INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Manuscripts submitted for publication must represent original contributions and should not have been proposed for publication elsewhere. The text should be written in English. Papers should be submitted using Microsoft Word, while graphs are plotted using Microsoft Excel.
Papers should be typed, double spaced, wide margins on one side only. Each page should be numbered. The first page should include a title, the names of the authors, their affiliations and postal address. The title should be concise and should contain no complex symbols. The author(s) is (are) responsible for the use of proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. The style should be concise and direct. Words to be printed in italics should be underlined. Text footnotes are not acceptable. The authors have to secure the rights of reproduction of any material that has already been published elsewhere.
The Metric System is mandatory, and everywhere possible, S I units should be used.
- MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS AND FORMULAE
All characters available on the keyboard must be typewritten in the text as well as in the equations. Symbols that must be drawn by hand should be identified on the margin. Allow ample space around equations and align subscripts and superscripts clearly. Place numbers of equations referred to in the text between parentheses at the right hand margin.
The manuscript must include an abstract containing a maximum of 300 words. It should be suitable for separate publication in an abstract journal. The main results should be stated clearly rather than a mere table of content.
Each table should be typed on a separate sheet as the authors expect it to appear in print. Each table must be numbered, contain a brief title on top and each column should contain a heading and units. Tables should be referred to in the text.
Illustrations should be drawn with black ink on good quality tracing paper. The originals or sharply focused glossy photographic prints (maximum format 21 x 29.9cm) should be submitted together with the manuscripts. Each figure must be referred to in the text and its number, clearly at the top right – hand corner of the page. A set of figure captions must be provided on a separate sheet. Extreme care should be taken in preparing the figures; lettering should be large enough so that it may be clearly reproduced after reduction.
Only works cited in the text should be included in the reference list. References should be listed in alphabetical order of the first author using the APA format. Papers in the reference should be quoted in their following form.
Citation from an edited book
RAHAMAN, M. A., 1976: review of the basement geology of the southwestern Nigeria. In Kogbe, C. A. (ed), Geology of Nigeria. Elizabethan Pub. Co., Lagos, Nigeria. p 41 – 57
Citation from an edited book
MAHANAM, S. E., 1990: Hazardous Waste Chemistry Toxicology and Treatment, Lewis Publishers Inc., New York.
MBONU, P.D.C., J.O. EBENIRO, C.O. OFOEGBU and A.S. EKINE., 1991: Geoelectric sounding for the determination of aquifer characteristics in parts of Umuahia area of Nigeria. Geophysics, 56, p 284 – 291.
- UNPUBLISHED WORK
MEJEHA, I.M., 1988: Optical Spectra and Energy Levels of Divergent Ytterbium and Samarium ions in Some halides, Ph.D Thesis, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom (unpubl.)
STANDARD ABBREVIATION OF JOURNALS SHOULD BE USED. WHEN IN DOUBT , DO NOT ABBREVIATE THE TITLE OF JOURNAL. WRITE THE FULL TITLE OF THE JOURNAL.
- MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
The original and two copies of the manuscript (format 21 x 29.7cm – A4) including tables and figures must be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. After acceptance of paper the author will reveive galley proofs for final corrections if and when possible.
- PAGE CHARGES AND REPRINTS
On acceptance of the manuscript, page charges will be assessed and paid into the Journal account in United Bank for Africa (UBA), Account No. 1015182789; Account Name “Nig. Inst. Of Physics (Journal)”. After printing, 10 free reprints will be sent to contributors. Additional reprints may be ordered by the authors with appropriate forms obtainable from the Editor-in-Chief.