• Language: English
  • ISSN: 1118-00064
  • Established Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 20
Port Harcourt Journal of Social Sciences

Executive Editor:PROF S.B AROKOYU
Publication Frequency:Quarterly
Publisher:University of Port Harcourt
Paper Submission E-mail:clidnelson@gmail.com

The Port Harcourt Journal of Social Sciences (PHJSS) is published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port Harcourt. It was conceived and established to avail researchers especially in the developing world and particularly Africa, the opportunity of presenting their research to the world. It is a platform for the discussion of localized or regional and international socio-economic, political, geographical and environmental problems for the rest of the world to peruse. The Journal is committed to publishing well researched articles that exhibit empirical analysis and incisive positions on contemporary issues and problems in the Social Sciences especially from the global south. Similarly, consultants, administrators and policy decision makers will surely find the journal of immense value and a useful collection in research libraries. Articles published by the journal may also be accessed in html and pdf formats at publisher’s website (http/wwwfacultyofscience.com). Critical comments, rejoinders and review articles are welcome from interested readers and contributors.

The Port Harcourt Journal of Social Sciences is published twice a year in January and July by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port Harcourt. It publishes well researched papers in the area of social sciences and related areas. The maximum length of paper is 18 double-spaced papers including references, table and figures. Book reviews are encouraged. Advertising in the journal is acceptable subject to editorial approval.
Three copies of each article should be submitted to the Editor. The first page should contain the title page, author’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and address for correspondence including telephone, fax and e-mails. For joint authorship, authors should indicate which of the authors will be in charge of corespondence with the editorial office. The second page should contain the title of the paper (usually NOT MORE THAN 25 WORDS), the full text of the paper and an abstract of NOT MORE THAN 250 words.
A submission to the Journal presumes that the article has not been published elsewhere and that it is not being considered for publication by another journal. Articles must not have been published previously or currently under review elsewhere. Figures and tables that have been published before must be properly acknowledged with the understanding that permissions for such use has been obtained. Papers are accepted on the understanding that authors have done their study following applicable ethical standards and that they have requisite permits to publish such data  and that data reported are factual and verifiable.
Plagiarism and infringement of any kind is not acceptable to the editorial board, therefore no effort will be spared in subjecting submitted articles to checks. Authors are advised to carry out plagiarism and infringement tests on their papers before submission.

All copies must be typed one-sided, double spaced (excluding abstract, captions, notes and references) on A4 paper with left and right margins of 1 .5 inches. Spelling should be according to Oxford English Dictionary. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and identified by a short explanatory title on top of the table. Tables should not contain vertical lines and should be numbered consecutively. Indicate the position of the paper in the right hand margin. All maps, diagrams, drawings, photographs and any illustrative material for that matter should appear as figures and on a separate sheet with a short title. Each figure should be in a form suitable for reduction and publication without redrawing.
The APA referencing style is the standard for referencing.
An author whose paper is accepted for publication shall pay page charges as shall be determined by the Editorial Board. Papers accepted for publication are to be submitted along with CD containing the paper with recommended changes. Original copies of all figures will be required. Authors shall receive our complimentary copy of the issue in which their articles appear together with one off-print.
Manuscripts not accepted for publication will not be returned to the author.

Prof Iwarimie-jaja
Prof. E.n. Ekekwe
Prof. A.n. Gbosi
Prof. W. J. Okowa
Prof. T.j. Agiobenebo
Prof. C.u. Oygun
Prof. O. Onuchukwu
Prof. H.e. Alapiki,
Prof. O.o. Oyesiku,
Prof. C.o. Iporukpo
Prof. Nimi Wariboko
Prof. J.b. Ejobowah
Prof. S.b. Arokoyu
Dr. Sunday Eludoyin
Managing Editor
Dr. Ezekwe I Clinton
Associate Editor