- Only original articles that have not been published elsewhere one invited.
- The officially recognised medium of communication in the Journal is English Language.
- Manuscripts should not exceed 15-20 pages
- An abstract of 100-200 words should be included
- Keywords should not be more than 5 (five)
- Manuscript should be typed in double-line spacing using Microsoft Word on A4 size paper using 12 font size (Times News Roman Type)
- All quotations should be in single-line spacing and should be of the same font size and style as in the main paper.
- Author’s name, designation, affiliation and contacts (e.g. cell-phone lines, e-mail addresses a separate and first sheet of the article.
- Tables should be clearly typed using the MS Word Table Template. All illuystrations (photographs, drawings, graphs e.t.c), excluding tables be labelled figure, images must be scanned and submitted in JPEG format – Figures in Tables should be in 2 decimal places and levels of significance clearly stated. Where applicable, the SI units should be used.
- Except for reviewed articles, text should normally be divided into sections e.g. Title page, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions, Recommendations/suggestions, conclusion, Acknowledgements, References.
- References cited should be compiled alphabetically following the APA style at the end of manuscript. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style
Citations in the Text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a Journal Publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a Web Source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/paper.htm (June 15, 2002)