigerian Maritime Sector Issues and Prospects for the Millennium (Lagos: Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1998) p.22


Subsequent References: For exactly the same reference as the previous, use ibid (in italics). For exactly the same reference as in the previous footnote, but from a different page, use ibid, p. 14. For subsequent reference but not immediately succeeding the current one, use op.cit for example, OF. Ogbuinyia, op.cit., p.14.  For a subsequent citation of a case already cited in full, use supra (in italics).,'ibid', 'supra''op. cit' are  non-English words and as such are required to be italicized.


  1. Journals:Author's initials before surname, title of the article in inverted comma, volume number, (year), title of the journal in italics and page number. For example OK. Ikwuagwu, “The Effect of Jurisdiction and Arbitration Clauses on the Enforcement of Maritime Claims” vol. 6 No.1 (2004) Nigerian Journal Maritime Lawpp. 1-12 .


iii. Cases: Names of the cases (in full and in italics), the year reported (in brackets), volume of the law report, part (in brackets), page number. For example, Tulip Nigerian Limited v. Noleggroe Transport Maritime SAS. [2011] 4 NWLR (pt. 1237) p. 254.


  1. Statutes:The full name of the statute should be followed by the year of the enactment. For example, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA) Cap C2 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2011 as amended.


  1. Web Pages:The internet sources should be cited as follows: Name of Author, title of work, web address, date the material was accessed and time the web was visited for example L. Nweze “Admiralty Jurisdiction in Nigeria”, http:www.hy.org /articlesasp?id accessed on 12/10/2014.


  1. Formatting:Type to Microsoft Word 2007 on an A4 papers size, 1.5 line spacing, 15 pages with corresponding, automatic footnoting (not manual). The font theme should be Times New roman, font size 14 on the body of the text, and 10 at the footnotes.


  1. Referral:Contributors should crosscheck and confirm the accuracy of their papers and should indicate the sources of date/view referred to.

N.B: Correspondence to methodology, style and formatting is very strict. Any paper falling short of the prescribed standard stands disqualified.


Submit your manuscripts to:

The Editor-in-Chief,

UNIZIK Law Journal,

Faculty of Law,

Nnamdi Azikwe University,

P.M.B. 5025, Awka, Nigeria




The Editor,

UNIZIK Law Journal,

Faculty of Law,

Nnamdi Azikwe University,