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Journal of Environmental Management and Safety (JEMS)

Authors Guide for Publication

Journal of Environmental Management and   Safety (JEMS) provide rapid quarterly publication of articles in all areas of planning, environmental management, rural development and planning, regional planning, physical development, etc. The Journals therefore welcome the submission of empirical and review articles that will advance theory and practice in these key areas. Accepted Papers will be published approximately three   months after undergoing the review process.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times Roman font).

Submit articles as e-mail attachment to the Editor at: slp.journal@yahoo.com or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author.

The cover letter should include the full address and telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor. The file name should begin with the first author's surname. The authors may also suggest two to three reviewers for the manuscript. JEMS may deem it fit to designate other reviewers.

JEMS will only accept articles submitted as e-mail attachments.

Articles:

All articles should describe new and carefully confirmed findings. Verifiable experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to be able to verify the work. The length of all articles should not exceed 6,000 words or 15 pages, double spacing and 12 points. All pages should be numbered starting from the title page.

 


Review Process

Decisions will be reached within 4 weeks and the reviewers’ comments will be returned to the corresponding author. The editorial board will consider all articles accepted. It is the goal of JEMS to publish manuscripts within 12 weeks after submission.

Portions of the manuscript need be organized in the following order.

Title

Name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliations, address, phone / fax and e-mail address. In the case of more than one author please indicate to whom the correspondence should be addressed.

Abstract

Keywords

Introduction

Area descriptions, methods and materials studied

Results and analyses

Discussion and conclusions

Acknowledgements

Appendices

References

Tables

Figures

Title

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.

Name of author

The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author with asterisks along with phone and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

Abstract

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. Briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. It  should be 100 to 200 words in length. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited in the abstract.

Keyword

Authors must provide 4 to 6 key words to be listed just below the abstract.

 


Introduction

 

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. As much as possible it should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Area descriptions, methods and materials studied

Area descriptions, methods and materials studied should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used.

Results and analyses

Results and analyses should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

Discussion and Conclusions

The Discussion and Conclusions section should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. These sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Acknowledgements

The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Appendices

The appendices must be attached at the end of the text.

 


References

Harvard style of referencing should be adopted.

Example : Journal papers

Names and initials of authors,( year). Title of paper. Journal name (given in full or abbreviation using the international list of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations), Volume number (issue number): first and last page numbers of the paper.

References in the text: A reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. (Achumba, et al, 2009). In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works. Uchegbu, (2009 a).

Examples:

 

Achumba, C., Uchegbu, S. N., Umoh, B. and Ubani, O. (2009). Sustainable Urban Development; Impediment or Catalyst for Economic Growth, Journal of Applied Sciences ,Chyke-Cee Publishers, Nigeria, Vol 12, No 2, pp 8454-8466.

Ubani, O and Uchegbu, S. N. (2009 a). “Effective Solid Waste Management and Planning as a Tool for Achieving Sustainable Environment & Development in Enugu Metropolis, “: Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (JSET) , Chyke-Cee Publishers, Nigeria Vol 16, No 2 pp 8765-8780.

Ubani, O. and Uchegbu, S. N. and (2009 b). Urban Infrastructure and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria: Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (JSET), Chyke-Cee Publishers, Nigeria, Vol 16, No 2, pp 8811-8827.

Uchegbu, S. N. (2009 a). “Effective planning and management as critical factors in urban water supply and management in Umuahia and Aba, Abia State, Nigeria “. Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of the earth., Elsevier Publishers Ltd Netherlands. Vol 34, pp 23-27,

Uchegbu, S. N. (2009 b). “The Relationship between the Quality of Surface Water Available for Domestic Consumption and Climatic Factors in Umuahia and Aba, Abia State, Nigeria “, Journal of Applied Sciences ,Chyke-Cee Publishers, Nigeria. Vol 12, No 1, pp 8355-8367,

Uchegbu, S. N., and Iroakazi, E. (2009 c). “Urban Planning and Management in a Depressed Economy: The Nigerian Experience “. Journal of Applied Sciences, Chyke-Cee Publishers, Nigeria ,Vol 12, No 2, pp 8392-8407.

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order as above. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text . Journal names are abbreviated according to abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Tables

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory . Data should not be presented in both table and graph.

Figures

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1 and not Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. All articles are limited to a maximum of two figures and three tables , All photographs, maps, charts, and diagrams should be referred to as figures and should be numbered consecutively in order in which they are referred to in the text. Photographs should be black and white and not coloured. All figures and tables should be referred to  and inserted directly in the text.

Page Proofs

Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.  Because JEMS will be published freely online to attract a wide audience), authors will have free electronic access to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

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 published lecture, or thesis; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Fees and Charges:

Authors are required to pay a $250 USA Dollars or N15, 000.00 (fifteen thousand naira only) handling fee.

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