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Nigerian Journal of anti-corruption studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Anti-Corruption Studies is a peer reviewed research journal published by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN). ACAN is the research and training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission. The Journal of Anti-Corruption Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It aims to stimulate, and provide an outlet for sharing, research, thinking, solutions and views on issues, problems, challenges and policies relating to corruption and anti-corruption.

Academics, government officials, anti-corruption practitioners, advanced students, and individuals who have relevant perspectives to share may submit long articles (between 5,000 and 10,000 words), short notes and commentaries (between 2,500 and 3500words) and book reviews (between 1,500 and 2,000 words).

All submissions are required to have specific recommendations for legislative, regulatory, enforcement, preventive, or policy interventions. Recommendations may relate to existing or proposed frameworks. ACAN may work with authors to actualise practicable recommendations.

Works for consideration should be written in English. Manuscripts should use the footnotes style contained in attached guidelines for author.

Submissions are to be sent to the Editorial Board by email attachment (Word or Word compatible) to: journal@icpcacademy.gov.ng.   

All submissions must be original, unpublished works, not under consideration elsewhere. The last edition of the Journal was published in December 2022. Manuscripts for this year’s edition must be received by July 31 2023.


Professor Olatunde Babawale

Provost Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria

April 2023

Guidelines for authors

Manuscripts are to be written in English. Authors must avoid all forms of 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 disputable sources such as Wikipedia. Manuscripts should use footnotes in the Chicago style as shown below.

Book, Single Author

Alan Weisman, The World Without Us (Toronto: Harper Collins, 2007), 168.

Book, Two Authors

Robert Prior and Thomas Wilson, The First World War, 3rd ed. (London: Cassel, 2003), 10.

Book with Three Authors

Alison E. Buchanan, John Smith, and Heather Davis, Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003), 55-56.

Book with More than Three Authors

Hutchins, Chris et al., Astronomy: A Guide to the Stars (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2007), 51-52.

Book with an Editor

Sharon Fraser, ed., A Woman’s Place: Seventy Years in the Lives of Canadian Women (Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2001), 176.

Corporation/Association/Committee as Author

American Psychiatric Association, Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (Arlington: American Psychiatric Association, 2001), 56.

UNDP. Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

(New York: UNDP, 2013), 57)

Work in a Collection, Anthology, or Edited Book

Peter Lurie, “Mad Cow Disease is a Threat to American Meat,” in Food-Borne Illnesses, ed. Karen F. Balkin (Farmington Hills, MI: Dushkin Publishing, 2004), 16.


Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (New York: Vintage Books, 2008), 205.

Encyclopaedia and dictionary entries

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th ed., s.v. “China.”

Scholarly Journal

Jeff Latimer and Laura Casey Foss. “The Sentencing of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth Under the Young Offenders Act: A Multivariate Analysis,” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 47, no.3 (2005): 481.

Magazine article

Michael Petrou, “Syria Exposes Hollowness of Today’s British Labour Party,” Maclean’s, September 5, 2013, 12.

Newspaper article- With or without an author

Barrie McKenna, “Green Acres: the Soaring Value of Canada’s Farmland,” Globe & Mail, September 5, 2013.

Person as website author

Amanda Mabillard, “Romeo and Juliet Study Guide,” Shakespeare Online, last updated November 15, 2011, http://www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/.

Organization as Website Author

“Two Million Syrians are Now Refugees,” Oxfam Canada, published September 3, 2013, http://www.oxfam.ca/news-and-publications/news/two-million-syrians-are-now-refugees.

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, books.google.com/books?isbn=1101201916.


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, www.thestar.com.

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, http://www.africa.ufl.edu/asq/v13/v13i4a2.pdf.