Information For Authors
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This Journal seeks to provide a common medium for the distribution of accurate results and information.
i. Manufacturing and Production,
ii. Materials Science and Engineering,
iii. Conventional and Renewable Energy,
iv. Engineering Design and Fabrication,
v. Natural and Physical Sciences,
vi. Power and Electronics,
vii. ICT (Computer, Cyber Security, Computer Vision, Speech Recognition, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Big Data, Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and Deep Learning),
viii. Solid Minerals,
ix. Medical and Life Sciences,
x. Agriculture and Ecology.
Nigerian Journal of Science and Engineering Infrastructure is published twice every year by National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE
All articles in Nigerian Journal of Science and Engineering Infrastructure are published in full open access, no article processing charge (APC) is applied.
Authors are requested to submit their original and novel papers using the submission website.
ORGANIZATION OF MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Figures and Tables should be inserted in the text shortly after they are first mentioned. Pages should be numbered in the centre bottom of the page. Major headings should be in upper case bold letters and numbered. Example “1. INTRODUCTION”. Sub-headings should be numbered accordingly in lower case bold letters. Example “3.2 Theoretical Framework”. Sub-sub headings should be in italics bold. Example “4.2.2 Policy Implications”. All headings should be left justified.
The manuscript should generally be arranged as follows:
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)/AFFILIATIONS
ABSTRACT KEYWORDS INTRODUCTION MAIN BODY CONCLUSION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS REFERENCES NOMENCLATURE
The title should identify the subject, indicate the purpose of the subject and contain relevant keywords. It should supply enough information for the reader to make a reliable decision on probable interest. A short informative title is preferred over a long one. Titles should normally not exceed 25 words. Use uppercase, bold for the title. The title should be followed by the author(s)’s full name written in lower case letters. Each name should be written as surname first, then comma before the first and middle names. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the name. The names should be followed by affiliations and email addresses of the authors. Use numbered superscripts to identify addresses of different authors if there are more than one author. Corresponding author should also be identified using astrerisk in front of his/her name while the details of the correspondence (physical address; Email address; phone number) should be provided at the end of the title page.
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)/AFFILIATIONS
The name and affiliation should be in the following format:
First Author1, Second Author2, * and Last Author3
1First author’s affiliation, City, Postcode, Country 2Second author’s affiliation, City, Postcode, Country 3Last author’s affiliation, City, Postcode, Country
*Corresponding Author: Author’s Name. Email: email@example.com
The purpose of an abstract is to provide a clear and concise summary of the information presented in the article. The abstract should normally contain a sentence on the background to the work, statement of the problem, rationale, hypothesis of the work, a brief description of the methods, a summary of the results and conclusion. Literature citations and references to tables, figures, or equations found in the body of the manuscript should not be used. The abstract should contain only enough about methodology to provide a context for the results which are presented. A summary of the results should include the major trends. The abstract should end with a brief statement of the conclusions and implications of the study. For a critical review paper, the style is slightly different. The abstract will contain the background, statement of the problem, approach used,
different areas analyzed, major findings, policy implications and recommendations for way forward. The maximum number of words for the abstract should be 200 words.
Provide a list of at least five keywords or phrases that can be used for indexing.
The introduction should start with a brief background to the problem including a description of earlier work done, the state of research or work in the subject area, the gap in knowledge and the need for the present study. It should then define the problem and give a concise justification and rationale for the study. The Introduction should end with the main aim and objectives of the work stated in clear terms.
The main body will vary depending on the nature of the work presented. For an experimental work, this section should contain the description of the location or materials, experimental procedures, design of experiments, development and validation of theoretical models, statistical analysis of data. These can be organized in chronological, spatial, geographical, or any other sequence that develops logically. For such experimental, design or theoretical work, the main body will have two major headings. The first is “Materials and Methods”. Information about materials and methods should be provided in sufficient detail so that the work may be repeated. Authors should reference all methods previously used and specify any modification to the methods, if any. The second major heading is “Results and Discussion”, which can have sub sections where different aspects of the results are presented and discussed. The author should present the results using tables and figures as relevant and logically discuss them. For a critical review paper, there is no need for separate sections on “Materials and Methods”. Rather, the main body should be subdivided to several sections according to the relevant areas of the work as determined by the author in a logical sequence. It should end with a section on Way Forward and Recommendations.
This section re-states the major findings and recommendations of the study and should be brief and concise. No new issues should be presented here. It can start with a brief summary of the work and then end with the major conclusions. Note that a reader that does not have time will read only the abstract and the conclusion.
This section is used for acknowledging any funding agencies that gave grants or support for the work. Individuals may be acknowledged if they provide direct technical contributions to the work but not qualified for authorship. In this case, the specific technical contribution must be stated.
Conflict of Interest:
Authors are expected to declare any conflict of interest in the study. In situations where such conflicts do not exist, authors must state so.
The contribution of each author must be clearly described under this subheading which should come after Acknowledgement and Conflict of Interest
Citation in text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.
Reference to software
We recommend that software (including computational code, scripts, models, notebooks and libraries) should be cited in the same way as other sources of information to support proper attribution and credit, reproducibility, collaboration and reuse, and encourage building on the work of others to further research.
Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-3215-4, copies of which may be ordered online. List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if
necessary. 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.
Reference to a journal publication:
Victor, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sc.2010.00372. Reference to a journal publication with an article number:
Victor, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2018). The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon, 19, Article e00205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00205.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style (4th ed.). Longman (Chapter 4). Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B.
S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a website:
Powertech Systems. (2015). Lithium-ion vs lead-acid cost analysis. Retrieved from http://www.powertechsystems.eu/home/tech-corner/lithium-ion-vs-lead-acid-cost-analysis/.
Accessed January 6, 2016.
Reference to a dataset:
[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., & Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1. https://doi.org/10.17632/ xwj98nb39r.1.
Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation:
Engle, E.K., Cash, T.F., & Jarry, J.L. (2009, November). The Body Image Behaviours Inventory- 3: Development and validation of the Body Image Compulsive Actions and Body Image Avoidance Scales. Poster session presentation at the meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
Reference to software:
Coon, E., Berndt, M., Jan, A., Svyatsky, D., Atchley, A., Kikinzon, E., Harp, D., Manzini, G., Shelef, E., Lipnikov, K., Garimella, R., Xu, C., Moulton, D., Karra, S., Painter, S., Jafarov, E., & Molins, S. (2020, March 25). Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) v0.88 (Version 0.88). Zenodo. https:// doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3727209.
Assemble and define all mathematical symbols, abbreviations, etc in this section.
Mathematical equations should be progressively numbered as they occur. All symbols used should be defined at their point of first occurrence and listed and defined under Nomenclature.
FIGURES, GRAPHS, CHARTS, PICTURES
Figures are important in presentations. You should include figures to emphasize points made in the text, not merely to illustrate tabular material graphically. Illustrations attract the reader's attention, clarify the text, and should not be included unless discussed in the text. Graphs and charts should be designed to improve the general presentation of a technical publication by reporting data in a manner easy to comprehend. The decision to select and use charts or graphs should be governed by the author’s message and the points to be brought out in the illustration. Graphs primarily show trends; therefore, it is not necessary for you to show all the coordinate rulings in most graphs. Photographs should only be used if they show something essential to the point being made. High quality photos made for slide projections or talks are usable if they make a point. All graphs, charts, photographs are referred to as Figures and should be sequentially numbered.
Tables are used for reporting extensive numerical data in an organized manner. Data presented in tables should neither be duplicated in figures nor reviewed extensively in the text. Give specific references and explanation in the text to introduce each table. It is seldom necessary to use a table for fewer than eight items of data. Table captions should be brief, but must sufficiently explain the data included. Number your tables consecutively and refer to them in the text. Show the units for all measurements in spanner heads, in column/row heads, or in the field. Table captions should be on top of the Table.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as attached file in MS Word. This should be submitted via the journal website: https://njsei.naseni.gov.ng
The maximum limit of the manuscript should be 10 pages for a research article and 15 pages for a review article (figures and tables included, ideally embedded in the text), single-spaced and in single column with numbered pages.
Authors are required to give details of the procedures employed and ethical review and approval. Additionally, the name of the body giving approval, must be included in the Methods section of the manuscript. Authors are also highly encouraged to adhere to animal research reporting standards.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher (NASENI) is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. NASENI has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases