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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions must be original, unpublished works, not under consideration elsewhere. The 2021 edition of the Journal will be published in the last quarter of 2021. Manuscripts submitted for publication in 2019 must be received by October 10 2021. The Journal will continue to receive manuscripts on a rolling basis.
Professor Olatunde Babawale
Provost Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria
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.”
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.
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.
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.