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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. Description

The Egerton Journal of Science and Technology (Egerton J. Sci. & Technol.) (ISSN 2073-8277) is an international, open access, multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal published on a rolling basis. The Journal publishes original research papers, critical reviews, case studies and short communication, which have not been submitted to any other journal for publication. The papers should be derived from agricultural, biological, computer, environmental, medical, physical or veterinary sciences, information technology and engineering, and related fields. The papers fall into the following categories:  

  1. Original Full Papers: These should be about 16 manuscript pages and report the results of original research of international interest. The results should not have been previously published in any other journal.
  2. Review Articles: Reviews should not be more than 30 manuscript pages. They may be submitted or invited but should address contemporary or emerging issues of international interest.
  • Short Communications: These are mini papers of not more than 10 manuscript pages. They may include case reports of interesting findings especially in medical or veterinary fields that the researcher wishes to share with their peers. The observations must be explained scientifically with proof of novelty for the communication to be accepted.
  1. Paper Structure
    • Title

Clearly and concisely indicate the content and focus of the paper in as few words as possible, max 15 words. Avoid abbreviations, formulae, and jargons. The following should be indicated below the title of the paper:

  1. Author names and affiliations. Clearly provide the given name(s) and family name(s). Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's family name and in front of the appropriate address.
  2. Corresponding author. Provide the full postal address and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Indicate the corresponding author using asterisk superscript.

 

2.2. Abstract

Concisely provide the motivation for the study, principal methods, key results, and major conclusions and recommendations.
 

2.3 Keywords

Provide a maximum of 5 keywords in alphabetical order immediately after the abstract.

2.4 Introduction

Provide adequate information on the nature of the work and its current state of knowledge and state the objectives of the study.

2.5. Material and Methods

Accurately, clearly, and logically explain how the study was designed, conducted, and analysed. Provide detailed information so that the research can be repeated to verify the results.

2.6 Results and Discussion

Present the results for each subsection and discuss them before moving to the next subsection. Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should accurately interpret the results without extensive citations.

2.7 Conclusions

Present the Conclusions as a stand-alone section.

2.8 Acknowledgements

Place this at the end of the article just before the References.  It should be brief and cover both general and specific acknowledgements. Where the research was funded, the sources of funding and the grant number if available should be included.

 

  1. Referencing
    • In-text Citations

Citations in the text should comprise the surname of the author(s) and the year of publication. In-text citations should follow the following referencing style:

  1. Single author: In narrative citation e.g., Nyalala (2023) observed that……, and in parenthetical citation e.g., (Nyalala, 2023).
  2. Two authors: In narrative citation, e.g.,  According to Mungai and Nyalala (2023) ……, and in parenthetical citation (Mungai & Nyalala, 2023).
  • More than two authors: In narrative citation e.g., The results concur with Toroitich et al. (2023), and in parenthetical citation e.g., (Toroitich et al., 2023).
  1. Multiple references in parenthetical citations should be listed alphabetically and separated with semi-colons e.g., (Lubembe et al., 2021; Mafura et al., 2019; Mungai & Nyalala, 2023).

3.2. List of references

References should be arranged alphabetically using the hanging format without space between individual references. The same authors with more than one reference in the same year should be identified by placing letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., after the year of publication.

Examples:

  1. For a journal article:

Christopher, F., Ndakidemi, P.A., Nyalala, S., & Mbega, E.R. (2022). Antifungal Activities of Some Medicinal Plants Against Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, the Causal Pathogen of Bean Anthracnose, and their Effect on Seed Germination and Seedling Performance. Applied Biological Research 24(4), 484-493. DOI: 10.5958/0974-4517.2022.00062.3

 

  1. For a journal article with an article number:

Christopher, F., Ndakidemi, P., Nyalala, S., & Mbega, E. (2023). Antifungal activity of Leonotis nepetifolia extracts against Colletotrichum species causing bean anthracnose and their phytochemical analysis using LC-MS. Journal of Natural Pesticide Research, 6, 100057. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.napere.2023.100057

  • For a book:

Nyalala, S.P.O, Li, Y., Opetu, G., Liu G., Zhang H., Wolukau, J.N., & Sheng, X. (2016). Agricultural Development and Applicable Technology in Africa: Farming in Kenya. Zhejiang Science and Technology Publishing House, China/Egerton University Press, ISBN 978-7-5341-5769-1/ISBN 978-9966-060-79-2

  1. For an edited book chapter:

Chandler, S.F., & Tribe, D. (2022). Modern Techniques for Plant Breeding in Ornamentals. In S. K. Datta & Y. C. Gupta (Eds.), Floriculture and Ornamental Plants (pp. 523–556).  Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3518-5_19

  1. For a website:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, January 23). People at high risk of developing flu-related complications. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm

  1. Section numbering

Sections and subsections of the paper should be numbered using Arabic numerals and in bold Title Case. Number the subsections up to header level three e.g., 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2…. The abstract should not be numbered. Use the numbering for internal cross-referencing.
 
5. Tables and Figures

These should be provided separately after the text and should be editable stand alone. Tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Design scientific tables with the top, bottom and subheading borders only and without shading. Place the title above the tables. Figures should have specific captions at the bottom. Cite tables and figures in the text as (Table 1), (Tables 1 and 2), (Figure 1), or (Figures 1 and 2).

  1. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: Corresponding authors, on behalf of all the authors of a submission, must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work

    7. Appendices: These should follow references and be numbered using capital letters in alphabetical order.  
  2. Additional information
    1. Language: Use UK English to prepare manuscripts.
    2. Spacing and font: Line spacing should be 1.5 for the entire document and Times New Roman font size 12. The lines should be numbered.
  • Margins: 00" (2.54 cm) right, left, top and bottom, and justified.
  1. Paragraphing: There should be one space between paragraphs.
  2. Units: Contributors should use System International Units only. For volumetric values in litres, use L for litre, e.g mmol L-1.
  3. Equations: Use Microsoft equation editor. The equations given must be numbered to the right margin.
  • To submit a manuscript for publication, the author must first register as an author on our website and follow the instructions as given on the website. The website address is: http://egerjst.egerton.ac.ke 
  • The review will be done online and the authors may check the status of their manuscripts online.

Authors are expected to follow the provided guidelines as they prepare their manuscripts.
 
 For any other enquiry you may contact us through the email address: egerjst@egerton.ac.ke.

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