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Notes for Contributors

The Working Paper Series is a monthly, scientific , on-line publication of the US-based Guild of Independent Scholars. The Series is highly dedicated to theory and research on Social Sciences as a broad field of scientific inquiry. Specifically, it publishes high quality articles on political-diplomatic, economic, international security, peace studies, conflict resolutions, and development issues as it relates to the countries of the Global South from a multidisciplinary perspective, open both to theoretical and empirical work. Articles dealing with countries other than the Third World regions will be accepted provided they relate to the Global South and such contributions must provide lessons for the emerging regions as vibrant societies entering a phase in, and at the same time aspiring for, global development and technology. If you would like to discuss a possible topic/outline with the Editor (which should explain the main thesis and present the main arguments) before sending us a completed paper, it is highly possible.


The Yoruba Nationalist Movements, Ethnic Politics and Violence BY Aderemi Suleiman Ajala, Ph.D. (Working Paper No. 1)


Socio-Economic Injustice and Cronyism: Warlordism and Tayloryism in the Sierra Leon Civil War

BY Dele Ogunmola, Ph.D. Student (Working Paper No. 3)

All enquiries and contributions should be sent to:


Under Reconstruction: Ethnicity, Ethnic Nationalism, and the Future of the Nigerian State

BY Isiaka Alani Bamus,M.S., Ph.D. Student (Working Paper No. 4)


A Strategic Perspective on Nigeria’s Role in Energy Cooperation and Integration in the Greater Gulf of Guinea

BY , O. Ibikunle, Olaopa, R. Olawale, and Siyanbola, O. Willie (Working Paper No. 6)

MAY, 2011

Determinants of Women and Child Health (A Case Study of Vehari)

BY Arbida Firdous and Dr. Karamat Ali (Working Paper No. 12)

Isiaka Alani Badmus (FJAPSS), Editor

Tel: +61- 67732164 (office)

+61- 403051521 (mobile)

E-mail: or

Centre for Peace Studies,

School of Humanities,

Faculty of Arts and Science (E11),


University of New England,

Armidale, NSW 2351,


All manuscripts should fully respect the following rules:

1. Originality

Manuscripts should be original at the time of submission. The Series will not consider manuscript that is under consideration by another journal, etc. nor will it normally consider an article that has been previously published in a similar form. Authors are requested to provide a written statement that the work has neither been published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Length

The preferred length of an article is between 8,000 and 12,000 words clearly organised, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings.

3. Disk, E-mail Copy and Hardcopy

Manuscripts for consideration can be submitted by post, e-mail, or on diskette. To speed up the review process, it is advised that authors submit their articles by e-mail. Authors who do not have access to –e-mail facilities can submit by post (including floppy disk).

4. Executive Summary

All papers should be accompanied by an executive summary (not an abstract) of about 400-500 words. It should be written in complete sentences and should concisely present the [paper’s main line of argument and the key observations and conclusions. The executive summary should be intelligible enough, thereby introducing the work to readers. This, together with author’s bibliographical statement should be written on a separate page in the manuscript


5. Title page

The title page must contain the title of the article, author’s name (or names), institutional affiliation(s), visiting address (es),Telephone Numbers, Fax Numbers, and E-mail. The title page should be separate from the main text of the manuscript.

6. Acknowledgements

The acknowledgement should consist of 150 words or less. It should be written in complete sentences. Authors are expected to unveilthe identities of people that support their research and the source of any financial support received in the preparation of their work must be acknowledged. Acknowledgement should be on the title page.

7. Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by the editor and members of the Editorial Board. Those manuscripts that received positive assessment of internal editorial review process will be published after making appropriate corrections. The final decision on whether or not to accept the submission will depend on the outcome of the entire review process. Decision will be made as quickly as possible. We intend to return assessors’ comments to authors within 4 weeks

8. Spelling

The Series prefers the Oxford Dictionary for spelling. It is highly advisable to use British rather than US spelling conventions when in doubt.

9. References

All contributions must be formatted following the most recent APA style. This is available at [].

10. Fees and Charges

Authors of the accepted papers are charged a $50 handling fee. The Guild of Independent Scholars can make a PRIVATE PAPER EDITION (5 copies) of the working Paper for the authors if so desired and the organization will charge such author(s) $300 for rendering such services.

Under this option the working paper will be published as a Monograph and an ISSN number will be assigned. The Monograph will be published by JAPSS Press as part of the Working Paper Series.

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