Publication Scheduling

JASEM publishes twelve issues per annum in a Volume, which is one issue per month.


Aim and Scope

Aim: The aim of the JASEM is to communicate innovations and discoveries from primary research, reviews articles, case studies and short communications in a timely manner for the benefit of humanity through scholarly publications globally.

Scope: The journal publishes original research findings, review articles; case studies and short communications from pure and applied sciences, basic medical sciences, medicine and dentistry, allied health sciences and health technology, veterinary medicine and technology, all aspect of engineering and technology, agriculture & agricultural practices, forestry & wildlife science and management, geography & environmental management, brewing science & technology,  environmental management & toxicology, forensic science & technology, military science & technology, architecture, computer science & computing technology, food and nutritional sciences, marine science & technology, maritime & naval science, water pollution, air pollution, atmospheric science, ocean science, consumer products, industrial & agricultural chemicals, agricultural extension services and management, pharmacy & pharmaceutical science and technology; pharmaceutical products, nursing science and care-giving; dental technology,  safety, security & biotechnology, environmental contamination and toxicology. Studies addressing the physiological, anatomical, biochemical, biomedical and pathological changes produced by specific substances, techniques for assessing potential toxicity, and all aspects of in-vivo and in-vitro toxicology are covered.


Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management (JASEM) is an international journal established by the Joint Coordination Centre of the World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Programme (NARP) domicile in the Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt and currently journal published in the Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria

Sources of Support

Supported by the Ayebaemi Ibuteme Spiff Chair in Environmental Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS), University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management (JASEM) operates a single-blind peer-review structure where the reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript unless the reviewer chooses to sign their report. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Executive Editor in a pre-submission suitability checks. Manuscript beyond the scope of the journal are rejected and corresponding Author is informed. Manuscript within the Scope of the Journal is acknowledged with Paper Tracking Number by the Secretary/Editorial Assistant and forwarded to the Technical Editor for handling. The Technical Editor screens the paper for quality assessment using the Duplicate Content Plagiarism Checker and 75% Unique Content (UC) is required in the preliminary submission check for an article to proceed to reviewers. If an Article UC > 75%, the Technical Editor will peruse the pull of reviewers in the appropriate subject area of specialization. Once appropriate reviewers are identified, the article will be forwarded to the Reviewer with the Author Guidelines and every reviewer is expected to return the peer-review comments within four weeks. However, article with UC < 70% is rejected and corresponding Author is informed. Based on the reviewer comments, the Technical Editor rejects, accepts or requests further revisions of the manuscript and the author is appropriately communicated.

Open Access Policy

JASEM is an Open Access journal hence, all articles published are open-access articles. The articles are made immediately available worldwide after publication. No special permission is required to reuse all or part of the article published including plates, figures and tables. However, users must appropriately acknowledge all sources of information by correct citations.

Copy Right Policy

In JASEM, the authors maintain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work concurrently licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (CC-BY-4.0). Hence, authors are responsible for the originality and quality of their manuscript. Therefore, permission is granted to anyone for unrestricted use, to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited. Cite this journal as J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage.

Article Publication Charges

As an Open Access Journal, a non-refundable article publication charge of thirty thousand (N30, 000:00) will be paid by the corresponding author based in Nigeria and US $100 per accepted paper will be paid by corresponding authors outside Nigeria. Please note that Manuscript with Text, Tables, figures and plates combined that is more than 17 pages could be charged extra fee.

Waiver Policy

JASEM may grant partial waivers to some categories of authors at the discretion of the Executive Editor. Those eligible for partial waiver may include single author PhD students and authors from the 46 List Developed Countries (LDCs). Authors could apply for partial waiver and the Editorial Assistant will inform you of the level of waiver granted appropriately.

Abstracting and Indexing

Currently JASEM is indexed and abstracted by

AJOL Database; Bioline Database; Google Scholar; Cite Factor Index; Index Copernicus [ICI World of Journals]; WorldCat; SciSpace; Google Analytics; Open Access Library;

ScienceGate; JournalTOCs; J4F; Asian Science Citation Index (ASCI); Stanford Libraries

ResearchGate; Academic Accelerator; International institute for Primary Health Care Ethiopia (IPHCe); Scientometrics Impact factor; WikiData; Sciapse; ISSN Portal; Green Pages; Chemical Abstracts, ProQuest Database, BIOSIS Abstracts, NFAS Abstracts, Aqualine Abstract, Academix, CABS Database, African Index Medicus, Asian Digital Library


The Executive Editor
Ofrima Building Right Wing, 3rd Floor Room 349
Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
University of Port Harcourt
Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Journal Homepages

Journal Identifiers

P-ISSN 1119-8362
E-ISSN 2659-1502

Privacy Statement and Editorial Policies

Editorial Policies

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.

Editorial Policies

General Policy

The general principle of the journal is that the executive editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published being guided by policies of the journal's editorial board which are contained in the Author’s Guide and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. All articles published by JASEM are assigned Digital Identifier Numbers (DOI) and are therefore permanently stored Online and preserved by African Journal Online (AJOL) and several other domains. Once, papers are Online, there will be no content change.

Publication Ethics and Ethical Standards

In order to ensure that the Journal publishes accurate and credible data and in compliance with scientific publication guidelines for best publishing practices as provided by Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPSS)  and the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], authors will be required to declare the followings:

Declaration of Conflict of Interest: In compliance with our ethical standards, authors are to declare any conflict of interest in this work. Example: The authors declare no conflict of interest (if none).

Data Availability Statement: In compliance with our ethical standards, authors are to declare the availability of research data and indicate which author is in custody of such data upon request. Example: Data are available upon request from the first author or corresponding author or any the other authors

Author Approval to Publish: Corresponding author will receive approval form statin that all authors have read and agreed to publish the manuscript in JASEM.

Acknowledgement is only for Funding:  Example: The author(s) extend their appreciation to ………………….for funding this research with a Grant Number…………….

Author Responsibilities

Authors should ensure that, results presented are clear and honest, without any false or inappropriate data manipulation. Methods and procedures adopted during any research should be described clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others. Submitted work should be original, not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed if any.

Editor Roles and Responsibilities

Editors will ensure to make fair, correct and unbiased decisions, free from commercial consideration to ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process, maintain the reliability of the published record by suggesting corrections when needed and rejecting suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct; critically assess the ethical issues regarding studies in humans and animals studies before consideration and observe conflict of interest and will apply appropriate policies to handle editorial conflicts of interest

Reviewers Responsibilities

Reviewers will provide written, unbiased feedback within 4 weeks, avoid personal comments and criticism, ensure to maintain the confidentiality of the review process and provide reason for rejection of publication of a manuscript.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is a serious issue everywhere in the world. Plagiarism means “Use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and present them as one’s own original work. Copying scientific data and information from the other published paper is an illegal practice in academic community. JASEM will not be responsible for any action of plagiarism issue. Therefore authors are advised to be cautioned while preparing their manuscripts for submission to JASEM. Authors must appropriately acknowledge all sources of information by correct citations. JASEM in its part will screen papers for quality assessment using Plagiarism Checkers.

Article Withdrawal/Retraction/Removal

Please note that once an issue is Online, the Journal is unable to make any content change again. Therefore, do not ask us to make corrections once the papers are Online. Authors are advice to take pains to read their papers for corrections during the Galley Proof stage.

Withdrawal of Article is only possible for Articles, which have not been formally published and have not yet been assigned volume/issue/page information.

Retraction of Article: Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism issue, fraudulent use of data or the like. Retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. This process attract a fee equivalent to the publication fee.

Removal of Article: To remove an article from the online database is possible only if the article is clearly defamatory, infringes on others ‘legal rights, or where the article is the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. This process attract a fee equivalent to twice the publication fee.

Replacement of Article: In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. This process attract a fee equivalent to twice the publication fee.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2659-1499
print ISSN: 2659-1502