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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 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.

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  • An abstract

A 150-300 word abstract should be provided with a maximum of five (5) key words. It should appear at the beginning of the article. This should be complete in itself, outlining the aim of the study, the research problem, Research methodology, the findings and the recommendations. The abstract is to be in fully-justified italicized text below the author information. Use the word “Abstract” as the title, bold-face and centred relative to body of the paper. The abstract is to be single-spaced in a single-blocked paragraph. Leave two blank lines after the abstract then begin the main text.

  • The Introduction

The author introduces the subject matter contained in the article by highlighting the study problem and the gap of knowledge that still exists, objectives of the study, the scope of the study and the significance of the study. This section should show how the article is organized and sources of information being discussed.

  • Literature Review

The author shows particulars of literature reviewed and the knowledge gap. Sources of information must be specifically shown by acknowledging the works of former researchers and by examining arguments of forerunners and predecessors on the issues. Citation should be in accordance with Harvard Referencing Style. Where possible, the author should present the theoretical framework (a critical analysis of theories) or research model and conceptual framework in terms of the study.

  • Research Methodology

This is a detailed description of selected methods and should be presented in unambiguous terms. This section comprises of the following concepts: area of the study, research design (survey, case study, experiment, etc.), research approach, targeted population, sample size, sampling techniques, data collection methods, data analysis methods, and ethical considerations. Most of the components need to be justified.

  • Findings /Results

Presentation of the findings as captured during the study work. The author states the findings of the study as revealed by the data analysed. Besides, a researcher should make sure that: data analysis methods are applied correctly, results are well presented, and results of the analysis are clearly linked to the objectives, that is, results should lead to fulfilment of Research Questions or Research Objectives.

  • Discussion of findings

The author discusses the findings in terms of knowledge acquired, studies / literature made, and experiences gathered. Authors should take care of implication of their discussion and findings to specific interested persons. A deeper discussion of the research study findings in relation to the study objectives and research questions should be provided. Justification and critical analysis of the findings are expected.

  • Conclusions:

This covers a brief summary of the findings from the study and the conclusion thereof. Besides, it includes limitations of the study. The author also emphasizes the main issues raised in the discussion and the contribution to knowledge (knowledge Extension).

  • Recommendations

This includes areas for further research. The Author should also give well-constructed recommendations. Recommendations should be clearly stated and directed to suggestions for addressing challenges faced by the people.

  • References

This is a list of all works cited in the manuscript and should be written according to the approved format. The approved format at IAA is Harvard Referencing Style (version 4.0 September 2017). All sources cited in the text should be included in the list of references. References shall be arranged in alphabetical order. Use up-to-date and authoritative references.