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THE ARTICLE: Original research articles, short communications, and technical report should be of horticultural interest and not previously
published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
THE MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscript should be written as concisely as possible of full length reports of original research acceptable to
reviewers and general readers. Manuscripts should be double spaced with ample margins of at least 3cm on the 4 sides of each page in the
Title and Authors (capitalised): The title should give a unique concise description of the contents of the paper. The names, affiliations and addresses of author are given directly below the title. If more
than two addresses are involved. All addresses except that of the senior author should appear in footnote of page 1.
ABSTRACT: An abstract of the paper immediately follows the author's name and affiliation. This should be concise summary of the findings being reported. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. Provide not more than five keywords after the abstract.
The manuscript shall consist of an Introduction, Materials and Methods. Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Avoid secondary
headings to the barest minimum. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicates and should not exceed 15,000 words with N 2000 administrative
fee. Headings are to be on the left hand side and capitalised.
Author's acknowledgements may be briefly stated as a footnote of page 1. Reduce footnotes in the text to a minimum. Varietal and Cultivar names should be in Italics except where they appear in tables and legends.
TABLES AND FIGURES: Tables should numbered consecutively In Arabic numerals. Each table should be typed separately on A4 sheets and arranged serially after the reference page. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns of tables. All table headings should be lower cased with only the first letter capitalised. E.g. "Effect of
irrigation row cover and seed preparation on germination of lettuce"
Figure, line drawings and photographs are referred to as figures and numbered in Arabic. Photographs must be of good quality and in black
and white. They must be mounted so that they are easily detachable.
ABBREVIATIONS: Long words or terms used frequently should be abbreviated using conventional styles e.g. a.m., p.m., ppm, cc, ml,
NaCl, K2SO4, etc.
REFERENCES: Adopt the Harvest system i.e.
name of author(s) and date of publication should appear in the text e.g. for books: Janick, J. (1979). Horticultural Science. 3rd ed. Pp. 181-327, San Francisco, Freeman and Company. For Journal
reference e.g. Holm, R.E. (1972). Volatile metabolites controlling germination in buried seed. Plant Physiology 50:293-297.
If more than one author, Rhodes, M.J.C. and S.W. Yemm (1963). Development of Chloroplasts and the Synthesis of Proteins in leaves. Nature 200:1077-1080.
References should be listed in alphabetical order. No contribution can be considered by NJHS if it is currently under consideration by another
PROCEDURE AFTER ACCEPTANCE: Accepted manuscript must be submitted on computer CD. Use the newest version of
CORRESPONDENCE: Manuscripts and all communications on editorial matter should be addressed to the Editor, NJHS Dr. J.A. Fagbayide,
Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria
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