The Nigerian Journal of Science publishes original results of research in any field of Science.  Only papers for exclusive publication in the Journal are considered.  Use of the International system of units (SI) is required.


Manuscripts submitted for publication in NJS must not be submitted to any other Journal concurrently.


Responsible reporting of research studies, which includes a complete, transparent, accurate and timely account of what was done and what was found during research study, is an integral part of good research and publication practice and not an optional extra.


The original typed manuscript and two photocopies must be submitted, as well as one set of glossy prints or original drawings of the figures, plus two copies.  Manuscripts must be in English or French.  The entire paper, including byline, abstract, text, references, and figure captions, must be typed double spaced, using A4 size paper with 2.5cm margins at top, bottom and sides.  Send manuscripts to:

            The Editor-in-Chief,

            Nigerian Journal of Science,

P. O. Box 4039,

University of Ibadan Post Office,




Author’s name and complete mailing address (without abbreviations) must be supplied and should be placed immediately below the title.

Abstract: An abstract of not more than 250 words is required.  In a single paragraph the abstract should state the nature of the investigation and summarize its important conclusions.  References should not be cited in the abstract.

Footnotes: No footnotes may be used except for recent changes of address footnoted to the byline.  All other material, however parenthetical it may be, must be incorporated into the text or, if appropriate, into the acknowledgements.

Length of Papers: Papers should be written in the most concise form.  Typical length of an accepted paper is 10-15 pages plus a maximum of 5 figures.

Diagrams: Line drawings should be made with Indian ink on plain tracing (transparent) paper or other suitable material, but not on graph sheets and should include all relevant details.  All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the Journal.  The total size of an original diagram should not normally exceed 22 x 35 cm.  Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction.

At the back, all illustrations and mounted photographs should be clearly identified by author’s name and title of manuscript.  In the case of line drawings, only one set of original need be sent along with two copies suitably reproduced.

All figures must be cited in the text, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.  Legends for all illustrations should be provided on a separate sheet.

Tables: Each table should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have a brief title, and be referred to in the text.  In the interest of economy and in order to avoid the introduction of errors, tables will be reproduced by photo-offset means directly from the author’s typed manuscripts.  Therefore the total size of a table should not exceed 20 x 28 cm.


In the text: Each entry in the reference list must have citation in the text.  Citations are enclosed in brackets and include author’s name and year of publication (Akintonwa, 1963, Olorunda and Aworh, 1984, Itam et al., 1985), unless the author’s name, Akinsanmi (1983), is part of the sentence.  Two or more publications by the same author in the same year are distinguished by a, b, c, etc., after the year (Eka, 1979a,b).  Personal communications and unpublished manuscripts may be cited in the text within parentheses (E.A. Aduayi, personal communication, 1979), but are not included in the reference list.

In the Reference list: References should be arranged in alphabetical order of authors’ names, at the end of the text.  Multiple entries for a single author are arranged chronologically.

For a journal article, follow author’s name with year of publication, full title of article, title of journal (written out in full or abbreviated according to the form in the world List of Scientific Periodicals), volume number and issue numbers, both beginning and ending page numbers of the article.

Fagbule, M. O. and Olatunji, G. A. (1982).  Thermodynamics of melting of some azodyes.  Nigerian J. Sci. 16, 225-244.  For an article in a book, follow author’s name with year of publication, full title of book, publisher, place of publication.

      Nwoboshi L.C. (1982), Tropical Silviculture, Ibadan University Press, Ibadan Nigeria.

Only papers properly published, or due for publication, in the world’s scientific journals and books, and available to all should be referred to.  If it is essential to refer to an unpublished report it should be listed separately, after the references to journals.

Processing Fee

Please, pay your processing fee into NJS Account. The Account information is: Name of Account: NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE (NJS) Account Number: 2017649748. Bank: FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA. Processing Fee: TWO THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY (#2000). Note: Author should send a scanned copy of the payment slip/teller to

Page Charge

NJS charges N8,000.00 on all articles accepted for publication.  Additional charges may be made for papers exceeding 15 pages.

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