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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. Any paper submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere.
  2. Manuscripts, prepared in Microsoft word, typewritten in English language, using Normal Times New

Roman font, 12-point font size, 1.5-line spacing in single column, should not exceed 15 pages. The pages should be automatically numbered at the bottom.

  1. Start the manuscripts with its title, followed in bold headings by: 1. Abstract, Keywords,
  2. Introduction, 3. Experimental/Methodology, 4. Results, 5. Discussion, 6. Conclusion, 7. References

    Each of the sections should be separated with a blank line. It is required that:

  • The manuscript should begin with a bold title in capital letters followed by the name(s) and full address (es) of author(s). Include the E-mail address and asterisk for the corresponding author.
  • Abstract of less than 150 words without paragraph should be followed by 4-7 keywords, arranged alphabetically.
  • The Introduction should include highlights from related works based on literature studies, aims and objectives of the study.
  • The Experimental/Methodology should give details that may enable the experiment or methodology to be reproduced.
  • The Results should dwell on what was obtained from the study.
  • The Discussion, should discuss the findings from the results while relating it to the title of paper.
  • The Conclusions should be aligned with the objectives of the study.
  • The Tables, figures, graphs and formulae should be inserted within the text at the proper places. They should have brief captions and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.
  • References. References should be placed after the conclusions appearing in the order of alphabetical order. The following reference forms should be adopted.

Journal articles:  [1] Inuwa, J.V. & Kamale, K.E. (2014). Title of journal paper, Global Journal of Geology, 2, 5-30. (2 authors)

Book: [2] Sanda, F.A., Agbo, O.O.  & Ayodeji, O.P. (2017). Title of text book. Name of publisher, place of publication, pages. (3 authors)

Book chapter/conference proceedings: [3] Agene, J.W. (2017). Title of chapter, In: Maimuna, O.F. & Kayode, D.A. (Eds.), Tropical Nematodes. Name of publisher, place of publication.

Thesis: [4] Okon. T. E. (2017). Groundwater pollution in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, Ph.D Thesis. Univesity of Calaber.

Website: [5] Jauro, K.Y. (2017). Title of web publication. Web address or DOI. (one author). Date accessed

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