Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines



 International Conference on Information Science, Media, Academic Research and Development

                                                (October 26-27, 2021)

      THEME:  Leadership, Africa’s Aspirations and Agenda           2063


                                                   CALL FOR PAPERS

About the Conference                                                                         The 1st Conference on Information Science, Media, Academic Research and Development holds August 25-26, 2020. The 2021 conference is designed for local and international participants and organized by School of Information Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State. The theme of the conference connects to Africa’s aspirations to surmount bedevilling development problems that have plagued the continent for decades.

Due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic and other prevailing circumstances, individuals and organizations now seek how best to adjust to the situation. People who take advantage of technology are most likely to adjust better. Accordingly, apart from normal physical presentation mode, the conference will be also hosted at  Zoom or Google Meet. Conference organisers are on top of the task and you will receive the modalities for participation.

The conference is to bring together innovative academics, researchers and industrial experts in diverse fields of study. In particular, the conference will attract scholars from diverse fields of Information Science, Technology, Social Science and Humanities to a common forum.



Sub Themes

v Research, Creativity and Innovation

v Media, Information Science and Technology 

v Governance, Law and Strong Institutions 

v Business and Commerce

v Organizational Management and Finance

v E-Learning, Online Media and COVID-19 

v ICT and Entrepreneurship Standards for the Sustainable Development

v Dynamics of Nigerian Economy, Social Inclusion and Corruption

v African   Literature, Arts and Calls for Development: What Impact?

v Digital Transformation– Web, 5G, AI, Big Data,

v Online Commerce, Online Sales and Service Delivery

v Social Media, New Media and Fake News

v African   Literature

v Language in the Media

v Risk Mitigation and Risk Management

v Cyber Security

v  LIS Education, Research  Trends, Curriculum Development and Training

v  Ethics and professionalism in LIS

v  Skills for Professional Librarians

v  Emerging Trends & Technologies in Libraries ( Cloud Computing, Linked Data and Curation, Mobile Applications)

v     Management of Library and Information Centres

v  Collection Development and Resource Sharing

v  Library Security

v Librarianship and Social Networking

v Libraries  in Digital Age

v Libraries’ Response During COVID-19

v Librarian and Entrepreneurship

v Academic Libraries

v Cataloguing and Classification in Digital Age

v Analogue Libraries

v Leadership in Turbulent Times

v Courageous Leadership

v Political Process

v African CEOs

v Small Screen Stars in Nigeria  and Africa

v Future of Big Screen

v DSTV and Digital Television in Nigeria

v Harmony, Co-existence  and  Belonging

v Diversity, Inclusion in Nigeria and Africa

v Cyber Security

v Engineering and Technology

v Creative  and Teaching Methods

v Alternative Ways of Teaching


Conference Objectives

·     The conference aims to bring together global participants– leading and budding academics, researchers and scholars to share ideas and experiences.  

·        The conference provides an interdisciplinary platform for educationists and researchers especially to present and discuss trends, issues and field experiences.

·        The conference shall assess Africa’s growth aspirations.

·        The conference presents opportunity for participants to discuss dynamics of information science and technology, innovations, research trends.

·        Conferees are expected to suggest solutions for development, social and technological and allied problems such as the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for Papers                                                                                                         Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts, full papers and five minutes videos that address the theme of the conference.  Empirical studies, research and quality articles are, therefore, welcome. Proper citations and references (APA 6TH edition) are central to quality presentation


Guidelines for Authors

Organization of Files                                                                                                            Please send only MS Word (2007 edition). You are requested to use 12 points Times New Roman with double space between the lines. Justify the main text and indent first lines of paragraphs rather than spacing between them. Please number all pages except the cover/title page.                                                       Margins: One (1) inch margin on all four sides.                                                Indentation: Indent paragraphs by half (1/2) an inch.

Title Page                                                                                                                                      The title page should include paper title, author(s) name(s) (first name first, then middle name and surname last with qualifications), rank, address for correspondence including institutional affiliation, department, telephone number(s) and a working e-mail address. Only the front cover of an article should bear author's name and particulars. The title or cover page shall not be numbered.


An abstract gives a reader a basic understanding of a paper.  Depending on the nature of the paper, an abstract may include an explanation of the research objectives and goals, the methods used and the results achieved, as well as any findings, recommendations or conclusions drawn from the study. The importance of your research should be clear. Exclude references, figures, equations, or tables. Your abstract should not be less 200 words, and not more than 250 words.  Your abstract should summarise the main conclusions and shall be followed by not more than five key words.  Please number this page as page 1. Please note that the abstract to be sent ahead of the full paper shall include your email and phone number.

Main Body                                                                                                                      Start the main body of the paper on page 2. The paper shall be in Microsoft Office Word format, 2007 version. The text shall be double-spaced, in a 12-point Times New Roman. The paper shall be A4, double-spaced and not more than 20 pages including the abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references.  The full-text paper is a comprehensive summary of your paper or study. It should begin with an introduction that covers information on the background or literature reviews.  All citations should be referenced at the end of the paper. The paper should describe in detail, the methodology used, the results, as well as recommendations and conclusions.

·        The paper should be on A4 paper size. Paragraphs should be indented (no block paragraphing). The first paragraph of a topic should be flushed or aligned left and the second and subsequent ones are indented five spaces to the right.

• Authors should be consistent in spelling – either American English or British English.
• Papers should be rich in current references and empirical citations.
• Papers must not have been published or sent for consideration elsewhere.
• Referencing should be in the APA style, 6th edition and listed at the end of the article in strict alphabetical order.

• Short direct quotations of three lines should be included in the text within inverted commas (“ ”) while direct quotations of more than three lines should be indented in a separate paragraph . All precise or exact words must be accompanied by the pages they appeared.

• Online sources should be properly referenced to include all relevant details in line with APA 6th edition.

Presentation Mode                                                                      Papers will be delivered physically or online.  The link for conference shall be generated and sent to participants. Virtual presenter shall receive further guidelines.

Papers are to be submitted via the website or by e-mail to (as document attachment using Microsoft Office Word).  Any paper submitted to via the website shall also be submitted to the e-mail. A technical team is available for help.

Special Journal Issues

All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for a Special Journal Issue based on a blind review format.  Quality papers will receive preference and a peer review process will be used to determine eligibility. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. Few selected papers will be published at at a reduced publication cost. The journal is open access gratis for viewing and download, but users should properly credit the original works.  The editorial board shall not enter into any correspondence for unpublished paper.

Authors are urged to be original and credit sources appropriately. Authors, not the Editorial Board shall be responsible for any case undetected plagiarism.

E-certificate                                                                                             All conferees are entitled to e-certificate(s) to be downloaded from the portal or sent directly to e-mail. The technical team can also help as need arises.

Book Fair/Exhibition                                                                      There is an opportunity for display of books and other innovations on the website.


Call for submission of papers:  August, 2021

Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 15, 2021

Conference Dates: October 26-27, 2021

Conference Website:

Venue: Mass Communication Conference Center, Federal Polytechnic, Oko

CONFERENCE FEES                                                               Faculty/School presenters: 12,000

Extra Certificates: 1,000

Other presenters: 15,000

Foreign: 60 US$



·      Conference Contact Persons

Website Administrator:  08060419450                                                             Technical Help Desk:       08035228116                                                


Dr  Onyeka Uwakwe         Rev.  Dr  Marvelous N.B.  Nwajei, CLN    Arinze Okeke

Dean, SIT                                  Chairman                                               Secretary

08034097091                            08037361068                                     07039789322



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·         Conference Host

Dean School of Information Technology                                  Onyeka Uwakwe, PhD, fimim, arpa, anipr                                                   Dean School of Information Technology