Author Guidelines



A. B. Author*, K. L. Coauthor and B. D. Bestauthor

Department of Real Engineering, University of Goodplace, COUNTRY

*(corresponding author)


This article acts as the template for preparing articles for submission to Nigerian Journal of Technology. The abstract should be a clear statement defining the problems of study, methodology adopted, results and conclusions. Please do not refer readers to other literature articles in the abstract. The abstract should be brief and not longer than 150 words.


1.0 Introduction

The journal, Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) is based at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has been publishing technical papers for over 30 years. NIJOTECH is already in the advanced stage of being indexed by AJOL in order to acquire an ISI impact factor rating. All papers submitted to the journal should be an original thought-provoking appraisal of existing knowledge, collation of relevant data of interest or investigation and exploration of new fields in applied science and technology. The paper should cover aspects of technological education, planning, analysis, design or construction of technological systems.

2.0 Manuscript format

2.1 Paper text: Technical papers shall not exceed 5000 words or approximately 20 typewritten pages in double spacing on A4 size paper. Research notes and communication not exceeding 4000 words and discussion on a published paper not exceeding 300 words are also acceptable. Original papers that are unavoidably longer than these may also be considered. Classified and commercial advertisements are welcome.  Only documents prepared in English Language using MS Word 2003 or higher on a 12 point font-face of Times New Roman or Arial will be considered. The papers should have only one column per page. Each paper should have an approximate title of less than 25 characters and should have an abstract of about 150 words. The article should be logically divided into numbered sections and subsections (just like this Author’s guide). Equations should be written using MS Word equation editor and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in parenthesis in the right hand margin. All units shall be in SI.


2.2 Figures: All line diagrams shall be in computer processed in black and white using the appropriate software and must be embedded in the paper. Photographs shall also be in black and white print. Diagrams and photographs should be as small as possible preferable with a width less than 8cm but not larger than 16cm. All line diagrams and photographs shall be numbered consecutively and referred to as figures. Each should have appropriate numbers and précised captions. In situations where multiple curves exist per graph, each curve should be uniquely distinguished with markers or different line styles, not colours. Please be sure that the quality of all diagrams is high as we cannot improve what is sent to us. Figure 1 is an example of a good diagram which shows the variation of rotor temperature with current for differing values of resistance.


Figure 1: Actual variation of rotor temperature with current for differing values of resistance


2.3 Tables: Tables should be used when data is reported and must be referred to in the text. For example, Table 1 is the results extracted from short-circuit calculations of a turbo generator. Table title should be above the table and when it is obtained outside the research being reported, the source of the table must be stated below the table.


Table I: Extracted parameters


Calculated from



Extracted values

Constant speed

Driven by dc motor set and coupled with gear of ratio (1:5)

Rigid coupling

No damping, D=0


Damping, D=0.01/(2π)

Rubber Damping,





































Source [5]


3.0 Copyright

With the submission of a manuscript, the author confirms that the manuscript is not under consideration by another journal. With the acceptance of a manuscript, the Journal reserves the exclusive right of publication and dissemination of the information contained in the paper. The veracity of the paper and all the claims therein is solely the opinion of the authors not the journal.


4.0 Paper review

One author must be designated as corresponding author with whom the editor communicates the development of the paper as it moves through the NIJOTECH peer review system. NIJOTECH uses a double-blind review system in which the author and reviewer do not know each other. This ensures objective reviewing of articles for qualitative publications. Review takes approximately 4 weeks from date of receipt of paper. Papers submitted to NIJOTECH are usually sent out for review within 24 hours.


5.0 Submission of manuscripts

Papers can be submitted at any time by e-mail to We no longer accept hard copies of manuscripts.

6.0 On acceptance

The corresponding author will be notified of acceptance/rejection of paper and informed of the page charges. Authors who need acceptance letter should contact the editor. A PDF of the proof of the paper will be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading the editorial typesetting and formatting. All corrections should be returned at one time only by e-mail within one week, otherwise the paper will be published as typeset. Upon publication, a copy of the journal will be supplied free of charge to all the authors through the corresponding author. A PDF of the paper with complete citation details will be e-mailed to all authors whose e-mail details are available to the editor. Average time between submission and publication is currently 5 months. NIJOTECH is published thrice in a year around January, May and September.


7.0 Correspondence

All correspondence should be sent to: Engr. Dr. Emeka S. Obe, Editor NIJOTECH, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. NIGERIA, e-mail:, Mobile: +234-803-053-7642


8.0 References

In the text, references should be cited by consecutive numbers in square brackets using the IEEE format, e.g. [1], not by names of authors and year of publication. In the references [1] is for journal articles, [2] for books, [3] for conference proceedings while [4] is for articles obtained from on-line sources. References should be listed and numbered in the order in which they appear in the text e.g.

[1] Ezekwe, G. O. “The Screw Conveyor Lane, Design for Piece-wise Construction”, Nigerian J. of Technology, Vol. 1, Number 1, 1975, pp 3-6 (for journal Articles).

[2] Neville, A. M. Properties of Concrete, Pitman, Paperback, London, 1970 (for Books).

[3] Iken, G. B.  and Umah, L. M. “Performance of NIJOTECH journal editors”, International Engineering Conference on Journal Performances, Nsukka Nigeria, June 10-13, 2004, pp.23-27.

[4] Idam, U. V., Trust, K. T. and Perst, M. M. “Undoubted philosophy of technologies” www.pper.wes/ser/phil, Accessed on May 10, 2010.

[5] Obe, E. S. Dynamics of a Turbo-generator Driven by DC Motors During Off-line Three-phase Sudden Short Circuit”, Electric Power Components and Systems, 39 (16), pp.1828–1844, 2011.


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