The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the genThe Ambo University Journal of Science & Sustainable Development (JSSD) is an open access peer reviewed journal that provides rapid publication (bi-annually) of articles in all subject areas covering natural and Social Sciences, Agriculture, Technology and art etc. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
The Journal of Science and Sustainable Development will only accept manuscripts submitted online through article submission portal. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file. The submitted manuscript should include all the authors and corresponding author’s full address. Corresponding author must declare that the manuscript submitted is on behalf of all authors and with their consent (See change to authorship). After successful submission of manuscript, acknowledgement shall be made automatically to the corresponding author and a manuscript number will be mailed shortly after.
Article Types: Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:
Original Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. The original article should not have been previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Papers should be in English and be prepared in A4 (8.27" X 11.69") page size, using standard fonts with size of 12, with double-spacing, and margins of at least 1" (2.5cm) all around. Times New Roman fonts must be used and remain uniform throughout the text. The authors must strictly adhere to the proper format of the Journal in all the manuscript sections. Original articles are limited to 8000 words which may contain a maximum of 6 Tables/Figures with a maximum reference list of 45.
Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of completed small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The items of standard manuscript preparation as listed are applicable, though the style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Abstracts are limited to between 100 and 150 words, results and discussion should be combined into a single section. Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table, and to a total of 3000 words without including Figures and Tables. It should be noted that short communication may not be used for preliminary publications of the data; therefore, the same material cannot be published elsewhere as an original paper after it has been published.
Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 10000 words with a maximum of 10 Figures/Tables and 100 referances. Reviews are also peer-reviewed. It is expected that review articles would be written by individuals with years of experience and have done substantial work on the subject area being reviewed.
Note that systematic review articles should be submitted as Reviews and meta-analysis should be submitted as Original article.
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be as brief as possible.
- Abayomi (2000), Agindotan et al., (2003), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Usman and Smith, 1992), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1993,1995), (Kumasi et al., 2001)
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text (e.g., A. Kingori, University of Nairobi, Kenya, personal communication). Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references, while strictly adhering to the APA style of referencing as shown below:
- Chikere, C. B., Omoni, V. T. and Chikere, B. O. 2008. Distribution of potential nosocomial pathogens in a hospital environment. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 7, 3535-3539.
- Moran, G. J., Amii, R. N., Abrahamian, F. M., and Talan, D. A. 2005. Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired skin infections. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 11, 928-930.
- Pitout, J. D. D., Church, D. L., Gregson, D. B., Chow, B. L., McCracken, M., Mulvey, M., Laupland, K. B. 2007. Molecular epidemiology of CTXM-producing Escherichia coli in the Calgary Health Region: emergence of CTX-M-15-producing isolates. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 51, 1281-1286.
- Pelczar, J. R., Harley, J. P. and Klein, D. A. 1993. Microbiology: Concepts and Applications. McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, pp. 591-603.