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Author Guidelines

  • Originality

Papers submitted should report results of original research not published in full elsewhere.

  • Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscripts must be in English or French. A short running title (not exceeding 75 letters and spaces) must be provided in addition to the full titles of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, on one side of A4 or 23x21 cm papers, and the length should not exceed 30 pages (tables and figures inclusive) with a 30mm margin on all sides.

  • Abstract

An abstract not exceeding 250 words should give the purpose, procedure, significant results and conclusions of the research work. A short running title and 4-6 key words should also be provided.

  • Introduction

The introduction should contain only essential background information and important relevant references. The objectives of the work and its relevance/contribution must be clearly stated.

  • Materials and methods

New methods and modification of established ones should be described in detail to enable replication by other workers. For the established and published methods, refer to the relevant publications.

  • Results

The results should be concise. Diagrams and photographs should be taken together as figures and numbered in Arabic numerals. The original and three copies of figures should be submitted. Tables (numbered in Arabic numerals) and figures with their captions should be submitted separately from the next but mentioned in the text. The numbers one through nine should be written in words except when they are quantitative measurements, e.g. Table 5, or when they are in a table.

  • Discussion

Avoid  direct repetition of methodology in your discussion. Relate your work to published works. References should be cited as, e.g. Onumanyi (1996) or Onumanyi, et. al. (1996), if there are more than two authors, or Liverpool, 1996, Akueshi; 1996).

  • References

References should be listed alphabetically according to Harvard system as follows: Ikeh, E.I., Ajayi, J.A. and Bello, C. S. S. (1995) Mastomysnatalensis and Tateragambiana as probable reservoirs of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nigeria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89:25-26.

  • Units and Abbreviations

Only the international system of units (SI) is allowed and must be indicated clearly on figures and tables. Abbreviations should be written in full at first mention. For mathematical manuscripts, all direction and identification of letters and symbols must be clear. Use only signs and symbols in common use.

  • Processing of Manuscripts
Electronic copies of manuscripts prepared in MS Word, should be submitted online or sent to the Editor-In-Chief.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. References should be listed alphabetically according to Harvard system as follows: Ikeh, E.I., Ajayi, J.A. and Bello, C. S. S. (1995) Mastomysnatalensis and Tateragambiana as probable reservoirs of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nigeria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89:25-26.

    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

This licence allow you to download, remix, share and build on publshed articles for academic and other non-comercial purposes and author must be credited.

Authors working for organizations must obtain written consent of their employers prior to submission of their articles for the purpose of copy right transfer.

The Editorial Board and staff of AJNS shall not be liable or responsible for any misleading information or statement that appears in its publication. It is therefore the responsibility of the contributor or advertiser for all data and information contained in the article or advert submitted for publication to this journal.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 1000.00 (NGN)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 10000.00 (NGN)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Contact the editor-in-chief for a waiver.