The submitted manuscript should have the following components:
Title: The title should be specific, clear and mirrors the content of the manuscript and should not exceed 21 words Author(s) and Affiliations: Name(s) (surname last) of the author(s), position, institutional affiliation, e-mail should be included.
Abstract: There should be an informative abstract. It should state the purpose of the work, methods (design, population and study setting, sample, data collection instruments, methods and analysis) results, discussion, implications, key conclusion and recommendations.
Key words: Include 3-5 keywords arranged alphabetically
Introduction: The introduction should spell out the scope, context and what to expect from the paper. It should begin with general information on the topic and progress to specific. The author should define and explain relevant concepts that are germane to the understanding of the paper. Related theoretical and empirical literature should be cited. Gap in existing research which the study will fill should be identified. Research question or problem and hypothesis to be tested should be stated, especially for research papers. The last sentence of the introduction should highlight the layout of the remaining parts of the paper.
Methods:The methods and procedures adopted in the research should be clearly described and explained. Detailed information on the research design, population, sample and sampling techniques, data collection instruments and methods, methods of data analysis and presentation should be provided.
Results and discussion: The finding derived from the methods and procedures are reported in this section using tables and figures. The results should be presented logically according to the research questions and hypotheses. Tables and figures must be numbered independently. Arabic numerals should be used for labelling of Tables (e.g. Table 1: Factors militating against adoption of social media) and should appear on top of the table, while Roman numerals should be used for Figures (e.g.Figure I: Factors militating against adoption of social media) and should appear under the figure. Authors should make reference to tables and figures that have been included in this section of the paper.The results should be interpreted, explained and evaluated accordingly. Relevant literature should be cited to corroborate or otherwise of the findings. The results and discussion should be presented together.
Conclusion: The author should summarise key findings of the research in the light of earlier stated purpose. The conclusion should state the important contribution the research/paper has made to knowledge and make recommendations which should be derived from key findings for practice, policy and further research.
Acknowledgements: This is a credits section where the authors should express gratitude to persons and organisations that assisted with the research or preparation of the paper. References: Sources cited should be complete and in line with the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) style. They should contain full bibliographic details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations for the same author in the same year, use a, b, c immediately following year of publication. Reference in the body of the text should be made by citing the authorâ€™s surname and year of publication (e.g. Johnson, 2004). At the end of the manuscript should be a reference list arranged in alphabetical order according to the surname of the authors. Book and journal titles should be italicized. (Quick guide on APA style can be found at https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/index).