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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Three (3) separate attachments have been provided (Title page, Manuscript body with title and abstract, and NGN5000 Processing fee receipt)
  • ORCID numbers of all the authors have been provided in the title page
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

EDITORIAL PROCESSES AND GUIDE TO AUTHORS
Articles for publication should be submitted via the journal’s website (http://scientifica.umyu.edu.ng/) or email (editor.scientifica@umyu.edu.ng). Each manuscript must be accompanied by evidence of payment of a processing fee of NGN 5,000.00, paid into the journal’s account. Articles not accompanied by processing fees will not be processed. Upon acceptance, the publication fee (online) is NGN 10,000.00 for authors that do not need print copies of the journal. However, authors needing the print copies will be required to pay a total publication fee (online plus print copies) of NGN 20,000.00 only.

Payment of Fees
Both processing and publication fees should be paid in to the Journal's account below:

Bank: UBA
Acc. No.: 2269882614
Acc. Name: UMYU Scientifica


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared in British or American English (never both) using MS word (12 font Times New Roman on white A4 paper, portrait, double spaced throughout leaving 2.54 cm wide margin on both sides) and they should appear in the following order:

1. Title page (separate file) containing Title of the manuscript, Authors Name(s) and address(es), correspondence, list authors’ ORCID numbers, and Suggested reviewers. Download sample Title page here

Note: The Title page must be separated from the main manuscript body.

2. Manuscript body (separate file) containing Title of the manuscript, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussions, conclusions, recommendation(s), acknowledgement, and references. Names of authors and author details should not be included in this file. For easier manuscript preparation, authors can download USci manuscript (body) template here.

Manuscript Assessment After Submission

All the manuscripts submitted to USci are pre-screened by the editorial board for suitability and novelty. Next, the selected manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two different reviewers to ensure a high standard and the decision to publish the paper will be based on the reviewers' comments/recommendations.

Rejection Criteria

All papers submitted to USci undergo a pre-review evaluation, which determines whether they are sent for external review. The assessment of the manuscripts considers several elements, including novelty, scientific rigour, scientific advancement of a particular field, and overall interest to the readership.

These are the most common reasons for rejection before or after review. Authors are advised to check their papers thoroughly before submission to ensure it does not fall under the following categories:

1) Papers that lack novelty

2) Papers with limited sampling, poor experimental design, or other methodological flaws or limitations that raise concerns about the validity or reliability of the findings.

3) Papers describing fragmentary results

4) Papers that may raise ethical concerns related to research conduct, authorship, plagiarism, or conflicts of interest.

5) Papers discovered to be generated by AI

6) Papers with poor writing quality, including issues with clarity, organization, grammar, and style, making the manuscript difficult to understand or unprofessional in appearance

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