INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS ONLY
Microsoft Word format may be submitted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for initial editorial evaluation. MANUSCRIPTS FORMATING STYLE
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 10 font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field.
This should contain the title (capitalize first letter of each word in 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 author who will receive correspondence and check the proofs should be included, as well as the present address of any author if different from that where the work was carried out. The main title should, where possible, contain the major key words used in the body of the manuscript; the title should contain the scientific name and authorities of the insect with the order and family placed in parentheses.
All manuscripts must include a brief but informative Abstract intelligible without reference to the main text. It should not exceed 250 words and should reflect the objective, scope, methodology, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. A sentence on future works can also be included
3-5 keywords should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.
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.
This section should include answers of the questions:
• Why was research needed?.
• What was the context of the work?.
• Introduce the problem or provide background for what you will address.
• What methods are adopted for the research and how are the analysis applied to the problem.
* How did you go about solving or making progress on the problem.
* What scientific or engineering models were used.
* What social scientific theories, postulates and constructs guided the research
• What results did you get?
• State what you found and relate it to the problem.
• Summarize the major results in numbers, avoid vague, hand waving results such as “very small” or “significant”.
This should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work.
• What are the implications of the research findings ?
• State the relevance, implications, or significance of the results or conclusions, to the business.
• Significance of work is often implied by the recommendations or implications for future work.
* Provide direction for future work or what can be done with what you have done or left undone
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged. REFERENCESBibliographic references in the text appear like [1, 2, 5, 6], using square brace in superscript. References should be numbered consecutively, with style: Journal paper: 1. 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. Books: 1. Daniel A. Potter, 2002. Destructive turfgrass insects: Biology, diagnosis and control. Wiley Canada Publishers, pp: 24-67 Chapters in Book: 1. Bray R.A., 1994. The leucaena psyllid. 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 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 on a separate page with a comprehensive but concise legend above the table. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. 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.
We recommend that you ask a colleague to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing.
Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:
• All references cited in the text are included in the reference section.
• All figures and tables are cited in the text.
• Figures are at least 300 d.p.i.
• The pages are numbered.
* Do not submit the same paper sent to us to other Journals
* The Afr J Comp & ICTs reserves the right to withdraw papers (after publication) if cases of plagiarism or multiple submissions, unethical behaviour or other circumstances warrants it.
All request to publish a paper(s) must be accompanied by a duly signed COVERING LETTER contain the name of the Lead or corresponding author and affiliation. Publication of accepted papers are subject to the obligatory payment of the Journal's pagination fee (Conditions apply).