Call for Papers

Labar: Journal of Military History & Peace Studies (LJMHPS) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of well-researched and original articles. It is published bi-annually in both electronic and print formats. The journal covers the the areas of; History, Peace and Conflict, Language, Literature, Philosophy, communication, sociology, international relations, political science, psychology where the disciplines can unite, collaborate, and engage with each other towards shared research-oriented and educational goals.

Authors are to submit original military related history, issues on conflict, peace and other allied research, which promotes new understanding on the above issues. The work must be of high academic standard, well researched. The work can be expressed in either MLA or APA (latest editions), or Harvard (latest edition) reference styles. Submission of papers must be in Microsoft (MS) word format and should be mailed to  

The journal publishes two issues yearly, and so papers for publication are accepted throughout the year. Contributors should note that opinions expressed in this journal are those of author(s) and no member of the editorial team can be held responsible.

Guide to Authors

Authors must strictly adhere to the format and style of the journal to avoid manuscript rejection. Hence, authors are encouraged to carefully read the instructions for authors before submitting their manuscripts.

Submit the manuscript in MS Word Format through the email address on the portal:

The cover page should indicate the following: A concise and informative title; name(s) of the author(s); affiliation(s), email address(es), and ORCID number(s) of the author(s); and an abstract of 250 words maximum with at least 3-5 key words

The author/author(s) are expected to adhere strictly to the following instructions: Title, Abstract (250 words) with at least five keywords, Introduction, Framework of the Study, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

Format the entire manuscript in double-spaced on a short white bond paper (8.5x11in) on one side only with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins all around using a Times New Roman, the font size of 12.

Serially number all pages, including tables, appendices, and references. Major sections should be numbered, but subsections should not be numbered.

Leave two spaces before and after the major headings and two spaces before and after the sub-headings. References, Acknowledgments, Table Titles, and Figure Legends should be typed double-spaced or numbered consecutively on all pages, including the title page, figures, and tables.

Spell out acronyms or unfamiliar abbreviations when mentioned for the first time in the text.

Write the scientific names of species completely with author(s) when it is first mentioned in the text and without an author in succeeding references. Scientific names should be written in italics or boldface.

Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific, or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights, and measures. Percentage and Decimal Fractions. In nontechnical copy, use the word percent in the text.

All cited sources should substantially consist of articles published in current content-covered or peer-reviewed journals. Use the newest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) for citation and referencing format and style. Do not use footnotes; rather, use endnotes at the last page of work.

The manuscript should be concise as the subject and research method permit. Generally, it should be 4,000 to 6,000 words, double-spaced.

Peer Review Process

LJMHPS: is a multi-disciplinary bi-annual academic publication of The Department of Military History, Nigerian Army University, Biu.  Born State. Nigeria. Every submission must be subjected to a peer review mechanism. Contributors on submission of their papers are required to pay the sum of five thousand Naira only as assessment fee. Papers accepted for publication will attract additional Twenty Thousand Naira Only. Every correspondence should be addressed to or

Guide to Referees

It is expected to consider of expertise to provide quality review of the paper; potential conflict of interest in providing an independent and unbiased review; availability and commitment to meet the journal requirements and deadline given to referees. Also good observation of familiarity of the double-blind review process and journal guidelines to authors must be adhered to strictly. The referees must also agree that the manuscript they received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It must not be shown or discussed with others except authorized by the author/editor. Any ideas obtained during the peer review process shall be kept confidential and shall not be used for personal advantage.

During the review process, referees are guided by the review form provided to them by the editor. They must correctly and legibly accomplish and submit the form on or before the deadline determined by the editor. Their comments and suggestions will be consolidated with the other referees to refining the manuscript being evaluated and come up with a quality publishable article.

Essentially, referees provide a technical evaluation of the paper regarding its suitability for publication, content and presentation, novelty, and accessibility of the content. Their comments and suggestions will provide the basis for the improvement of the manuscript. Also, they will recommend an action to be taken with regards to the manuscript from the options set by the journal: Accept without revision(s), Accept with minor revision(s), Accept with major revision(s), Reject with the option to resubmit, or Reject. If referees recommend that revisions are required, they must furnish the author/s specific guidance regarding those revisions. Also, they must indicate their willingness to review the paper after revision. If the referees substantially disagree about the paper’s quality, the editor will solicit one or more reviews as a tie-breaker.

The editor will have the final decision for the acceptance and rejection of the paper.

Criteria for Acceptance and Rejection

For the manuscript to be accepted for publication, it must: (1) be recommended by two or three referees; (2) address the comments and suggestions of the referees; (3) comply with ethical standards and protocols; (4) adhere to journal format and style; (5) pass Plagiarism Detection Test with a score of at least 10% or less and Grammarly, Rating of 95% or more; and (6) be endorsed for publication by the International Editorial Advisory Board.

Publication Ethics Policy

LJMHPS is committed to upholding the highest research and publication ethics standards and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractice. All accepted papers are subjected to a rigorous review process and stringent grammar and plagiarism test. Likewise, all authors are requested to declare that the paper/abstract submitted for publication in LJMHPS is not published or considered for publication in part or whole in any journal or magazine for private or public circulation. They must agree to the hierarchy of authorship (in the case of co-authorship) depending on their significant contribution to the work to qualify for authorship. For funded research papers, authors are requested to declare and acknowledge the valuable support of agencies, institutions, and individuals in the research projects’ conduct. Any papers suspected of intellectual dishonesty and authorship’s falsification will not be published or retracted from the website.

LJMHPS is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, Academia, Research Gate.

Publication Frequency   

LJMHPS is bi-annual publication that comes out June and December.


LJMHPS is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, Academia, Research Gate.

Sources of Support

The journal is funded by the Department of Military History, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria.


The views expressed in the articles in this journal do not necessarily represent the views of anyone affiliated with LJMHPS or of the Department of History, Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State.