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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions to Contributors and Reviewers

  1. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology (ISSN 2073-8277) is an internationally peer-reviewed journal published (twice) annually. The Journal publishes original papers derived from Biological, Physical, Veterinary, Agricultural sciences, Architectural and Engineering fields research works.
  2. Ideas contained in papers reflect opinions of authors and not of Egerton University or Journal Editors.
  3. As an editorial policy, original unpublished full papers (2000 to 6000 words) which advance knowledge, University teaching, research and stimulate intellectual life, economic and cultural development, scientific and technological progress, and any other related material will be considered for publication.
  4. Full review articles (2000-6000 words), which discuss previously published work must indicate the period under review and show originality in the discriminative selection of material for comment and assessment of the current state of research and knowledge in the topics chosen for discussion.
  5. Reviews of books published in the last two years before the date of publication of each particular issue of Egerton Journal of Science and Technology will be considered for publication.
  6. Short communications (1000-3000 words) emphasizing significant new concepts, methods, applications and preliminary research findings. Acceptance depends on: Research results which are complete but do not warrant comprehensive treatment; Research work which is incomplete and unlikely to be concluded to the point where it would be reported in a conventional scientific paper; Other useful research findings and developments which in the opinion of the Editorial Board would be of value if published promptly.
  7. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology is an open access scholarly journal and contributors are expected to follow format as provided by the journal. For consistency in the journal, the following guidelines must be followed when preparing manuscripts:
  • Experimental Full Papers: Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, running title (maximum 8 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (200-300 upright-oriented words). Key words (maximum of 8).

Introduction. Materials and Methods. Results and Discussion. Conclusions and Recommendations. Acknowledgements.

References.

  • Theoretical/Review Full Papers: Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, running title (maximum 8 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (200-400 upright-oriented words). Key words (maximum of 8). Introduction. Literature Review. Theoretical Analysis. Application. Conclusions. Acknowledgements. References.
  • Short Communication: Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, fax, running title (maximum 8 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (110-200 uprightoriented words). Key words (maximum of 8). Introduction. Materials and Methods. Results and Discussion. Conclusions and Recommendations. Acknowledgements. References.
  • Footnotes: Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, numbered consecutively and placed at the bottom of their page.
  • Acknowledgement: Where applicable this should be brief, to the point, and follow the conclusion.
  • Tables, Figures and Illustrations: These should be inserted in the text near where they are first mentioned. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and given specific titles at the top. Tables should not be enclosed in a grid, but be given the top, bottom and subheading borders only. Figures and other illustrations should be numbered in Arabic numerals and carry specific titles at the bottom. Quote tables and figures in the text as (Table 1), (Tables 1 and 2), (Figure 1), or (Figures 1 and 2).
  • Appendices: These should follow references and be identified by capital letters in alphabetical sequence.
  • References to publications should be placed in the text in parentheses as: One author: (Mathooko, 2006). Two authors: (Tuitoek and Onjoro, 2005). More than two authors: (Ouma et al., 2004). More than one reference: (Mathooko, 2006; Tuitoek and Onjoro, 2005; Ouma et al., 2004). References should be alphabetized at the end of the article using the following format: - For books: Author(s). (Year). Title of book. Publisher. Place. E.g. Marriot, N. (1999). Principles of Food Sanitation. Aspen Publishers Inc. Gaithersburg, USA. 600 pp.
    • For papers in books: Author(s). (Year). Title of paper. In: Names of editor(s) starting with initials (ed.) or (eds.). Title of book. Publisher. Place. Pp. E.g. Babich, H. and Stotzky, G. (1983). Metal ions in the aquatic environment. In: J. O. Nriagu (Ed.). Aquatic Toxicity. Wiley Interscience, New York, USA, pp. 1-46.
    • For periodicals: Author(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical. Volume: pp. E.g. Reid, D. S., Kotte, K., Kilmartin, P. and Young, M. (2003). A new method for accelerated shelf life prediction for frozen foods. J. Sci. Food Agric. 83:1018-1021.
  1. The UK English version of spelling will be used for publication and hence should be used to prepare manuscripts.
  2. Contributors should use the MS-Word Programme to prepare manuscripts using double-spacing, 2.5 cm margins, left and right justification, one space between paragraphs, no tab at the beginning of each paragraph, font size 12 for main body text, font type Times New Roman and printing on one side per page. Thereafter submit the manuscript electronically through the email address of the journal: egerjst@egerton.ac.ke.
  3. Cover price per issue: Kenya = K.Sh.600; Africa = US$15; Rest of the World = US$25.
  4. All scholarly contributions for review and order inquiries should be sent to: Chief Editor, Email: egerjst@egerton.ac.ke.

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