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Submissions Guidelines


Submissions are open but will only be under consideration from February 1, 2020.  


*We accept research from Nigerian and African tertiary institutions.
* We accept independent research carried out in Africa.
* We accept research by Africans.

The Ibadan Review publishes original research in the form of articles. In most cases, we do not impose strict limits on word count or page number. We do, however, strongly encourage authors to write concisely and to adhere to the guidelines below. The recommended number of words is 1500 words, however, we will publish articles that exceed this number. We are most interested in works that clearly demonstrate or state their societal impact or their potential for societal impact. Research works must be presented in readable article formats, rather than conventional journal writing, using the guidelines below


  1. Pictorial depictions should be attached, as available. 
  2. Works should be sent in MsWord doc. 
  3. Submissions should be sent to 


Manuscripts should contain text, in sequence of


  • Title (The maximum Article title length is 20 words.)
    We recommend your title should be a question you hope to answer or the conclusion (inference) from your research, or a question your research has answered, or a simple description of your research work.
  • Authors and their affiliations – Full name of people who authored the research and their institutions, as applicable.  
  • Area of Research work. E.g Chemistry, Environment 
  • Abstract (Maximum = 300 words; recommended = 200 words)  This must include the potential impact of the work to the society. 
  • Keywords  
  • Main Text (Max 1500 words, except in special cases) – This part describes the body of work and the research and results. While you may submit in a different style, our recommendation is that main text should be structured under the titles
    • Introduction- What you were hoping to achieve with the research. 
    • Review- What is obtainable in the field you are researching e.g. Buildings are currently being built with bricks and you are checking to see if cotton can be used to do the same thing. 
    • Research – How you carried out your research and what you found. 
    • Discussion and Conclusion- Discuss your conclusions here, implications of your research or raise new questions from your research. This should express how the research may be used, or provide a suggestion on what further research may be carried out on the same title. 
    • References – You can add references here, but we generally prefer you insert them as hyperlinks at the exact point you make such statements, if those references are online. 


  • acknowledgments, (optional)
  • Attachments – We would be happy to receive links that provide the publication of the actual research or/and supplementary information, such that people who want to learn more can read more about your work. The link should point to either a research publication site or an online storage (e.g. Dropbox) that can always guarantee access to the document.


Then guideline should go as

1. Title

  1. Introduction
  2. What Your Idea/Product/Service Does
  3. How It Works 
  4. Next Steps 
  5. Conclusion


The total number of words for the entire article should be less than or equal to 1500 words. We will only accept more in special cases, which is dependent on our editors. 

The works must be original in nature. Copied works from any source will not be accepted and if already published will be removed from the website and the author will not be allowed future publications on the site. It should be conveying new ideas and concepts and the author must have the full understanding about it.


Authors should write for a non-technical reader except where necessary and should maintain this language unless there is the possibility that such language could lead to misinterpretation of the work or make it difficult for fellow researchers to understand the nuances and direction of the research.  Thus, technical jargon should be minimal and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable. Abbreviations and Acronyms should be defined when not avoidable.




Please note submissions for the anthology is not yet open. 

The Ibadan Review Anthology of Poems and Short Stories showcases creative works by students in tertiary institutions.

The forthcoming anthology will be edited and screened by a team of experienced editors. They will bring their literary experiences to bear as they subject entries to world class standard with their veteran eyes, to ensure a qualitative anthology. We enjoin all students to send in submissions for this anthology, and join us as we raise the literary flag a notch up.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Students can send in submissions.
  • A writer can submit up to two poems and two short stories
  • Submitted poems and stories must be original works of the writer.
  • Submitted works must not have been published elsewhere (Note: We accept entries that have only appeared on author’s personal site or social media pages)
  • All submissions must be accompanied by Name, Tertiary Institution, Department, Level and Faculty of the writers.
  • Submissions should be sent to
  • Subject of Email should be “Submission for The Ibadan Review Anthology”.
  • Submission format must be in MsWord document. 

Enquiries should be directed to