Manuscript submissions are received through the online submission platform: https://www.slujst.com.ng/submission/ new authors are required to register on (if new to the platform) or log onto the platform before making their submission. See the sample paper format and author’s guide for manuscript preparation: Template for the Journal can also be downloaded on the website under the Manuscript Template. Please refer to our information pack for any further help access/using the journal portal.
Submissions must be original, not yet published and not submitted to or under review by any journal or publication outlet. All Manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed and if found suitable, published in the next available issue and according to the subject matter as research paper, Review paper or technical note. The evaluation of manuscripts will be based on:
Underlying methodological soundness and rigor, Innovation of the work, the significance of the results and the quality of the reporting
Preparation of the Manuscript
Manuscript should be written in English Language and typed in 12 point font size using Times New Roman in double spacing on A4 paper. A margin of 25 mm should be left at the sides. The paper should not exceed twenty (20) pages, including figures and tables. The manuscript should be organised under the following headings:
The title page should contain only the title of the article, authors’ contact details such as names, institutional affiliations, corresponding author’s email address and phone number. This should be uploaded as a supplementary document on the Author’s portal. Please note that the article title should not exceed fifteen (15) words.
Page 1 of the manuscript should contain the title of the article, the abstract, five or six keywords, and may include the Introduction Section, etc. However, it must NOT contain name(s), and address(es) of author(s), and e-mail addresses and telephone number of the corresponding author. These information will be supplied on the online submission platform in addition to the uploaded title page above. The abstract should not normally exceed 250 words in 12 point font size.
Five or six relevant keywords should be provided on the title page.
Symbols, Abbreviations and Units
Symbols and abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned. If the symbols are many, a “Notation” defining the symbols must be included between the abstract and Introduction. SI units should be used.
This should include the background to the study, a brief review of literature and clearly-stated objectives.
The conclusion should be a brief summary of findings. It should clearly state the contributions, relevance of the findings and recommendations, as appropriate.
The APA system (alphabetical listing) of referencing should be used in the body of the manuscript while only essential references must be cited and listed. Examples of citing references include: Jimoh (2012) or (Jimoh, 2012) as appropriate; Faruk and Bajeh (2002) or (Nasir and Bajeh, 2002) as appropriate; Tella et al (2006) or (Tella et al, 2006) as appropriate. Examples of listing references are as follows:
For Journal Articles
Castles, F. G., Curtin, J. C., & Vowles, J. (2006). Public policy in Australia and New Zealand: The new global context. Australian Journal of Political Science, 41(2), 131– 143.
Gelkopf, M., Ryan, P., Cotton, S., & Berger, R. (2008). The impact of “training the trainers” for helping tsunami-survivor children on Sri Lankan disaster volunteer workers. International Journal of Stress Management, 15(2), 117–135. https://doi.org/10.1037/1072-5245.15.2.117
For a Book
Okuda, M., Okuda, D, (1993). Star trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Published by Pocket Books. URL i.e., publisher’s web address
For Book Article or Chapter
James, N.E. (1988). Two sides of paradise: the Eden myth according to Kirk and Spock. In Spectrum of the Fantastic Donald Palumbo (ed.) 219-223. Westport, C.T.: Published by Greenwood. URL
For Edited Conference Proceeding
Segun I. Popoola, Aderemi A. Atayero, Charles Ndujiuba, Francis E. Idachaba, Faruk. N, Carlos T. Calafate (2017). Calibrating the Standard Path Loss Model for Urban Environments using Field Measurements and Geospatial Data., The 2017 International Conference of Wireless Networks, London, U.K., 5-7 July, pp513-518, 2017.
Article Publication Charges and Copy of print Journal
A processing fee of #4,000.00 should be paid while sending the manuscript and a publication charge of #10,000.00 shall be charged after acceptance. All payment is to be made to:
Account Name: SLU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Name of Bank: JAIZ Bank Plc
Account Number: 0014798508
A scanned copy of the teller should be uploaded as a supplementary file along with the manuscript in the author’s portal and/or sent electronically as an attachment to our e-mail address: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . To encourage foreign authors, the processing fee is waived for any submission which does not have any Nigerian author.
A list of at least three suggested reviewers should be provided with their current institutional affiliations as well as email addresses. However, please note that the Managing Editor reserves the right to determine the appropriate reviewers to review your manuscript. This request is simply to populate our database of reviewers in diverse fields.