African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 883

AJEST - Instructions for Authors

Introduction
Authors should read the editorial policy and publication ethics before submitting their manuscripts.
 
Research Ethics
Studies involving human subjects should be conducted according to the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.
 
Studies involving non human animals should follow appropriate ethical guidelines such as the Animal Welfare ActThe Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Order 1993The EU parliament directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes,  ARRP policies and guidelines, etc.
 
Manuscript Handling Fee
The manuscript handling fee for AJEST is $550 (USD). 
 
Preparing your manuscript
The type of article should determine the manuscript structure. However, the general structure for articles should follow the IMRAD structure.
 
Title
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
 
Abstract
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Abstract may be presented either in unstructured or structured format. The keywords should be less than 10.
 
Abbreviations
Abbreviation should be used only for non standard and very long terms.
 
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
 
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
 
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
 
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
 
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
 
References
References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs, PubMed IDs and links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available.
Examples:
 
Aronson RB, Precht WF (1995). Landscape patterns of reef coral diversity: a test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 192(1):1-14.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-0981(95)00052-S
 
Bai YF, Han XG, Wu JG, Chuo ZZ, Li LH (2004). Ecosystem stability and compensatory effects in the Inner Mongolia grassland. Nature 431:181-184.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02850
 
Bartels SF, Chen HY (2010). Is understory plant species diversity driven by resource quantity or resource heterogeneity? Ecology 91(7):1931-1938.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/09-1376.1  
 
Acceptance Certificate
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
 
Payment of manuscript handling fee
Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that on the manuscript management system, the payment option is ONLY enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.
 
Proofs
Prior to publication, a proof is sent to the corresponding author. Authors are advised to read the proof and correct minor typographical or grammatical errors. Authors should promptly return proofs to the editorial office.
 
Publication
Once proofs are received at the editorial office, the manuscripts are usually included in the next issue of the journal. The article will thereafter be published on the journal’s website
 
Publication Notification
After the article is made available on the journal’s website, a publication notice is sent to the corresponding author with links to the issue and article.
 
Contacts AJEST
Editorial Office: [email protected]
Helpdesk:        [email protected]
 
 
We welcome manuscripts edited by the following organizations:
JOURNALS CONSORTIUM (www.journalsconsortium.org)
EDITAGE (www.editage.com)
BIOEDIT (www.bioedit.co.uk)