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Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Laboratory Science (JLS) is an open access journal to all researchers, academia that publish all standard and high quality researches and articles , in English, in all areas of Science and Technology, Biology, Physics and Chemistry .

Submission of Manuscript:

Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at or

The cover letter should include the corresponding author’s full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name begin with the first author’s surname, as an attachment.

Originality of Manuscript:

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be original contributions exclusive to the fields of laboratory science and technology. Submitted manuscripts should not have been and would not be submitted elsewhere once being considered by the JOURNAL OF LABORATORY SCIENCE. Please note that all papers will be peer-reviewed while they will be published shortly after the acceptance.

Formatting the Manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be typewritten (Times New Romans with 12 as font for content) on only one side of an A4 paper with margins of 1 inch (2.54cm) on the four sides of the page. Figures or tables on landscape must also conform to the 1 inch (2.54cm) margin on the left and right sides. The figures/table may however not necessarily extend to the 1 inch margin. The manuscript should have a running title (of not more than 6 words) on even number pages and a footer of the author(s) on the left side of the page. All manuscripts should be written in Standard English.

Review Process

All manuscripts will be reviewed by a Chief Editor and all members of Editorial Board. The reviewers randomly selected with specialization in the subject area will be contacted to evaluate the manuscripts which will be a ‘Blind Review’. The reviewers’ comment will be returned back to the authors within a short period of time. The Editorial board will then re-reviewed manuscripts that are accepted and corrected by authors. It is the sole aim of the Journal of Laboratory Science to publish shortly after submission of the accepted manuscripts.

The Title should be a brief phrase covering the contents of the paper (Bold, Times New Roman and Font size 14). The Title page should include the authors’ full names and affliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone number, fax and E-mail information.

The Abstract should be informative and self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, scope of work, significant data, major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 200-400 words in length and be written in past tense form. Abbreviations should be avoided and no literature should be cited. Also, about 4 to 10 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

Abbreviations: A list of 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.

The Introduction should provide the clear statement of the problem, the scope and limitation of study, relevant literature on the subject and proposed solutions. It should be made understandable to people from a wider range of scientific discipline.

Main Point: The body of paper should contain all essential information following the sequence – Introduction, Materials and Methods (Methodology), Results and Discussions (IMRAD).

Material and methods should allow possible replication of the research. However, only truly new research methods should be described in details, previously published methods should be cited and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned briefly. Subheadings should be used.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past 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. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. Result and Discussion can be combined. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings, source and footnotes. each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading/title. Tables should be self-explanatory. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figures 1).

Figure should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TGIF, 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 manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References: Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy and standard of referencing. References should be listed at the end of a paper in alphabetical form, where there are two or more authors, only the first author’s name should be mentioned followed by ‘et al’ which must be italized.


During the write-up, authors are permitted to use these formats

One author in a journal: (Sarala, 2009)

Two authors in a journal: Umeh, S. and Bello, H.S. (2010)

Three or more authors in a journal: (Ayisa et al., 2017).

Unpublished observations and personal communications are not included in the reference list but could be mentioned in the paper/article text. Below are some examples;

Olaleye, M. T. (2007). Cytotoxicity and antibacterial activity of methanolic extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 1(1): 009-013.

Onyimba, I. A., Njoku, A. I., Job, M. O. Adenu, G.E. and Isaac, D.C. (2019). Bioenhancement of the nutritive value of melon husks for use as animal feed. Journal of Laboratory Science 6(1): 17-22.

Author of a book: Sunmonu, H.B. (2010). Microbiological Techniques (in italics), Edition), Heinemann, London, 71-93.

Author of a chapter in a book: Musa, J. (2010). Staining Techniques (in Italics); In: Sunmonu, H.B. Microbiological Techniques, Heinemann, London, 107-130.

The Acknowledgement of people, grants, funds etc should be brief.

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