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Covenant Journal of Communication (CJoC)

(A Biannual Journal of the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, Nigeria)

Vision:

To be a reputable, leading, and world class communication based journal propagating knowledge from Africa to the rest of the World.

Mission:

The mission of CJoC is to create knowledge in the area of communication and media sciences and restore the dignity of Africa as a centre of knowledge creation. CJoC shall be a leading voice from Africa on communication education, research and practice. It shall also be a first choice of scholars, authors, communicators, researchers, students, as well as other members of the international academic community on issues of communication, media research, knowledge creation, and knowledge dissemination. CJoC shall be noted for its quality publications, highly cited and multiple indexed by relevant indexing bodies.

Our Core Values:

The seven Covenant University Core Values shall be our operational guide at all times. However, for the journal, the Core Values of Academic Integrity, Quality Assurance, Responsibility, and Capacity Building shall be our moral and daily operational ethos.

About Us

Covenant Journal of Communication is a peer reviewed and research based journal published twice every year (June and December) by the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. The Journal aims to be a leading and preferred voice for international scholars, academics, researchers, authors, and students of communication. The Journal also aims to ensure that African scholars, researchers, authors, and students have a credible outlet to generate and share knowledge that is relevant to the context of Africa in particular and the world in general.

The CJoC focuses on communication or media related research with no particular preference to any of the scientific methodological approaches. In other words, any scientific approach to doing research and writing reports of such research is acceptable as long as there is available evidence of empiricism in the processes.

CJoC will not publish papers or articles that do not possess the rigors of the scientific or social scientific method of research and report writing. Therefore, all papers/articles must be research based before they are considered for publication. However, few ''position'' papers may be considered for publication if empirical evidence is supplied to the effect that such articles are part of reports that came out of the specific research efforts of the author(s).

CJoC shall publish between 5 and 10 articles per edition in any of the broad fields of communication. Social science issues that are anchored on communication or any of its related fields shall also be accepted for publication consideration. Each volume shall have two editions on a regular basis and when theme editions are advertised, they may constitute the third edition for that volume.

CJoC is print and online based. However, the online version shall be released first before the Print version. The print version shall be sold at affordable rates while the online version shall be open access.

Editors:

Editor-In-Chief - Dr. Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu

Assistant Editor-in-Editor - Dr. Olusola Oyero

Editorial Advisory Board:

Chairman - Professor Idowu Sobowale

Vice-Chair - Dr. Nnamdi T. Ekeanyanwu

Secretary - Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Members -

  • Professor Andrew Moemeka, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Central Connecticut University, USA and Professor of Communication, Covenant University.
  • Professor Todd Frobbish, PhD, Chair and Head, School of Communication, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, United State of America.
  • Professor Yusuf Kalyango, PhD, Director, Institute of International Journalism, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.
  • Professor Lai Oso, PhD, Dean, School of Communication, Lagos State University, Ojo Lagos State.
  • Professor Stella Chinyere Okunna, PhD, Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
  • Professor Kate Omenugha, PhD, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
  • Professor Levi Obijiofor, PhD , School of journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Professor Des Wilson, PhD, Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
  • Professor Ike Ndolo, PhD, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.
  • Dr. Ebenezer Soola, PhD, Reader, Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan.
  • Professor Abiodun Salawu, PhD, Department of Communication, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
  • Dr. Olatunji Rotimi, PhD, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Lagos state university, Ojo, Lagos.

Guidelines For Submission Of Articles:

  • Articles must be typeset in A-4 paper, 12points for the font size, Times New Roman for the font type and 1.5 lines for the line spacing. The paper alignment should be ''Justified'' all through the content.
  • Articles should not be longer than 8000 words - references are not included in this estimate. Each article should also have an abstract of not more than 200 words and five (5) key words.
  • Articles submitted must be original and should not be under consideration in any other journal or publication outlet.
  • Every article should have on the first page the following information only:
      1. Title of the paper
      2. Name of Author(s) (Surname in CAPS and first)
      3. Institutional affiliation, email address, academic title (E.g Dr, Professor, or just Ms), Mobile telephone details.

                       Please, note that all these information must not appear on any other page in the entire article. Violation of this invalidates submission.

  • The abstract should start on the second page. The Introduction could also start on this page.
  • All articles and reference information must conform to the APA format the 5th Edition.
  • Tables and figures should be inserted in the appropriate places in the body of the article.
  • The articles could be written in the American or British English (Spelling). However, consistency should be maintained throughout the paper.
  • All articles should be submitted through the website only.
  • Articles could be submitted at any time of the year. However, only those on queue or meet publication lifelines will be published in such edition or volume. For instance, for the June Issue, submission is expected on or before March 2, and for the December Issue, submissions which missed the June Issue as well as those submitted on or before September 2, of that year.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright waivers and permissions as may be needed for republication of any material, text, illustrations etc. Submission of article for publication activates this expectation as well as transfers copyright of the articles to CUP.
  • Copyright of published articles stays with the publishers- Covenant University Press (CUP).

 

CONTACT

Ekeanyanwu, Nnamdi Tobechukwu; Ph.D

The Editor-in-Chief,

Covenant Journal of Communication (CJOC)

Covenant University, Ota

P.M.B 1023, Sango Ota, Nigeria

Email: CJoC@covenantuniversity.edu.ng (Do not use this for submission of articles. Go to the submission page please.

Mobile: +2348038306772

Website: journal.covenantuniversity.edu.ng


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