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Author’s submission guidelines




A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours. The authors may also suggest two to four

reviewers for the manuscript (our editors will designate other reviewers). There is no page limit. The submitting author takes responsibility

for the paper during submission and peer review.


Terms of Submission


Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part

of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible

for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. All enquiries concerning the publication of

accepted papers should be addressed to

Sci-Afric journal of scientific issues, research and essays will accept only manuscripts submitted  as email attachments to the editor at


Review Process


All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified external reviewers. Decisions will be made as

rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within one week. The editorial board will re-review

manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the Sci-Afric journal of scientific issues, research and essays to publish

manuscripts within 1 to 3 weeks after submission.


Publication Charge


Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. Authors are required to make payment only after

their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.


The Journal charges $450 as article publication fees with partial waiver options subject to approval upon request from our account

section at However, manuscript handling fees is fully waived for the under listed low income countries. Thus,

authors whose institutions are based in these countries are exempted from payment of the manuscript handling fees.

  • Afghanistan

  • Burundi

  • Cambodia

  • Central African Republic

  • Chad

  • Comoros

  • Eritrea

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Haiti

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Nepal

  • Niger

  • Somalia

  • South Sudan

  • Tajikistan


Style of Manuscripts


Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 11 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. Manuscripts that do not conform to these

requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The entire manuscript,

including references, should be typed single spaced on one side of the paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the downright

starting from the title page.




Title and Authorship Information


The title should be a brief phrase (capitalize first letter of each word in the title) describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should

include the authors' full names, emails and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information.




All manuscripts should not exceed 250-300 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings.

Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and

abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.




Key words (5-7 words) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from

the title.




This section should include sufficient background information, provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject,

and the proposed approach or solution. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either

findings or conclusions. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.


Materials and Methods


This should be complete enough to provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. 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. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used.

Methods in general use need not be described in detail.




A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further

work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.




Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms

should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. It should be written in the past tense when

describing findings in the authors' experiments. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.




This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often

appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.




The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a

Discussion or Results and Discussion section.




The acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.




Number citations consecutively in square brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the brackets [2]. Multiple references [2], [3] are each

numbered with separate brackets [1]-[3]. When citing a section in a book, please give the relevant page numbers [2]. In sentences, refer

simply to the reference number, as in [3]. Do not use "Ref. [3]" or "reference [3]" except at the beginning of a sentence: "Reference [3] shows ..."


Figures and Tables


Figures and tables should be inserted in the text body, centered, and following its reference. Figure captions should be below the figures and

centered and shown as Figure 1; table captions should be placed above the table and shown as Table I. When referring to a figure use

Figure. For numbering of tables use roman numerals as demonstrated in Table I. Except for very detailed figures, all figures must

occupy no more than half of a page. Colored figures are acceptable. All figures, including drawing and photos, must be included in the text

body. Do not include line spaces between figure and its caption. It is not necessary to include one line of space between text and figures and





Use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the Math Type add-on for all math objects in your paper. When numbering equations, enclose

numbers in parentheses and align with the right margin of the column as in (1). It is necessary to include one line of space between the

text and equations. (1) Be sure that the symbols in your equation have been defined before the equation appears or immediately following.


Check List


 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.



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