INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

1. General Guidelines

(i) Types of Manuscripts: The Editorial Board of the Journal of Science, Technology,
Mathematics and Education accepts only scholarly and original articles that meet its aim and scope. Contributions must be original, therefore, authors is/are to guarantee that their article is original and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

(ii) Language: The JOSTMED is published in English Language.

(iii) Length: Usually full-length article, survey or report should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words
(12 – 15 pages).

(iv) Abstract and Keywords: Each article should be summarized in about 150 -200 words, serving as a brief description of the content of the article. In addition, following the abstract, supply 4 - 5 keywords/phrases that characterize the content of the paper and which can be used for indexing purposes.

(v) Manuscript: Manuscripts, including the abstract and references, should be typed double spaced on A4 paper set-up using Times New Roman, 12 font size.

(vi) Review: Each submission will be subjected to blind peer-review by at least two experts in the fields of the articles. Before the publication of accepted article, corresponding authors will receive a PDF version of their manuscript for final proofing. It should, however, be emphasized that changes in content (new or additional results, corrected values, changes in article title, etc) are not permitted without the approval of the Managing Editor.

2. Copyright
Only original papers will be accepted and processed. Paper accepted will be subjected to viper anti-plagiarize detector software. In addition, no compensation will be given in respect of published papers. However, authors reserve the right to use their own materials for purely
educational and research purposes.

3. Format of Submitted Manuscripts
All manuscripts, written in good English, should be submitted electronically as an e-mail
attachment (in Microsoft Word format not scanned copy) to the journal e-mail:
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In a rear occasion, when submitting manuscript in a paper version three copies should be submitted in double line spacing with wide margins, and not more than 12 pages with illustrations inserted. Extra page will attract additional amount of N1,000.00/$7.00 per page.
Each article submitted must be accompanied with an assessment fee of three thousand naira (N3,000) only in cash or bank draft in favour of the Managing Editor (JOSTMED). Submission of manuscript is accepted throughout the year.
The beginning of the manuscript must bear the title of the paper and the full names of authors and their affiliations for correspondence (including e-mail and telephone number). Where there are two or more authors include the addresses for correspondence (e-mail and postal addresses) for the contact author.
Once the article is accepted for publication, the final version should be submitted online. Where that is not possible, the manuscript must be provided, accompanied by a Recordable CD of the same version labelled with: author name(s); titles of article and file name. The author must ensure that the final submission is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. In preparing the disk, please use Microsoft Word. The sum of Fifteen Thousand (N15,000) naira only (£50.00 or $100 US Dollar) should be paid to journal account.
The online version of the published articles are available at www.futminna.edu.ng and can be accessed through the Internet free of charge.

4. Organization
The background and purpose of the manuscript should be given first, followed by details of methods, materials, procedures and equipment used (where applicable). Findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations should follow in that order. Appendices are not encouraged, but may be countenanced if considered necessary for the manuscript content to be understood.
Specifically, author is/are advised to consult the current APA Manual for the details they may need.

5. Figures and Tables
Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum, they must be numbered consecutively with roman numerals and a brief title. When submitting electronically, figures should be prepared separately, numbered consecutively and submitted in one of JPEG File interchange (jpg), CompuServe GIF (gif), and PC Paintbrush (pcx). Images should not exceed width of 450 pixels.

6. References
The author should ensure that the references given are complete. References to personal letters, papers presented at meetings and other unpublished material may be included. Where such materials may help in the evaluation of the paper, copies should be made available to the
Managing - Editor. Papers that are part of a series should include a citation of the previous papers, and explanatory materials may be appended to the manuscript to avoid footnotes.
Citation of an author's work in the text should follow the author / date method of citation; the surname of the author (s) and year of publication should appear in text. Generally, the format for citations in the Manuscript for references is that of the latest edition of the American
Psychological Association (APA) format. At the end of the article, a reference list in alphabetical order must be given.

7. Disclaimer
The views and styles expressed in the articles in this publication are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the reviewers, the editors, the editorial consulting board, the Department of Science Education, or the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Dr. Gambari, A. I.
Associate Professor
The Managing Editor, (JOSTMED),
Department of Science Education,
Federal University of Technology,
P. M. B. 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
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