Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Peer Review

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management (JASEM) operates a single-blind peer-review system 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 papers submitted to JASEM are initially evaluated by the Executive Editor and appropriate manuscripts are then assigned to the Technical Editor for handling. The Technical Editor check the pool of reviewers, calls upon two reviewers for their comments. JASEM makes every effort to reach an initial decision within four weeks of submission. Reviewers are encouraged to make suggestions for changes and improvements to the author. However, final decisions about whether or in what form a manuscript is published are left to the discretion of the editors. Based on the review comments, the Technical Editor rejects, accepts or requests revisions of the manuscript.

Open Access Policy

JASEM is an Open Access journal. JASEM articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License (CC-BY-NC). Therefore articles in JASEM, permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Hence, authors are responsible for the originality and quality of their manuscript. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited. Citation should include the article DOI. When an article is published in JASEM, the author(s) of the article retain the copyright of article. Cite this journal as J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage.

As an Open Access Journal, page charges of twenty-five thousand (N25000:00) or (US $100) per accepted paper excluding postage for hard copy will be charged. Manuscript with Tables, figures and plates combined that is more than 20 pages will be charged extra fee.

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes 12 issues per year.


The Joint Coordination Centre of the World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Programme (NARP) domicile at the Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria established the Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management (JASEM) in April 1998 and the first edition of JASEM was published in December 1998. JASEM started with two issues per annum up till 2005. Between 2006 and 2016 JASEM published four issues per annum. At the moment, JASEM publishes twelve issues per annum. Also, the World Bank assisted NARP project has ended and the Journal is currently published in the Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.


This journal is indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, BIOSIS Abstracts, Aqualine Abstract, CABS Database, Bioline Database, AJOL Database, ASFA Abstracts, EBSCO Database, ProQuest, Database, NFAS Abstracts, Academix, African Index Medicus, Asian Digital Library, Asian Science Citation Index, IndexOne, and Google Scholar.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2659-1502
print ISSN: 1119-8362