Journal of Contemporary Urbanology

About this Journal

The Journal of Contemporary Urbanology is dedicated to publishing research findings and innovative ideas dealing with urban problems. It is housed in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, but welcomes contribution from all researchers concerned about the city. The Journal is Published twice a year.

You are invited to contribute articles in either or two areas: empirical research into urban problems confronting cities from researchers in urban fields including but not limited to architecture, sociology, geography, economics, politics, archaeology, education, engineering as well as urban and regional planning.

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. Articles submitted for consideration must not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Articles must reach the editor at least three months before the date of publication.
  3. Articles must be written in good clear English.
  4. The title, name of author(s), address, and e-mail should be submitted on a separate cover page
  5. An abstract of not more than 200 words should be submitted on a separate page along with keywords.
  6. Articles should be formatted A4, double line spaced with only the left margin justified; font should be Time New Roman set at 12 points, minimum 1 inch margin all round.
  7. Articles should normally be 10 pages long including tables, diagrams and references. maximum length is 15 pages
  8. Short Articles describing best practices in planning or novel planning idea or techniques may be shorter.
  9. Diagrams, photos and tables should be properly cited in the text but submitted on separate sheets and as individual jpg files. Diagrams and photographs should be camera ready.
  10. Articles should be prepared using MS Word. They can be Word 97-2003 (.doc) or Word 2007 (.doc)
  11. As a general rule, articles should conform to the American Psychological Association (APA) Style. Footnotes and endnotes are not to be used.
  12. Quotations longer that 50 words are to be indented, single spaced with indication of the page in the original document where the quotation has been taken.
  13. Articles must be submitted either by e-mail or hard copy or CD. Articles submitted as hard copy should be triplicate, with the title at the top of the first page. Names of authors and address should be on a separate cover page.
  14. All submitted articles and materials are subject to a PEER REVIEW PROCESS.
  15. Articles being sent for review are to be accompanied by a N10,000.00 (ten thousand naira) non refundable assessment fee.
  16. Corrected accepted papers are to be submitted in hard copy and electronic version (CD or email)
  17. Accepted papers attract a N15,000.00 (fifteen thousand naira) publication fee. Any author experiencing difficulties in remitting this contact the managing editor.
  18. All accepted articles become property of the Journal of Contemporary Urbanology.
  19. Published authors is entitled to 2 copies of the journal per article and are requested to market 10 copies of the journal at a discount of 10%.

All Correspondence should be addressed to
Dr. Davidson Alaci, Managing Editor, Journal of Contemporary Urnanology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Benue State university, PMB 102119, Makurdi, 970001, BNS, Nigeria or P.O.Box 735, Makurdi e-mail: cc: