GUIDLINES TO AUTHORS
The Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment lays emphasis on result of empirical research and conceptual issues in different aspects of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Management, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Pure and Applied Environmental Sciences; Engineering, Geography, Geology, Applied Economics and Biological Sciences.
Audience: Academia, Research Institutes, Industrialists, Environmentalists and Policy makers in the various works of life.
Submission of Manuscripts
E-mail: Jferw@yahoo.com (Submit as attachment Direct on-line) OR
Send one original and two copies of manuscripts to:
The Editor in-chief,
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment
Department of Forestry Wildlife and Range Management
University of Agriculture Makurdi
P. M. B. 2373 Makurdi
Benue State, Nigeria.
For anonymity in the review process, the authors should not identify themselves on the Title and Abstract Page of the manuscript, however, a separate title page must be sent along with the manuscript either as an attachment electronically or by post to the Editors and should include: (a) Title, (b) author(s) name(s); and (c) name, address, Phone and e-mail address of the author serving as contact person, information on other authors is optional.
Submitted manuscript should be original researches not being considered for publication elsewhere or previously published. Standard reviewed articles, book reviews, notes and short communications within the scope of the Journal would be accepted.
Authors should typeset manuscripts on white A4 Paper, Portrait and double spaced throughout, leaving wide margins of 2.54cm all sides (Top, bottom, left and right). Manuscript should be written in English Language and must not exceed 15pages including Abstract and References. All these should be in Microsoft word Program using Times New Roman font twelve (12). Authors should also provide short headings for each section and sub-sections. All headings and sub- headings should be flushed left. Sections (e.g. introduction, materials and methods etc) should appear in bold upper-case letters. Sub-sections should capitalize each word and appear bold, while sub-subsections should capitalize each word and appear in italics. S.I units and metric systems of measurement are acceptable and Latin words should be in italics. Use of Arabic numeral before standard units should be avoided, and where used, they should be explained at their first mention.
The manuscript should appear in the following order; Title, authors name(s) and address(es), abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, recommendation(s) acknowledgements, References, and appendix (Legends, figures and plates).
This should describe the content of your research in a succinct way. It must be accurate, informative, unambiguous, specific and complete. It should not contain abbreviations and attract readers.
This should be short (250 words maximum) and informative for other scientists who are not necessarily in your field of expertise. The abstract should therefore open with a sentence stating the problems of the study followed by basic objective(s) and then the study design and methods. This should be followed by the main results including specific data and their statistical significance. Conclusions and recommendations should be included. Keywords and a running title of not more than 30 characters should be indicated at the end of the abstract.
The introduction should be short and arresting, providing the summary of the current knowledge of your research area (i.e. adequate background information). This should lead into what other people here done in the field, what limitations have been encountered to date and what question(s) need to be answered. It will finally funnel down to what you did and why; that is your objectives and justification. Hypotheses, if any should be out-lined at the end of introduction.
Materials and Methods
Materials and methods should be well documented and detailed enough for repetition by other scientists. Thus, precise details of the study design, the method used and how data were collected and analysed should be well described. Every measurement reported in the result section must have a description of the method used in obtaining it.
Results This should support the hypothesis or provide answers to the questions and objectives stated in the introduction. The authors should try to convince the reviewers that their study extends knowledge rather than mere confirmation of what is already known.
This section interprets the data and draws conclusions. It should therefore state in clear terms the significance and implications of results obtained and in the process fairly review previous works stating how they support or disagree with results of the current study. Reasons why such agreements or disagreements occur should be advanced.
Tables are invaluable for presenting numerical results, but should not be too large. If many rows or columns are being presented, it is good idea to consider dividing the table into two. Scientific tables have few horizontal rules (a top row carrying title groupings and a line at the bottom closing the table) and no vertical rules. Since most people prefer reading from left to right, groups that are represented by columns and outcome variables that are shown in rows would work well. Each table should have a title to tell the readers how to interpret the data. Tables should be labelled at the top with a number and a title, and must also be cited in the text in numerical order and present materials that are not included in the text. Figures, if available, should show most important findings. The figures should not take-up more space than reporting the data would. The figure in which you present your main result should be totally self-explanatory and have a bold, stand-alone quality. Also the figure legend should be comprehensive so that the figure can fully understand without recourse to reading explanatory text in the results section.
Only articles or books that have been published or in press (accepted for publication) may be included in the list of references. Papers presented at conferences or symposia, in which proceedings are published, would also be accepted. Any other material not accompanied by permission from the source will be accepted at the authors’ risk. The Harvard system will be followed and journals abbreviated according to the world list of scientific periodicals as follows:
Citation from Journals
Popoola, L. and Tee, N.T. 2007. Pricing Conduct of Spatially Differentiated Borassus aethiopum (Mart) products markets in North-Eastern Nigeria. Discovery and Innovation. 19 (3): 25-259.
Egwumah, P.O. (2008). The decline of the helmeted guinea fowl, Numida meleagris (Lin, 1766) in River Mu Ecological Environment, Benue State, Nigeria. Bio and Envir Sc. J. For the Tropics. 5(3): 93-97. Books
Omotosho, M.Y. (2002). Operations Research Project. Yosode Book Publishers, Moniya, Ibadan. Pp 93-99
Afolayan, T.A. (1979). The effects of burning and grazing on the productivity and numbers of plants in Rivenzori National Park, Uganda. In: Ajayi, S.S. and Halstead L.B. (Eds) Wildlife Management in Savannah Woodland. Pp 166-175. Taylor and Francis LTD London.
Tee, T.N. 2007. Marketing and Utilization of Borassus aethiopum (Mart) in North-Eastern Nigeria. Ph.D thesis. Unversity of Ibadan-Nigeria. 210pp.
A page charge of Fifteen thousand naira (N15, 000.00) only or One Hundred Dollars ($100) only will be charged per manuscript on acceptance of the manuscript for publication. This will be paid in certified cheques or cash as well as on-line in a given domiciliary account.
Galley Proof will normally be sent to the author for corrections as time permits. Failure to comply with deadlines will mean inadvertent errors in the published article.
Authors requiring reprints of his/her paper should indicate this upon receipt of the acceptance letter and will require paying for these reprints.
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