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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

1. General

Manuscripts must be in English. Types in double spacing and not more than 12 pages. The manuscript should be easy to read and free from grammatical and spelling errors. Tables, figures and plates should not be more than 5 and should all be relevant.

2. Types Of Contributions

Original research papers; review articles; case studies and short communications

3. Copyright

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before or under consideration for publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a public lecture, review or thesis). If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher and the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders.

4. Handling Charges

Page charges may apply

5. 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

 

B. Author(s) Name should be in the following order: Surname, initials. Example: Chukwu, M; Olusegun, AW; Mohammed, SSD

 

C. Author(s) Addresses with email for corresponding author

 

D. 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.

 

E.  Keywords: Provide six keywords that describes the content of the manuscript

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. 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.

Data Management: Experimental data should be managed in such a manner that only highly relevant data should be provided. There should be no appendix. Use the mean and standard deviation or standard error instead of raw data in presenting tables. Tables should not be too long or wide to be more than one page portrait orientation, while figures should not be more that 3” wide and 4” long and all information on the figure and data should be readable. 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. Use appropriate chemical equation software to draw all chemical structures

Figures: The maximum number of figures acceptable in a single paper without tables and plates should be 5

Tables: The maximum number of tables acceptable in a single paper without figures and plates should be 5

Plates: The maximum number of Plates acceptable in a single paper without figures and tables should be 5

The combined number of Tables, figures and plates in a single paper should not be more than 6

Length of paper: The maximum number of pages of a paper should be 12 pages typed in double spacing

I. 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.

J. 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.

K. REFERENCES: 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.

Reference should be listed at the end of the text as Surnames followed by initials throughout; do not use ‘‘and’’) according to the following examples:

Journals:

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.

Books:

Meltzer, YL (1971). Hormonal and Attractant Pesticide Technology. Noyes Data, Park Ridge, N.J.

 

Work in an edited Collection:

Latey, J (1985). Relationship between soil physical properties and crop production. In: Stewart BA (ed) Advances in Soil Science Vol. 1 Springer-Verlag, New York, p.277.

References by the same author(s) are arranged chronologically. If more than one reference by the same author(s) published in the same year are cited then use a, b, etc after the year of publication in both text and list.

Manuscript Submission:  Submit all your manuscript at E-mail: editor.jasem@uniport.edu.ng

 

Copyright Notice

JASEM has joined the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL). Therefore articles in JASEM are open access articles distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

 

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