acta Satech: Journal of Life & Physical Sciences

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS

Scope of the Journal
acta Satech publishes significant, novel research of interest in areas of life and physical sciences 2 times in a year This covers basic and applied studies in agricultural, biological, chemical, computer, mathematical, health and physical sciences. Multidisciplinary investigation and original synthesis of ideas in these fields fostering teamwork are strongly welcome. The journal also publishes review articles on special topics and book review.

Preparation of manuscript
Manuscripts must be written in clear and standard English. It should be submitted in electronic form, MS Word format by email attachment to editor@actasatech.com and also copy (cc) actasatech@gmail.com.. This should be accompanied by an evidence of payment of a processing fee of N2, 500 or USD 20 .into UBA acta SATECH account number =01410160000212=. Three hard copies may also be submitted where only this option is open to the author Editors, reviewers and authors shall send and receive all correspondence by email. Papers will be sent to reviewers whose recommendations are advisory to the Editor in Chief. The editor in chief accepts full responsibility for decisions on manuscripts. Manuscripts are reviewed for publication with the understanding that no substantial parts have been or will be published elsewhere or is under consideration for publication elsewhere and that its submission for publication has been agreed to by all authors and approved by the institution where the work was carried out. Articles and any other material published in acta SATECH represent the opinions of the authors and not of the editors or the publisher. Upon acceptance of an article, authors are required to transfer the copyright to acta SATECH, for wider dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. If material(s) from other copyrighted works is included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Written assurance should be given that studies involving humans or experimental animals were conducted in accordance with international, national and institutional ethics and guidelines for the protection of human subjects and animal welfare. Manuscripts may be improved by Language Editing: International Science Editing (http://www.internationalscienceediting.com) and Asia Science Editing (http://www.asiascienceediting.com). Authors may please contact these services directly.

Authors should follow the International Code of Nomenclature, ICBN, in naming organisms (Botanical) at www.bgbm.fuberlin.de/iapt/nomenclature/code. ICNB (Bacteria) at www.bacterio.cict.fr/, ISHS (Cultivated plants) at www.ishs.org/, ICZN (Zoology) at www.iczn.orgl/code. Binomials should be italicized and fully spelt out on first use. Supply the authorities of all study species on first mention. Use generic names of chemicals whenever possible. Include' proprietary names and trademarks on first use only. All abbreviations, chemical names, scientific names and journal names should follow International standard {Chemical Abstract, Service Source Index, Council of Biology Editors [CBED. Standard international units (SIU) must be used throughout.

 

Standard for the Use of the International System of Units (SI):
Manuscripts should be double-spaced, justified with 1" or 2.5cm margin on both sides and organized as follows: The title page should contain the title of article (limited to 16 words or 88 characters), authors' names and complete affiliations and the address for manuscript correspondence (including email address and telephone and fax numbers). The abstract must be a single paragraph that summarizes the main findings of the paper including the content, methods, and significance in not more than 200 words. Abstract should be followed by a list of not more than 5 keywords that will be useful for indexing or searching.

The Introduction should be as concise as possible, without subheadings. Materials and Methods should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Results and Discussion must be separate and not combined into one. Discussion must incorporate summary of conclusions. Acknowledgments should be brief and contain recognition of the funding sources received in support of the work. References Citations in the text consist of the author's name and the year of publication: Thomas and Ajala, 1996 or (Thomas & Ajala, 1996), more than two authors, Thomas et al. (1997) or (Thomas et al., 1997), articles in press, Thomas (in press) or (Thomas, in press). References should be listed alphabetically by surname, followed by initials. Unpublished results or personal communications, should be cited as such in the text and not included in references. Cite oldest reference of each author first. Cite multiple references of different authors in chronological order (e.g., Thomas and Ajala, 1984, 1990; Abiola, 1992; Michael, 1993, 1995; Adeyemi et al., 2003). List works by the same author(s) chronologically, beginning with earliest date of publication. Use a, b, etc. for works with the same text citation (i.e., the same author(s) in the same year). Please follow the following examples: Adekemi, E. 2003. Cytological Studies of Allium cepa root cells. Cytologia, 1(11): 2028. References to Books/Monographs In the case of a book or proceedings, after the name, year and title there should be the name of the publisher, place of publication and page range/number of pages of the book. e g Slepecky R. A. 1978. Resistant forms: In: Essays in Microbiology, J. R. Norris and M. H. Richard, (eds.): John Wiley and Sons, New York 231250. Balows, A, Truper, H. G. and Schleifer, K. H. 1992. The Prokaryotes, 2nd, ed.: SpringerVerlag, New York 699pp. The Editor in Chief may request the full title and other information from the author regarding a quoted periodical acta SATECH does not give numbers to references whether in the text or in the list at the end of the paper. The list of references must contain only authors cited in the text Figures Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals. Figures are black and white photographs, drawings, or graphs and must be prepared using professional standards. Failure to provide good quality illustrations may warrant returning a manuscript without review. Dimensions for electronic figures must not exceed 180 mm by ll0mm. Use press-on or computer-generated type labels. Figures should carry a bar scale or indicated numerically in the legend (e.g. Bar = 20µ). Please use standard drawing programs for line figures (e.g., Adobe etc.) and save all illustrations, including scanned photographs, micrographs and plates, in a simple file format such as JPEG file interchange format (* .jpg or * .jpeg). Colour figures will be accepted only if the authors defray the full cost. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from the editor after acceptance of your article.

Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Each table must appear on a separate page with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes identified by superscript number/letter below.

Review articles
These are mostly reviews on timely subjects written for a general, albeit well informed audience. Manuscripts are subject to the same review process as research papers.

Short communications
These are usually short papers reporting new findings that do not require standard full length treatment but are subject to normal review. In all cases of publishable papers, page charges apply. The Editor in Chief can be contacted for more information.

Proofs
Electronic proofs will be sent by email to the corresponding author. No major changes or additions can be made at this stage. Only necessary corrections should be made and returned promptly by email attachment.

Author Inquiries
All enquiries relating to the submission, review and acceptance of articles should be directed to editor@actasatech.com or actasatech@gmail.com Review Procedure and Policy Manuscripts are reviewed by scholars with expertise in the research area. Selection of all reviewers is at the discretion of the Editor in Chief. Manuscripts receiving two favourable reviews will be provisionally accepted. Copies of the reviewers' comments will be returned to the author(s) for necessary revisions. The revised manuscript is then submitted electronically to editor@actasatech.com and copied actasatech@gmail.com. Editorial verdict on each paper shall be conveyed to the corresponding author including reasons for rejection.

All accepted and published papers may be accessed online at www.actasatech.com The corresponding author is entitled to a hard copy of the journal. Final acceptance of a manuscript is contingent upon strict compliance with Journal format, style and academic standard of acta SATECH @ Official Publication of the School of Science and Technology. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria. ISSN 15971007

All correspondence to the Editor-in-Chief, School of Science and Technology, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo Ogun state, Nigeria, editor@actasatech.com or actasatech @gmail.com