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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Kwasu Journal of Humanities is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Kwara State University. Published twice a year (June and December) by the Kwara State University Press, the journal cuts across various disciplines of the Humanities, such as English, Arabic, Literature, History, Law, Performing Arts, Religions, and Yoruba.

Authors are required to comply with the following guidelines:

  1. Manuscript should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Manuscript should be 4,000-8,000 words, accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words and 5 keywords.
  3. Manuscript should be typewritten using Times New Roman font, size 12, with double line spacing and Normal margin (1in all sides). Every page should be numbered.
  4. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenOffice document file format.
  5. The submission should contain the author's full name, institutional affiliation and email contact. In the case of multiple authors, one of them should be assigned as the corresponding author.
  6. The text adheres to the citation and bibliographic style of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Handbook, 8th
  7. Headings and sub-headings of different sections should be clearly defined.
  8. A short running title of not more than 40 characters should be included.
  9. English is the primary language of publication, though other languages, such as Arabic and Yoruba, are occasionally represented.
  10. Non-English paper should have abstract and keywords in both English and the language of that paper.
  11. The journal uses double blind review process in which the process of reviewing manuscript is based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of reviewers;
  12. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit a manuscript to make it more readable. 
  13. Manuscript should be submitted online at The Editor can be reached at

Opinions expressed in the journal are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or the publisher. Materials published in the Kwasu Journal of Humanities is copyrighted in its favour. As such, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, or any information retrieval system without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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