• Language: English
  • ISSN: 2315-9936
  • Established Year: 2012
  • Published Articles: 100
Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspectives

Executive Editor:Prof. Ndem A. Ndiyo
Publication Frequency:Bi-annually
Publisher:University of Calabar
Paper Submission E-mail:

The objective of this journal is to provide an appropriate forum for interrogation and dissemination of contemporary empirically based ideas, theories and information by academics and practitioners in all fields. The scope of the Journal encompasses such areas as Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Law, Education, Arts and Humanities.

Three (3) hard copies of manuscripts are received from contributors with the understanding that they comprise original unpublished materials and are not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
The manuscripts must be type-written, double-spaced and one one side of A4 paper. The full length of the article must not exceed fifteen pages including notes, references, charts, etc or 3,000 words.
The title, name and affliate on every author should be given separately on the cover page of the article. An abstract of not more than 200 words should precede the main text. Tables and graphs should be indicated in the text showing the name of the author(s), dates of publication and page numbers where necessary. Examples (Edem, 2010:15), (APA Format), full references should be presented at the end of the paper in an alphabetical order, thus, Edem, A. (2010) The Law of Harvest, Calabar: Unical Press.

All manuscripts and correspondences should be sent to the Editor, Nigerian journal of Social and Developmental Issues c/o The Secretary, The Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Nigeria.

All manuscripts submitted are peer reviewed following the procedure as follows:
Firstly, This Journal employs a double blind reviewing strategy, where both the Referee and Author remain annonymous throughout the process, while referees are matched to paper according to expertise. On our part, we constantly review and update our database. Secondly, referees are strictly required to ascertain whether the manuscripts submitted are:

  • Original
  • Methodologically sound
  • meets appropriate publication ethical guidelines
  • certain results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions provided
  • correctly referenced in relation to previous relevant scholarly works
  • make clear synergy with policy and interrogations of international interests
  • Referees are NOT expected to correct or copy-edit manuscripts

Language correction is not part of the peer review process. Referees' personal opinions are not required.

Electronic manuscripts are to be submitted through the following e-mail address:


Prof. Ndem A. Ndiyo
Prof. Chris Chukwura
Prof. (mrs) Oluwagbemi Jacob
Prof. J. A. Dada
Prof. B. J. Inyang
Dr.(mrs) R. S. Bassey
Prof. Simon Ering