Publication Policy

  • General Policy:

The principal criteria for publication are originality, high scientific quality and interest to a multidisciplinary audience. Papers not sufficiently substantiated by experimental detail will not be published. The authors are fully responsible for the language of their articles. Papers not meeting the standards of sound English grammar might not be published. Manuscripts, or the essence of their content, must be previously unpublished and should not be under simultaneous consideration by another Journal. The authors should also declare if any similar work has been submitted to or published by another Journal. By virtue of the submitted manuscript, the corresponding author acknowledges that all the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript. The corresponding author should provide all co-authors with information regarding the manuscript, and obtain their approval before submitting any revisions. Manuscripts are only accepted for publication on the understanding that the authors will permit editorial amendments, though proofs will always be submitted to the corresponding author before publication. Prior to the initial submission of a new manuscript, please carefully consider that all authors’ names are included as no change to authors’ details will be permitted after the initial submission. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Board of the NJPAS.

Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of original articles, short communications and review articles.

  • Originality and Plagiarism policy:

The editorial team of NJPAS is committed to maintaining standard and high integrity of published scientific content. For this purpose the Plagiarism policy of NJPAS will be applied while handling the manuscripts to determine the originality of the manuscripts. This will attained via plagiarism check software and evaluations by reviewers in relevant field.

  • Conflict of Interest policy:

The authors of original research papers should declare any competing commercial interests related to their submitted work. Authors are requested to submit a statement specifying whether the authors have a conflict of interest or not. At the end of the manuscript text, under a subheading “Conflict of Interest statement”, all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should state: “The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.”

  • Ethical policy:

All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigations involving human subjects should include a statement confirming the informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian in the method section. All animal or human studies should be used after approval of the experimental protocol by a local ethics committee.

The authors are responsible for the whole scientific content as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic information.

  • Disclaimer:

No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The respective authors are responsible for the facts and views expressed in their articles

Jointly Published by the faculties of Life and Physical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria