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Author Guidelines

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

The FUDMA Journal of Sciences (FJS) is a peer-reviewed publication of original research papers, review articles, technical reports and short communications in all aspects  in the fields of science and technology such as Chemistry, Earth and atmospheric sciences, Biology in general, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Environmental Science,  Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Mechanics, Mathematics, Statistics, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Polymer and Textile Sciences, Process Modeling and Computational Analysis, Renewable Energy and waste to resource processes.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system: http://journal.fudutsinma.edu.ng/index.php/fjs/user/register (for new users)

http://journal.fudutsinma.edu.ng/index.php/fjs/login (for registered users)

The submitted manuscript should be copied to submission_fjs@fudutsinma.edu.ng. Ensure that you follow the online submission processes carefully and patiently.

During online Submission, ensure that all Co-Authors details are added

Submissions are to be accompanied with the Manuscript Submission Fee. Manuscript Submission fee is a non-refundable fee in case the manuscript is not accepted for publication. Meanwhile, Publication fee will only be made after the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Manuscript Submission Fee:                           Five Thousand Naira only (₦5,000.00)

Publication Fee:                                  Ten Thousand Naira only ((₦10,000.00)  

Hard Copy after Publication:                         On request

 

All monies should be paid into the account of the Journal, detailed below:

Account Name:                   FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES

Account Number:                                1020964101

Bank Name:                         UBA Plc.

Account Type:                     CURRENT


FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system (http://journal.fudutsinma.edu.ng/index.php/fjs).

Manuscripts preparation.
Text: Microsoft word
Font: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12
No Columns

Main Headings and Manuscript Presentation
Manuscripts should be prepared under the following headings without numbering:
Article Title (Capitalized)
Authors and their full addresses
Abstract (250 words maximum)
Keywords
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgement (If Any)
References

Title

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. This should be entered into the online platform using the 'Add Author's button'.

 Abstract

Abstract of 250 words (maximum) should be provided abridging, concise introduction, methods used, results, significance of results and conclusion of the study.

Introduction

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.

Results and Discussion

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

Figures

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.

References

The American Psychology Association (APA) system of referencing should be used. 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, G. H. (2003). Extraction of oil from wild Melon seeds. Journal of African Science Technology, 2(2): 4-9.

A Book: 

Dagogo, K., Edward, E. D., 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, J. C., 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, J. L. (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, e.g., IUPAC-IUB. IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for physico-chemical quantities and units.

Copyright and Permissions

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher it is regarded that you have given permission to publish the manuscript and distribute it electronically or in any other form to different databases and abstracting services including libraries, universities and anywhere else.

Proofs
Proofs may be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 48 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:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Reprints

Upon final publication, an issue will be made available at the FUDMA Journal of Sciences Secretariat and online at FUDMA’s website. Hardcopy of the Journal will be made available at a cost on request.

Other Important Note for Authors

“By submitting the processing fee, it is understood that the author has agreed to our terms and conditions which may change from time to time without any notice.


Author will take the responsibility whatsoever if any copyright infringement or any other violation of any law is done by publishing the research work by the author.

Before publishing, author must check whether this journal is accepted by his employer, or any authority he intends to submit his research work. We will not be responsible in this matter. If at any time, due to any legal reason, if the journal stops accepting manuscripts or could not publish already accepted manuscripts, we will have the right to cancel all or any one of the manuscripts without any compensation or returning back any kind of processing cost.


SUBMISSION FORMAT

1. All manuscripts must be submitted in A4 format, single column, using double spacing and leaving adequate margins. Each page should be numbered individually. Text lines should be numbered, with the numbers restarting on each page.


2. Tabular material must be clearly set out with the number of columns in each table kept to a minimum. Tables must have concise headings that enable them to be comprehensible without reference to the main text. Please ensure that the data in columns are consistent in the number of significant figures.


3. Number illustrations with Arabic numerals consecutively, in order of appearance in the text. Keep lettering on illustrations to a minimum and include essential details in the legend. Illustrations should be submitted in black and white, with no background color. Figures should be placed on separate sheets after the main body of the text.

Save each figure as a separate file and include the source file (i.e. a file in the program in which the image was originally created). The figures should be of high resolution (300 dpi minimum for photos, 800 dpi minimum for graphs, drawings, etc., at the size the figure will be printed). Numbers and symbols incorporated in the figure must be large enough to be legible after reduction in figure size.

Appropriate file types include Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) and Microsoft Word (doc) files.

4. Symbols, formulae and equations must be written with great care. The symbols recommended in the various parts of the British Standard 1991 should be used. SI units should be used; these are described in, for example, the British Standards Publication PD 5686, The Use of SI Units.

 

Copyright Notice

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher it is regarded that you have given permission to publish the manuscript and distribute it electronically or in any other form to different databases and abstracting services including libraries, universities and anywhere else.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 5000.00 (NGN)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 10000.00 (NGN)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.