FEDPOLAD JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
(FEDPOLADJSAT; VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2)
A Publication of:
SEEM (SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, MANAGEMENT) RESEARCH JOURNALS & MANUSCRIPTS DEVELOPMENT (SEEM-RJ&MD) UNIT
THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
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Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti Journal of Science and Agricultural Technology (FEDPOLADJSAT) is a multi-disciplinary publication of SEEM (Science, Engineering, Environmental and Management) Research Journals and Manuscripts Development (SEEM-RJ&MD) Unit of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It is a medium designed for researchers in the field of sciences and agricultural studies, both national and international to publish their research works. It is a bi-annual academic journal of high standard committed to the publication of original research papers in the field of sciences and agricultural studies, such as Archaeology, Entomology, Anthropology, Botany, Ecology, Zoology, Geophysics, Geology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Brewing, Mathematics and Statistics, Artificial intelligence, Aquaculture and fisheries management, Computer science, Computer engineering and electronics, Telecommunications technology, Library and information sciences, Laboratory technology, Optometry, Surveying and geoinformatics, Architecture, Agricultural extension and communication technology, Agricultural extension and rural development, Agricultural extension and rural sociology, Agricultural extension services, Cooperative management, Agricultural-economics and extension, Agricultural management and extension, Agricultural administration and extension, etc. The focus of the journal is to assist scholars with collections of quality academic research with practical implications for sciences and agricultural related practices.
Manuscripts are accepted for publications from academics, researchers and practitioners after a double blinded peer review process. Preference is given to those of general significance that are written in English language, well organized and with outstanding academic significance.
As the journal provides a platform for rendering accurate and prompt research results, it also introduces new concepts that promote academic excellence and push frontiers of knowledge in the fields of sciences and agricultural disciplines, the Journal editorial board is interested in publishing wide range of articles from these fields all around the globe. It is on this premise that the journal welcomes contributions in the form of articles (research, review or technical reports), general surveys, case study reports, conference/symposia/workshop reports and book reviews.
Guidelines for Reviewers:
For each manuscript, the individual reviewer:
- must consider and conclude if the manuscript makes a valuable contribution to existing knowledge and literature, especially in terms of research significance, theory development, quality or newness of data, findings, methodology etc.
- must conclude if the manuscript is written according to the Journal’s ‘Manuscript Requirements’ and ‘General Information’ as stated in SEEM-RJ&MD Poster and Flier respectively.
- must consider and conclude if the manuscript is written and presented up to publishable standards of the Journal in terms of: whether manuscript falls under any of the SEEM-RJ&MD Journal scope, whether concepts have been adequately defined, whether the manuscript is well structured with coherent and integrated argumentation, whether statistical data have concise clarity, whether tables, figures and diagrams are clear and representative, whether modification is needed by cutting out any part of the paper, restructuring, or further developing the paper.
Submission Guidelines for Authors:
Authors should note the followings.
Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti Journal of Science and Agricultural Technology (FEDPOLADJSAT) is a peer review international and bi-annual (April and October) publication of SEEM (Science, Engineering, Environmental and Management) Research Journals and Manuscripts Development unit of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It aimed at publishing high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of sciences and agricultural studies such as Archaeology, Entomology, Anthropology, Botany, Ecology, Zoology, Geophysics, Geology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Brewing, Mathematics and Statistics, Artificial intelligence, Aquaculture and fisheries management, Computer science, Computer engineering and electronics, Telecommunications technology, Library and information sciences, Laboratory technology, Optometry, Surveying and geoinformatics, Architecture, Agricultural extension and communication technology, Agricultural extension and rural development, Agricultural extension and rural sociology, Agricultural extension services, Cooperative management, Agricultural-economics and extension, Agricultural management and extension, Agricultural administration and extension, etc. The journal hereby considers only manuscripts that have not been published (or submitted simultaneously) in any language elsewhere. Contributions are in English Language. Articles for publication may be theoretical, experimental, developmental, practical or specific case findings. Copyright is by the publisher. The journal is issued in printed form as bi-annual (April and October) volumes, and it currently accepts 3 types of articles defined as follows:
- Research Articles: these are regular articles which aim at presenting new findings.
- Review Articles: these are articles which aim to present comprehensively already existing findings.
- Technical Reports: these are short review articles.
Each article submitted for publication should not exceed 15 pages, typed in double line space on A4 size paper; the font size must be 12 and in Times New Roman character. Preferable Microsoft (MS) word should be used and article should be processed on one side of the paper only with adequate top, bottom, side margins of 25mm. Electronic copy of the final version of the accepted paper(s) is required before an article is published. The manuscript arrangement should be in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation, References, Nomenclature, Tables, Figures and Appendices.
The title page contains the title of the paper which should not be more than 12 words, name(s) and address(es) of the author(s), e-mail address(es) and telephone number. For double or multiple authors, the name of the correspondence author should precede that of others. The surname of the author(s) should be followed by the initials.
An abstract (italicized) must be supplied with all articles by authors and should be kept within the limit of 250 words. The abstract is required to summarize the objective(s) of the article, methodology, results, findings, conclusion and recommendation(s). The abstract page should contain a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 keywords. The keywords are required to describe the entire work contained in the article.
The introduction should contain clear objectives of the work; describe the problem being addressed and current effort(s) at providing solutions to the problems.
Materials and Methods:
This should contain theoretical analysis which incorporates relevant mathematical principles or theories applied in the study. It should also include the appropriate experimental methods and procedures with vivid description of method of analyses. Case studies and surveys should provide details of data collection, data synthesis and analysis. This section should be described in details; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of such procedures should be briefly stated. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings could be used
Results and Discussion:
The results and discussion could be presented in descriptive, tabular, graphical or photographic form but must relate to the work done. Repetition of information presented should be avoided. Interpretations of findings should be the main focus of the discussion.
Conclusion and Recommendations:
Conclusion should briefly summarize the findings and should state clearly their relevance and contributions to knowledge. Recommendations should briefly highlight areas where implementation could be made or areas for further work.
All references should conform to APA 7 style. They should contain full reference details and journal titles which should not be abbreviated. All references must be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the article. For multiple citations of the same year, suffixes a, b, c should immediately follow the year of publication.
Citing should be done as follows:
Within the Text:
Authors name should be followed by a comma and the year of publication contained in round bracket e.g. Chukwura (1987a) and Chukwura (1987b), Tijani (1993), Kumasi et al (2001), (Isife 2003), Agindotanet al (2003), Usman and Smith (1992), Chege (1998).
At the End of Article:
A list of reference at the end of the work can be as follows:
Basic Format for Journals:
Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication). Article title, Journal Name, volume number (Issue number), pages.
Basic Format for Journal Article from an Online Periodical:
Oladebeye, D. H. & Olorunnishola, A. A. G. (2018). Characterizing selected south western agricultural residuals for metallurgical purpose. Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, 2(8), 6 -11. doi: 10.4172/2090-4541-C1-051.
Keji, S. A., Adeleke, O. & Oguntuase, A. (2019). External debt and economic growth in Nigeria. Journal of African Union Studies, 8(3), 161-177.doi:https://doi.org/10.31920/2050-4306/2019/8
Without DOI, Provide URL:
Momoh, J. J. (2013). Basic sociological concepts, attitude, perception and effects on propagating the message of HIV and AIDS prevention and control on engineering student of some selected tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 5(12), 443-447, Retrieved July 3, 2018, from - http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1384430372_Momoh.pdf
Araoye, O. I., Akintoye, K. A. & Adu, M. K. (2018). Performance evaluation models for a secure agent-based electronic commerce. International Journal of New Technology and Research, 4(4), 116-120.Retrieved April 19, 2020, fromhttps://www.ijntr.org/
Israel, O. T., & Taiwo, O. (2019). Optimizing transportation with spatial databases using Google maps in Ado-Ekiti. American Journal of Aerospace Engineering. 6(2), 39-43. Retrieved April 19, 2020, fromhttp://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ajae
Journal article without DOI and URL:
Otalu, J. A. (2010). Nigeria today and the year 2020. ECPER Journal of Political and Economic Studies, 2(1), 8 -12.
Adeosun, E.O., Rodiya, A.A., &Abisua, T.A. (2009). Influence of land use on carbon sequestration in the forest. Agro-ecological zone of Ekiti state, Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Engineering and Earth Sciences, 12(1), 1-7.
Document from Websites:
NBTE. (2018, October). Ranking table of Nigerian Polytechnics. Retrieved July 2, 2019, from National Board for Technical Education: https://net.nbte.gov.ng/2018%20polytechnic%20ranking.
Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000, from http://www.cutr.eng.usf.edu/its/mobile_phone_text.htm
Archer, D. (n.d.). Exploring nonverbal communication. Retrieved July 18, 2001, from http://nonverbial.ucsc.edu
Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication). Title (edition – 3rd Ed.). Place of publication: Publisher, e.g.
Highmore, B. (2001). Everyday life and cultural theory. New York, USA: Routledge
Owoeye, C. (2009). Design of typing elements (3rd Ed.). Lagos: Taylor & Francis.
Tables, Figures, Equations: All tables and figures are to be numbered progressively using Roman numerals. The caption of tables should be located above the respective tables while that of the figures should be located below it. All equations must be numbered using Arabic numerals in parenthesis at the right margin of the equations. Tables, Figures and Equations should be cited in the text as shown: Table 1, Figure. 1, and Eq. I.
Electronic submission of manuscript(s) is strongly encouraged, provided the text, tables and figures are included in a single Microsoft word file. Authors are to submit manuscripts as well as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: email@example.com. Once manuscript is received, a manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.
The processing fees is free. Only that author(s) must fulfill the guidelines stated in the SEEM Research and Development Journal manuscript requirements.
Submission Preparation Checklist:
Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following;
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- The content provided is plagiarism-free, original research work fully copyrighted by the author(s). If found plagiarized, the journal has the rights to reject the article without any reason and no more articles will be accepted from the concerned author(s).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
- Manuscript has been developed in line with Journal’s manuscript submission guidelines as stated in the flier and handbill.
- Author(s) did not mention his or her name, affiliation and contact details in the main text.
- Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal.
Dr. Oyewusi, P. A.,
Chairman/Editor in Chief,
SEEM Research Journal & Manuscript Development,
The Federal Polytechnic,
Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Contact: +234 803 506 0823