Guidelines for Authors

The guidelines below should guide the authors. Authors are required to peruse and carefully comply with the guidelines of AJBCPS. We accept all kinds of articles (original research, reviews, exhibition portfolios and catalogs, artist portfolios, briefs, reports, letters, and many more) provided it offers new knowledge in the field of African Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences.

AJBCPS accepts manuscripts through our online system or email. The submission must include the text, figures, and tables using a Microsoft word document.

The manuscript submitted to AJBCPS should be divided into sections

  1. Page format: All submitted manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft word (MS-word). It should be prepared in Palatino Linotype (font size 10) using A4 on 1.0 paragraph line spacing. The line spacing should include references. Please, download the  AJBCPS Template.
  2. Title: The title should be concise, aligned to the manuscript, and describe the paper's content and context. According to Chukwuere and Chukwuere (2020), a title should have few words, be unambiguous, and have no abbreviations.
  3. Author/s names and affiliations: The author's full names and affiliations must be included alongside the email below the title.

Abstract: The abstract must not be more than 250 words, and no headings or subheadings are required. The abstract provides a brief roundup or summary of the work done, covering the background, objectives, methodology, and findings.

  1. Keywords: It should have 5 – 10 key terms directly related to the paper's content and separated with commas.
  2. Introduction: This section represents the significant background of the paper, a concise objective (purpose) of the paper (manuscript), problem statement, and literature in brief. Chukwuere and Chukwuere (2020) suggest that an introduction can provide a brief background of the study, problem statement, objective, and back with existing literature.
  3. Literature review: It covers existing knowledge concerning the study (paper), providing deeper insights into the study's vital knowledge.
  4. Manuscript body: Avoid the use of footnote. In-text citation or reference is allowed following American Psychology Association (APA) referencing style.
  5. Figures: Figures should be labeled below the graphics and center alignment (example, Figure 1:…..). The figures' graphics should be generated in a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, PowerPoint, or GIF before adding it to Microsoft word.
  6. Tables: Tables should be labeled on top of the diagram and center alignment (example, Table 1:…..). The tables should be as simple and easy as possible and numbered correctly. The caption should be placed above with font size 10 (Times New Roman).
  7. References: All the in-text citations should appear on the reference list following American Psychology Association (APA) referencing style.

For examples:

Journal article (single author)

  1. Al-Tarawneh, M. (2012). Cultural factors: The Key Factors in software Development. European Journal of Business and Management, 4(19), 2222-2839.

Journal article (more than one author)

  1. Blanchard, E, Razaki, R., & Frasson, C. (2005). Cross-Cultural Adaptation of e-Learning Contents: a Methodology. International Conference on E-Learning. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, (1), 1895-1902.
  2. Leidner, D. E., & Kayworth, T. (2006). Review: a review of culture in information systems research: toward a theory of information technology culture conflict. MIS Quarterly, 30(2), 357-399.
  3. Nayak, M. K., & Suesaowaluk, P. (2007). Advantages and Disadvantages of eLearning Management System. Fourth International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society. 1-7. Available at: elearningap.com/.../P22eLearningAP_AdvantagesAndDisadvantages.pdf

Edited book

  1. Oates, B. J. (2008). Researching information systems and computing. London: SAGE Publications.

Book chapter

  1. Chukwuere, J. E., & Chukwuere, P. C. (2020). Guide for Postgraduate Student Research and Publications: A Step-by-Step Approach. In Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research(pp. 529-550). IGI Global.

Summary:

  1. The submission should not be under consideration in any other journal for publication and previously published.
  2. The manuscript for submission must be written in English and prepared in Microsoft Word.
  3. All manuscripts for submission must be formatted in a Single-spaced line, Font size - 10-point, Palatino Linotype, Paragraph - Justify. Figures and tables must be placed within the text and centered.
  4. All in-text citations must be on the referencing list, using American Psychology Association (APA) referencing style.
  5. Authors are responsible for the contents of all the submitted, accepted, and published manuscripts.
  6. All the submitted manuscripts are double-blind reviewed.