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  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Focus and Scope Nigerian Journal of Wildlife Management (NJWM) aims to publish original research of relevance and interest to all areas of wildlife management and conservation, including ecology, population analysis, biodiversity conservation, feeding ecology, vertebrate ecology, ecology of freshwater and marine species, behavioural ecology, habitat management, wildlife biology, wildlife pathology, avian conservation and biology, wildlife production, domestication and ranching, protected area management, park and environmental interpretation, wetland ecosystem management, wildlife economics and extension, ecotourism and nature based tourism, and other aspects of human dimensions of wildlife management, and wildlife related natural resources management articles.

Frequency of Publication Two times a year – June and December *As from Volume 5, Issue 1, all papers will be published online only. No hardcopy will be produced and sent to the authors.
Language of Publication English Language (British)
General Information Nigerian Journal of Wildlife Management (NJWM) publishes four types of articles.
Types of Articles
The following contributions are accepted:
1. Research Articles: Maximum of 15 pages, typed double-spaced pages.
2. Review Articles: Maximum of 20 pages, typed double-spaced pages
3. Methodological Articles: Maximum of 10 pages, typed double-spaced pages
4. Research Notes: Maximum of 10 pages, typed double-spaced pages All manuscripts must be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA 6th edition).
Form- All materials must be typed in Times New Roman style (12 font size), double-spaced (including abstract and references) on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper with 1 inch (2.54cm) margins. Page number should be consecutively on the bottom (centre) of the page. Tables, figures, plates and maps must be embedded into the text where they are cited. Each of these should be numbered in Arabic numerals with a concise and descriptive legend.
Title- The title of the manuscript should be specific and concise but sufficiently informative.
Affiliation- On the title page, a brief running head, include full name of the author(s), affiliation(s), and the complete address (including email address and phone numbers) of the person to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. As all manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously, the name(s) of the author(s) should only appear on the title page and nowhere else in the manuscript.
Abstract- Each paper should be summarized in an abstract of no more than 150 words. The abstract will preface the paper and should be followed with not more than five key words describing the content of the article, which can be used for computer retrieval. Manuscripts will be returned to the author if no abstract is included.
Introduction- The introduction contains a concise synthesis of literatures specific to the manuscript’s main topic. In the latter part of this section, state clearly and concisely the objectives of the study and the hypotheses tested. Do not summarize methods or results in the introduction section.
Materials and Methods- Use past tense for Study Area descriptions (e.g. average annual precipitation was 46 cm, vegetation was primarily grass). Exceptions include geological formations that have been present for centuries (e.g. mountains). Methods should be brief and include dates, sampling schemes, duration, research or experimental design, and data analyses. Cite previously published methods without explanation. Identify new or modified methods and explain them in detail. Methods must be described in adequate detail for a reader to duplicate them if initiating a new study.
Results and Discussions- Present results in a clear, simple, concise, and organized fashion. Avoid overlapping text with information in tables and figures, but highlight the most important results in the text; do not explain analyses that should have been described in the Methods section. The discussion provides an opportunity for interpreting data and making literature comparisons. Begin the Discussion by synthesizing your results with regard to your objectives and then relate your work to other literature and research. Systematic discussion of every aspect of research leads to unnecessarily long manuscripts; be concise and relate your findings directly to your overall project goal, objectives, and hypotheses as appropriate. Reasonable speculation and new hypotheses to be tested may be included in the Discussion.
Conclusion- Provide succinctly the major conclusion and implications of the findings as well as recommendations
Acknowledgements- Acknowledgments should be straightforward without ornate and qualifying adjectives or personal remarks.
References- Citations should not be older than 10 years from the year the paper is submitted
for publication. Include only references to books, articles, and bulletins cited in the text. All references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
(6th edition). References in the text should cite the author’s last name, year of publication and page (where appropriate). Authors should consult the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (6th edition) for detailed referencing format. Examples of reference citations in the textJayeola (2018) elaborated the theory… Although exceptions have been noted (Jayeola, 2018) When a work has two authors, always cite both names every time the reference occurs in text. When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs in the text. For subsequent references to this work, include only the surname of the first author,
3 followed by "et al." (in italics and with a period before “et” and after "al"). 1st notation: Past studies have supported this view (Ogunjinmi, Ayodele, Ijeomah, Ojo, & Oyeleke, 2020). … 2nd notation: This approach rapidly advanced success in this field (Ogunjinmi et al., 2020). When a work has six or more authors, cite only the surname of the first author followed by "et
al." Examples of references in the reference listAdams, C., & Thomas, J. (1986). Wildlife education: Present status and future needs. Wildlife
Society Bulletin, 14: 479-486. Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Ulrich, R. S., Dimber, U., & Driver, B. L. (1990). Psychophysiological indicators of leisure constraints. Journal of Leisure Research, 22(2): 154-166.
Nomenclature- Use a species common name first, followed by the scientific name in brackets and italics e.g. Otter (Lutra lutra). Common names should use capitals for the first letters
Cover Letter- A cover letter should indicate clearly that the work being submitted for publication constitutes original research and that it has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Plagiarism: All submitted manuscripts will be subjected to plagiarism check at the point of submission. Any submitted manuscript that has less than 80% original content will be rejected without sending for review.
Review Procedure: All manuscripts will be subjected to double blind peer review. Authors are expected to receive the reviewer’s comments within eight weeks of submission. Incomplete
manuscripts and papers not written according to instructions and Journal Format will be
returned to the author without sending to reviewers. Revised manuscript should be returned within the time frame stipulated by the Editor-in-Chief.
There shall be payment of N5,000 as review fee per paper. Payment should be made at the
submission of the manuscript.
There shall be payment of N15,000 as publication fee to publish all manuscripts that are
accepted for publication. All payments must be made to the Society’s account as advised in the communications to the author(s). Evidence of payments should be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
Submissions and correspondence: Dr. A.A. Ogunjinmi Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Wildlife Management Email: Phone no: +2348077428332

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