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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

Manuscripts must contain research results that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Author(s) is (are) required to confirm that manuscript's content has not been published elsewhere. Where significant portion of manuscript has appeared in thesis or dissertation, peer-reviewed workshop/conference proceedings, at least 30% of manuscript must contain new content over previous publication, and the latter MUST be cited.

Manuscript in Microsoft Word format (including illustrations) must not exceed 20 (12-font-size) double-spaced Times New Roman typed A4 pages and must include the following information:
Title Page (to contain items i, ii and iii)Title of article (should not exceed 21 words)

Authors Names (Surname and Initials) of all authors.

Address and affiliation of author(s)

Abstract (not exceeding 250 words)

Some keywords (not more than five)

Body of article: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussions, Conclusions, Recommendations, Acknowledgements and References are to appear consecutively.

Illustration, Tables and graphs should be prepared on good quality paper. Lettering should be clear enough to permit reduction in size for printing. Tables, equations, maps, charts and diagrams should be referred to as Table (*); Eq. (*); Fig (*); and numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals. All measurements must be in metric units. Photographs should be on gloss.

For studies involving human subjects, Institutional Ethical Approval must be obtained and a copy included in the submission. Informed consent should be obtained from the subject.

References in text should be cited by names of authors and year of publication e.g Bello (2012). For articles written by three or more authors, et al. should be used after the name of the first author, e.g. Bello et al. (2012). References should be listed alphabetically with full listing of authors. Several articles by the same authors should be be listed chronologically. If more than one articles by the same author or team of authors was published in the same year, the letters a, b, and c, etc, should follow the year-e.g Okunuga (1987a), (1987b) in both the text and the reference list. Full title of article and names of all co-authors must be given. Approved standard journal names abbreviations should be used. For example:
Journal:
Bello, R. A. and Alo, B. I. (2005), New approaches to selecting BOT Chairman. Int. J. Nigerian Politics. 21:37-41
Book:
Sofola, O. A. (1999). Blood flow techniques in clinical neurosurgery. In: Jaja, S. I. and Akinbo, S. R. (Eds) Blood flow through organs and tissues. E.S. Livingstones Ltd., Edinburgh, pp349-354.

 

 

 

| string | | 11 | en_US | authorInformation | 1. Manuscript must contain research results that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

2. Author(s) is (are) required to confirm that manuscript's content has not been published or being reviewed elsewhere. (where significant portion of manuscript has appeared in thesis or dissertation, peer-reviewed workshop/conference proceedings, at least 30% of manuscript must contain new content over previous publication, and the latter MUST be cited)

3. Manuscript in MS Word format (including illustrations) must not exceed a total of 20 (12-font-size) double-spaced typed A4 pages and must include the following items of information:

 

Title Page (to contain items i, ii and iii)

i. Title of Paper (should not exceed 21 words)

ii. Authors Names (Surname and Initials) of all author(s)

iii. Address and affiliation of authors

iv. Abstract (not exceeding 250 words)

v. Some keywords (not more than five)

vi. Body of paper: introduction, material & methods, results, discussions, conclusions, recommendations, acknowledgements and references are to be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals.

vii. Illustration, Tables and graphs should be prepared in black and white on good quality paper. Lettering should be clear enough to permit reduction in size for printing. Tables, equations, maps, charts and diagrams should be referred to as Table (*); Eq. (*); Fig (*); and numbered in the name of the first author, eg. Bello et al. (2012). References should be listed alphabetically with full listing of authors

 

 

Several articles by the same authors should be listed chronologically. If more than one articles by the same author or team of authors was published in the same year, the letters a, b, and c, etc. should follow the year reference list. Full title of article and names pof all co-authors must be given. Approved standard journal names abbreviations should be used. For examples:

 

Journal:

Bello, R. A. and Alo, B. I. (2005). New approaches to selecting BOT Chairman. Int. J. Nigerian Politics 21:37-41

Book:

Sofola, O. A. (1999). Blood flow techniques in clinical neurosurgery. In: Jaja, S. I. and Akinbo, S. R.(eds) Blood flow through organs and tissues. E.S. Livingstones Ltd., Edinburg, pp349-354.

 

The peer-review and editing processes require that authors submit four (4) copies of each manuscript. Electronic submissions (in Microsoft Word 1997-2003) to ujmst@unilag.edu.ng are however preferred and encouraged. Submissions are to be addressed to:

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