THE JOURNAL

What is it? 

Journal of Local Governments of Nigeria is a quarterly not-for-sale open access sustainability-driven Publication. It aims to promote grass-root sustainable development in Nigeria through the instrumentality of Glocalization and communication of international best practices. Practically applying local solutions for global challenges and global solutions for local challenges. It is the international platform for management of Local Governments in Nigeria; and also for global exchange of knowledge and innovations in local government administration in general.

The Journal primarily targets local Government and Municipal Councils’ Chairs, Managers, Law Makers, Administrators, and Associations in Nigeria; including State and Federal Law Makers and Government Agencies, International Development and Civil Society Partners, Educational and Research Institutions, Students, Individual Academics and Local Governments.

COPY RIGHTS: Once there is proper referencing and citation of our authors, all papers can be reprinted for educational purposes without prior authorization.

Journal Goals

The key objectives and goals are to:

  • Deepen grassroots’ democracy and local governance for quality service delivery
  • Promote Community Leadership for peaceful communal coexistence and sustainable brotherhood.
  • Guarantee Local Economic Development and Municipal Transformation.
  • Promote Glocalization and deployment of international best practices.
  • Democratize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Content – Focus & Scope

Journal of Local Governments of Nigeria (Journalgon) content focus and scope include but are not limited to research articles, policy and practice notes, conceptual reviews, development communications essays practitioner – focused – papers and reports, advances and innovations in local government management around the world. Intending authors should make the connection at the Authors’ Page for more information.

  • The Review Process

Each manuscript submitted to the Journal of Local Governments of Nigeria (JOURNALGON) must undergo the following editorial workflow during the course of the peer-review process.

Once a research and evaluation manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript undergoes the initial assessment by the Journal’s editorial office (coordinated by a delegated In-house Editor) resulting in either a rejection note or recommendation for a review. Once this is done, the manuscript is assigned to at least five members of the editorial board coordinated by an Associate Editor on the basis of subject expertise for review.

The Associate Editor receives the peer-review report and recommends any of the following:  Consider after many changes    Consider after few changes Publish as is.

If the Journal In-house Editor recommends “Reject,” the authors are notified immediately with the information that their manuscript will no longer be considered for publication in the journal. In this case, the manuscript will not be subject to review. However, policy and practice articles and manuscripts may not go through the peer-reviewed process before consideration for publication.

If the Associate Editor recommends “Consider after many changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit an updated version of their manuscript with the necessary changes suggested by the reviewers. This might require new data to be collected or substantial revision of the text. The manuscript is then reassessed by one or more of the original reviewers before the Associate Editor makes a new recommendation.

If the Associate Editor recommends “Consider after few changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required few changes suggested by the reviewers. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, optionally having sought further advice from one or more of the reviewers, the Associate Editor can recommend “Publish”.

If the Associate Editor recommends “Publish as is,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance

  • Ethics of Publication – (Anti-Plagiarism)

Journal of Local Governments of Nigeria (Journalgon) has zero tolerance for Plagiarism. We intellectual property rights in all ramifications. The anti-plagiarism policy strictly ensures that all articles submitted and published were thoroughly checked with one of the most potent anti-plagiarism software. Authors found guilty of plagiarism will be informed with official letter and evidence, with a life ban penalty

  • Article Processing Charges

As an Open Access title, publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Processing Charge that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance. Apart from this Article Processing Charge there are no other fees (for example submission charges, page charges, or color charges). The Article Processing Charge for the journal is $250 USD or N70, 000=00 Naira.

  • Refund Policy

The Article Processing Charge is due once an article has been accepted for publication. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the Article Processing Charge, and JOURNALGON will not issue refunds of any kind.

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