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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

Categories of Articles

Articles are considered for publication under two major categories, viz, Science, and Policy and Practice.

Each submitted manuscripts should take one of the following forms:

Original Research Papers, which should be definitive and describe a reasonably complete investigation.

Short Communications, which should describe ideas, data or investigations that are not completed, or for any other reason does not justify publication as a full-length paper. Short communications should normally not exceed 2,000 words. Articles in this category will be refereed and published faster than original papers.


Field Reports

Letters to the editor are meant to comment to a previously published paper, or some topical issue, and should be in the order of approximately 2,000 words. Articles in this category will be refereed and published faster than original papers.

Language for Writing
All submissions should be written in good English.


All articles submitted will be checked for plagiarized texts by running them through some selected anti-plagiarism software.


Manuscripts should be prepared as Microsoft Word documents and uploaded at http://ojs.njeh.lsfnigeria.org. Authors will need to first register and update their profile before the submission can be accepted.  Alternatively, manuscripts may be sent as e-mail attachment to any of the editors – see below.  An article should be a single file containing the text, figure(s) and table(s). For instructions on Preparation of Manuscripts, see below.


Page Charge

Authors of each accepted manuscript will pay N10,000 or its US dollar equivalence as processing and publication fees.  A copy of the print version of the Journal containing their manuscript will be given free of charge to the author(s).  Additional copies may be purchased as required at the prevailing price.



Authors are expected to sign a copyright agreement form and submit on acceptance of their manuscript, prior to publication.

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Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word. Layout of the text should be as simple as possible. For tables, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row, then use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.  Use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor to check for errors and correct any identified error.


Sections of Manuscript

Manuscripts should contain the following major sections:

Title page



Materials and methods

Results and Discussions


Acknowledgement (if any)


Title Page

The page should contain the following items:

Title:                                                    Should be concise and informative.

Author(s)’ names and affiliations:      Clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s)                                                        of the authors with their present addresses below the                                                         names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case                                                                  superscript letter immediately after the author's name                                                         and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full                                                             postal address of each affiliation, including the country                                                       name and, if available, the e-mail address of each                                                               author.

Corresponding author:                        Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author. Contact telephone number may also be included.


An abstract of not more than 350 words must be supplied for all articles, except Letters to the Editor


Key words

Three to five key words describing the article should be supplied.


Tables and Figures

Tables should be placed on separate page(s) at the end of the manuscript. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.  Figures should be treated similarly.


Format for References

Within the text

In the text cite articles using author's name (without initials) and year of publication (for example "According to Bola (2016).." or "These have been discussed in previous studies (Tolu, 2004; Akin, 2010)".

All citations in the text should refer to:

  1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication.
    2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
    3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.

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. Example: Allan (2000a), Allan (2000b).'


References should be listed first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

Format for listing different type of publications

Reference to a journal publication:

Olu. B.B., Ojo, C.C. and Kola, T.O., Elemental characterisation of clay. Journal of the Environments 13,51–9 (2010).

Reference to a book:

Okiki T.J., Adedipe, E.B., Statistical Physics for graduate students,  first ed. Mercy,Ibadan (2000).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Sodipe, G.R., Adams, L.B., Electrical circuits, in: Popoola, B.S., Adewale , T.Z. (Eds.), Electricity and Magnetism. Mercy Publishing Inc., Ibadan, pp. 281–304 (2009).

Reference to a website:

Pollution Research Nigeria, 2015. Lead levels in Northern Nigeria. http://www.pollutionnig.com/Pbconc./ (accessed 19.12.16).

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