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Instructions to Author

 

Original research papers, short research communications, reviews or mini-reviews, letters to the editor, technical note can be submitted to the journal only on the condition that the article has not been previously published in any other form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

1. ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER: These should describe original, novel 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.

 

2. SHORT RESEARCH COMMUNICATION: A short research communication should present a concise study, or timely and novel research findings that might be less substantial than a research paper. The manuscript length is limited to 2,500 words (excluding references and abstract). It should have a set of keywords and an abstract (under 200 words, unreferenced), containing background of the work, the results and their implications. Results and Discussion section should be combined and followed by conclusion. Materials and Methods will remain as a separate section. The number of references is limited to 40 and there should be not more than 4 figures and/or table combined.

 

3. TECHNICAL NOTE: Brief description of new or modification of existing technique which mark major advances and are of practical value.

 

4. REVIEWS: Brief or mini-reviews should be authoritative and of broad interest. Submission of mini-reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encourage. Mini-reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages.

 

5. LETTERS TO EDITORS: This is to discuss controversial and/or inter disciplinary topics, viewpoints and commentaries, brief description of novel finding that might not be suitable for a regular research paper or short research communication, and any other issues that might be of interest to our readers. It is limited to a maximum of 800 words (two print pages maximum). Letter can have one figure/table and maximum of 10 references.

 

FORMAT OF MANUSCRIPT

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all numbered starting from the title page. English is the preferred language all through contribution. Writing in French (with abstract in English) will be considered.

TITLE: This should be specific and precise. It should not be more than 2 to 3 lines long, and should describe the contents of the author’s full name and affiliations, then name of the corresponding author along with phone number, fax and Email information. Present addresses of authors should appear as footnote.

ABSTRACT: The abstract should be self-contained and citation free and should not exceed 150 words.

INTRODUCTION: This section should be succinct, with no subheadings. It should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: Scientific details must be provided to allow for replication of results. Appropriate chemical names should be given and strains of organisms should be specified. Suppliers of materials need only be mentioned if this may affect the results. Use System International (SI) units and symbols. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.

RESULT: This section should describe concisely the rationale of the investigation and its outcomes. Data should not be repeated in both a table and a figure. Tables and figures should be selected to illustrate specific points. Do not tabulate or illustrate points that can be adequately and concisely described in the next. Result should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.

TABLES AND FIGURES: Tables and figures should be numbered (1,2,3 etc) as they appear in the text. Figures should preferably be the size intended for publication and should not exceed 9-12cm. Tables, figures and photographs should be carefully marked on the reverse side with the number, first author’s name and orientation (top). Legends should be typed double-spaced separately from figures. Photographs must be originals of high quality. Photocopies are not accepted.

DISSCUSSION: This should not simply recapitulate the results. It should relate to previous work and interpret them. Combined results and discussion sections are encouraged when appropriate.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: This optional part should include a statement thanking those who assisted substantially with work relevant to the study. Grant support is included in this section.

REFERENCES:

References to work “in press” must be accompanied by a copy of acceptance letter from the Journal. References should not be given to personal communication, unpublished data, Manuscripts in preparation, letter, Company Publications, Patent pending and URLs for websites. Abstracts of papers presented at meetings are not permissible. These references should appear as parenthetical expressions in the text.

Example:

Ezemonye (2005), Ugbomoiko et al. (2012) 

Ezemonye, L.I.N (2005). Polychlorinated biphenyls (PBCs) levels and distribution in Ethiope and Benin Rivers of the Niger-Delta surface water and sediments: International Journal of Environmental Studies 65:491-504

Ezemonye, L.I.N and Ilechie I., (2006). Ecological effect of pesticide contamination on amphibian tadpole (Ptychnadena bibroni) of the Niger-Delta of Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 28 (64)91-100

Ezemonye L.I.N, Ogeleka D.F. and Okiemen F.E. (2009). Lethal toxicity of industrial detergent on bottom devilling sentinels. International Journal of Sediment Research 24:478-482

 

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS: 

All articles should be submitted online as a file attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The papers should be typewritten in Times New Roman with font size 12, double spacing on A4 size Microsoft Word document. Maximum paper length is 18 pages.

 

COPYRIGHT:
Submission of a paper for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author (s) to the publisher upon acceptance; and any accepted paper becomes the permanent property of the International Journal of Renewable Energy and Environment (IJREE) and may not be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the Editorial board. The copyright Agreement form can be downloaded below.

 

Publication Ethics Policy

 

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure reliable & high-quality scientific research publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that researchers receive credit for their work & ideas. IJREE follows strict Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines.

  • Plagiarism: All articles published by IJREE are committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor   is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to be plagiarize from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur  plagiarism penalty.
  • Duplicate Submission: Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
  • Redundant Publications: Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
  • Citation Manipulation: Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation penalty.
  • Data Fabrication & Falsification: Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification penalty.
  • Penalty: In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies of IJREE, the following rules will be applied:
    •  Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
    • Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to IJREE, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 2 years.
    • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of IJREE.
    • In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly offensive/flagrant, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional restrictions beyond those described above.

Article Correction Policy

Print and online corrections. The version of an article which is published online is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances.
We are only able to correct typographical errors in the following: author names, affiliations, articles titles, and abstracts and keywords. In such cases, an erratum or corrigendum would be necessary as well (see below), so that there is a record to explain the difference between the online and print versions.
We can publish a correction to your article if there is a serious error, for example with regard to scientific accuracy, or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader’s understanding of the contribution (such as a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need any changes to be effected.

Errata

An erratum will be used if an important error has been introduced during the production of the journal article (one that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, the reputation of the authors or of the journal), including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.
We do not publish errata for typing errors except where an apparently simple error is significant (for example, an incorrect unit). A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.

Corrigenda

A corrigendum is a notification of an important error made by the authors of the article. All authors must sign corrigenda submitted for publication. In cases where co-authors disagree, the editors will take advice from independent peer-reviewers and impose the appropriate amendment, noting the dissenting author(s) in the text of the published version.

Addenda

An addendum is a notification of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper, for example in response to a reader’s request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the author inadvertently omitted significant information available at the time, this material can be published as an addendum after peer review.
Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader’s understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.

Processing Charges

Publishing a paper in IJREE requires Paper Processing Charges that cover dispatch and editorial expenses , and will be paid by the submitting author upon acceptance of the Paper for publication.

For ALL authors – N20,000 or USD $100 (For one entire research paper publication). This amount covers the charge for two(2) copies of the Journal.

N.B: Extra copies will attract additional fee of N3,000 or $15.