Journal for Studies in Management and Planning

Journal for Studies in Management and Planning (JSMaP) with ISSN 2395-0463 is a scholarly, referred, peer reviewed journal for publication of research papers.

The primary purpose of Journal for Studies in Management and Planning is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of Management, Business, Planning, Urban Studies, Developmental Issues, Policy Research, Environmental and Urban Planning. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization, which include scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning appreciates reviews, original papers, and peer-reviewed research on all aspects of Management, Business, Planning, Urban Studies, Developmental Issues, Policy Research, Environmental and Urban Planning.

Journal for Studies in Management and Planning (JSMaP) is an international peer reviewed, internationally refereed, online, open-access journal published monthly. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning (JSMaP) represents a revolution in scholarly journal publishing platform. A pioneering effort in liberal, open access publishing with fast and high quality peer review that brings journal publishing to the doorstep of every researcher and student. We believe that quality information should be free and accessible universally in this day and age. The ideology of an open-access journal is in being free for all and JSMaP will be free for all to read and share.
We encourage graduate, post graduate, PhD students and other scholar from the field of science, technology, planning and management to get their paper published and share the treasure of the knowledge that you have gained. To fulfill the aim and objectives of the Open Access Journal. We have made our content freely available for researchers and scholars to access and enhance their knowledge.


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Vol 5, No 3 (2019): Vol-5-Issue-03-March-2019

Journal for Studies in Management and Planning is a new type of academic journal in economics. By involving a large research community in an innovative open peer review process, the journal aims to provide fast access to top-quality papers. Publishing is seen as a cooperative enterprise between authors, editors, referees, and readers. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning takes the form of an e-journal, i.e. submission, evaluation, and publication are electronic.

Journal for Studies in Management and Planning embodies the following principles:

Open Access: Following the principle that knowledge is a public good, the journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".

Open AssessmentThe traditional peer review process is substantially supplemented by a puplic peer review process in which the community of active researchers from all over the world has a hand in the evaluation process. Due to interactive peer review and public discussion, Journal for Studies in Management and Planning provides fast and efficient quality assurance.

Speed: Submitted papers that have been identified as sufficiently promising for a referee process are made available on the journal’s homepage within three weeks as discussion papers. Thus, the time for new ideas to find their way into the scientific community is substantially reduced.

Add-on Services: Interested readers can take advantage of alert services announcing new papers in their fields. As far as possible, Journal for Studies in Management and Planning also provides hyperlinks to the referenced literature.

 Journal for Studies in Management and Planning aims to cover all the main areas of economics. Inevitably, articles in different areas of economics are addressed at different audiences. Many of the articles submitted to the journal are standard technical pieces, addressed to a purely academic audience. Others concern economic policy and thus are addressed both to economists and policy makers with some economic background. Yet others are surveys and overviews, often interdisciplinary, addressed to a nontechnical audience. To attract this variety of contributions, Journal for Studies in Management and Planning will contain the following areas, in addition to the standard contributions for a purely academic audience: 

Policy Papers

Papers of this area are concerned with the economic analysis of current policy issues. The analysis is rigorous, from a theoretical and empirical perspective. Contributions are written in nontechnical language appropriate for a broad spectrum of decision makers and participants in policy discussion.

Surveys and Overviews

 Papers of this area aim to integrate the analysis and lessons from various fields of economics and provide new insights that are not accessible from any particular sub-discipline of economics. They are often interdisciplinary, addressed to a general audience interested in economic issues.


replication is a study whose primary purpose is to confirm the validity of a previously published study. A replication will generally consist of two parts. The first part is an attempt to reproduce key findings from the original study. In this exercise, the replicating author will ideally attempt to exactly reproduce the original study’s findings using the identical data set. If the replicating author is initially unsuccessful in this exercise, it is expected that they will contact the original author to gain their assistance in this exercise. In the event that a replication study is successful at reproducing the original study, the next part should consist of a robustness check, if possible. This can be done through a variety of means such as estimating alternative variable specifications, using new data, and/or applying appropriate, alternative estimation procedures. The journal is committed to publishing both confirming and disconfirming replications. The only criterion is that the replication be done to a high standard of professional competency.

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Okoroafor, S. Adiele, O.S Amadi
C.C. Okereke, Okoroafor, Sunday Adiele
Joyce Sichone