Our Policies

Manuscripts are critically peer-reviewed by relevant experts. Manuscripts are considered with the belief that they are submitted solely to JARE and that, no part of the submission has previously appeared elsewhere. Where questions exist, author(s) is/are usually asked to submit copies of material(s) that has/have appeared elsewhere. The Editorial Board is not responsible for the opinions, analysis, or results presented by the author(s) in their articles. It is also assumed that all materials in articles are free of copyright infringements and therefore, it is not responsible for any disputes or claims related to intellectual property rights, which are the sole responsibility of the authors. The Department or the Editorial Board therefore disclaims any responsibility or liability for such material.  All statements and opinions expressed in the articles appearing in the journal are therefore, those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Editorial Board. Manuscripts review process may take up to maximum of two months due to our rigorous review policy.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

  • The manuscript should be submitted through the submission page on our website or as an attachment to in Microsoft Word (use Book Antiqua 1.5 line-spacing).
  • Text and references should follow the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).
  • All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words, typed on a separate page with three to five keywords and word counts.
  • Title page: Include (1) the full title of the paper—short, clear, and specific; (2) the authors' full names; (3) the institutional affiliations of all authors; (4) e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of all contributing authors; and (5) a running title of 3 or 4 words. Indicate the author to whom communications should go regarding the manuscript and reprint requests.
  • Author(s) who has/have a conflict of interest or has/have received financial support should disclose this support on the title page of the article or on a separate sheet. If no conflict exists, please state that “No conflict of interest is declared.”
  • All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page, and should appear in the upper-right corner of each page.
  • Abbreviated terms are spelled out at first use, and followed with the abbreviation in parentheses. Avoid overuse of contrived abbreviations.
  • List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. This is very important.
  • Written permission to use non-original material—including figures, tables, and quotations exceeding 100 words—is included from both author and publisher of the original, and the source is credited in the manuscript. No article will be accepted as a submission without all required permissions.
  • Manuscripts can be submitted in electronic format to the Managing Editor through the submission page on the website or via jare@unilag.edu.ng as word attachment. 
  • Questions about manuscript submission or general inquires can be sent to the Managing Editor via the above email, Phone or WhatsApp (+2348128284836).

Examples of Basic Reference Formats:

  • Journal Article: 

Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory

attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566

  • Authored Book:

Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing

approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Chapter in an Edited Book:

Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-

Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.