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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

Journal of science research (ISSN 11179333)

(An International Journal of Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria)


Authors Guide

Scope: Journal of Science Research (JSR) is a refereed journal intended primarily as a medium for reporting original researches of theoretical and experimental origin in Science; although reviews of topical issues will also be accepted. It is essential that authors write and prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend on strict adherence to the prescribed format by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission and to check the manuscript for conformance before submitting it for publication. Manuscripts should be in clear and concise English (correct language is the responsibility of the authors).


Submission of manuscript: Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publications. Submission of a manuscript to Journal of Science Research implies that it has not been submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts should be written in English Language; typed double spaced with wide margins on A4 sized paper and submitted via the journal’s website or the journal’s email ( However, authors may also wish to submit three (3) hard copies with a CD containing the electronic copies to the “Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Science Research, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria”. The SI units of measurement should be used. Scientific names must be italicized and authority given at first mention. Number all pages in sequence beginning with the title page.


Title page: The manuscript title page should bear the title of the article, name(s) of authors and their affiliations. The title should be short, informative and comprehensible for a broad scientific audience as possible. Authors should use initials for their first and middle names and write full last name. One e-mail address for correspondences with the Editor is mandatory.


Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 250 words must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the article. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the article but also indicate the main results and conclusions. The abstract should not contain literature citations or allusions to the tables or illustrations. All non-standard symbols and abbreviations should be defined at first use. Authors should remember that online systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify articles in electronic bibliographic databases and search engines. They are therefore requested to take great care in preparing these elements.


Key words: Four (4) to six (6) key words, separated by semicolons, for use in indexing should be listed immediately below the abstract.


Article text: The paper should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion (Results and Discussions can also be merged together). These are followed by Acknowledgements if necessary and References. Acknowledgements may include citation of funding sources, including the agency and grant number; and names of non-authors who contributed to the research.


References: Articles cited in the text are referred to by number(s) in the square brackets [ ], and should be in the order of their appearance in the list of references. When there are consecutive citations, references should be listed alphabetically and numbered at the end of the article with the name of journal abbreviated according to accepted international standards and italicized. Unpublished papers, unless accepted for publication, should not be cited. Works accepted for publication should be referred to as “in press” and appropriate DOI number provided.

Examples of references

Journal Articles

  1. Osonubi, O. 1985. Responses of cowpea Vigna unguiculata (L.Walp) to progressive soil drought. Oecologia


  1. Hellstrom, L., Persson, B., Bridin, L., Grawe, P. K., Oborn, I. and Jarup, L. 2007. Cadmium exposure pathways in

    a population living near a battery plant. Sci. Total Environ. 373: 447- 455.


  1. Eidhammer I., Jonassen I. and Taylor W.R. 2004. Protein Bioinformatics: An Algorithmic Approach to Sequence

    and Structure Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, 355 pp.

Chapter in a book

  1. Spencer, D.S.C. and Mulongoy, K. 1991. Development of technologies for productive and sustainable agriculture

    for the humid and sub- humid tropics of Africa. In: Amadon- Tidiane, B.A., Ndoye, M. (eds). The role of biology

     in resolving the food crises in Africa, African Biosciences Network (ABN) Dakar, Senegal, pp. 136-143.

Online Resources

  1. Shutleff, W. and Ayaogi, A. 2007. A brief history of fermentation, East and West: A special report on the history

     of traditional fermented soyfoods. SOYINFOCENTRE. http// (Accessed



Tables and Figures: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and referred to in the text by number. Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible and be on separate page. No vertical lines should be used. Each table must be referred to in the text as, e.g., Table 1 or (Table 1). The same data should not be given in both tables and figures. Illustrations must be specific with all legends typed together on a separate page. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. Morphological illustrations should include a scale bar. Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals; each one must be referred to in the text as, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs 1-3. They should be self-explanatory. Colour plates can be published at the author’s expense only; there is no colour charge for the electronic version of the article. We accept submission of text and figures as separate files or figures embedded in a text file. Authors should indicate precisely in the main text where table/figures/schemes should be inserted. After acceptance, the authors may be asked to supply the figures prepared as JPG, GIF, TIF and/or EPS files at the resolution suitable for printing.


Abbreviations: Non standard abbreviations should be defined when first used in the text. The definition of abbreviations of some important biochemical compounds, e.g. DNA, RNA, NADH, ATP etc., and amino acids in proteins are not necessary.


Potential reviewers: This journal requires authors to submit at least 5 potential reviewers, including their name, institution, e-mail, and expertise relevant to the manuscript. The suggested reviewers must not be from the same institution as the authors, and must not have co-authored a paper with any of the authors in the past 5 years. There should be no more than two suggestions from the same country as the authors; we expect suggested reviewers to be from different countries and continents. The Editors, however, reserve the right to use the authors' suggestions or other reviewers.


Acceptance of article and correction of galley proof: Author or corresponding author which must be indicated with an asterisk (*) will be notified when the manuscript is finally accepted. After acceptance, the author(s) will be asked to sign the Copyright Transfer Form for the article. Galley proofs will be sent to the authors from the editorial office. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the proof is corrected of errors. Correction of proofs should be limited to publisher’s errors and or editorial querries only. Otherwise substantial alterations may be charged to the author. Galley proof should be returned within 72 hours of receipt, or else publishing of the paper may be delayed. The corresponding author will also receive the PDF of the final printed version of their article.


Page charges: A charge of ₦40, 000.00 per article for contributors from Nigeria and $250 for contributors from other countries will be made after the paper has been accepted for publication. Final letters of acceptance are given only after this payment.


Authorization for the use of experimental animals or human subjects: All experiments on live vertebrates or higher invertebrates must be performed in accordance with the relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations. Manuscripts containing information related to human or animal use should clearly state that the research has complied with all relevant national guidelines and institutional policies.


Subscription and Advertisement: Copies of Journal of Science Research are available for sale at the following rates for two publications in a year: Institutions: ₦4,000, Foreign Subscribers 30 British Pounds sterling or US $65. Advertisers are requested to provide the final artist’s work of their adverts, which are accepted for insertion at the following rate: Full page, ₦20,000, half page, ₦10,000 and Quarter page, ₦5,000 per single insertion. Further information in respect of advertisement space leasing and other institutional or corporate arrangement for home and foreign advertisers could be negotiated with The Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Science Research, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan , Nigeria or via e-mail address, Website:  



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