Instructions for Authors
Journal of Research and Review in Science would publish high quality solicited and unsolicited articles in all areas of science and allied fields including Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Computer Science, Chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Biology, Food Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Ecology, Entomology, Parasitology and Public Health, Biosystematics, Zoology, Medical Science, Engineering etc. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence.
Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:
- Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
- Short Communication: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of
complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
- Review: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are
welcome. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Review manuscripts are solicited and also peer-reviewed.
All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting
from the title page. Times new Romans (12 points) should be used throughout the manuscript. The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. Manuscripts are to be arranged as follows
- The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, with the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and e-mail information.
- The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic,
state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and
conclusions. The abstract should be structured to include the following subsections – introduction, methods, results and conclusion. The Abstract should be 200 to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active
verbs, and the third person could be used, and the abstract should be written in the past
tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No
literature should be cited.
Authors are required to list 3 to 7 keywords immediately after the abstract. The Keywords will be used for indexing the paper. A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.
- The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific, medical and engineering disciplines.
- Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should only be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be
mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address.
Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
- Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be included in the Discussion section.
- The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in the present and in previous studies on this topic. The conclusions should be stated in a few sentences at the end of the paper. When appropriate, the Results and Discussion sections may be combined.
- Tables: Tables should be kept to a minimum (maximum of 7) and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Roman numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word.The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.
- Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Powerpoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
- Acknowledgments: The acknowledgement of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
- References: In the text,numbering method of citation using [ ] square brackets is employed in JRRS. Cited materials should be listed with numbers. All cited materials must be listed and vice versa. Authors that used reference packages like Endnote, Refworks, Latex etc should remember to convert to plain text (rtf) when submitting.
- Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published
before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
Submission of papers
Authors will be required to submit the manuscript using the online submission platform of the journal of research and Review in Science. The website for submission will be opened on 10th October 2017 or shortly before then.
All manuscripts will be screened by an editor and members of the Editorial Board to ensure that they are within the scope of JRRS. Then each manuscript will be assigned to a reviewer who is an expert in the relevant field of the study. The review process will be double blind for the purpose of confidentiality. All authors are advised to avoid plagiarism as submitted manuscripts may be checked with a plagiarism application to ensure compliance with standard global practices.
Decisions on the acceptance or rejection of a submitted manuscript will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal would strive to return reviewers’ comments to authors as soon as possible. It is the goal of Journal of Research and Review in Science to publish manuscripts twice in a year.
Editor- in -Chief,
Journal of Research and Review in Science,
Faculty of Science, LASU, PMB 0001 LASU Post Office, Ojo.