Ilorin Journal of Economic Policy (IJEP) (e-ISSN: 2449-0512) is an open access Journal owned by the Department of Economics, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, that is made up of collection of scholarly perspectives on different aspects of contemporary economic policy issues encountered mainly in developing countries. The focus of the Journal is to publish quality papers that provide pragmatic policy directions for government and policy makers in public and private sectors. The contributions employ qualitative, quantitative or mixed research, methodology and present conceptual or theoretical framework which are applicable to the real world development. The Journal is published twice a year (June and December).


As part of our quality assurance, a manuscript is assigned to an associate editor who determines its suitability in terms of scope and focus of the Journal. The next step is to check for the similarity index rate of the paper using iThenticate plagiarism tool. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected instantly without sending to our external reviewers. IJEP uses rigorous and constructive double-blind peer review procedure that helps to advance quality papers.

The copyright and distributions of any paper published in IJEP are guided under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-4.0).



The Table below explains the flows of articles for the year 2021



Desk rejections


Published article


Articles pending decision


Rejections based on referee reports




Rejection based on plagiarism


Total number of articles



The desk-rejection rate is about 70.4% while the total rejection rate is about 79.6%. The prospective authors are advised to always check the aims and scope of our journal as well as review the previous articles published in The Ilorin Journal of Economic Policy. The average time to make a first decision is between 1-2 months (excluding desk-rejections).