Instruction to Authors
Manuscripts must be in English. Typed in double spacing.
2. Types of Contributions
Original research papers; review articles; case studies and short communications
3. Open Access/Copy Right
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.
4. Handling Charges
As an Open Access Journal, page charges of twenty-five thousand (N25000:00) or (US $100) per accepted paper excluding postage for hard copy. Manuscript with Tables, figures and plates combined that is more than 20 pages will be charged extra fee.
5. Waiver Policy
JASEM may grant partial or total waivers to some categories of authors at the discretion of the Executive Editor. Those eligible for waiver may include single author PhD students and authors from LDCs. If you are eligible for a waiver, the Editorial Assistant will inform you appropriately.
6. Organization of Manuscript
The manuscript should be organized under the following headings.
1. Title: The topic of the paper should be relevant, timely and be of interest to the audience in applied sciences and environmental management
2. Author(s) Name should be in the following order: Surname, initials. Example: Chukwu, M; Olusegun, AW; Mohammed, SSD
3. Author(s) Addresses with email for corresponding author
4. Abstract: Abstract should contain clear and concise summary of introduction/background and objective, methodology, results and discussion, conclusions and recommendations and contribution to knowledge in a single paragraph of not more than 250 words.
5. Keywords: Provide five keywords that describes the content of the manuscript
6. INTRODUCTION: The introduction should provide necessary background information. Two or three paragraphs that concentrate on the relevance of the study to applied sciences & environmental management. Provide a clear, concise and achievable objective in this section. The content of the paper should be technically and scientifically accurate and sound. There should be no subsection.
7. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research methodology for the study should be appropriate and applied properly. Procedures used should be clearly described with strong and reliable evidence (references) to support and validate the information in the paper. Use italics for subheadings.
8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The results of the analysis should be correctly interpreted. Do not present the same result as Table and Graph at the same time. Provide a clear description of all results presented. All tables and figures should appear in the places they are first cited. Use italics for subheadings.
9. Conclusion: Conclusions should be sound, clear and concise. Conclusion should be restricted to six lines and should concentrate on your contribution to knowledge in this paper. There should be no results, figures or references in conclusion.
11. Acknowledgements: Provide information on funding agency or institution in this section such as “The author(s) wish to acknowledge the kind support of ………… (Name of granting agent) through a Grant with No……… (If any) provided to …….. (Name of grantee). Acknowledgements should be limited to three lines.
10. REFERENCES: JASEM STYLE: References should be complete and appropriate. Citation should follow the format which contains author-date references in the text of the manuscript, such as (Smith, 1999). References should be cited using author’s surname, e.g., Georges-Ivo, 2005; Horsfall and Spiff, 2005; Hillman and Tasca (1989), when more than two authors us the Latin phrase et al., an abbreviation meaning “and others e.g., Adediji et al., (2009) for Adediji, A; Ibitoye, MO; Ekanade, O (2009). Reference should be very relevant and up to date and should be limited to one and half pages. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the text as Surnames followed by initials throughout; do not use ‘‘and” or the ampersand symbol “&’’. See the following examples:
Adediji, A; Ibitoye, MO; Ekanade, O (2009). Generation of Digital Elevation Models for Gullies in Irele Local Government of Ondo State. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 3(3): 067- 077.
Horsfall, M Jnr; Abia, AA (2003). Sorption of Cd (II) and Zn (II) from aqueous solutions by cassava waste biomass (Manihot esculenta Cranz). Wat. Res. 37: 4910 - 4923
Georges-Ivo, EE (2005). Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry and X-ray powder diffraction as complimentary techniques in characterizing clay size fraction of kaolin. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. 9 (2): 43 - 48.
Meltzer, YL (1971). Hormonal and Attractant Pesticide Technology. Noyes Data, Park Ridge, N.J. Pp 40
Work in an edited Collection:
Ekpete, OA (2013). Kinetic Methods of Analysis. In: Horsfall, M (ed). Fundamental Principles of Analytical Chemistry Soteria Publishing, Port Harcourt, p. 117
Experimental data should be managed in such a manner that only relevant data should be provided. There should be no appendix. Results in Tables should be presented as mean and standard deviation or standard error. Tables should not be too long or wide to be more than one page portrait orientation
Figures, Tables & Plates: Use appropriate Microsoft Table format to make Tables and use Microsoft Excel to make Graphs. Use clear pictures in-case of photographs and save as picture enhanced metafile. Use appropriate Microsoft equation editor to write all mathematical equations. Mathematical formula should not be placed in a Table. Tables, figures and plates should be numbered consecutively as 1, 2, 3 NOT 1a, 1b or 1c or 1.1, 2.1 etc
Length of paper: The maximum number of pages of a paper should be 18 pages typed in double line spacing
The general principle of JASEM is that the 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 preserved by the African Journal Online (AJOL).
Publication ethics of the Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
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.
Editor Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of the Editors will include; 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’ responsibility will include, providing a 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.
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.
Plagiarism is a serious issue everywhere in the world. Plagiarism means “Use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Copying scientific data and information from the other published papers 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.
In JASEM, it is possible to withdraw, retract or remove your article, however, these processes attracts a fee equivalent to the publication charges.
Withdrawal of Article: Only used for Articles in Press. Articles in Press means articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information.
Retraction of Article: Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE) standards for dealing with retractions is adopted for article retraction by JASEM:
Removal of Article: In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where 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.
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. In these circumstances the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.