The Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA).

Sources of Support

Dues from Annual SONTA conferences, subscriptions from SONTA members, corporate and individual support from well-meaning Nigerians and corporate bodies that operate in Nigeria and internationally.

Peer Review

Papers for consideration in NTJ go through a themed process of paper submission and presentation at SONTA conferences on-site, online or hybrid. Having gone through the first stage of assessment which is presentation at the conference, each paper is sent to two reviewers for blind review. The review takes approximately three months, that is, twelve weeks. The Editor is guided by the recommendations of the reviewers. However, final decision on publication is taken by the Editor

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes two issues in one volume per year.


The Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) is an organisation of Nigeria theatre, culture, media arts and film scholars/professionals. The bulk of its members are researching and teaching theatre, culture, film and media arts in Nigerian universities and colleges of education that offer theatre, media arts, film and cultural studies. NTJ is a peer-reviewed, professional association journal that is currently domiciled in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, where the editor resides. It is duly registered with the National Library of Nigeria with ISSN: 0189-9562. Its aim is to publish themed articles from SONTA Annual International Conference, which usually applies itself to current issues of national or international importance but approached from the varied areas of theatre scholarship and practice. NTJ provides a platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners from all areas of theatre arts studies such as drama, dance, music, media arts, scenography, theatre technology, playwriting, costume and make up, theatre for development (TfD), film, puppetry, etc., to publish their papers and research findings. It publishes only original research papers that have been presented at SONTA annual international conferences. The submitted papers should meet some criteria such as: originality, unpublished or/ not submitted to any other journal.  Suggested terms under which journal should be listed in subject index:   Theatre Arts, Film, Communication, Humanities, African Studies, Literature, Drama, Music, Dance, Media Arts. Name(s) of editor(s) and their period of editorship are: Chris Nwamuo, 1983-1984; Iyorwuese Hagher, 1984-1987;  no editor activity occasioned by challenges at SONTA, 1998-1991; Saint Gbilekaa, 1992-1994; no editor activity occasioned by challenges at SONTA,1995-1998 ; Mabel Evwierhoma, 1999-2001; Jenks Okwori 2001- 2004; Duro Oni, 2005-2006; no editor activity occasioned by challenges at SONTA, 2007-2008; Tor Iorapuu, 2009-2012; Denis Amen Akoh, 2013 -2017; Barclays F. Ayakoroma, 2017-2021; Osakue S. Omoera, 2021- present. SONTA journal editors are elected at SONTA elections every two years and are academics of proven record of research productivity in the field.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2971-6748
print ISSN: 0189-9562