International Journal of Academic
Library and Information Science,
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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science (IJALIS)
is an online research journal. IJALIS is an International e-Journal that
caters to the factual and informational needs of researchers by
providing them a platform where they can in fact do a lot for satisfying
their enthusiasm to research.
The International Journal of Academic
Library and Information Science IJALIS is fully committed to
providing free access to all articles as soon as they are published.
We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in
International Journal of Academic
Library and Information Science (IJALIS) publishes high-quality
solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of the
subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that
meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence.
All articles published in IJALIS will be peer-reviewed. Papers will
be published in the next issue of the journal after acceptance.
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
will be published monthly (one volume per year) by Academic Research
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged,
provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single
Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font).
Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:
firstname.lastname@example.org . A manuscript number will
be e-mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours.
The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full
address and telephone numbers and should be in an e-mail message
sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the
first author's surname, as an attachment. The authors may also
suggest two to five reviewers for the manuscript (IJALIS may
designate other reviewers).
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments.
For all other correspondence that cannot be sent by e-mail, please
contact the editorial office
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address to mail it to.
Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:
Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully
confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in
sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a
full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret
the work clearly.
Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for
recording the results of complete small investigations or giving
details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques
or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of
full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages
(about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Review: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering
topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews
should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to
18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.
All manuscripts are reviewed by an
editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside
reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the
journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within four
weeks. It is the goal of the IJALIS to publish manuscripts within
six weeks after submission.
All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all
pages numbered starting from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the
paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and
affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone,
fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should
appear as a footnote.
The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory,
briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments,
indicate significant data, and point out major findings and
conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 250 words in length.
Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be
used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard
nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No
literature should be cited.
Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words that will provide
indexing references to should be listed. A list of non-standard
Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard
abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long
and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and
introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.
Only recommended SI units should be used.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem,
the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or
solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad
range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments
to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be
described in detail; previously published procedures should be
cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be
mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the
manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods
in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results
should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the
authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be
written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but
largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation
and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the
Results but should be put into the Discussion section.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results
obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the
conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results
and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when
appropriate, both sections can be combined.
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple
as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout,
including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate
page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a
heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without
reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the
experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of
in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and
graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate
sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of
generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before
pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be
prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures
and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend
with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure
is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript.
Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an
author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in
parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first
author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event
that an author cited has had two or more works published during the
same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference
list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ‘a’ and ‘b’
after the date to distinguish the works.
Abayomi (2000), Agindotan et al. (2003), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Usman
and Smith, 1992), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a, b; Tijani, 1993,
1995), (Kumasi et al., 2001)
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical
order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for
publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc.
should not be included in the reference list but should only be
mentioned in the article text (e.g., A. Kingori, University of
Nairobi, Kenya, personal communication). Journal names are
abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully
responsible for the accuracy of the references.
Ogunseitan OA (1998). Protein method for investigating mercuric
reductase gene expression in aquatic environments. Appl. Environ.
Gueye M, Ndoye I, Dianda M, Danso SKA, Dreyfus B (1997). Active N2
fixation in several Faidherbia albida provenances. Ar. Soil Res.
Charnley AK (1992). Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis in insects
with particular reference to locusts. In: Lomer CJ, Prior C (eds)
Biological Controls of Locusts and Grasshoppers: Proceedings of an
international workshop held at Cotonou, Benin. Oxford: CAB
International, pp 181-190.
Mundree SG, Farrant JM (2000). Some physiological and molecular
insights into the mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in the
resurrection plant Xerophyta viscasa Baker. In Cherry et al. (eds)
Plant tolerance to abiotic stresses in Agriculture: Role of Genetic
Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp 201-222.
Babalola OO (2002). Interactions between Striga hermonthica (Del.)
Benth. and fluorescent rhizosphere bacteria Of Zea mays, L. and
Sorghum bicolor L. Moench for Striga suicidal germination In Vigna
unguiculata . PhD dissertation, University of Ibadan, Ibadan,
Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one
table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in
scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript
preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the
following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2)
instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental
procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table
footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a
Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail
attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs
are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the
exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will
be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because JPC will be
published freely online, authors will have free electronic access to
the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the
PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work
described has not been published before (except in the form of an
abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis); that it is
not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when
the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to
automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
IJALIS is an open access journal. Abstracts and full texts of all
articles published in the journals can be read online without any
form of restriction.
All IJALIS articles are published under the terms of the
Creative Commons Attribution
License 4.0 International License. Readers can copy,
distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work
and source is appropriately cited.
Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met the
requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics. Authors
retain the copyright of their articles published in the journal.
However, authors agree that their articles remain permanently open
access under the terms of the
Creative Commons Attribution
License 4.0 International License.
The journal operates a blind review policy. Manuscripts are reviewed
by editorial board members or other qualified persons.
Manuscript Handling Fee
The manuscript handling fee for IJALIS is $200 (USD).
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some of the reasons for charging publication handling fee.
Journals is a self supporting organization and does not
receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of
the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from
authors. The handling fees are
required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries,
internet services, electricity, etc.
It costs money
to produce a peer-reviewed, edited and formatted article that is ready
for online publication, and to host it on a server that is freely
accessible without barriers around the clock.
We ask that as a small part of the cost of
doing the research, the author, institution, or funding agency pays a
modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step,
which is the publication.
However, we can offer you a
partial waiver of the handling fee, but not a full waiver.
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