UMST is a peer- review journal dedicated to publishing original and high-quality papers in basic and applied research, the physical and biological sciences, medical and pharmaceutical sciences, the disciplines of engineering, technology and environmental sciences.

The 1962 Act of Parliament that established the University of Lagos mandates the university to ‘encourage, promote and conduct research in all fields of learning and humanities.’ In furtherance of this, UMST was established in 2013 to provide an outlet for the dissemination of quality research findings from the University of Lagos Annual Conference and Research Fair in the science-based disciplines and to publish cutting edge articles from authors in the global scientific community. The journal, which is a biennial publication, has an Editorial Advisory Board constituted by eminent scholars and scientists from different parts of the world.

The journal is sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund [TETFund] in Nigeria.