Information For Authors

Information for Authors

  • Copies are given free only to lead Authors
  • No payment for publication in this Journal
  • Abstract, not more than 300 words with 3-5 keywords
  • Empirical research 5500 words maximum
  • Review research 7000 words maximum
  • All papers must be typed in Times New Roman with font size 12 and double line spacing
  • Tables and figures should not be more than seven (7)
  • Galley proof will be sent to authors for verification before publication
  • It is at the galley proof stage that acceptance letter can be issued to the author.

Submission of Manuscript

All manuscripts for publication should be submitted for peer review through the official email of the centre:

Conflict of Interest Declaration

Authors are to declare if their is conflict of interest or not.

Guidelines For Authors/Referencing Style (Journal Article, Occasional Paper Series & Book Series)

Proposal should be between 2,500 and 6,500 words. The draft of your proposal should be submitted via Centre’s email address ( and the revised version (if required) should be received as specified on correspondence letter with the author(s).

Proposals are to be written in English. Authors are advised to avoid all forms of plagiarism including self-plagiarism. All ideas and works must be properly referenced. The author must properly reference his or her own work which have been used or published elsewhere. Authors are to avoid the use of Wikipedia.

Manuscripts should be referenced using endnotes or footnotes in the Chicago Manual Style as follows:

Chicago Referencing: Basic Structure

  • In Chicago style, footnotes or endnotes are used to reference pieces of work in the text.
  • To cite from a source a superscript number is placed after a quote or a paraphrase.
  • Citation numbers should appear in sequential order.
  • If using endnotes, numbered notes will appear on a separate, endnotes page at the end of your document and before the bibliography page. The page should be titled Notes (centered at top).
  • Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page that they are referred to.


Political advisors were confident in their point-lead1.


  1. Newton Minow and Craig LaMay, Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), 24-25.

Footnotes/Endnotes are paired together with a bibliography at the end of the research publication. Make sure to consult the Bibliography section of this guide for assistance making your reference area.

Example of Chicago Referencing

The movement of people across the globe is inevitable today, and its growing importance cannot be ignored. International migration, for example, provides significant financial and social benefits for migrants, their families, and the countries producing and receiving these individuals.[1] Currently, one out of every 35th individual represents an international migrant. However, it is interesting to know that three-quarters of all international migrants are located in only 12% of all countries across the globe.[2]

To have a deeper understanding of how vital immigration is on the global level,  a study by the European Commission has shown that the employable age within Europe will decrease by 20 million,  barely less than a decade from now. The shrinking workforce translates to an increase in the number of dependents. This could negatively impact the economic growth and competitiveness of the region. Furthermore,  a report published in 2000 by the United Nations stated that migration would have to be sustained at the double the current rate to maintain the size of the workforce. Without sustained migration by 2050, the European Union will need two workers to pay for one pensioner.[3]

  • Entries should be typed single-space but there should be a blank line between each separate citation. If you have multiple bibliographic entries from the same author, it is acceptable to use what is called 3-em’ dash to replace the name of the content creators. For Example:

Judt, Tony. A Grand IllusionAn Essay on Europe. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

—. Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century. New York: Penguin Press, 2008.

—, ed. Resistance and Revolution in Mediterranean Europe, 1939-1948. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Online Book

Rafe Esquith. Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: the Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (New York: Penguin, 2007), under “What a Wonderful World,” Google Books,


Malcolm Gladwell. Outliers: the Story of Success (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2011), Kobo edition, chap. 1.

Article, Online newspaper

Victoria Ptashnik. “Ottawa Lawyer Accused of Misappropriating $500,000 Living in Paris for its ‘Medical Facilities,’” Toronto Star, April 17, 2013,

Article, Online journal

Alexander Noyes. “Securing Reform? Power Sharing and Civil-Security Relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe,” African Studies Quarterly 13, no. 4 (2013): 31,

[1] International Migration – United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs.” 2013. 2013.‌

[2] International Organization for Migration. “World Migration Report 2020.” World migration report. Accessed January 14, 2022.

[3] Emily. 2007. “The Importance of Migration and Remittances to Economic Stability and Competitiveness | Post & Parcel.” Post & Parcel. May 30, 2007.

References  at the end of your paper are to be referenced using bibliography

General Bibliography Rules

  • The bibliography should start on a new page, 12 pt. font (Times New Roman), and be titled ‘Bibliography’ at the top.
  • Leave two blank lines between your bibliography title and the first entry.
  • Use proper formatting for each type of source and always using a hanging indent. The first line of the citation will begin on the margin, subsequent lines are indented (opposite of a footnote/endnote).
  • The bibliography should be alphabetical.

Copyright Notice:

The Articles published in this Journal are published under license and is subject to copyright, reserved by the Centre of Excellence in Migration and Global Studies, National Open University of Nigeria. All works (including texts, images, graphs, tables, diagrams, photographs and statistical data) may be used for non-commercial purpose, citing appropriately the original work.