Publisher:

The Journal

Sponsoring Organizations:

The Journal is sponsored by the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Sources of Support:

Institutional funds and sale of hard copies

Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

General:

Policy of the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology on Plagiarism
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Focus and Scope

Founded in 1983

The NJB publishes result of research on biotechnology and from biotechnology related disciplines; results of special interest can be rapidly published as short communication

Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology publishes original research papers, shot communications (not more than 1500 words), theoretical or review articles (invited) or from authors that worked extensively in their areas of research), reporting advances in our knowledge or understanding of any field of Biotechnology and relates disciplines. Letters to the Editors are also welcome. Negative results will be accepted only when they can be considered to advance our knowledge significantly.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

EDITORIAL OFFICE I
Department of Crop Protection,  
College of Plant Science and Crop Production,
Federal University of Agriculture,  
Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Nigeria.  

EDITORIAL OFFICE II   
Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Life Sciences,
Ahmadu Bello Univesity,
Zaria, Kaduna State.  Nigeria

Editor-in-Chief
Professor Akinola R. Popoola,
Department of Crop Protection,
Federal University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Nigeria.

E-mail: popoolaar@funaab.edu.ng
Tel.: +2348030629408
Plant Pathology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Abdulrazak B. Ibrahim,
Department of Biochemistry,
Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, Kaduna State.
Nigeria

E-mail: abibrahim@abu.edu.ng
Tel.: +2347034589199
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

 

Editorial Advisory Board

Name Affiliation E-mail address Specialisation
Dr.  Alhassan T. Maji AfricaRice, IITA Kubwa Station, Abuja tswakoma@gmail.com; a.maji@cgiar.org Plant breeding, molecular genetics &  Rice Seed System
Dr. Bitrus Yakubu National Veterinary Research Institute, Von, near Jos minitsayaks@yahoo.com  Molecular biology and biotechnology
Dr. Caroline N. Ariole Dept. of Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt cnariole@yahoo.com  Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Dr. Evans C. Egwim Dept. of Biochemistry, Federal Univ. of Technology, Minna evanschidi@gmail.com  Industrial Biochemistry and Bioprocess
Dr. Chiedozie N. Egesi National Root Crop Research Institute, Umudike. cegesi@yahoo.com Molecular biology and plant breeding
Dr. Christpeace N.  Ezebuiro  National Biotechnology Development Agency, Lugbe, Abuja 201ceepee@gmail.com  Bio-systems optimization & bioremediation.  
Dr. Inuwa S. Usman Department of Plant Science, Ahmadu Bello University,  Zaria inuwasu@gmail.com  Plant tissue culture, genetic transformation and Plant Physiology
Dr Ismaila Y. Sudi Dept. of Biochemistry, Adamawa State Univ., Mubi, Nigeria. yada525@adsu.edu.ng Molecular biology and bioremediation
Dr James C.  Igwe National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, FCT igwejames42@yahoo.com  Infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, bacterial genetics, and pharmaceutical microbiology
Dr. Kelechi C.  Njoku Dept. of Cell Biology & Genetics, University of Lagos, Lagos kecynjoku@gmail.com  Environmental Biology
Dr. Kabir M.  Umar Center for Dryland Agriculture, Beyero University Kano Kmuma.cda@buk.edu.ng  Fungal Microbial genetics and tissue culture
Dr. Mathew Whetto Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, FUNAAB whetom@funaab.edu.ng Animal Genetics 
Dr. Mohammed B. Yerima Department of Microbiology & Biotech., Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State belyerima@gmail.com Bioremediation and Biofuels
Dr. Mary E. Kooffreh Dept. of Genetics & Biotech., University of Calabar, Calabar Kooffreh2000@yahoo.co.uk  Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
Dr. Marian N. Unachukwu Microbiology Department, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu drunachukwu@yahoo.com  Medical Laboratory Scientist; Microbiology and Public Health Parasitology and Entomology
Dr. Opeolu O. Ojo Biotechnology & Biochem. Programme, University of East London, Stratford, UK o.o.ojo@uel.ac.uk  Peptidomics, proteomics, natural products, drug discovery, bioinformatics
Dr Oby C. Onyia Dept. of Biotech. & Applied Biology, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu c.onyia@gouni.edu.ng; onyia01@hotmail.com  Environmental Biotech. & Bioresources
Dr. Ponchang A. Wuyep Department of Plant Science & Biotech. University of Jos, Jos. Zhimak.wuyep@gmail.com  Biotechnology and Bioresource Management
Dr. Maulin P.  Shah  Industrial Waste Water Research Lab,  Division of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, Enviro Technology Limited,  Ankleshwar,  India shahmp@beil.co.in Environmental Biology
Dr. Juraj Paule Department of Botany and Molecular Evolution,  Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Juraj.Paule@senckenberg.de Botany and Molecular Evolution
Dr. Thaddeus T. Gbem Dept. of Biology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria ttgbem@gmail.com Molecular Biology
Prof. Anthony I.  Okoh University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa aokoh@ufh.ac.za   Environmental Biotechnology; Microbial Water quality Monitoring
Prof. Benjamin E. Ubi Dept. of Biotechnology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Ubi.benjamin1@yahoo.com  Plant breeding, biotechnology, functional genomics, Genetic resources
Prof. David A. Ojo Dept. of Microbiology, Federal Univ. of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. daojo3@yahoo.com  Medical Microbiology
Prof. Edak A. Uyoh Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar gen_uyoh@yahoo.com  Plant cytogenetics and breeding
Prof. Hajia M. Inuwa Center for Biotechnology Research and Training,  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria inuwahm@yahoo.com Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prof. Isaac O. Daniel Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology,  Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria drdayodaniel@yahoo.com  Seed Technology & Genetic Resources
Prof. Joseph Nwankwo Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State jonwankwo@yahoo.com  Biomedical Biotechnology; Transcriptional regulation of genes
Prof. James C. Ogbonna Dept. of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka James.ogbonna@unn.edu.ng  jctogbonna@yahoo.com   Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology
Prof. Louis O. Egwari Centre for Biotechnology / Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State egwari1@yahoo.com  Infectious diseases, Antimicrobial agents and drug resistance, Anaerobic bacteria in Clinical infections
Prof. Mohammed F. Ishiyaku Biotechnology program, Department of Plant Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria mffaguji@hotmail.com  Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics
Prof. Mohammed N.  Shuaibu Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria nshuaibu@yahoo.com  DNA vaccine, Molecular Parasitology
Prof. Sylvia V. A.  Uzochukwu Dept. of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti suzochi@yahoo.com  Food Science and Biotechnology; Safety assessment of GM Foods
Prof Yusuf D. Saidu Dept. of Biochemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto yusdab@yahoo.com  Biochemistry
Prof. Paul C. Onyenekwe Biotechnology Advanced Research Centre, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja, Nigeria. pconyenekwe@yahoo.com Biochemistry
Prof.  Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe Molecular Systematics Lab, Department of Botany, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. toyin60@yahoo.com Biosystematics

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Policy of the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology on Plagiarism

1.  The maximum acceptable similarity index (SI) after plagiarism check shall be 10%. 

2.  Author(s) with SI between 11 - 30% shall be advised to revise their manuscripts with a view to bringing the SI to <= 10%. 

3.  SI > 30% shall be out rightly rejected without any benefit of revision.

4. The plagiarism check shall exclude REFERENCES.

5. The check shall also exclude authors' names and addresses, tables and figures.  These ones hardly contribute to similarity index.

6.  For all manuscripts with SI <= 30%, the Editors shall go through the highlighted similarity areas in the entire manuscript to identify the parts of the manuscript with high matches.

7.  Where the author has lifted, verbatim, several sentences in a row or has lifted paragraphs from published sources (and placed them in the INTRODUCTION,RESULTS, DISCUSSION and CONCLUSION) without putting the sentences in quotes and well referenced, we shall return the manuscript and request the author(s) to revise the manuscript with a view to bringing the SI below 10%. 

8. If the high matches are in METHODOLOGY, the Editors shall decide if such sentences are protocols/procedures which are universally similar in their rendition.  Authors shall not be penalized for this.

9. The author(s) of a manuscript with > 60% Similarity Index after exclusion of references shall be blacklisted and banned from submitting manuscripts to NJB for a period of three years.

10.  Due to the sensitivity of the issue at stake with its possible litigations for authors and the publishers, this policy takes immediate effect.

Authors can run their own Similarity Index using the free version of our Plagiarism Checker at https://www.quetext.com

Sponsors

The Journal is sponsored by the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Sources of Support

Institutional funds and sale of hard copies

Subscription enquiries from customer should be sent to:

Business Editor or Editor-in-Chief

Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology

nigjbiotech@yahoo.com

1.  The maximum acceptable similarity index (SI) after plagiarism check shall be 10%. 

2.  Author(s) with SI between 11 - 30% shall be advised to revise their manuscripts with a view to bringing the SI to <= 10%. 

3.  SI > 30% shall be out rightly rejected without any benefit of revision.

4. The plagiarism check shall exclude REFERENCES.

5. The check shall also exclude authors' names and addresses, tables and figures.  These ones hardly contribute to similarity index.

6.  For all manuscripts with SI <= 30%, the Editors shall go through the highlighted similarity areas in the entire manuscript to identify the parts of the manuscript with high matches.

7.  Where the author has lifted, verbatim, several sentences in a row or has lifted paragraphs from published sources (and placed them in the INTRODUCTION,RESULTS, DISCUSSION and CONCLUSION) without putting the sentences in quotes and well referenced, we shall return the manuscript and request the author(s) to revise the manuscript with a view to bringing the SI below 10%. 

8. If the high matches are in METHODOLOGY, the Editors shall decide if such sentences are protocols/procedures which are universally similar in their rendition.  Authors shall not be penalized for this.

9. The author(s) of a manuscript with > 60% Similarity Index after exclusion of references shall be blacklisted and banned from submitting manuscripts to NJB for a period of three years.

10.  Due to the sensitivity of the issue at stake with its possible litigations for authors and the publishers, this policy takes immediate effect.

Authors can run their own Similarity Index using the free version of our Plagiarism Checker at https://www.quetext.com

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