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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362

Instruction to Authors

1. General
Manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed eight pages, including figures, tables, and reference. Manuscripts must be typed only on one side with double space on A4 white paper.

2. Types Of Contributions
Original research papers; review articles; case studies; short communications; reports of conferences and meetings: book reviews, forthcoming meetings: Advertisements.

3. 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 public lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders.

4. Submission
The original typescript, original or very clean copies of photographs or line drawings and two complete copies of each should be sent to:
Dr. M. Horsfall Jnr, The Executive Editor
Journal of Applied Science & Environmental
Management, (JASEM), Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Uniport P.O.Box 402 Choba,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
TEL: 08035079595

5. Handling Charges
There are no handling charges.

6. Organisation of Manuscript
It is preferred to have the manuscript organized under the following headings. Do not submit a manuscript which includes any other section Boldface type is preferred for headings A, B, D, F, G, H and I, italic type is preferred for heading C and H.
A. Title: use lower caption capitalizing letter of
nouns and pronouns.
B. Author(s) Name: use all capitals
C. Author(s) Address: use all italics
D. Abstract: Should not exceed 250 words capitalizing on ABSTRACT.

E. INTRODUCTION: Do not use a section heading. Two or three paragraphs that concentrate on the relevance of the study to applied sciences & environmental management suffice for this section.

F. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Do not use subheadings. Do not underline: use all capitals for the section heading. Use italics for subheadings if they are unavoidable.

G. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Do not use subheadings. Do not underline: use all capitals for the section heading.

H. Acknowledgements: This should appear as a separate paragraph two spaces below the last paragraph of the text. Acknowledgements should be limited to six lines.

I. REFERENCES: Use all capital for this section heading. References are single-spaced and appear in alphabetical order. All papers cited in the text should be given in parentheses, e.g., Georges-Ivo, 2005; Horsfall and Spiff, 2005; Klungness et al., 2005) except when the author is mentioned, e.g., ‘‘and the study of Hillman and Tasca (1989)’’. Reference must be limited to one page, very relevant and up to date.

Reference as given at the end of the text under the first author’s name, citing all authors (Surnames followed by initials throughout; do not use ‘‘and’’) according to the following examples:


Horsfall, M Jnr; Abia, A A (2003). Sorption of Cd (II) and Zn (II) from aqueous solutions by cassava waste biomass (Manihot esculenta Cranz). Wat Res 37: 4910 - 4923

Georges-Ivo, EE (2005). Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry and X-ray powder diffraction as complimentary techniques in characterizing clay size fraction of kaolin. J Appl Sci Environ Manage 9 (2): 43 - 48.


Meltzer, Y L (1971). Hormonal and Attractant Pesticide Technology. Noyes Data, Park Ridge, N.J.

Work in an edited Collection:

Latey, J (1985). Relationship between soil physical properties and crop production. In: Stewart BA (ed) Advances in Soil Science Vol. 1 Springer-Verlag, New York, p277. References by the same author(s) are arranged chronologically. If more than one reference by the same author(s) published in the same year are cited, use a, b, etc after the year of publication in both text and list.

Submission Preparation Checklist (All items required)

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 Executive Editor.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Journal Publisher

The World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Projects (NARP) of the Nationally Coordinated Research Projects (NCRP) Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Contact this Journal

Surface Mailing Address - Adresse

Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
University of Port Harcourt,
Uniport P. O. Box 402 Choba
Port Harcourt,

Electronic Mailing Address

Principal Contact

Dr. M Horsfall Jnr

Executive Editor
Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
University of Port Harcourt,
Uniport P. O. Box 402 Choba
Port Harcourt,

Technical Support

Ms Deborah O Eromosele
Editorial Assistant/Secretary
Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
University of Port Harcourt,
Uniport P. O. Box 402 Choba
Port Harcourt,

Author Submission

Please refer to the author guidelines - check the "About" and "Submissions" for most up-to-date information for authors.

Electronic Submission of Manuscripts

Electronic manuscripts should be prepared in the appropriate format, according to the instructions given under the “Instructions to Authors” section. Contributors can assess the Instructions to Authors. In addition, authors should ensure that the scientific and style instruction of electronic manuscript be strictly followed.

Electronic Manuscript Style Preparation

Manuscript for electronic submission should be prepared according to the following instructions:

1. Follow the instructions in the Instructions to Authors when preparing the manuscript.

2. Tables with suitable captions at the top should be kept to a minimum. Each table should be on a separate page numbered consecutively in Arabic numerical with a heading and footnotes. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft word and place at the end of the text on separate sheets (one table per page).

3. Do not use space bar to make indents; where these are required (e.g. tables) use the TAB key.

4. Figures should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution such as Picture (Enhanced Metafile), etc, format before pasting in the Microsoft word manuscript file and place at the end of the text on separate sheets (one table per page) and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerical.

5. Please ensure that after conversion, figures and its legends, captions and numbers and symbols inscribed must be large enough to be legible after reduction in size.

6. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

Manuscript should be submitted as E-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:

Disclaimer: No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein.

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