• Language: English
  • ISSN: 119-8362
  • Established Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 360
Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management

Executive Editor:Prof. Michael Horsfall Jnr.
ISSN:119-8362
Publication Frequency:Quarterly
Publisher:University of Port Harcourt
Paper Submission E-mail:editor.jasem@uniport.edu.ng

The journal publishes original research findings and occasional interpretative reviews on the toxic effects in plants, animals or humans of natural or synthetic chemical occurring in the human environment. In addition, studies relating to food, water, and other consumer products, papers on industrial and agricultural chemical and pharmaceuticals are encouraged. Furthermore, new areas such as safety evaluation of petroleum exploration, novel food manufacture and biotechnologically derived products and inter-relationship between environmental contamination and toxicology are welcomed. Studies addressing the physiological, anatomical biochemical or pathological changes produced by specific substances, techniques for assessing potential toxicity, including toxic phenomena, and all aspects of in-vivo toxicology will be covered. In other words, papers from health, science, engineering and social science will be considered provided the tests and reporting meet current standards of adequacy.

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for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders.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.
E-mail: horsfalljnr@yahoo.com
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:

Journals:
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.

Books:
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.

Prof. D. Sikoki
Editor-in-Chief
Prof. M. Horsfall Jnr.
Executive Editor