Author's Guidelines


About the Journal

The mission of Fountain University Law Journal (FULAJ), the official journal of the College of Law, Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, and the review of contemporary issues related to all aspects of laws and practices.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Fountain University Law Journal.  Articles in FULAJ are published on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).

Publication Schedule

FULAJ publishes annually and ensures that manuscript are made available online as soon as they are accepted.

Editorial Policy

Authors must prepare their manuscripts in accordance to the Instructions for Authors of the journal. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the Journal, may be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The Journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the authors have not violated the ethics of research and publishing during the conduct of the experiment and writing of the manuscript.

General Requirements

All submitted manuscripts should contain original research written in English Language, not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts may be submitted for consideration as original papers (research articles describing original experimental results) and short communications. The Journal also publishes mini-reviews, which are by invitation. However, authors willing to submit a review article may write a proposal to the Editor-in-Chief.


Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript (including references, tables and boxes, and legends) must be typed in 12 point Times New Roman, double-spaced on A4 paper with margins of 1 inch, or 4.5 cm on all sides. All pages in the manuscript should be page numbered.

Title page

The title page should contain the title of the manuscript, authors’ names, affiliations and email addresses. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author.


This should be in title case and should be devoid of syntax problem. The title should be concise and represent the scope and content of the study.


This should not more than 250 words with a minimum of 4-6 Keywords placed immediately at the bottom of the abstract.


This should be done ONLY online at Submission of manuscript through any other means will not be processed.

Referencing Style

The approved style guide for submissions is the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) Uniform Citation Guideline of Referencing with footnotes automatically generated and numbered consecutively.


Each manuscript will be subjected to both plagiarism check and preliminary editorial review before it can be sent for double blind peer review. Manuscripts will only be accepted after satisfactory recommendations must have been received from the independent reviewers. Acceptance of manuscripts for publication in FULAJ will be based on originality of the research and contribution to scientific knowledge, without neglecting technical quality.

Publication Fees

The maiden edition is free while subsequently article publication fee of Twenty Thousand Naira only (N20, 000: 00) or One Hundred Dollars (100 USD) will be charged on any article accepted for publication in Fountain University Law Journal (FULAJ). All payments should be made to: College of Law, Fountain University, Osogbo, Sterling Bank 0503834398. Evidence of payment should be forwarded to, or

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All subscription and advert requests should be directed to the Editor-in- Chief at or via mail to Postage rates apply.