Babcock Journal of Economics ISSN: 2734-2239

Babcock Journal of Economics

Babcock Journal of Economics

Our Vision

Babcock Journal of Economics seeks to publish cutting edge applied and policy-oriented research findings in the field of economics, which are capable of stimulating interests in further research.

Our Mission

The Journal strives to foster dialogue between researchers, policy makers and economic managers to identify policies that drive the understanding of the dynamic issues in economic management in the developing, emerging and developed economies.

Publisher

Department of Economics

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Contact Address

Editorial Office

C/o The Head, Department of Economics

Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Email: joeedvasssbu@gmail.com; joeedvasssbu@yahoo.com; okwua@babcock.edu.ng

 

Editorial Board                                                                                 

 O. Ovikuomagbe, PhD          Editor-in-Chief          

A. T. Okwu, PhD                    Assistant Editor-in-Chief

A. B. Onakoya, PhD               Coordinator

O. B. Aworinde, PhD             Board Secretary

 

Consulting Editors

Professor J. A. Fabayo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Professor S. A. Tella (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

 

Advisory Editors

M. J. Ngoepe-Ntsoane, PhD    (University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)

I. J. Ezema, PhD (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)

C. I. Ugwu, PhD (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)

 

Objective

The objective of the BJOE is to publish high-quality theoretical, empirical and methodological research in the fields of economics. The articles published must meet high standards of scholarship. They should make significant contributions to economic discipline, and simulate interests in further research.

                                                                                            

Other Details

Editorial Policies

In line with the editorial objectives of BJOE, priority shall be given to the following

  • Theoretical research: Studies that are derived from conceptual or theoretical issues and provide additional insights into the issues.
  • Empirical research: Studies that re-examine important empirical work using alternative theoretical or empirical frameworks, or different data sets. These studies often involve experimental designs and multivariate techniques that examine relationships among variables, which yield numeric and synthesised outputs.
  • Methodological research: Studies that present new approaches to analysing data or addressing research problems.
  • Review articles: Surveys that review and critically evaluate the literature. A review article must go beyond summarising previous research. It must provide a critical and integrative evaluation of prior research, develop a conceptual framework to explain contradictory findings and suggest directions for further research.

The BJOE also encourages and welcomes papers that use an interdisciplinary approach in analysing issues as well as those that use multiple research methods to support hypotheses.

 

Publication Details

The BJOE is published in the frequency of two issues in a year. Unless otherwise noted, the ideas, opinions, and conclusions expressed in the BJOE are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Editorial Board of the Journal or the Department of Economics or Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences or Management and staff of Babcock University.

Review Process

Papers are subjected to blind-peer review by selected expects in the fields of economics. The review process for each paper submitted to the Journal takes about three months. Review outcomes are always sent back to authors for revision as guides to improving quality of the papers. If major revisions and or restructuring are required, the papers are sent back to the authors for such revision and or restructuring as well as resubmission. Each author, or as the case may be the corresponding author, of a paper not accepted is given a written notice of the action and decision taken on the paper. The Editorial Board of BJOE reserves the exclusive right to keep copies of all papers submitted to the Journal, and their copyrights.

Paper Format

A manuscript must be prepared in MS word format with Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and margin of one inch (1”) on all sides, and double line spacing. The right-hand margin must have justified alignment. Where necessary, equations must be numbered. Footnotes should not be used for reference purposes. All references and/or content notes must be placed at the end of the paper. A paper must be a maximum of 18 pages in all (i.e., including tables, figures, references and appendices). All tables and or figures must be sequentially numbered and appropriately titled and, where necessary, sources should be placed at the base. The abstract of a paper must essentially summarise the objective of the paper, methodology employed, major findings and recommendations, and must be a maximum of 150 words in length. The abstract must be written in past tense, and no in-text citation must be contained in the abstract. Maximum of five key words must be provided underneath the abstract. Also, where necessary, maximum of five Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classifications must be provided. All sources cited in the body of a paper must be fully listed in the references.

Referencing Style

The referencing must adhere strictly to the American Psychological Association (APA 7) style. The in-text citations must indicate only the surname(s) of the authors and year of publication. Where there are more than two authors, only the surname of the first author must be indicated, followed by et al., then the year of publication.

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