Journal of African International Institute of Business Valuers and Management (Journal-AFRIBVAM),was established on 2018, is a leading international multi disciplinary journal, which is in partnership with the International Society of Comparative Education, Science and Technology (ISCEST),Nigeria, Institute of Business Valuation, Nigeria (IBVN), Impact Communities, Kenya, Farming and Animal Husbandry project (FAHP), Cameroon and in affiliation with Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State. Nigeria. In line with the quest of nurturing Africans for African Development and global economic relevance, the institute introduced the AFRIBVAM journal. Being a leading international multidisciplinary scholarly journal, our goal remains promoting theoretical and practical basis of Business valuation, Education, Management, Law, Science and Technology. Understanding from these will ultimately go into policy implementation in Africa through business and educational standards, as well as national and international perspectives.
This journal aims at being an intermediary for current research publications, promoting teaching and learning of interdisciplinary research, networking with other professionals and professional bodies. We also target to encourage and supporting research stakeholders, organize conferences, workshops and meetings, and to be a resourceful body to national and international policy makers in Africa and beyond. AFRIBVAM journal has come to stay, in this era of increase in knowledge and quest for knowledge.
In the wake of the 2019 pandemic code-named COVID -19, Africa has come to the realization that survival to a high degree, is greatly dependent on self-sustenance, as evidenced in the frantic efforts by all the nations of the world to see what they could do for their own citizens, even before the intervention from foreign aids. In a two-tier objective towards battling the COVID-19 pandemic for instance, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and prevention channeled all efforts at coordinating efforts of Member States, African Union agencies, World Health Organization, and other partners to ensure synergy and minimize duplication and promoting evidence-based public health practice for surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control of COVID-19. (Africa Centers for Disease Control and prevention, 2020).
In the above approach, we see decisiveness and singularity of purpose on the part of the stakeholders in the continent. We also see the prioritizing of the role of the “member States” and “African Union agencies”, a lesson we must harness, not just in the safeguarding of the health of all in Africa, but in ensuring that Africa attains the much-desired economic stability, while maintaining a continued relevance in the global stage, beyond oil and gas. This and many more we will achieve through a non-biased multidisciplinary synergy to tackling our problems and an uncommon boldness to think beyond the confines of an oil and gas driven economy.
The Journal-AFRIBVAM is poised to contribute its quota towards engendering this enviable synergy through quality interdisciplinary publications and ultimately influence policy making through pointed communication to all stakeholders through diverse platforms, to ensure that ideas in our publications do not just end in only papers and conferences. Our approach is not, and will not be limited to availability of clear and concise publication ethics statement on our website. It will rather extend beyond the use of cutting-edge information communications technologies, adequately outlined peer-review process, editorial and financial policies, strong well-defined editorial scope, a sizeable editorial board headed by a seasoned chief editor. Other targets are publication of regular issues with a decent number of papers in each issue, indexing in at least a major database and a listing in the directory of open access journals.
Our highly esteemed multidisciplinary editorial board of course reflects the diversity of areas covered by the AFRIBVAM journal. Novel and indigenous contributions from students at all stages of their research, research administrators, project managers and senior researchers will adorn our publications. Thus, every scholar, student, researcher, indigenous and non-indigenous company, government agency and indeed anyone who has the good of Africa at heart should have this confidence in AFRIBVAM journal, that through our widespread readership target, their ideas will get to the appropriate stakeholders for expedited and decisive implementation of realistic policies. You are therefore encouraged to pitch your tent with us in publications, memberships, sponsorship, and affiliations as we strive to re-awaken the dying self-reliance of the African researcher, in our general quest to strengthen our economic and overall relevance in the global stage.
An open access double-blind peer review process Journal
Journal-AFRIBVAM operates using a double – blind peer review process. Double – blind peer reviewing is where the authors do not know who the reviewer is and vice versa, this specific choice of peer reviewing is often more preferred as it acts as an enhancer of fairness when reviewing a research paper.
As well as being a double – blind peer reviewing journal, it is also an open Access journal comes with so many positives for both the author and the reader. Due to it being more accessible, it helps spread the research papers to a wider audience much quicker clearly including those who are unable to afford paying subscriptions to have access to expensive journal.