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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

Author Guidelines

Papers may be submitted in either English or Arabic. Papers submitted in Arabic should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words in English. Contributors should send three hard copies of article with a non- refundable fee of N00 naira only meant for assessment. After the assessment, and on acceptance of the paper for publication, the contributor will be mailed with the assessed Article to effect corrections where applicable and return a clean hard copy of the article accompanied with a CD plate or flash disc containing the exact version of the hard copy and giving details of the programme used. The programme should under normal circumstance be a Microsoft word in PC format.

Articles for publication are expected to be typed using double spacing and on one side of the A4 size paper.  Paper should under normal circumstance not exceed 20 pages using the APA style of reference. At the end of the work, the references should be arranged in bibliographical form.  Where notes are used, they should be numbered and put together at the end of the work just before the bibliography with heading notes. Having done so, all clean papers should carry abstracts, introduction and be mailed with a non-refundable publication fee of N10,000.00 in cash, cheque/draft to the Editor Al-Mahram International Journal, Centre for Trans-Saharan Studies, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.

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