Guide to Authors

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUT

HORS

(a) GENERAL

  1. Scope and policy of Communications in Physical Sciences (Commun. Phy. Sci)

Communication in Physical Sciences (formerly Journal of Physical Sciences) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to all aspects of theoretical and experimental research in the Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics). The Journal accepts both normal research papers and short topical communications. Manuscript submitted for refereeing should report original and unpublished work, which is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in any language. Three hard copies of the manuscript should be submitted to the

Editor-in-Chief

Communications in Physical Sciences,

Editorial Office, Faculty of Physical Sciences,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Post Code  410001.

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  1. iiLanguage of the Journal:

Manuscripts should be written in clear concise English. Spelling should follow that recommended in the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. SI units should be used.

iii. Manuscript:

The author must revise the manuscript strictly in accordance with referee’s comments, and submit one hard copy of the revised version as well as soft copy (in the form of a Microsoft Word document)

  1. Short Communications

Short communications should not exceed three pages including illustrations or tables and are intended for the rapid communication of urgent matters.

 

(b) TECHNICAL

 

Preparation of Manuscripts

 

  1. Initial submission of manuscripts

The manuscript should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document, typed double spaced, single column with at least 2.5cm (one inch) margins, all round. Normal, Times Roman, 12-point size should be used for the text, Text on one side of the paper. The first page should contain the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), their institutional address(es), e-mail of corresponding author and an abstract not exceeding 250 words, followed by key words not exceeding one line.

 

  1. Illustrations

Tables and figures should be properly labelled.

  • Size

Figures submitted should be legible and fit the text area of the journal.

  • Line weights

Use 0.5 point or 0.7 point for ‘ordinary lines’, such as the outlines of boxes or the axes of graphs. Use 1-point for emphasis.

  • Labelling

Use Arial font in upper and lower case limited to the sizes 8,9 and 10pt.

Check that everything reproduces legibly on photocopies.

  • Keys

Keys should be drawn within the artwork areas as part of the illustration (not as part of the caption). i.e. they should be within the frame.

  • Computer generated work

If artwork is computer generated, avoid tints. Use a laser printer of 600dpi to print artwork in black and white on good quality paper.

  • Graphs

All graphs should have scale bars inside the graph.

  • Photographs

Sharp glossy black and white prints of the appropriate size should be provided. Photographs are regarded as figures; do not use them as plates.

 

iii. Acknowledgments:

These should be included at the end of the text and not in footnotes. Personal acknowledgments should precede those of institutions or agencies.

 

  1. References:

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications should be mentioned only in the text. The manuscript should be presented using APA reference style (6th Edition)

 

Prof. C.M.I. Okoye - Editor-in-Chief

Department of Physics & Astronomy,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Prof. P.O. Ukoha - Managing Editor

Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Dr. Yekini Shehu - Deputy Managing Editor

Department of Mathematics,

University of  Nigeria, Nsukka. Nigeria.