Author Guidelines

The journal accepts manuscripts that could be full-length, short reports, systematic, and narrative

reviews. The official language of the journal is English. It is expected that prior to submission, the manuscript will have been carefully reviewed for correctness and clarity of expression. The use of grammar and spell check software (e.g., Grammarly, Research Square) is recommended. Manuscripts could be returned or rejected at the preliminary stage based on insufficient scientific content and grammar. Manuscripts should be in the double spacing format (font: Times New Roman) and have wide margins (2.54 cm) with line numbers.

Submission The manuscript should be sent by email to the Editors-in-Chief, i.e., ijs@oauife.edu.ng (Physical Science), ijsb@oauife.edu.ng (Biological Science). Authors should submit the complete manuscript as a Microsoft Word document through the corresponding author. Also, a letter to the Editors-in-Chief (signed by the corresponding author on behalf of other authors) should accompany the manuscript with the main highlights of the study. The authors must provide reasons for the manuscript to be considered by the journal.

A list of three reviewers (including title, Email, phone number, and institutional address) should be included in the letter. These reviewers should be experts in the research topic of the manuscript and have not participated in research activities directly or indirectly with the corresponding author or research team in the last five years. The concluding statement of the letter must be a declaration that - the manuscript is only submitted to the Ife Journal of Science and not under review elsewhere or being considered for publication by any other journal.

Structure of Manuscript: Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Funding, Conflict of Interest, Author Contributions, and References. The

results and discussion could be in one section for short reports.

The following instructions are necessary during the preparation of the manuscript to avoid delay in processing.

Title: A separate title page should contain the following: a concise title (capital letters; bold format), the name(s) of the author(s) (Surname, followed by initials – bold format), institutional affiliations, email address, and phone number of the corresponding author.

Example: Peter, A.1,2, Lawal, O.3, James, B.J.1, Adamu, A1, John, J.4, Musa, S.A.1,5*

*Corresponding Author’s Email: musa@ovu.edu.ng

1 Department of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

2 Department of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

3 Department of Obstetrics, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

4University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

5University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Abstract: This should not exceed 300 words and must be written in the past tense. The abstract should provide an overview and significance of the study. Detailed methodology or references in the abstract are not permitted. Authors should provide 4 to 6 keywords.

Plagiarism Check: Authors must ensure that the manuscript passes a plagiarism check with not more than a 20% similarity index.

Potential Conflict of Interest: Authors must declare any form of potential interest or relationship that could influence the work or study. If there is none, it should be declared.

Statement of Human and Animal Rights: A statement of approval from the appropriate institutions or ethics committee must be included when reporting studies that involve the use of animals and/or humans. The statement should mention the Ethical Committee of the institution of which the work was done and approved, and the reference number, where appropriate. For human studies, a statement on informed consent must be included.

Units: Use of the S.I. unit (e.g., seconds - s; minutes - min; hours - h; mL - millilitres) is mandatory.

Equipment: The manufacturer, model, and country must be described in the manuscript.

Numbers: As a rule, numerals are not used to start sentences; words are preferred. In addition, words should be used for all numbers less than 10 and numerals for those greater than 10. If a number is followed immediately by a unit of measurement, it should be noted that units are words and must stand alone (except for percentage which is not separated by a space from the figure), e.g., 5 g, 200 m, 34 °C, 50%.

Latin Names: Authorities for Latin names must be indicated the first time they are used but not subsequently. Latin words to identify biological structures or entities are always italicized; similarly phrases like in situ, in vivo, versus, per se, et al. On the other hand, commonly used abbreviations such as, etc., viz, and, e.g., do not require to be in italics.

Tables: Tables should be submitted in a form ready for reproduction and included in the appropriate sections in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively and bear a short descriptive title.

Figures/Illustrations: Figures/illustrations must be of high quality and in a format ready for publication. It should be included in the appropriate sections in the manuscript. The title for the figures should be clear and relevant and numbered accordingly. Figures may not be used to duplicate data already presented in tables or text or vice versa. Photographs and illustrations are considered figures. Captions should not be written on the illustrations but listed on a separate sheet.

Author contributions: To provide transparency and accountability on the contributions of the researchers to published work, the CRediT pattern should be adopted, consisting of the surname (in full) and initials of the authors and CRediT role(s). For further information, check this link - https://www.elsevier.com/authors/policies-and-guidelines/credit-author-statement

References: In the text, citations should be made by the author's name and year of publication, e.g., "according to Smith and Banke (1975)", or "as shown by an earlier study (Smith and Banke, 1975)". Two or more papers by the same author in the same year should be distinguished by a suffix (a, b, etc.) to the year of publication. The references list at the end of the manuscript should be in alphabetical and chronological order without numbering. The journal title must be written in full in the reference list. The volume and issue of the article should be included with the page range (e.g., 22‒30), and the DOI (as applicable) for all articles. Do not put a full stop (.) after the DOI.

Journal article:

Andreas, E.L. and Cash, B.A. 1999. Convective heat transfer over wintertime leads and polynyas. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104: 25721–25734.

https://doi.org/10.1029/1999JC900241

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:

Businger, J.A. 1982. Equations and concepts. In: Atmospheric Turbulence and Air Pollution Modeling, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt, H. van Dop (editors), 21–25 September 1981. The Hague, Netherlands. D. Reidel Publ. Co., Dordrecht, pp. 1–36.

Book:

Sorbjan, Z. 1989. Structure of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Prentice-Hall, New York, 317 pp. 

Peer review: All submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer-review process. 

Proofs: Unless otherwise requested, galley proofs will be sent to the first author of joint publications. 

Page Charges and Reprints: Page charges will be indicated in the letter of provisional acceptance to the authors. Authors will receive a PDF copy of the journal.

Copyright: Papers are accepted for publication with the explicit understanding that they are not considered for publication elsewhere and that copyright is transferred automatically to the Ife Journal of Science.

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