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Niger Delta Research Digest Vol. 4, December 2010
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NIGER DELTA RESEARCH DIGEST VOL. 7, NO 1,JUNE 2013
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Niger Delta Research Digest Volume 6,Number 1, December 2012
NIGER DELTA RESEARCH DIGEST VOL.7.2 DECEMBER,2013
NIGER DELTA RESEARCH DIGEST VOL.8 NUMBER1,JUNE 2014
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NIGER DELTA RESEARCH DIGEST (ISSN: 2141-1468)
Journal of the Center for Niger Delta Studies, Niger Delta University, Nigeria

The Niger Delta Research Digest (NDRD) is the CNDS official journal, published biannually to disseminate multi and inter-disciplinary research on the Niger Delta. The journal is a print journal and the views expressed are those of the author (s) and not the NDRD OR the CNDS. Authours are entitled to one complimentary copy of any issue where their article, essay or book review appears. The Niger Delta Research Digest (NDRD) publishes feature articles/papers, essays and book reviews on issues in development, peace and conflict resolution, environment and sustainable development, agriculture, language, culture and history. The focus of the journal is on the Niger Delta and it is published twice a year.

Articles, essays and book reviews that are submitted for consideration may not have been published previously and may not currently be under review for possible publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are undergo a peer review process 
to ensure that they are appropriate for publication and of outstanding quality. Authors are informed whether submissions have been accepted for publication, require revision prior to possible publication, or are rejected. Copyright of contributions appearing in the journal is vested in the Center for Niger Delta Studies, Niger Delta University, Nigeria.

Contribution should be sent in electronic format in MS Word. Complete details of the author(s), including title, preferred name and surname, designation, organisation, postal and electronic mail address. Unsolicited papers can be submitted any time of the year. The journal does not pay honorarium to contributors

Different kinds of articles appear in NDRD, including feature articles, research essays, and book reviews.
(a) A feature article is written by an expert on a certain topic. The full length of paper should be a minimum of 6,500 and maximum of 8,000 words, including the bibliography. It should include an  abstract of about  150 words
(b)    An essay is an analytic, interpretive, or critical composition, usually dealing with its subject from a limited and often personal point of view. The full length of paper   should be a minimum of 6,500 and maximum of 8,000 words. An abstract of about 150 words should be included.

(c) Book reviews should be a minimum of 800 and maximum of 1,200 words. A book review must be accompanied by the following: a cover scan, title of the book, author(s), publishers, place of publication, publishing date, ISBN, number of pages, and binding (paperback or hard cover). Book reviews are limited to books published within one year.

(d) Feature articles and essays should have five key words
Abbreviations and acronyms should be given in full when they occur for the first time, with the abbreviation/acronym in brackets. Single quotation marks are used to indicate concepts, terms or self-made words, as well as quote taken from another source. Quotations longer than two sentences should be indented on both sides and no quotation marks are necessary.

Titles of books, periodicals, etc, as well as foreign language phrases and words, should be italicized. A maximum of three levels should be used for headings, with the difference between levels clearly indicated. American or British spelling can be used. But the usage should be consistent and not mixed. The journal uses the Harvard style of referencing. In text-referencing should be used (Ake, 1981). At the end of the paper, a reference list that is arranged in alphabetical order should be provided.

Books: Surname, initials (year), title of book, publisher, place of publication. For example, Ikein, A.A. (1991), The impact of Oil on a Developing Country: The Case of Nigeria, Evans Brothers Limited, Ibadan, Nigeria

Book Chapters: Surname, initials (year),”chapter title”, editor’s surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages. For example, Mbanefoh, G.I. & Egwaikhide, F.O. 1998. Revenue Allocation in Nigeria: Derivation Principle Revisited, in Kunle, A. Suberu, R., Agbaje, A. and Herault, G. (eds), Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria, Spectrum Books Limited, Ibadan, Nigeria, pp. 213-231

Journals: Surname, initials (year), “title of article”, journal name, volume, number, pages. For example, Joab – Peterside, S. “On the Militarization of Nigeria’s Niger Delta: The Genesis of Ethnic     Militia     in Rivers State.”, African Conflict Profile, 2005, Vol.1, (2), pp.30-51

Newspapers/Magazines:
Surname, initials (year), “title of article”, name of newspaper/journal, place of publication, pages. For example, Fabiyi, O. & Olatunji, S (2010), “Again, Zoning Splits Northern Governors”, Punch Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 1-2

Conference/workshop papers:
Surname, initials (year), “title of article”, conference/workshop theme, name of organisers, place where conference was held. For example, Ukiwo, U. “(2008) Horizontal Inequalities and Insurgency in the Niger Delta”, paper presented at the, International Conference on the Nigerian State, Oil Industry and the Niger Delta, Organized by the Department of Political Science, Niger Delta University, in Collaboration with the Centre for Applied Environmental Research, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Published conference proceedings: Surname, initials (year),”chapter title”, editor’s surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages. For example, Dare, L.O ( 1979), “ Perspectives on Federalism” in Akinyemi, A.B, Cole, P.D,  & Ofonagoro, W (eds), Nigerian Institute of Internatinal Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria,pp 1-2

Electronic Sources: Supply URL at the end of reference if available online

Contributions should be sent by email to: Dr.Ibaba,S Ibaba(editor- in- chief)

Niger Delta Research Digest,

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Bayelsa State,Nigeria.

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Cost for single  copy of  journal  is: N1, 000.00 ($15.00), excluding postage fees

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