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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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 Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system: (for new users) or (for registered users)

The submitted manuscript should be copied to Ensure that you follow the online submission processes carefully and patiently.

During online Submission, ensure that all Co-Authors (contributions) details are added

Submissions are to be accompanied with the Manuscript Submission Fee. Manuscript Submission fee is a non-refundable fee in case the manuscript is not accepted for publication. Meanwhile, Publication fee will only be made after the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Manuscript Submission Fee (Non-Refundable): Five Thousand Naira only (₦5,000.00)

Publication Fee (After manuscript is accepted): Ten Thousand Naira only (₦10,000.00)  

Hard Copy after Publication: On request

 All monies should be paid into the account of the Journal, detailed below:

Account Name:                   FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES

Account Number:               1020964101

Bank Name:                         UBA Plc.

Account Type:                     CURRENT

For inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Emmanuel Joseph

Business Editor

Department of Physics,

Federal University Dutsin-Ma,

Katsina State, Nigeria.





Our policy is as follows:

  1. Manuscript submitted to this Journal must neither be published nor submitted for publication elsewhere either in part or whole.
  2. The authors agree that the copyright of their article is totally transferred to the Editorial Board of this Journal once the article is accepted.
  3. Article(s) submitted will be peer-reviewed before accepted for publication.
  4. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted electronically or in any form without the permission and consent in writing from the copyright holder.

The Editorial office shall make every effort to ensure that no misleading information or statement appears in this Journal. It is however, the sole responsibility of the author for all data and information provided with regards to accuracy. The Editorial Board and its agents shall accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any misleading data and/or information provided by the authors which shall be published in FJS.

Manuscripts preparation.
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Main Headings and Manuscript Presentation
Manuscripts should be prepared under the following headings without numbering:
Article Title
Authors and their full addresses
Abstract (250 words maximum)
Keywords ( 4 or 5 words)
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Acknowledgement (If Any)

This should be concise and explain the nature of the paper. If the paper was given, wholly or in part, at a scientific meeting, this should be stated in a footnote.

Authors' names

These should include with one surname followed by initials of authors and the address where the work was carried out. The name, address, and email address of the corresponding author should be indicated clearly.

Abstract of 250 words (maximum) should be provided abridging, concise introduction, methods used, results, significance of results and conclusion of the study.


This should state the problem investigated, the aim of the work and previous relevant work with appropriate references, and must indicate clearly the advance in knowledge or contribution to knowledge.

Materials and Method

Clear and sufficient detail to permit the work to be repeated by others, if desired. Only new techniques need be described in detail; known methods must have adequate references.


These should be presented concisely, with tables or illustrations for clarity.

Good quality and clearly readable Figures will only be accepted. Graphs should be drawn in CorelDraw or Microsoft Excel. A resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) or higher, for good quality Picture printing.


The American Psychology Association (APA) system of referencing should be used. The in-text references should be in full if they have one or two authors (e.g.: Michael, 2002; Ogbe and Segun, 2009), for multiple authored case they should be cited as Haruna et al., (2005). Full References should be provided in the references section. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, giving all the authors with their initials after the respective surnames. Give the full title of the paper in the language in which it appeared or an accurate English translation. Journal titles should be abbreviated as in Chemical Abstracts or Biological Abstracts. If the journal is not included in these lists, then give the title in full. Where possible, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. This style and order should be followed: author's surname, initial(s) of forename(s), paper title, journal title (in italic), volume number (in bold), first and last page numbers, year of publication (in brackets) e.g.

Journal Articles: 

Ayan, E., Berok, B. and Selega, G. H. (2003). Extraction of oil from wild Melon seeds. Journal of African Science Technology, 2(2): 4-9.

A Book: 

Dagogo, K., Edward, E. D., Kelle, C. and Madu, N. (2009). Biochemical Finger printing: Simulated Models of DNA and Nucleic Acids. ABU Press.

A Chapter in a Book: 

Leach, J. (1993). Impacts of the zebra mussel (Dreissenapolymorpha) on water quality and fish spawning reefs of Western Lake Erie. In Zebra mussels: biology, impacts and control, Eds., Nalepa, T. and D. Schloesser. Ann Arbor, MI: Lewis Publishers, pp: 381-397.

A Report: 

Makarewicz, J. C., Lewis, T. and Bertram, P. (1995). Epilimnetic phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass and species composition in Lake Michigan, 1983-1992.U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program, Chicago, IL.EPA 905-R-95-009.

Conference Proceedings: 

Stone, D. (2007). Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp: 80-89.

A Thesis: 

Strunk, J. L. (1991). The extraction of mercury from sediment and the geochemical partitioning of mercury in sediments from Lake Superior, M. S. Thesis, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI.

Abbreviations, Units Etc.,

Authors should follow internationally accepted standard specifications, e.g., IUPAC-IUB. IUPAC Manua1 of symbols and terminology for physico-chemical quantities and units.

Copyright and Permissions

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher it is regarded that you have given permission to publish the manuscript and distribute it electronically or in any other form to different databases and abstracting services including libraries, universities and anywhere else.

Proofs may be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 48 hours. 

Proofs will be sent as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following website:

Upon final publication, an issue will be made available at the FUDMA Journal of Sciences Secretariat and online at FUDMA’s website. Hardcopy of the Journal will be made available at a cost on request.

Other Important Note for Authors

“By submitting the processing fee, it is understood that the author has agreed to our terms and conditions which may change from time to time without any notice.

Author will take the responsibility whatsoever if any copyright infringement or any other violation of any law is done by publishing the research work by the author.

Before publishing, author must check whether this journal is accepted by his employer, or any authority he intends to submit his research work. We will not be responsible in this matter. If at any time, due to any legal reason, if the journal stops accepting manuscripts or could not publish already accepted manuscripts, we will have the right to cancel all or any one of the manuscripts without any compensation or returning back any kind of processing cost.


  1. All manuscripts must be submitted in A4 format, single column, using double spacing and leaving adequate margins. Each page should be numbered individually. Text lines should be numbered, with the numbers restarting on each page.
  2. Tabular material must be clearly set out with the number of columns in each table kept to a minimum. Tables must have concise headings that enable them to be comprehensible without reference to the main text. Please ensure that the data in columns are consistent in the number of significant figures.
  3. Number illustrations with Arabic numerals consecutively, in order of appearance in the text. Keep lettering on illustrations to a minimum and include essential details in the legend. Illustrations should be submitted in black and white, with no background color. Figures should be placed on separate sheets after the main body of the text. Save each figure as a separate file and include the source file (i.e. a file in the program in which the image was originally created). The figures should be of high resolution (300 dpi minimum for photos, 800 dpi minimum for graphs, drawings, etc., at the size the figure will be printed). Numbers and symbols incorporated in the figure must be large enough to be legible after reduction in figure size. Appropriate file types include Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) and Microsoft Word (doc) files.
  4. Symbols, formulae and equations must be written with great care. The symbols recommended in the various parts of the British Standard 1991 should be used. SI units should be used; these are described in, for example, the British Standards Publication PD 5686, The Use of SI Units.

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