Nigerian Journal of the Humanities

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Call for Papers
July 17, 2015 to September 17, 2015
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Nigerian Journal of the Humanities, the journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, published since 1977, is currently receiving papers for publication in Volume 21 (2015). It is a themed volume with the title ‘Unconventional Sexuality’. The decision of the United States Supreme Court of June 26, 2015 on the Obergefell v. Hodges case represents a critical moment in the ‘normalization’ of behaviours and orientations that would qualify to be called countermores, after Lasswell and Kaplan. That decision has not, however, ended the decades-old debate on what constitutes ‘normal’ sexuality, but transformed it. NJH, in its Volume 21, seeks to provide a platform for this continuing debate.

Submissions on this theme may be historical, philosophical, literary, legal, anthropological, or from other perspectives that define the Humanities (other than the religious and moral). Submissions that are non-philosophical must position their research problem in Nigeria and Africa. Deadline for submission is Thursday, September 17, 2015.

All submissions should conform to the requirements below:

1.   Manuscripts may be submitted in either English or French with an abstract of between 200 and 250 words. The abstract should specify the research problem and objectives, the method(s)/procedure(s) used, and the significant findings. Any article written in French should include an English translation of the abstract. NJH also welcomes review articles and book reviews.

2.  Each article must be an original work of the author, and make a distinct contribution to knowledge; the article should not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.

3.  Manuscripts should be between 6,500 and 8,500 words, and should be typed double-spaced on A4 paper, and in 12 points Times New Roman; margins should be set to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of paragraphs using the Tab key.

4. The full name (surname last, and no initials), address, current status, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number of the author(s) should only appear on the title page.

5.   References should be documented primarily in the MLA format, highlights of which are:

  1. Citations within the text should include author’s name, and page, e.g., Glen (1993:175), or (Glen 1993:175).

  2. References, which should be arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name and single-spaced, should be organized at the end of the paper and titled ‘Works Cited’; endnotes should be arranged on the page before the ‘Works Cited’ page and titled ‘Notes’. Titles of books and periodicals should be italicised.

  3. Book citations should follow these examples: Bernard, Fonlon. To Every African Freshman. Victoria: The Cameroon Times, 1965. Books with four or more authors: Baldwin, Richard et al. Economic Geography and Public Policy. Princeton University Press, 2003. Journal articles: Mann, Glen. “The Third Man: Pulp Fiction and Art Film.” Literature/Film Quarterly 21.3 (1993): 171-178. For two or more books with the same title, replace author’s name with three hyphens. Note that the range of pages for chapters in edited books and journal articles must be indicated

6.   Articles should be submitted electronically, as e-mail attachment, to

Contact Info: 

The Editor,

Nigerian Journal of the Humanities,

University of Benin,

Benin City.