Author Guidelines

Authors are required to pay a processing fee of one thousand naira (N 1,000.00) on submission of an article. For an article found publishable after peer-review, author(s) will be required to submit an electronic copy of the manuscript by e-mail (as an attachment in MS Word format) and in addition, pay a charge of five hundred naira (N 500.00) per printed page. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on A4 size paper and should be arranged as follows: Title page; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Experimental; Results and Discussion; Acknowledgement; References; Tables and Illustrations. Title page - should contain the full title of the article, each author's name (first name and surname in full), each author's affiliation and postal address. A footnote should indicate the author to whom correspondence should be sent. E-mail address and telephone number of the corresponding author should be given. Abstract - should not exceed 250 words, arranged in the following order: purpose, method, results and conclusion of the work. References - reference citations in the text should be indicated by author's name and year of publication e.g. (Burkill, 1985) for single author; (Alemika and Oluwole, 1991) for two authors and (Olorunfemi et. al, 1997) for three or more authors . The reference section should be typed on separate pages. References should be written in full and arranged in alphabetical order of authors' names without numbering. Note examples below. Journal articles Olorunfemi, P. O.; Alemika, T. O. E.; Ameh, S. O.; Yaks, B. B. and Kolawole, J. A. (1997); Preliminary antimicrobial and pharmacological activities of the stem bark of Commiphora kerstingii Engl. (Burseraceae); Nig. J. Pharm. Sci. 5, 52-56. Books Williamson, E. M.; Okpako, D. T. and Evans, F. J. (1996); Pharmacological methods in phytotherapy research. Vol 1. Selection, preparation and pharmacological evaluation of plant material. 1st Ed., , John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, England pp 131-154 Chapter in book Gray, J. W. and Bint, A. J (1998); Gastrointestinal infections; In: Walker R. and Edwards C. (Eds.) Clinical Pharmacy and therapeutics; 2nd Ed.,. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh pp513-524. Tables - Each Table should be numbered using Arabic numerals, with title and footnote at the top and bottom respectively. Each Table should be typed on a separate sheet. Illustrations - Figures should be very clear such as to remain legible after it has been reduced to one-third of its original size. Legends should be typed below the figure. Photographs must be sharp and clear. Galley proof & Reprints - Galley proof will be sent to the corresponding author (unless otherwise indicated) who should ensure that it is returned without delay. Order forms for reprints and price list will be sent along with the galley proof. Ethical considerations - It is the responsibility of authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their work to seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committees.

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