i. Assessment

All papers submitted for publication are referred by a maximum of three selected specialists, as     appropriate to the subject matter of the paper.


ii. Author Guideline

Articles are to be typewritten in font size 12 of Times New Roman and double-spaced on one      side of good quality A4-size paper. Either three (3) hard copies of the manuscript along with        N6, 000: 00 or a softcopy of the manuscript along with N6, 500: 00 processing/review fee      should be sent to:


            The Editor-In-Chief,

            ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology,

            Faculty of Environmental Technology,

            Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University,

            P.M.B. 0284 Bauchi - Bauchi State.




            The Managing Editor,

            ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology,

            Faculty of Environmental Technology,

            Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University,

            P.M.B. 0284 Bauchi - Bauchi State.

            jet@environmental.atbu.edu.ng  usman_jalam@yahoo.com   

            +234 80 23502394

(Pls. note: maximum of 15 pages is advised for article submitted; N1, 000.00 will be      charged for every page in excess of 15 pages).


            All payments should be made to:

            Account Name: ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology

            Bank: Jaiz Bank

            Account Number: 0002913643


            a. Title of Paper

The title of paper should be in title case letters; and should unambiguously reflect the contents      of the paper.


            b. Name and Address of the Author(s)

The name of author/s, clarifying surname, should follow the title of the article.  The address of    the place where research was conducted should be given. In the case of several authors, the             corresponding author should be indicated.  (A foot note should indicate any change of address).


            c. Abstract

The abstract should be clear, concise and not more than 200 words.


            d. Introduction

The introduction should contain the purpose or reason for the study being reported.  The   literature cited must be discussed to show the relationships between the published work and existing research studies or literature.


            e. ‘Experimental Procedure’; or ‘Materials & Method’; or ‘Methodology’

Only highlights of procedure or method, which are not common knowledge, should be      included.  Generally acceptable (scientific) terms should be used.  Details should refer to literature cited.  Discuss the factors, problems encountered and the solutions as they apply to     the study.



            f. Units, Symbols and Abbreviations

Only S. I. units as defined by the ISO Standard would be accepted.  Abbreviation should be written in full at first mention.


            g. Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper (in Arabic numerals), referring      to them in the text and title as Table 1, Table 2, etc.  The use of vertical rules should be           avoided. Tables should not duplicate results presented in graphs.

            h. Illustrations

Illustrations in the form of maps, diagram and graphs/charts should be sequentially numbered and given brief titles, which should be written below the illustration, in Arabic numerals (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.); Plates to be numbered in Roman numerals (e.g., PLATE I:, PLATE II:, etc.).


            j. References

References should be made at the end of the paper and should adopt the APA format:  Author/s - year of publication - title & edition or volume (for book and journal respectively) - publisher & town of publication.


            k. Final Submission/Fee

Contributors will receive copies of their referred manuscripts for amendments by assessor(s). Corrected version of the paper shall be returned together with the assessor’s amended manuscripts to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. When finally accepted, soft/electronic version of the paper shall be submitted by author/s with N20, 000.00 page charge/publication fee.


            l. Entitlement to Journal Copy

Every article (NOT every author) will receive a hardcopy of the Journal. (Re-prints may be ordered from the Managing Editor, prior  to publication). The journal sells for N1, 200.00 per copy.


            All fees are subject to review please.


          iii. 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 double-spaced; uses  12-point font, Times New Roman; 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.

Journal Identifiers

print ISSN: 1596-6305