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Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system ( accompanied by a covering letter of consent counter signed by co-authors (in case of multiple authored papers).

Manuscripts preparation.
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Main Headings and Manuscript Presentation
Manuscripts should be prepared under the following headings without numbering:
Article Title
Authors and their full addresses
Key words
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Acknowledgement (If Any)


This should be concise and explain the nature of the paper. If the paper was given, wholly or in part, at a scientific meeting, this should be stated in a footnote.

Authors' names

These should include with one surname followed by initials of authors and the address where the work was carried out. The name, address, and email address of the corresponding author should be indicated clearly.

Abstract of 150-250 words should be provided abridging, concise Introduction, methods used, results, significance of results and conclusion of the study.


This should state the problem investigated, the aim of the work and previous relevant work with appropriate references, and must indicate clearly the advance in knowledge or contribution to knowledge. 

Materials and Method

Clear and sufficient detail to permit the work to be repeated by others, if desired. Only new techniques need be described in detail; known methods must have adequate references.


These should be presented concisely, with tables or illustrations for clarity.

Good quality and clearly readable figures will only be accepted. Graphs should be drawn in CorelDraw or Microsoft Excel. A resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) or higher, for good quality Picture printing.


The in-text references should be in full if they have one or two authors (e.g.: Michael 2002, Ogbe and Segun, 2009); for multiple authored case they should be cited as Haruna et al., 2005. Full References should be provided in the references section. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, giving all the authors with their initials after the respective surnames. Give the full title of the paper in the language in which it appeared or an accurate English translation. Journal titles should be abbreviated as in Chemical Abstracts or Biological Abstracts. If the journal is not included in these lists, then give the title in full. Where possible, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. This style and order should be followed: author's surname, initial(s) of forename(s), paper title, journal title (in italic), volume number (in bold), first and last page numbers, year of publication (in brackets) e.g.:
Journal Articles: 

Ayan E, Berok B  and Selega GH (2003). Extraction of oil from wild Melon seeds. Journal of African Science Technology, 2(2): 4-9. 

A Book: 

Dagogo K., Edward  ED., Kelle C and Madu N (2009). Biochemical Finger printing: Simulated Models of DNA and Nucleic Acids. ABU Press.

A Chapter in a Book: 

Leach J (1993). Impacts of the zebra mussel (Dreissenapolymorpha) on water quality and fish spawning reefs of Western Lake Erie. In Zebra mussels: biology, impacts and control, Eds., Nalepa, T. and D. Schloesser. Ann Arbor, MI: Lewis Publishers, pp: 381-397.

A Report: 

Makarewicz JC., Lewis T and Bertram P (1995). Epilimnetic phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass and species composition in Lake Michigan, 1983-1992.U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program, Chicago, IL.EPA 905-R-95-009.

Conference Proceedings: 

Stone D (2007). Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp: 80-89.

A Thesis: 

Strunk  JL (1991). The extraction of mercury from sediment and the geochemical partitioning of mercury in sediments from Lake Superior, M. S. Thesis, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI.

Abbreviations, Units Etc.,

Authors should follow internationally accepted standard specifications eg IUPAC-IUB. IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for physico-chemical quantities and units. 


Proofs may be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 168 hours. 

Proofs will be sent as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following website:


Upon final publication, an issue


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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