Peer Review:

NIJOTECH uses a double-blind review system in which the author and reviewer do not know each other to ensure objective reviewing of articles for qualitative publications. Papers submitted to NIJOTECH are usually sent out for review within 24 hours. After the reviewers return their comments to the Editor, their comments are forwarded to the authors for their rebuttals or for modifications to their manuscripts inline with the reviewers’ comments. The final decisions on whether to publish manuscripts is subsequently made in the editorial board meeting of the journal where all manuscripts are considered together with their corresponding reviewer comments. The decisions of the editorial board are usually final and are communicated to authors accordingly.  Reviews take approximately 4 weeks from date of receipt of manuscript

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 in relation to plagiarism, infringement of copyright, infringement of moral rights and submission to multiple publications
Article processing and publication fees
Article Processing Flowchart

Focus and Scope

The Nigerian Journal of Technology is based at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has been in existence for over 30 years. Any paper submitted to the journal should be an original thought-provoking review or appraisal of existing knowledge, collation of relevant data of interest or investigation and exploration of new fields in engineering, applied science and technology. The paper should cover any aspects of engineering education, planning, analysis (experimental, modelling and simulation), design and construction or performance evaluation of technological systems.

Peer Review Process

NIJOTECH uses a double-blind review system in which the author and reviewer do not know each other to ensure objective reviewing of articles for qualitative publications. Papers submitted to NIJOTECH are usually sent out for review within 24 hours. After the reviewers return their comments to the Editor, their comments are forwarded to the authors for their rebuttals or for modifications to their manuscripts inline with the reviewers’ comments. The final decisions on whether to publish manuscripts is subsequently made in the editorial board meeting of the journal where all manuscripts are considered together with their corresponding reviewer comments. The decisions of the editorial board are usually final and are communicated to authors accordingly.  Reviews take approximately 4 weeks from date of receipt of manuscript

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

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF and JOURNAL MANAGER

Engr. Prof. Emeka S. Obe, FAvH, FMIF, MNSE, MIEEE

nijo.tech@unn.edu.ng; +234-812-323-1094

Faculty of  Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA

 

ASSOCIATE (or SECTION) EDITORS

Section A

Prof. FO Okafor,

Prof. OS Abejide

Section B

Prof. DON Obikwelu

Engr. Dr. Howard C Njoku

Section C

Prof. LU Anih

Dr. ON Iloanusi

Section D

Prof. LU Anih

Dr. ON Iloanusi

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

SECTION A: Building, Civil & Geotechnical Engineering

Prof. S. Hloch, Dept of Manufacturing Mgt, Technical Univ. of Košice, SLOVAKIA

Prof. JA Otun, Dept of Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, NIGERIA.

Prof. I. Abubakar, Dept of Civil Engr’g, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, NIGERIA.

Dr. C. A. Chidolue, Department of Civil Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, NIGERIA

Prof. Joel Manasseh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, NIGERIA.

Dr. A. Rinanti, Jl. Pendidikan No. 17, RT07/RW 09, Cilandak Barat, Jakarta Selatan 12430, INDONESIA

Engr. Prof. JI Aguwa, Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, NIGERIA

Dr. SR TchamangoUniv. de Ngaoundéré, Dépt de Chimie, CAMEROUN

Prof. F Orumwense, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, NIGERIA


SECTION B: Chemical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Petroleum & Production Engineering

Prof. AR Kenneddy, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK.

Dr. S. Jiajitsawat Dept. of Transportation Engr’g, Naresuan University, THAILAND

Prof. K. NadolnyDept of Production Engr’g, Koszalin Univ. of Technology, POLAND

Prof. AC Igboanugo, Dept of Production Engineering, University of Benin, NIGERIA

Prof. W. Kapłonek, Metrology and Quality, Koszalin Univ. of Technology, POLAND

Dr. O. Kamdoum, Univ. de Ngaoundéré, Dépt de Chimie, Ngaoundéré, CAMEROUN

Dr. Ajita Rattani Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Cagliari, Cagliari, ITALY

Prof. S. I. Neife, Dept. of Mech. Engr’g, Univ. of Ndifu-Alike Ikwo, NIGERIA.

Prof. SO EnibeDept of Mech. Engr’g, University of Nigeria, Nsukka NIGERIA

Dr. V. Aigbodion, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. NIGERIA

Dr. S. A. Aliu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, NIGERIA


SECTION C: Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Prof. MN Nwohu, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Fedearal University of Technology, Minna, NIGERIA

Prof. EC Ejiogu, Dept of Electrical Engr’g, Ritsumeikan Univ., Kusatsu-City, JAPAN

Prof. MO Omoigui, Engr’g Power Electronics, Obafemi Awolowo Univ. Ife, NIGERIA

Prof AO Ekwue, Institute of Power Systems, Brunel University, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. SFM Karugaba, Dept of Elect. Engr’g, Dar-es-Salaam Inst. of Tech. TANZANIA

Prof. JO Ojo, Center for Energy Systems Res., Tenn. Tech. Univ., Cookeville, USA

Dr. J. EnokelaDept of Electrical Engr’g, Univ. of Agriculture, Makurdi, NIGERIA

Prof. SN Ndubisi, Dept of Electrical Engr’g, University of Port Harcourt, NIGERIA

Prof. T. Senjyu, Dept of Electrical Engr’g, Univ. of the Ryukus, Okinawa. JAPAN

Prof. A Binder, Electrical Energy Conversion, Tech. Univ., Darmstadt, GERMANY

Prof. A Muetze, Electrical Power Engineering, Technical University, Graz, AUSTRIA

Prof. G. Chukwudebe, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, NIGERIA


Section D: Agricultural, Bioresources, Biomedical, Food, Environmental & Water Engineering

Prof. OC IzinyonDepartment of Civil Engineering, University of Benin, NIGERIA

Dr. OA ElettaDept. of Water Resources Engineering University of Ilorin, NIGERIA

Dr. Sergei G. Dobrovolskiy, Institute of Water Problems of RAS, Moscow, Russia 

Prof. CC Mbajirogu, Agric and Biores. Engr’g, Univ. of Nigeria. Nsukka NIGERIA

Dr. CC Nnaji, Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka

Prof. Daniel Badoe, Department of Water resources Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookevile, TN USA

Prof. AP Onwualu, Raw Materials Res. and Dev. Council, Maitama, Abuja, NIGERIA


FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD (between 1975 and 1982)

Engr. Prof. LA Agu  (late)         

Engr. Prof. N Egbuniwe (late)

Engr. Prof. CC Ezekwe

Engr. Prof. OC Iloeje

Engr. Prof. RM Madu  (late)

Engr. Prof. OJ Eze-Uzoamaka (late)         

Engr. Prof. AN Nzeako

Engr. Prof. GA Makanjuola

Engr. Prof. CC Ezeilo

Engr. Prof. SC Chikwendu

Engr. Prof. EU Odigboh

Engr. Prof. SO Onyegegbu

Engr. Prof. MU Agu

Engr. Prof. MO Chijioke

Engr. Prof. DC Onyejekwe

Engr. Prof. CO Akubue

Engr. Prof. NN Osadebe (late)

Engr. Prof. M. A. Nwachukwu (late)

Engr. Prof. CC Osuagwu

 

Editorial Assistants: IFEOMA GOODNESS UGWU and MARTIN ONYEKACH

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Article Processing Flowchart

This flow-chart is a guide to Authors on how articles moves from submission through the Editorial System to publication.

 

Article processing and publication fees

REVISED ARTICLE PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION FEES

Processing fees: Article processing fees of N4,000 or ($20USD) should be paid by the
author on submission of a manuscript. This payment is non-refundable and is used to
facilitate reviews.

Publication fees: We charge publication fees based on the length of the final revised
and accepted article. Basically, total number of Figures, Plates and Tables should not
exceed 10 per article. Each subfigure is counted as a Figure. Figures and Tables whose
size is up to half a page will be counted as three. Figures and Tables that cover a whole
page are counted as 6 figures. Table 1 should be used to determine the publication
fees.

Table 1: Estimated article publication fees irrespective of number of authors

Category

Total Number of words in the article

Cost for Nigerian-based authors (Naira)*

Cost for Non-Nigerian based authors (US$)*

A

500 – 2,000

23,000

80

B

2,001 – 3,000

30,000

115

C

3,001 – 4,000

35,000

135

D

4,001 – 5,000

40,000

150

E

5,001 – 6,000

45,000

165

F

6,001 – 7,000

52,000

185

G

Above 7,001

To be determined if article is accepted

* For all articles, an additional N2,100 (or $10.00) is charged per author as
cost for sending the print issue by ordinary surface mail postage (NIPOST) or
proxy. All Nigerian-based authors receive print issues by default as
NIJOTECH enjoys vast distribution of published information for ease of
access. Only foreign authors may decline receipt of print issues.

For articles whose corresponding author has a Nigerian address and there are co-
authors that are non-Nigerian, the Naira component of all fees should apply.

 Articles with total number of Figures, Plates and Tables exceeding 10 and or
word length of more than 6501 will normally not be acceptable but for
articles that may be judged uniquely eligible for publication based on
reviewer’s comments, publication cost for such long articles will be provided
at the time of acceptance.

Policy in relation to plagiarism, infringement of copyright, infringement of moral rights and submission to multiple publications

INTRODUCTION TO PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT AND MORAL RIGHTS

1. Nigerian Journal of Technology (“NIJOTECH”) hereinafter referred to as “the journal” will not
tolerate submission of works to which contain plagiarised material or infringe the copyright or
moral rights of third parties.

2. Plagiarism is the act of dishonestly copying or taking advantage of, the work of another author
as if it were your own, without acknowledgement. Plagiarism can take many forms including
word for word copying of another work, or simply copying the ideas from another work without
attribution.

3. Plagiarism includes so called “self-plagiarism”, which is the submission of one’s own previously
published material to a new publication, without informing the publisher of the new publication
that the work has been previously published.

4. There is also a concern where authors submit the same work to multiple publications. This can
waste the time of publishers and reviewers and this policy therefore aims to prevent this.

5. Copyright infringement is unlawful and occurs when a substantial part of the work of another
author is copied without consent.

6. Copyright infringement and plagiarism can overlap but are not synonymous. For example:

• If an author includes in his/her work a direct copy of a substantial part of another author’s work
without their permission and passes it off as their own work then this may be both plagiarism
and copyright infringement.

• If an author includes in his/her work a direct copy of a substantial part of another author’s work
without their permission but expressly acknowledges in the work that it is the work of another
author then this would not be plagiarism but may be copyright infringement.

• If an author presents the work or ideas of another author as their own but does not include in
his or her work a direct copy of a substantial part of the other author’s work, then this may be
plagiarism but would not be copyright infringement.

7. Authors have certain moral rights which include the right to object to derogatory treatment of a
copyright work. Infringement of moral rights occurs if a person publishes commercially or
communicates to the public a derogatory treatment of the work of another author. A derogatory
treatment of a work is any addition to, deletion from or alteration to or adaptation of the work
which amounts to distortion or mutilation of the work or is otherwise prejudicial to the honour or
reputation of the author. Moral rights of authors also include the right to be identified as the
author of a copyright work (if the author has asserted this right), and breaching this right would
also constitute an infringement of moral rights.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTHORS

8. Before submitting any work to NIJOTECH the author(s) must make sure that:

• the author(s) owns all of the rights in the work including the copyright in the work;

• the work is the author(s)’s own original work and is not copied wholly or substantially from any
other work or material or any other source;

• the work does not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party;

• the author(s) has the right to license or assign (as applicable) the copyright in the work;

• the work or any version of it has not previously been published or submitted for publication
except as specifically informed to NIJOTECH at the time of submission; and

• the author has not submitted the work or any substantially similar work to another publication
and will not do so unless NIJOTECH  decides not to publish the work.

DEALING WITH CASES OF PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR MORAL RIGHTS
INFRINGEMENT

9. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe copyright
or moral rights belonging to a third party, either before or after publication of that work,
NIJOTECH will follow the procedures set out below.

10. In following the procedures set out below, NIJOTECH will assess for its own internal purposes
whether to continue to consider for publication or withdraw a work. Any decision reached by
NIJOTECH will be solely as to whether or not NIJOTECH wishes to consider publishing the work.
NIJOTECH will not issue a decision as to whether or not plagiarism, or infringement of copyright
or moral rights has actually taken place.

PROCEDURE WHERE A WORK HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, BUT NOT PUBLISHED

11. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe
copyright or moral rights belonging to a third party before publication, NIJOTECH will contact the
author(s) to highlight the issue that has arisen and ask for the author(s)’s explanation of the
apparent problem.

12. The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that may be taken by NIJOTECH in such
circumstances:

12. 1 No response or unsatisfactory response: If no response is received or an unsatisfactory
response is received to NIJOTECH’s query:

• the work may immediately be withdrawn from the editorial/review process and may not be
published;

• NIJOTECH may inform the author(s) that no further action with respect to progressing the
reviewing/editorial handling of the work will take place and that NIJOTECH will not consider for
publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5 years;

• NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5
years; and

• the editor or editorial board of NIJOTECH publications and members of staff employed by
NIJOTECH may also be informed of these actions only on a need to know basis.

12.2 Response admitting mistake: In the case of minor mistakes (for example omitting to include
proper citation of the source of reproduced material) NIJOTECH may request from the author(s)
some wording for use in noting any correction to the online version by adding a note to the
metadata or adding an additional separate PDF, or in the case of a print version for use in printing
an erratum note in a subsequent issue before progressing the editorial process.

12.3 In the case of misconduct, NIJOTECH may adopt any or all of the responses and actions listed
in section 12.1.

12.4 Submitting a similar work to more than one publication: If prior to publication, it is found that
an author(s) has submitted a work or substantially similar work concurrently to more than one
publication without informing NIJOTECH, NIJOTECH will inform the author (i) that it believes the
same work or substantially similar work had been submitted to another publication and (ii)
whether NIJOTECH will reject the work or would like to discuss publication of the work with the
publisher of the other publication.

12.5 If prior to publication, it is found that the work or a substantially similar work has already
been published previously in another publication, NIJOTECH will inform the author that it
believes the same work or a substantially similar work has been published in another publication
and NIJOTECH may reject the work.

12.6 Any repeat occurrence may result in a similar process to that described in section 12.1 above
except that NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a
period of 1 year.

PROCEDURE WHERE A WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED

13. If NIJOTECH has published a work and subsequently becomes aware of matters which give
rise to a reasonable suspicion that the work contains plagiarised material or material that
infringes copyright or moral rights then NIJOTECH may immediately withdraw the work from the
relevant publication.

- In respect of NIJOTECH Digital Library (IDL), the metadata, (Title and Authors) may be retained,
but the PDF may be removed and replaced by a notice indicating the work is currently
unavailable; and

- NIJOTECH may request that the AJOL simultaneously takes down the PDF from their database
and leaves in place similar metadata and a similar notice to that retained on the NIJOTECH
website.

If NIJOTECH withdraws publication of a work in this manner NIJOTECH may then follow the
procedure set out in sections 14 and 15 below.

14. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe
copyright or moral rights belonging to a third party after publication, NIJOTECH will inform the
author(s) that an issue has arisen and ask for the author(s)’s explanation of the apparent
problem.

15. The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that may be taken by NIJOTECH in such
circumstances:

15.1 No response or unsatisfactory response: If no response is received or an unsatisfactory
response is received to NIJOTECH’s query:

• the work may be withdrawn from the relevant publication:

- In respect of NIJOTECH, the metadata, (Title and Authors) may be retained, but the PDF may be
removed and replaced by a notice indicating the work has been retracted.

- NIJOTECH may request that AJOL simultaneously takes down the PDF from their database and
leaves in place similar metadata and a similar retraction notice to that retained on NIJOTECH
website.

- If the work has also been printed, in the next available issue of the publication NIJOTECH may
publish a retraction note (included in the contents list) with respect to the work.

• NIJOTECH may inform the author(s) that the work will be withdrawn from the relevant
publication and that NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the
author(s) for a period of 5 years;

• NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5
years; and

• the editor or editorial board of NIJOTECH publications and members of staff employed by
NIJOTECH may also be informed of these actions only on a need to know basis.

15.2 Response admitting mistake: If the author(s) responds admitting a mistake:

• In the case of minor mistakes (for example omitting to include proper citation of the source of
reproduced material) NIJOTECH may request from the author(s) some wording for use in
noting any correction to the online version by adding a note to the metadata or adding an
additional separate PDF, or in the case of a print version for use in printing an erratum note in a subsequent issue.

• In the case of misconduct, NIJOTECH may adopt any or all of the responses and actions listed in
Section 15.1.

Similar material published in more than one publication

15.3 Where it is discovered after publication of the work that the work or a substantially similar
work has been published previously in another publication, NIJOTECH will inform the author that
it believes the same work had been published in another publication and NIJOTECH may
withdraw the work from NIJOTECH publication. Any repeat occurrence may result in a similar
process to that described in section 15.1 above except that NIJOTECH may not consider for
publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 1 year.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR MEMBERS

16. Where the author(s) is a member of NIJOTECH and NIJOTECH believes that the author(s) may
have acted contrary to the Bye-laws of NIJOTECH than the matter may be referred to the
Disciplinary Board of NIJOTECH together with the facts as known.

DISPUTES BETWEEN AUTHORS AND THIRD PARTIES

17. This section (sections 17 to 19) will be followed if there is a dispute between a third party and
an author whereby a third party has made an allegation of plagiarism or infringement of
copyright or moral rights against an author(s) of a work submitted to NIJOTECH for publication
or published by NIJOTECH. Where such a dispute arises:

• the author(s) and the third party should endeavour to resolve their difficulties independently of
NIJOTECH;

• NIJOTECH will not act to decide the dispute between the third party and the author;

• NIJOTECH will not agree to act as an arbitrator or mediator on either a formal or an informal
basis in any such dispute but does encourage the parties to resolve the matter amicably between themselves;

• NIJOTECH will decide for its own internal purposes on the basis of the procedures set out in the sections above, whether or not to publish a work or withdraw publication of a work if it has
already been published; and

• NIJOTECH reserves the right not to publish any work that is the subject of a dispute until the
dispute has been resolved.

18. When such a dispute is finally resolved through Court proceedings or by arbitration or
mediation by the author(s) and the third party, and the outcome referred to NIJOTECH, a decision
as to whether or not to publish a work, or re-instate a work which has been withdrawn, will be
taken by NIJOTECH.

19. If NIJOTECH itself is accused of infringement of copyright or moral rights, NIJOTECH will take
such steps as it deems appropriate to defend its interests.

20. In all matters that will require litigations and leading to court proceedings, authors are
enjoined to sign on the Copyright form that such matters will be handled at the courts of
competent jurisdictions within Nsukka, Enugu State. Nigeria.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Parts of this policy statement was adapted from that used by the IET of UK (www.theiet.org)

Agreement in relation to copyright of an article for NIJOTECH journal

In order to ensure both the widest dissemination and protection of material published in our
Journal, we ask Authors to transfer to the Publisher, Faculty of Engineering, University of
Nigeria, Nsukka, the rights of copyright in the Articles they contribute. This enables NIJOTECH to ensure
protection against infringement. The transfer of copyright must be clearly stated in writing.

 

PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND CONFIRM YOUR ACCEPTANCE
OF THE TERMS OF OUR ARTICLE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT BY SIGNING THIS FORM AS INDICATED BELOW.

 

Article (the “Article”) entitled:

 

 

 

 

Author(s) in the order they will appear on paper:

 

 

 

To be published in: NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY [p-ISSN: 0331-8443, e-ISSN: 2467-8821 ]

 

YOUR STATUS

         I am the sole author of the Article

Please indicate if any of the statements below also apply to you:

         I am a UK, Canadian or Australian Government employee and claim Crown Copyright

         I am a US Government employee and there is no copyright to transfer

         I am a contractor of the US Government (includes NIH contractors) under contract number:

………………………….I am required to sign this form

         I am one of multiple co-authors of the Article and confirm I have the consent of my co-authors to
sign this agreement on their behalf

Please indicate if any of the below also apply to you and your co-authors:

         All of my co-authors are UK, Canadian or Australian Government employees and Crown
Copyright is claimed / not claimed (circle one)

         One or more of my co-authors, but not all of them, are UK, Canadian or Australian
Government employees and Crown Copyright is claimed / not claimed (circle one)

         All of my co-authors are US Governmental employees and there is no copyright to transfer

         The work was performed by contractors of the US Government under contract number ……

         The copyright in the Article belongs to my employer (is a “work made for hire”) and I am granting
license to publish as an authorized representative of my employer. My Title and Company are stated in
the section below.

 

ASSIGNMENT OF PUBLISHING RIGHTS

I hereby assign to NIJOTECH the copyright in the above specified manuscript (government authors not
transferring copyright hereby assign a non-exclusive license to publish) and any accompanying tables,
illustrations, data and any other supplementary information intended for publication in all forms and all media
(whether known at this time or developed at any time in the future) throughout the world, in all languages, for
the full term of copyright, to take effect if and when the article is accepted for publication. If I am one of several
co-authors, I hereby confirm that I am authorized by my co-authors to grant this License as their agent on their
behalf. For the avoidance of doubt, this assignment includes the rights to supply the article in electronic and
online forms and systems.

I confirm that I accept the full terms of the Journal’s article publishing agreement and hereby transfer
all rights to NIJOTECH. I also confirm that any litigation that may arise between the author(s) or any
third party and the Journal will be presided over at the Courts of Nsukka, Enugu State – NIGERIA.

 

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Title and Company (if employer representative): ………………………………. …………….. Date:              ……

 

Please return only this page completed and physically signed. You may submit a scan by email to
nijo.tech@unn.edu.ng or send completed copy by post to: Prof. E. S. Obe, Department of Electrical
Engineering, university of Nigeria, Nsukka. Enugu State – NIGERIA.

THIS FORM WILL BE RETAINED BY NIJOTECH.

Statement of originality

STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY (Please fill in ALL fields)
Paper Title:
..................................................................................................................................................................
..................................................................................................................................................................
Author(s). ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
1. Authorship
1.1 Does the paper describe original work carried out by the author(s)?-------------------------------
1.2 Has anyone else contributed to the work, to the paper or taken part in its preparation? ------------------
If ‘yes’ please name them.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
1.3 Does the paper give proper acknowledgement to all contributors other than the author(s) named
above?. ..............................................................
1.4 To the best of your knowledge, is the work described in the paper original?-------------------------------
If the paper includes work which is not original, or which has been copied from another source,
please give details..................................................................................................................................................
2. Publication elsewhere
2.1 Has the paper been presented at any conference / congress / symposium etc? ------------------------
If the answer is ‘yes’ please give brief details and also upload a copy of the material presented (in conjunction with a covering letter) stating how the submission to the Nigerian Journal of Technology is a significant enhancement of the previous work.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
2.2 Has the paper been published in any journal, or other form of publication (in any language)?..........

If ‘yes’ please give details.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
2.3 Is the paper presently under consideration for publication in any other journal or other form of publication? .....................
If ‘yes’ please give details.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
3. Permission
Has your employer (or any person who commissioned the work described in the paper) agreed to its
submission to the Nigerian Journal of Technology with a view to publication?.........................................

Please sign below:
I/We, the named author(s) of the above paper, confirm that the above statements are correct, that the
paper contains nothing defamatory, and that it may be submitted to the Nigerian Journal of Technology
with a view to publication.

I/We agree that Nigerian Journal of Technology shall be entitled to be fully indemnified by me/us against
all claims:
(a) that the paper is defamatory, or (b) that the paper infringes the copyright of any third party, or (c)
arising from any negligent or wilful mis-statements in the answers to this Statement of Originality.

Signed...............................................................................................
Date…………………………………

Sources of Support

  • Sale of hard copies, Subscription, Page charges, Adverts

This flow-chart is a guide to Authors on how articles moves from submission through the Editorial System to publication.

 

REVISED ARTICLE PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION FEES

Processing fees: Article processing fees of N4,000 or ($20USD) should be paid by the
author on submission of a manuscript. This payment is non-refundable and is used to
facilitate reviews.

Publication fees: We charge publication fees based on the length of the final revised
and accepted article. Basically, total number of Figures, Plates and Tables should not
exceed 10 per article. Each subfigure is counted as a Figure. Figures and Tables whose
size is up to half a page will be counted as three. Figures and Tables that cover a whole
page are counted as 6 figures. Table 1 should be used to determine the publication
fees.

Table 1: Estimated article publication fees irrespective of number of authors

Category

Total Number of words in the article

Cost for Nigerian-based authors (Naira)*

Cost for Non-Nigerian based authors (US$)*

A

500 – 2,000

23,000

80

B

2,001 – 3,000

30,000

115

C

3,001 – 4,000

35,000

135

D

4,001 – 5,000

40,000

150

E

5,001 – 6,000

45,000

165

F

6,001 – 7,000

52,000

185

G

Above 7,001

To be determined if article is accepted

* For all articles, an additional N2,100 (or $10.00) is charged per author as
cost for sending the print issue by ordinary surface mail postage (NIPOST) or
proxy. All Nigerian-based authors receive print issues by default as
NIJOTECH enjoys vast distribution of published information for ease of
access. Only foreign authors may decline receipt of print issues.

For articles whose corresponding author has a Nigerian address and there are co-
authors that are non-Nigerian, the Naira component of all fees should apply.

 Articles with total number of Figures, Plates and Tables exceeding 10 and or
word length of more than 6501 will normally not be acceptable but for
articles that may be judged uniquely eligible for publication based on
reviewer’s comments, publication cost for such long articles will be provided
at the time of acceptance.

INTRODUCTION TO PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT AND MORAL RIGHTS

1. Nigerian Journal of Technology (“NIJOTECH”) hereinafter referred to as “the journal” will not
tolerate submission of works to which contain plagiarised material or infringe the copyright or
moral rights of third parties.

2. Plagiarism is the act of dishonestly copying or taking advantage of, the work of another author
as if it were your own, without acknowledgement. Plagiarism can take many forms including
word for word copying of another work, or simply copying the ideas from another work without
attribution.

3. Plagiarism includes so called “self-plagiarism”, which is the submission of one’s own previously
published material to a new publication, without informing the publisher of the new publication
that the work has been previously published.

4. There is also a concern where authors submit the same work to multiple publications. This can
waste the time of publishers and reviewers and this policy therefore aims to prevent this.

5. Copyright infringement is unlawful and occurs when a substantial part of the work of another
author is copied without consent.

6. Copyright infringement and plagiarism can overlap but are not synonymous. For example:

• If an author includes in his/her work a direct copy of a substantial part of another author’s work
without their permission and passes it off as their own work then this may be both plagiarism
and copyright infringement.

• If an author includes in his/her work a direct copy of a substantial part of another author’s work
without their permission but expressly acknowledges in the work that it is the work of another
author then this would not be plagiarism but may be copyright infringement.

• If an author presents the work or ideas of another author as their own but does not include in
his or her work a direct copy of a substantial part of the other author’s work, then this may be
plagiarism but would not be copyright infringement.

7. Authors have certain moral rights which include the right to object to derogatory treatment of a
copyright work. Infringement of moral rights occurs if a person publishes commercially or
communicates to the public a derogatory treatment of the work of another author. A derogatory
treatment of a work is any addition to, deletion from or alteration to or adaptation of the work
which amounts to distortion or mutilation of the work or is otherwise prejudicial to the honour or
reputation of the author. Moral rights of authors also include the right to be identified as the
author of a copyright work (if the author has asserted this right), and breaching this right would
also constitute an infringement of moral rights.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTHORS

8. Before submitting any work to NIJOTECH the author(s) must make sure that:

• the author(s) owns all of the rights in the work including the copyright in the work;

• the work is the author(s)’s own original work and is not copied wholly or substantially from any
other work or material or any other source;

• the work does not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party;

• the author(s) has the right to license or assign (as applicable) the copyright in the work;

• the work or any version of it has not previously been published or submitted for publication
except as specifically informed to NIJOTECH at the time of submission; and

• the author has not submitted the work or any substantially similar work to another publication
and will not do so unless NIJOTECH  decides not to publish the work.

DEALING WITH CASES OF PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR MORAL RIGHTS
INFRINGEMENT

9. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe copyright
or moral rights belonging to a third party, either before or after publication of that work,
NIJOTECH will follow the procedures set out below.

10. In following the procedures set out below, NIJOTECH will assess for its own internal purposes
whether to continue to consider for publication or withdraw a work. Any decision reached by
NIJOTECH will be solely as to whether or not NIJOTECH wishes to consider publishing the work.
NIJOTECH will not issue a decision as to whether or not plagiarism, or infringement of copyright
or moral rights has actually taken place.

PROCEDURE WHERE A WORK HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, BUT NOT PUBLISHED

11. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe
copyright or moral rights belonging to a third party before publication, NIJOTECH will contact the
author(s) to highlight the issue that has arisen and ask for the author(s)’s explanation of the
apparent problem.

12. The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that may be taken by NIJOTECH in such
circumstances:

12. 1 No response or unsatisfactory response: If no response is received or an unsatisfactory
response is received to NIJOTECH’s query:

• the work may immediately be withdrawn from the editorial/review process and may not be
published;

• NIJOTECH may inform the author(s) that no further action with respect to progressing the
reviewing/editorial handling of the work will take place and that NIJOTECH will not consider for
publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5 years;

• NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5
years; and

• the editor or editorial board of NIJOTECH publications and members of staff employed by
NIJOTECH may also be informed of these actions only on a need to know basis.

12.2 Response admitting mistake: In the case of minor mistakes (for example omitting to include
proper citation of the source of reproduced material) NIJOTECH may request from the author(s)
some wording for use in noting any correction to the online version by adding a note to the
metadata or adding an additional separate PDF, or in the case of a print version for use in printing
an erratum note in a subsequent issue before progressing the editorial process.

12.3 In the case of misconduct, NIJOTECH may adopt any or all of the responses and actions listed
in section 12.1.

12.4 Submitting a similar work to more than one publication: If prior to publication, it is found that
an author(s) has submitted a work or substantially similar work concurrently to more than one
publication without informing NIJOTECH, NIJOTECH will inform the author (i) that it believes the
same work or substantially similar work had been submitted to another publication and (ii)
whether NIJOTECH will reject the work or would like to discuss publication of the work with the
publisher of the other publication.

12.5 If prior to publication, it is found that the work or a substantially similar work has already
been published previously in another publication, NIJOTECH will inform the author that it
believes the same work or a substantially similar work has been published in another publication
and NIJOTECH may reject the work.

12.6 Any repeat occurrence may result in a similar process to that described in section 12.1 above
except that NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a
period of 1 year.

PROCEDURE WHERE A WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED

13. If NIJOTECH has published a work and subsequently becomes aware of matters which give
rise to a reasonable suspicion that the work contains plagiarised material or material that
infringes copyright or moral rights then NIJOTECH may immediately withdraw the work from the
relevant publication.

- In respect of NIJOTECH Digital Library (IDL), the metadata, (Title and Authors) may be retained,
but the PDF may be removed and replaced by a notice indicating the work is currently
unavailable; and

- NIJOTECH may request that the AJOL simultaneously takes down the PDF from their database
and leaves in place similar metadata and a similar notice to that retained on the NIJOTECH
website.

If NIJOTECH withdraws publication of a work in this manner NIJOTECH may then follow the
procedure set out in sections 14 and 15 below.

14. If NIJOTECH becomes aware that a work may contain plagiarised material or infringe
copyright or moral rights belonging to a third party after publication, NIJOTECH will inform the
author(s) that an issue has arisen and ask for the author(s)’s explanation of the apparent
problem.

15. The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that may be taken by NIJOTECH in such
circumstances:

15.1 No response or unsatisfactory response: If no response is received or an unsatisfactory
response is received to NIJOTECH’s query:

• the work may be withdrawn from the relevant publication:

- In respect of NIJOTECH, the metadata, (Title and Authors) may be retained, but the PDF may be
removed and replaced by a notice indicating the work has been retracted.

- NIJOTECH may request that AJOL simultaneously takes down the PDF from their database and
leaves in place similar metadata and a similar retraction notice to that retained on NIJOTECH
website.

- If the work has also been printed, in the next available issue of the publication NIJOTECH may
publish a retraction note (included in the contents list) with respect to the work.

• NIJOTECH may inform the author(s) that the work will be withdrawn from the relevant
publication and that NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the
author(s) for a period of 5 years;

• NIJOTECH may not consider for publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 5
years; and

• the editor or editorial board of NIJOTECH publications and members of staff employed by
NIJOTECH may also be informed of these actions only on a need to know basis.

15.2 Response admitting mistake: If the author(s) responds admitting a mistake:

• In the case of minor mistakes (for example omitting to include proper citation of the source of
reproduced material) NIJOTECH may request from the author(s) some wording for use in
noting any correction to the online version by adding a note to the metadata or adding an
additional separate PDF, or in the case of a print version for use in printing an erratum note in a subsequent issue.

• In the case of misconduct, NIJOTECH may adopt any or all of the responses and actions listed in
Section 15.1.

Similar material published in more than one publication

15.3 Where it is discovered after publication of the work that the work or a substantially similar
work has been published previously in another publication, NIJOTECH will inform the author that
it believes the same work had been published in another publication and NIJOTECH may
withdraw the work from NIJOTECH publication. Any repeat occurrence may result in a similar
process to that described in section 15.1 above except that NIJOTECH may not consider for
publication works written by the author(s) for a period of 1 year.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR MEMBERS

16. Where the author(s) is a member of NIJOTECH and NIJOTECH believes that the author(s) may
have acted contrary to the Bye-laws of NIJOTECH than the matter may be referred to the
Disciplinary Board of NIJOTECH together with the facts as known.

DISPUTES BETWEEN AUTHORS AND THIRD PARTIES

17. This section (sections 17 to 19) will be followed if there is a dispute between a third party and
an author whereby a third party has made an allegation of plagiarism or infringement of
copyright or moral rights against an author(s) of a work submitted to NIJOTECH for publication
or published by NIJOTECH. Where such a dispute arises:

• the author(s) and the third party should endeavour to resolve their difficulties independently of
NIJOTECH;

• NIJOTECH will not act to decide the dispute between the third party and the author;

• NIJOTECH will not agree to act as an arbitrator or mediator on either a formal or an informal
basis in any such dispute but does encourage the parties to resolve the matter amicably between themselves;

• NIJOTECH will decide for its own internal purposes on the basis of the procedures set out in the sections above, whether or not to publish a work or withdraw publication of a work if it has
already been published; and

• NIJOTECH reserves the right not to publish any work that is the subject of a dispute until the
dispute has been resolved.

18. When such a dispute is finally resolved through Court proceedings or by arbitration or
mediation by the author(s) and the third party, and the outcome referred to NIJOTECH, a decision
as to whether or not to publish a work, or re-instate a work which has been withdrawn, will be
taken by NIJOTECH.

19. If NIJOTECH itself is accused of infringement of copyright or moral rights, NIJOTECH will take
such steps as it deems appropriate to defend its interests.

20. In all matters that will require litigations and leading to court proceedings, authors are
enjoined to sign on the Copyright form that such matters will be handled at the courts of
competent jurisdictions within Nsukka, Enugu State. Nigeria.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Parts of this policy statement was adapted from that used by the IET of UK (www.theiet.org)

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2467-8821
print ISSN: 0331-8443