NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Journal of the Faculties of Science and Agriculture, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Instructions for Authors
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal must be in triplicate and should not have been published or offered for publication elsewhere. All manuscript should be written in English. Manuscript should be sent to the
Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment,
Faculty of Science,
Delta State University,
Or to the
Assistant Managing Editor
Authors are required to adhere strictly to the instructions given here for the preparation of manuscripts.
TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Original research papers; review articles; technical notes; book reviews; reports of conferences and meetings; short communications; letters to the Editor.
Manuscripts should be in double-spaced typing on A4 paper with a wide margin to the left hand side. The title page should contain the title, author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), including a complete address for correspondence and proofs. Each manuscript should be provided with an abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should be followed by the Introduction, Materials and Method, Results, Discussion and Acknowledgement. In general, spelling conventions as found in Oxford Dictionary of English should be followed: e.g. Colour (not color).
The SI units should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses, temperature should be given in degree Celsius.
The abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the British Standard publication BS 1991. There is no need to use full stop to mark abbreviations, e.g. M (not M.) ppm (not p.p.m.)
Current recognize (IUPAC) nomenclature should be used, although commonly accepted trivial names may be used where there is ambiguity.
Tables (numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals), references and legends to illustrations should be typed on separate sheets and placed at the end of the paper.
Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible if they contain information which could equally well be included in the text.
For references to published works, the Harvard system should be adopted i.e. name of author(s) and date of publication should appear in the text e.g. Oputa (1997) or Ackman et al. (1967). Unpublished data or private communication should not appear in the reference list. Examples of references are given below:
Agbaede, R. L. S. and Kemp, D. H. (1985). Digestion in the cattle-tick Boophilus microplus: Light microscope study of the gut cells in nymphs and females. International Journal of Parasitology 12: 147-157.
Symth, J. D. (1984). Introduction to animal parasitology. 3rd Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS
Jeffries, P. (1994). Biochemical cycling and arbuscular Mycorrhizas In: the sustainability of plant-soil systems. Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas on sustainanble agriculture and natural systems. Gianinazzi, S. and Schuepp, H. (Eds.), Birhauser Verlag, Basel. Pp 101-115.
Line drawings should be provided in Microsoft Word. Diagrams and graphs should generally be of such size that, after linear reduction to one-half or one-third, they should be legible.
Photographs must be of good quality and should be of sharp black and white prints. Each illustration must be clearly numbered and name(s) of the author(s) of the manuscript written on the reverse side.
Authors are expected to send each manuscript along with a bank draft of one thousand naira or one hundred U.S. dollars to cover handling charges.