• Language: English
  • ISSN: 0794-1293
  • Established Year: 1972
  • Published Articles: 132
Nigerian Journal of Microbiology

Executive Editor:Prof. J. N. Ogbulie
ISSN:0794-1293
Publication Frequency:Bi-annually
Publisher:Nigerian Society For Microbiology
Paper Submission E-mail:nsmjournal@gmail.com

The journal provides the sieve for the publications of the most important and outstanding scientific research in medical, environmental, Agricultural, Food and other aspects of Microbiology in Nigeria. Its establishment several decades ago is to satisfy the wish and desire of many research conscious microbiologists in the universities and industries in Nigeria to provide a platform for the presentation of their research findings and a channel of communication between indigenous research lecturers, policy makers in the field of microbiology and their colleagues in other parts of world. The Journal invites original papers, review articles, technical reports and short communications on recent findings in all aspects of microbiology that are not published or not considered for publication elsewhere.

Submission of Manuscripts: Submission of manuscript implies that it is not being considered contemporaneously for publication elsewhere. Contributors should submit their papers to the Editior-in-Chief, Prof J.N. Ogbulie or any of the Associate Editors, Dr. Arotupin, D.J. or Dr Farouq, A.A. or Dr Achibong, E.J. Papers could equally be submitted to the Business Manager Prof V.O. Nwaugo. Addresses are given on the inside front cover. The Journal Editorial Office, however, is: Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology P.M.B. 1526 Owerri,, Nigeria. Submit your manuscripts Online to nsmjournal@gmail.com, nsmjournal@yahoo.com, or www.nsmjournal.com in good English. Type the abstract, text, references, legends and tables double-spaced, the latter two on separate sheets. It is important to leave a margin of at least 2.5cm all around on each table.

Abstract: An abstract, not more than 250 words, should precede the introduction. Do not include reference or unfamiliar abbreviations or symbols in the abstract.

Key words: Please provide 5 - 8 keywords or short phrases in alphabetical order.

Editorial style: Be guided by the Council of Biological Editors (CBE) style Manual. Follow Webster's International Unabridged Dictionary as the authority for spelling and hyphenation of words. Avoid breaking words at the end of lines. System International(s) or modem metric units are used. Non abbreviations should be defined at first mention. Standard abbreviations (refer to CBE Manual) do not require definition.

Copyright: In conformity with copyright laws, authors will be required to sign a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement' upon acceptance of manuscript for publication. The agreement form will be included in the letter communicating the reviewer's comments. The agreement will protect authors against misappropriation of their published work.

Figures: Graphs and charts should be prepared in a consistent style, including lettering and numbering. Pictures, photographs, charts and tables or graphs should come in the body of the work before references. Pictures can be pasted or superimposed appropriately. Abbreviate fig. Drawings made with computer are also accepted and are preferred so that the content of a whole manuscript could be stored on a CD ROM. Pictures submitted in colour will attract a higher cost.

Tables: Each table should have a brief descriptive title. Do not include explanatory material in title: use footnotes, keyed with lower case letters at the bottom of the table. Use no vertical rules and underscore nothing that is not to be printed in italics. Horizontal rules should be placed one-half space or more below a typed line. Define all data in column heads with appropriate units or descriptions. Explanations can be given in footnotes keyed with lower case letters. Plan your tables to be no wider than 66 characters, including spaces, or I1 cm wide when printed. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.

Title page: Short titles beginning with words that identify the subject are preferred for indexing and information retrieval purposes. The title page; should include the name(s) of author(s), professional affiliation, and the complete address of the author to whom correspondence and proofs be sent (includes the e-mail and phone numbers please). If the title exceeds 45 letters, provide a shorter running title.

Italics: Italics should be used for the titles of books and journals and for certain Latin and other phrases such as ab initio, ad hoc. circa, et al., in situ. However, many other imported phrases have become naturalized and are printed in roman characters, ego Per annum, per capita, pro rata, status quo, versus, via. The word species or its abbreviations sp (singular) and spp. (plural) should not be italicized. Binomial Latin names of microorganisms, pants and animals are printed in italics, with the generic name having an initial capital, eg Bacillus cereus, Daphnia magna. Pistia stratiotes.

References: Literature citations in the text should be by name(s) and year. A complete listing in alphabetical order should appear at the end of the text. Titles, of journals, should be abbreviated according to the International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviation (or see list in Chemical Abstract Service Source Index, CA SI). Excluded from this listing are references to, abstracts, unpublished data, personal communications, and manuscripts in preparation, or submitted for publication. Reference to such sources should appear parenthically in text. Examples of reference citations follow. 
Nwaugo, V.O; Onyagba. R.A.; Akubugwo, l.E and Ugbogu, O.C (2008). Soil bacterial flora and enzymatic activities in heavy metal Pb and Zn) contaminated soil of Ishiagu, Ebonyi State. Biokemistri 10(2):77-84. Akinyosoye, F, A., Arotupin, D. J. And Olalemi, A.S. (2011). Effect of refined petroleum products contamination on fungal population and morphology of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (1) Walp) cultivated on agricultural soil sample.. African Journal of Environmental Science 4: 15 - 19. Mohammed, M. D. (2005), Research Methods in Agricultural and biological Sciences. Consolidated Publishing Company, Kaduna P.376.

Submission of corrected manuscript: This should be done on line but authors are encouraged t o backup the submission of the final version of their manuscript as a soft copy in CD ROM and a hard copy in Microsoft word. The file name on the CD should correspond exactly with the hard copy. It is recommended that the electronic copies of text should be in Microsoft Word with font size 12 and font type Times New Roman.
Page charges and offprints. There is a publication and handling charge of US$80(# 10,000) per published article. A copy of the journal issue in which a contributed paper is published will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author.

NOTE: All submissions should be sent to nsmjournal@yahoo.com, nsmjournal@gmail.com and www.nsmjournal.com and payment should be made to Diamond bank account no: 0027690223 or Union bank account no: 0028573369

Prof. J. N. Ogbulie
Editor-in-Chief
Dr. A. A. Farouq
Associate Editor
Dr. E. J. Archibong
Associate Editor
Dr. D. J. Arotupin
Associate Editor
Prof. G. C. Okpo Kwasili
Member
Prof. F. J. C. Odibo
Member
Prof. R. A. Onyeagba
Member
Prof. I. B. Enweani
Member
Prof. C. N. Umeh
Member
Prof. I. Ikenabome
Member
Prof. J. D. Mawak
Member
Prof. E.i. Chukwurah
Member
Prof. S. B. Manga
Member
Prof. F. A. Akinyosoye
Member
Prof. O. Famurewa
Member
Prof. A. K. Onifade
Member
Prof. O. Fagade
Member
Prof. S. P. Antai
Member
Prof. B. J. O. Efuvwevwere
Member
Prof. O. O. Amund
Member
Prof. (mrs.) C. A. Onyeka
Member
Prof. S. K. C. Obi
Member
Prof. (mrs.) R. N. Nwabueze
Member
Prof. I. Aririatu
Member
Prof. V. O. Nwugo
Member
Prof. K. I. T. Eniola
Member
Prof. M. D. Muhktar
Member
Prof. O. Ogbu
Member
Prof. S. A. Ado
Member
Prof. (mrs.) T. T. Ajiboye
Member
Prof. Auwalu Uba
Member
Dr. E. S. Amadi
Member
Dr. O. B. Salu
Member