Journal of Applied Science and Technology: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST) seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of various research topics in the applied sciences which address issu-es of technological developments in the Tropics.

1. All submissions to the Journal of Applied Science and Technology should be sent to:

The Chief Editor,
Nana (Prof) Ayensu Gyeabour I
Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences
University of Ghana, Atomic Campus
P.O. Box AE 1, Atomic, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233-244-772255; +233-204-377225

Manuscript (including illustrations) should be sent as MS Word document attached to email. Electronic submission of Window and MS Word documentation is preferred to facilitate editing and typesetting. The Editorial Board has final approval for the presentation format, which incl-udes changes to the Title and other Sections of the paper, for ensuring scholarly publication.

2. Manuscripts presenting Original Research work or any other original contribution in the form of Reviews, Feature Articles or Short Communications are welcome. The paper should not have been published previously and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to JAST.

3. All submissions should be in English, typed in single space on A4 paper (size 297 x 210 mm) with 2.54 cm top, bottom, left and right margins. The manuscript should be concise; not exceeding the equivalent of 10 pages of text, excluding illustrations and tables, which should be kept to minimum. When a number starts a sentence, such number must be written in words; e.g. Fifteen tractors, instead of 15 tractors.

4. The manuscript should contain the features listed be-low, with Sections and sub-sections:
4.1. Title: Followed by Author’s Name & Address
4.2. Abstract: A brief summary of the Contents and Conclusions of the paper, not exceeding 300 words. List of 5 Keywords must be provided.
4.3. Introduction: Research problem definition, bri-ef survey of relevant literature, reasons and obj-ectives for doing the research, intention of the paper and impact of the study. Briefs must be given of key concepts central to the paper.
4.4. Theoretical Analysis: (where applicable) –
Presented in a clear and concise manner, with all symbols defined in the text
4.5. Experimental Work: (where applicable) –
Sufficient information should be given to perm-it repetition of the investigation.
4.6. Results: Outcomes of the study presented in text, table and graphical forms.
4.7. Discussion: Relate key findings to other publi-shed research and future trends of the research. Give the significance of the results in relation-ship with the objectives and methodologies of the investigation.
4.8. Conclusions: Highlights of major findings, acc-omplishment and key results.
4.9. References: Should be numbered sequentially in the text and cited at the end of the paper foll-owing styles for Journals, Proceedings and Bo-oks, respectively, as illustrated below:
1. Parida K.M., (Title of Paper), J. Mater. Sci., Vol. 3, No. 5, 1988, pp. 120 - 130.
2. Chang R., (Title of Paper), in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Fracture, Brigh-ton, April 1979, edited by P.L. Pratt, Chapman & Hall, London, 1979, pp. 206 - 210.
3. Young R.J., Introduction to Polymers, Chap-man & Hall, 1981, London. (Paging is optional)
Journal Title abbreviations must follow those given in the World List of Scientific Periodicals, 4th edition.
4.10. Acknowledgement: (where applicable) – Stated after the References.

5. Illustrations: Photographs should be glossy black and white prints of high contrast. All diagrams should be imported into the text for easier type-setting. Graphs must be plotted using MS-Excel. Scanned diagrams and pictures are also acceptable. All illustrations should be numbered in sequence and referred to in the text and capti-oned as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc., with appropriate legends. (Oth-er graphical and word processing software may be used upon consultation with the Chief Editor).

6. Equations: All equations must be numbered and cit-ed in the body of the paper as “eqn. ( )”. MS Equation Ed-itor must be adopted. All symbols must be incorporated in the text; but only as an Appendix in special case.

7. Units and Abbreviations: SI units should be used. Numerical value must be separated from the Physical Unit by 1 spacing. Abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first use; e.g. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

8. Tables: All Tables should be numbered in sequence and referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc., with appropriate captions. (A separate list of captions for Illus-trations and Tables may be provided)

1. Contents of electronic version must match exactly with the hard copy.
2. MSWord software package is preferred. The text should use wrap-around end-of-the feature. Full just-ification is required.
3. All Figures should be imported into the text, and be formatted by resizing. MS-Excel, Text Art & Draw are preferred for creating illustrations.
4. The manuscript file should not exceed 1 MB

Note: Page fees are required


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