Guidelines to Authors

Guidelines to Authors

Egerton Journal of Science and Technology (Egerton J. Sci. & Technol. ISSN 2073-8277) publishes four types of papers as given below. Authors are expected to follow the provided guidelines as they prepare their manuscripts:

1.   Experimental Full Papers (2000 to 6000 words): Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, running title (maximum 5 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (not more than 300 upright-oriented words). Key words (maximum of 5). Introduction. Materials and Methods. Results and Discussion. Conclusions and Recommendations. Acknowledgements. References.

2. Theoretical/Review Full Papers (4000-10000 words): Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, running title (maximum 5 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (not more than 300 words). Key words (maximum of 5). Introduction. Literature Review. Theoretical Analysis. Application. Conclusions. Acknowledgements. References.

3.      Short Communication (1000-3000 words): Cover page with title of paper, names of author(s), address, email, telephones, running title (maximum 5 words), and indication of corresponding author in footnote. From second page: Title of paper. Abstract (not more than 200 words). Key words (maximum of 5). Introduction. Materials and Methods. Results and Discussion. Conclusions and Recommendations. Acknowledgements. References.
 
4.      Case reports (1500 – 2500 words): This type of publication focuses on some interesting findings especially in medical or veterinary fields which the researcher wishes to share with their peers. The observations made have to be explained scientifically accompanied with some novelty for the article to be accepted. The document should be written under the following format: Cover page with title of paper, names of authors, address, email, telephones, running titles (maximum 5 words); abstract (not more than 250). The structure; Title, Abstract, Introduction, case description, discussion, conclusion.
 
Footnotes: Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, numbered consecutively and placed at the bottom left of their page.
 
Acknowledgement: Where applicable this should be brief, to the point, and follow the conclusion. Where the research was funded, state the sources of funding and the grant number should be included where possible.
 
Tables, Figures and Illustrations: These should be provided separately after the text. 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.
 
9.       Citations in the text: Use the APA method. The citation should be placed 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).
 
10.  List of References:  should be alphabetized at the end of  the article using the following format:

-For books: Author(s). (Year). Title of book. Publisher. Place. Number of pages in the book. 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 journal articles: Author(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of the journal (italicised) which should be abbreviated. 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.

11. Each of the Authors in the list should be separated fro the others by a space

 
12.  The UK English version of spelling will be used for publication and hence should be used to prepare manuscripts.
 
13.  Contributors should use System International Units only. For volumetric values in litres, the author should use L for litre, e.g mmol L-1.
 
14.  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 or indentations at the beginning of each paragraph, font size 12 for main body text, font type Times New Roman.

15.   For equations, use Microsoft equation editor. The equations given must be numbered to the right margin.

16.   To submit a manuscript for publication, the author must first register as an author on our website and follow the instructions as given in the website. The website address is: http://egerjst.egerton.ac.ke 
17.   The review will be done online and the authors may check the status of their manuscripts online.
 
18.   For any other enquiry you may contact us through the email address: egerjst@egerton.ac.ke.