Notes to Contributors

Scope of the Journal
Tropical Journal of Science and Technology is an open access journal and also available in print. The journal welcomes scholarly manuscript in all areas of science, engineering and technology.

Manuscript submission
Manuscript submitted should be original and not under consideration for publication nor have been published in other journal. It should be submitted in Word format via the online submission system of the journal and should be prepared in accordance with guidelines for authors.
Submitted manuscript shall have a maximum length of 6,000 words, which includes title, author(s) and affiliations, abstract, and references list.

Structure of the manuscript

The submitted manuscript should have the following components:

Originality: Papers submitted should report results of original research not published elsewhere

Title: The title should be informative, concise, clear and mirrors the content of the manuscript and should not exceed 21 words.

Author(s) and Affiliations: Name(s) (surname last) of the author(s), position, institutional affiliation, e-mail should be included.

Abstract: There should be an informative abstract. It should be a single paragraph not exceeding 270 words that give the purpose, procedure, significant of results and conclusions of the research work.

Key words: Include 4-6 keywords arranged in their meaningful order.

Introduction: The introduction should contain only essential background information and important relevant references. The objectives of the work, it's relevant, scope and contribution must be clearly stated.

Materials and Methods: The methods and procedures adopted in the research should be clearly described and explained if new, i.e. new methods and modification of established should be described in detail to enable reproduction by other researchers. For the established and published methods, authors should only refer to the relevant publication.

Results and Discussion
Results: The results should be concise. Computer drawn diagrams are preferable. Finding derived from the methods and procedures are reported in this section using tables and figures. Tables and figures must be numbered independently. Arabic numerals should be used for lebelling of Tables (e.g. Table 1: Background radiation level of a drilling rig platform) and should appear on top of the table, while Roman numerals should be used for Figures (e.g. Figure I: Comparative assessment of BIR levels in Cities in Nigeria) and should appear under the figure.  
Discussion: Authors should make reference to tables and figures that have been included in this section of the paper. The results should be interpreted, explained and evaluated accordingly. Relevant literature should be cited to corroborate or otherwise of the findings. References should be cited as e.g. Ojo (2015), Ohwojeheri and Adomi (1998), and Ekuma et al. (2003) if there are more than two authors. The results and discussion can be done together or separately. Authors should avoid repetition of methodology and results in his/her discussion.

Conclusion: The author should summarise key findings of the research in the light of earlier stated purpose. The conclusion should state the important contribution the research/paper has made to knowledge and make recommendations which should be derived from key findings for practice, policy and further research.

Acknowledgements:  This is a credits section where the authors should express gratitude to persons and organizations that assisted with the research or preparation of the paper (Note: this is not mandatory)

References:  references cited should be listed alphabetically according to 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) style also known as the Harvard system and names of Journal should be written in full as follows: Avwiri G.O. (2013). Evaluation of the radiological implication of  working with drilling mold in a rig. Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry 233(2):231-238; Eruke D.C. and E.O. Agbakoba (2009). Assessing the compatibility index of sharp sand for the filling of swamp section of East-west road. Continental Journal of Scientific Research and Technological Advancement 4: 35-42. For multiple citations for the same author in the same year, use a, b, c immediately following year of publication. Reference in the body of the text should be made by citing the author's surname and year of publication (e.g. Johnson, 2004). Book and journal titles should be italicized. (Quick guide on APA style can be can be found at
Endnotes and footnotes are not allowed.

The Journal is published in print and online versions. The online version is available freely at: journal of scientific and technological advancement and research

Disclaimer: Facts and views in the articles published in Tropical Journal of Science and Technology (TJST} are solely those of the respective authors. The Journal shall not be liable for any copyright violation, incidents of plagiarism, or any loss, injury or damage caused to any person or property as a result of the contents of any article published in TJST. Manuscript submitted must not have been published before nor being considered for publication elsewhere.

Plagiarism policy: The journal does not support the use of the author or other’s intellectual property without acknowledging it. Any published paper discovered to have plagiarism issues will be retracted from the journal site.