Author Guidelines

Byline: The author(s) name(s) and complete mailing address( without abbreviations) should be supplied, and placed immediately below the title, which must be  as short as possible. Both the title and address o author(s) must be on a separate page from the rest of the text.

Abstract:  The abstract should be on a fresh page and preceded by the paper title (without author(s) name(s) and address(es)).  This should be followed by the abstract, which should not be more than 150 words.  It should be written in a single paragraph, and should state the nature of the investigation as well as summarizing the important findings.  It should not contain references.  Five key words, at least must b written under the abstract.

Text:  The manuscript (not more than 12 typed pages of A4 size paper, there will be extra page charges) should be in section such as:  Introduction, Theory, Experimental methods/procedure, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.  All tables should have a title, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and should be cited in the appropriate sections of the manuscript.  An acronym should be explained fully where it is first being used and can be subsequently referenced.

Text can be typeset using Microsoft Word 2003, 2007 and above or LaTeX.  If LaTeX is used, authors should send the zip file containng all relevant parts of the text.  IEEE Double column is recommended.

Figures:  Drawing (not exceeding 15 x 20 cm in size) done on transparent tracing paper with black Indian ink, should include enough relevant details.  Lettering and graphs should be large and/or bold enough to allow for reproduction after reduction to suitable size for inclusion in the journal.  All figures must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.  Color illustrations for the journal are welcomed provided color separations of sufficient quality are supplied.  Maximum of 10 illustrations are allowed for figures.

References:  References should be cited in  the  text with Arabic numerals consecutively.  The reference number should be put in square brackets.  References should be listed at the end of the text in the order in which they have been numbered in the text.  The reference  list should be prepared using the following format:

Journal Articles:

1. Surname(s) of Author(s) with initials (not et al.)

2. Full title of article

3. Title of journal abbreviated according to the World list of Scientific periodicals

4. Volume number

5.  Beginning and ending page number of article.

6. Year of Publication

Books

1. Surname(s) of Author(s) with initials (not et al.)

2.  Title of the book

3.  Name(s) of Editor(s), if any.

4.  Name of publisher

5.  Edition

6.  Year of publication

Thesis

1. Surname(s) of Author(s) with initials (not et al.)

2.  Type of degree

3.  Name and address of institution where work was carried out

4.  Year

Submission should be made by email to njpap@futa.edu.ng. Article Processing Charge (APC) for all submission is $200 or N20,000.00.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Journal adheres strictly to the Code of Conduct set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  The Editors will ensure confidential, fair, unbiased and timely peer review of articles.  Our peer review policies ensure that reviewers’ treat manuscripts assigned to them in strict confidence void of any prejudice and bias.  Competing interests are declared at submission of report and carefully considered by the Editor.

Allegations of misconduct by reviewers’ and authors will be thoroughly investigated.  COPE flowcharts will be followed to address cases of suspected and alleged misconduct.  The Journal reserves the right to contact relevant authorities including but not limited to authors’ institutions and funding bodies when cases of alleged misconduct have been established. 

Authors of a manuscript should be individuals who have made contributions to the design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data.  All authors agreed to be accountable for the accuracy and integrity of any or all parts of the work.  The journal considers publication malpractice to include violation of authorship (guest authorship, or ghost authorship), salami slicinig (publishing a whole work in parts), plagiarism, manipulation of data and figure, undeclared competing interests, and multiple submissions.

To report misconduct, authors and readers can contact:

The Head,

Department of Physics,

Federal University of Technology, Akure

Ondo State, Nigeria

P.M. B. 704, Akure

Email:  phy@futa.edu.ng

Peer Review:

All submitted articles are checked for conformity with submission guidelines by the Technical team.  Any submission that do not conform with the guidelines are returned.  The Editor assess the suitability of the submission in line with the focus and scope of the journal as well as novelty, originality and innovation.  Articles found suitable will be assigned a manuscript number and proceeds to peer review.  The Journal uses a double blind peer review for all original manuscripts.  All accepted manuscripts are further subjected to editing and abridgment. Corresponding authors are responsible for action on peer reviewers’ comments and concerns and staff editing. Corresponding authors will receive galley proofs of edited manuscripts for review and comment before publication.

Peer Review Statement

All manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and similarity checks at submission.  Manuscripts with similarity index more than 15% are rejected.

 
After meeting editorial checks, the Editor ascertains the suitability of the manuscript for the journal - quality and scope of the journal.
 
The manuscript, if it is within the scope and of good quality, is assigned to an associate editor.
 
The associate editor also confirm the quality of the manuscript before assigning to reviewers.  Reviewers are chosen such that they are not affiliated with the authors through publication or common departments/institutions.
 
The peer review process is double blind.  The reviewers check the analysis/experiments were carried out in line with global best practicies, meet international standards, and of sufficient quality.
 

Reviewers are made to declare conflict of interest when submitting their report.

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