About the Journal
The FUPRE Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (FJSIR) is a peer reviewed and authoritative journal which publishes research results/articles/papers in engineering, science and industrial development and practices. It is published twice in a year. Papers are received for consideration throughout the year.
Notes to Contributors
The journal will be published twice a year – in June and December. It will be produced both in hard copy and electronic form and hosted in the University web site. The manuscript should be presented in the following order:
This should contain the title of the contribution and the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s).the full postal address, Internet e-mail address, telephone and facsimile numbers of the corresponding author should be included, as well as the current address of any author if different from that where the work was carried out.
All manuscripts must include a brief but informative abstract, intelligible without reference to the main text. It should not exceed 300 words and should describe the scope of the work and the main findings in a structured manner with indented paragraphs e.g. for original research findings, into Introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. Bothe common and scientific names should be included; the authorities are not given if they appear in the title. References to the literature should not be included.
Key words (3-5) should be below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the articles. These should not duplicate key words from the title.
This section should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. Background information should be referenced.
This should be concise but provide sufficient detail of how the work was carried out to allow the work to be repeated by others. Reference should be cited.
Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figure; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results not contain material appropriate to the Discussion.
This should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Only in exceptional cases should the Results and Discussion sections be combined.
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest in a covering letter submitted with the manuscript Financial and technical assistance may be acknowledged here. Anonymous reviewers should not be acknowledged. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.
Bibliographic references in the text appear like (Twows,2010), using brackets. References should be listed alphabetically.
Hadjibabaie, m., N. Rastkari, A. Rezaie and M. Abdollahi, (2005). The Adverse Drug Reaction in the Gastrointestinal Tract: An Overview.Intl. j. Pharmacol., 1 (1):1-8
Daniel A. Potter, (2002). Destructive turfgrass insects: Biology, diagnosis and control. Wiley Canada Publishers, pp: 24-67.
Chapters in Book:
Bray R.A., (1994). The leucaenapsyllid. In: Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture (eds R.C. Gutteridge and H.M. Shelton) pp. 283-291. CAB International, Oxford.
Titles of journals should be given in full. ‘In press’ can only be used to cite manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as ‘manuscript’ in preparation’ or ‘manuscript submitted’ are not permitted. Data from such manuscripts can only be mentioned in the text as ‘unpublished data’.
Tables and Figures
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Each table should be presented with a comprehensive but concise legend below the table. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Use superscript letters (not numbers) for footnotes and keep footnotes to a minimum. *, **, ***, should be reserved for P values. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.
Only scientifically necessary illustrations should be included. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) ar classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text.
Abbreviation and Units
SI units (metre, kilogram etc.), as outlined in the latest edition of Units, Symbols and Abbreviation: Statistics and measurements should always be given in figures; that is, 10mm, except where the number begins the sentence. When the number does not refer to a unit measurement, it is spelt out, except where the number is greater than nine. Use only standard abbreviations. The word ‘Figure’ should be shortened to Fig. unless starting a sentence.
The complete scientific name (genus, species and authority) and cultivar or strain where appropriate, should be given for all animals and plants when first mentioned. The generic name may be abbreviated to an initial in subsequent references except at the start of sentences and where intervening references to other genera would cause confusion.
Submission of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Managing Editor as an attached file in MS-Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial Office: Federal University of Petroleum Resources Library, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria.