About Journal

The Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology (NJRS) is the official publication of the Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN), formerly known as the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA). The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of the publication is ISSN 3043 - 4491


Open Access Statement

At the Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology (NJRS), we are committed to the goals of open research. All research articles published in our journals are fully open access.  We ensure that all papers are instantly available to all users online upon publication.

This Open Access article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, adaptation, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. Users are therefore free to read, download, copy, distribute, and print the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purposes at no cost and without permission from the publisher or the author, which is in line with the basic tenets of open access.

Editorial Policy

The purpose of the Journal is to provide an avenue for fostering creativity, scholarship, and scientific information in Rural Sociology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Human Ecology, and other related disciplines. Attention is focused on agricultural and rural development. Priority will therefore be given to articles on rural society. The Journal will also accept methodological, theoretical, research, or applied contributions. Opportunity is open to scientists and development experts within and outside the country to submit relevant papers for publication. The journal follows a peer-reviewed process in its assessment of manuscripts.

Repository policy

The journal publisher will host the portal of the journal on its website. The authors also have the right to authors to deposit versions of their work in their institutions’ repositories.