Editorial Policy


The name of the Journal is Journal of Research and Development Studies, published by the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria. It aims to publish standard papers/articles in the field of sciences, engineering, environmental, social sciences and humanities.

Mission of the Journal

The mission of the journal is to advance knowledge by encouraging and promoting high quality research activities that are sponsored within the institution and by external institution. It is equally to provide avenue for reporting innovation of researcher.

Vision of the journal

The vision of the journal is to be worldwide known medium of communicating genuine, reliable and practical findings of innovations and scientific discovery in Sciences, engineering, environmental, social sciences and humanities.

Peer Review Process

Journal of Research and Development Studies adopts blind peer review whereby reviewers are unaware of author identity and vice versa. There shall be two reviewers per paper and shall be a specialist on the subject of the paper.


Articles received for review shall be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discuss with others except as authorized by the Editor- in- Chief. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Fair Play

Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to author’s race, gender, Sexual orientation, ethnic origin or citizenship and religion belief.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that their papers are entirely original works of theirs and where authors have used the words or work of other authors it should be appropriately cited.

Editorial Board


The frequency of Publication shall be bi annually, two numbers per volume. This is however subject to flow of submissions from authors.

Acceptance of articles for publication

Articles are accepted for publication base on the followings:



The copyright for any articles that shall be submitted to the journal is automatically transferred to the Publisher (The Journal) if and when the article is accepted for publication.

Submission of Article/paper

Article can be submitted either as a soft copy through (e-mail), Flash drive or CD or as hard copies (three copies) by post.

Other Outlet of the journal

Research gate is other outlet that we show case this journal through editorial board members that are member of research gate.