Categories of Manuscripts
Research article: This is an article of full length research findings. It consist of original findings in life sciences research. It should not be more than 12 pages.
Short communication: This is an article that presents research findings that do not require full length publication, it could be a preliminary findings needed to be rapidly published. It should not be more than 6 pages.
Review article: This is an article that focus on evaluating existing state of knowledge, with special interest on a specific topic or filed in life sciences. It should not be more than 18 pages.
Components and Order of Manuscript
All the components of the manuscript should be in Time New Roman font 12 (Except the title) and double-spaced. And must be presented as follows:
Title: Times New Roman, 14 points size, bold and not more than 21 words. Surname and initials of each author with affiliation and telephone numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be included.
Abstract: It is a concise summary of the whole paper that should not be more than 250 words, should be understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. Abstract consist of brief aims, methodology, results and conclusion. First person tense construction should not be used in the abstract, and references should be avoided. Author(s) should include 3 to 5 keywords.
Main body: The text should be divided into sections, each with a separate heading as follows;
INTRODUCTION: A concise introduction of the background to the subject is required, furthermore it should include its brief statement of the problem, significance and relationship to earlier works with references. Subtitles/headings under introduction should be in lower case except the first letter of a keyword/noun.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This section should be presented with clarity and detail. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references. Researches involving the use of experimental animals or human subjects must include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved by the Ethic Committee of their resptive institution or institute. Subtitles/headings under this section should be in lower case except the first letter of a keyword/noun.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Results may be split into subheadings. Statistically analysed data obtained from the study should be arranged in a unified and coherent sequence. Data already presented in a Table should not be re-presented graphically. Lengthy, confusing and irrelevant discussion should be avoided. Salient point/findings from the study should be discussed and supported by relevant and latest references. Subtitles/headings under this section should be in lower case except the first letter of a keyword/noun.
CONCLUSION: This is a concise deduction drawn from the findings. Author(s) should avoid citing similar work done, rather a conclusive inference with respect to the subject of research should be presented.
Note: All scientific names of organisms must be written in full at first, and subsequently shorten, e.g., Psidium guajava (L), P. guajava (L)).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Author(s) may wish to acknowledge those who contributed immensely to the article but do not fulfil the requirement for authorship. Author(s) should however acknowledge the sponsor or the funding agency of the research.
REFERENCES: References and citations must be in proper format. References should be cited in the text by surname of the author(s) and the year e,g Garg (2009), Cavusoglu and Yalcin (2010). In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year should be cited in the text e.g Chen et al. (2011) or (Chen et al., 2011). If two or more papers were publisghed by the same author in one year, add a, b or c to differentiate each.
At the end of the paper is the list of references section, references should be full and complete, well punctuated and arranged alphabetically (If they have the same author, they should be in chronological order) by first author’s surname as follows;
Citation of Journal Paper
Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J. K., Poole, A. C., Srinivasan, S., and Ley, R. E. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome. Nature. 519: 92 - 96.
Yamamoto, Y. and Gaynor, R. B. (2001). Therapeutic potential of inhibition of the NF-ҡB pathway in the treatment of inflammation and cancer. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 107(2): 135-145.
Citation of Books
Sohn, J. Ohshima, T. (2011). Lipid oxidation, odour and colour of fish flesh. Handbook of seafood Quality, safety and Health Applications. UK. Wiley-Blackwell. 542pp.
Citation of articles and chapter from a book
McDonald, P., Edwards, R. A., Greenhalgh, J. F. D. and Morgan, C. A. (2002). Animal Nutrition Sixth Ed., Pearson Education Limited (Prentice Hall) U.K. 693pp.
Citation of Conference proceedings
Rawls, J. F., Mahowald, M. A., Goodman, A. L., Trent, C. M. and Gordon, J. I. (2007). In vivo imaging and genetic analysis link bacterial motility and symbiosis in the zebrafish gut. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104: 7622 - 7627.
Fierer, N. and Jackson, R. B. (2006). The diversity and biogeography of soil bacterial communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103:626–631.
Citation of online Journals
Heap, I. (2006). The international survey of herbicide resistant weeds. Retrieved on 12th April 2015 from http://www.weedscience.com.
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be labelled serially using Arabic numeral (eg., Table 1, Table 2, Table 3 etc., Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, etc.)
Avoid the use of abbreviations at the beginning of a title, heading or sentence. The following abbreviations with numerals can be used without spelling out at first use: h, min, s, yr, mo, cm, mm, kg, g, DNA, RNA, cpDNA, dNTP.
Standard International (SI) Units
Standard International (SI) Unit should be used throughout the text. For example; kg, g, mg. Use mgL-1 instead of mg/L.
Avoid the use of figures/ numbers at the beginning of a sentence. Write out one through nine unless a measurement, a designator, or a range (e.g., five seeds, 8 cm, 3 yr, 5 – 11 flowers).
Authors using experimental animals or human subjects in their research must seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee.
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript to JIRILS implies that, the study presented has not been published before or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Once an article has been accepted for publication, author(s) cedes the copyright to Journal of Innovative Research in Life Sciences (JIRILS) however, authors are responsible for the contents that appeared in their published manuscripts.
Submission of Manuscript
Manuscript are to be submitted online through the online manuscript submission button on the journal’s home page or through the email:
2`2Authors are to pay the sum of two thousand naira (NGN 2,000) as assessment and manuscript handling charge (evidence of payment should be submitted along with the manuscript), upon acceptance of a manuscript eight thousand Naira (NGN 8,000) or Fifty Dollars ($50) for international contributors as manuscript publication charges. Payment should be made only to:
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Account Name: JIRLS Kebbi St, Uni. Sci. & Tech.
Account Number: 0555575483,
Or via Money transfer (For International Authors) to The Editor in Chief, JIRILS, Kebbi state University of Science and Technology, PMB 1144, Aliero, Kebbi state Nigeria.
The Editor - in - Chief
Journal of Innovative Research in Life Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
P.M.B. 1144 Birnin Kebbi,
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