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The Editor

  • Dr. Jacob U. Agba - Editor-in-Chief/Chairman

The Associate Editors

  • Dr. Veronica Bassey-Duke
  • Dr. Charles Obot
  • Dr. Lihu Betiang
  • Dr. Patrick Ineji
  • Dr. Michael Nzan
  • Dr. Stanislaus Iyorza
  • Dr. Joseph Ekpang
  • Dr. Ndoma Brown
  • Dr. John I. Ukam
  • Dr. Ukam Ivi Ngwu, ESQ.

The Editorial Consultants

  • Prof. Chris Ogbondah
  • Prof. Mbuk Mboho
  • Prof. Edde Iji
  • Prof. Chris Nwamuo
  • Prof. Ashong C. Ashong
  • Prof. Victor Kogah
  • Prof. Joy Etiowo
  • Prof. Offiong Ani Offiong
  • Prof. Eton Simon
  • Prof. Mercy Ugot


  • Dr. Emmanuel Nyong Inyang



 Information for contributors

JMCL is offered as a forum for the stimulation of intellectual discussion and promotion of research in mass media as social organisations, media and society, and journalism, communication and mass communication as academic disciplines, as well as their roles in society. In addition, the central role of communication technology in the presentation and delivery of information in the digital age provides challenging opportunities for media and communication scholars to explore the interface of communication, mass media, technology, languages and society. Research reports and well-though-out papers in this new, exciting and complex areas are welcome.

Submission: Manuscripts are invited in these areas, typed double-spaced on one side of A4 paper only, and should be between 4,500 and 7,000 words. Manuscripts should be presented as electronic copy in MS Word and sent to the following emails:

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Abstract: An abstract of between 200 and 300 words should be presented at the beginning of page 1.

Author information: To be presented in a cover page, it should show the title of article, academic or professional title, university/institution and department of affiliation, and area of specialization.

Style: Manuscripts should be rendered in the APA Manual of Style, 6th Edition. In-text citations are required. References, not bibliographies, should be listed at the end.


In-text citations

The media operate within a field of social forces, according to McQuail (2005). Who asserted that, “The general notion that mass communication interposes in some way between 'reality' and our perception and knowledge of it refers to a number of specific processes at different levels of analysis” (2005,p.84)


Numbers 1-9 are rendered in words; 10 to infinity should be written in figures. Percentages in the text should not be rendered as %, but as percent. However, in tables and parenthesis, they should be rendered as %.



McQuail, D. (2010). McQuail's Mass communication theory, 6th Edition. London: Sage Publications.


Inyang, E. N. (2017). Verisimilitude in Nollywood Movies. UNIUYOJournal of Humanities, 22(2), 351-363.


Adoke, M. (2011, September 8). Stemming electoral violence in Nigeria: A focus on the adequacy of the law and its enforcement.Vanguard, p.11. Note: the same style should be used for magazines.

Book chapter

Danladi, K. (2015). Assessment of the use of social media by secondary school students in Zaria. In Des Wilson (Ed.), Communication, society and the Nigerian child: Issues and emerging trends in the 21st century (pp.227-236), African Council for Communication


Internet web page or report

Nawaz, N. (2014). Capitalism has hijacked