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Author Guidelines

Fountain University Osogbo Journal of Management (OJM)

Author Guideline

Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research papers, case studies, review articles and technical notes. The journal allows free access to its contents, which is likely to attract more readers and citations to articles published in OJM. The Journal will accept original and innovative submissions in English on the understanding that the work is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

OJM is indexed in: EBSCO (U.S.), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (ProQuest, U.S.), PKP Open Archives Harvester (Canada), Open J-Gate (India), Universe Digtial Library (Malaysia)
NewJour (Georgetown University Library, U.S.), Google Scholar

OJM publishes work that contributes significantly to the scientific knowledge in management sciences and relevant fields. The manuscripts must be single-spaced typed, written in clear, grammatical English with no typographical errors. Webster’s New International Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary should be consulted for spelling. Latin plurals should not be used if the English equivalent has become the accepted form, e.g., formulas not formulae. Use of hyphens, capital letters and numbers written or spelled out (e.g., 8 or eight) should be consistent throughout the manuscript. Words at the end of a line should not be divided.

Submission of Manuscript (Paper)
The manuscript should be submitted using the "Online Submission" section in our Web site ( We also accept submissions by e-mail to

Authors should submit their manuscript electronically via the homepage of this journal. After registration, authors will be asked to upload their manuscript and associated artwork. Full instructions on how to use the online submission tool are available at the home page. Manuscripts submitted to the journal are accepted on the basis of following criteria:

All manuscripts must be in English and in MS Word format
They have not been and will not be published in whole or in part in any other journal
The e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of all authors must be provided.
Illustrations (figures) of manuscripts should be in computer format.
Authors must state in a covering letter when submitting papers for publication the novelty embodied in their work or in the approach taken in their research.
Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur with the submission and that a copy of the final manuscript has been approved by all authors.

We strongly recommend authors to submit manuscript via our online submission and review system. Authors may suggest two reviewers. Please provide the name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and fields of interest of suggested reviewers. Authors may also suggest that specific individuals not be involved as reviewers, but OJM reserves the right of final selection. Any technical queries will be referred back to the author, although the Editors reserve the right to make alterations in the text without altering the technical content.

Manuscript Form and Style
Text of manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Body Text, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation(s), Acknowledgements and References.

Title: Title should be short and explanatory enough.

Abstract: Abstract should be of no more than 250 words. The abstract should be structured for original articles. State the context (background), aims, settings and design, material and methods, statistical analysis used, results and conclusions. Below the abstract should provide not more than 5 keywords. The abstract should not be structured for a brief report, review article, symposia and research methodology. Do not include references in abstract.

Introduction: Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation. It should state the purpose and summarize the rationale for the study and gives a concise background. Use references to provide the most salient background rather than an exhaustive review. The last sentence should concisely state your purpose for carrying out the study.

Body Text: It should be elaborative enough to explain all the procedures, methods, observations and data. Use heading, subheading, and references wherever needed.

Links and Bookmarks
All hypertext links and section bookmarks should be removed from papers.

Result and Discussion: It is preferred to discuss all the results in detail in case of original research paper. To explain observed data you can use figures, graphs and tables.

Conclusion and Recommendations: A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions. Also, this part should provide the study’s recommendation(s) for policy makers.

Page Layout

Particulars Specifications Margins
Top = 0.5", Bottom = 0.5", Left = 0.75", Right = 0.75", Gutter = 0", Gutter Position = Left
Paper Size A4 (8.27" X 11.69")
Headers 0.5" Footers 0.5"



Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references as these will not be checked by the editorial office.

References to journals
should contain the names and initials of the author(s), the year, the full title, the abbreviation of the name of the periodical according to those in the Bibliographic Guide for Editors and Authors (American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.) followed by the volume and page numbers.
References to books should include the title, name and city of the publisher.

In case of web reference
The full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Articles in Journals: General: Korsmeyer RW, Gurny R, Doelker EM, Buri P, Peppas NA (1983) Mechanism of solute release from porous hydrophilic polymers. Int. J. Pharm. 15: 25-35.
Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF (1994) Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ. Health Perspect. 102(1): 275-82.

Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ (1996) Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin. Oncol. 23(1, Suppl 2): 89-97.

Books and Other Monographs: Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D (1996) Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Delmar Publishers, Albany (NY). p.100-33.
Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ. Editors. (1996) Mental health care for elderly people. Churchill Livingstone, New York. p.12-19.

Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. (1995) Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. Raven Press, New York. p. 465-78.
Unpublished observations, personal communications and manuscripts in preparation or submitted for publication may be referred to in the text but should not appear in the list of references. The authors will be responsible for taking permission of the same from related researcher (s). Manuscripts in press (i.e., accepted for publication) may be included in the references citing the DOI article identifier, which enables the citation of a paper before volume, issue and page numbers are allocated. The name of the journal in which they are to appear must be given.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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