Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must contain significant new findings and must not have been published elsewhere nor be under consideration for any other publication outlet.

Articles for publication should be sent to the Desk Editor, ACJPAS, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ajayi Crowther University, P.M.B. 1066, Oyo, or through the Journal webpage

The paper must be accompanied by a cover letter signed by the corresponding author, indicating that he or she has read the instructions to the Author, will comply with the instructions, and accept the conditions which have been stated.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. A. A. Olanbiwoninu

Conflicts of Interest

Authors may be required to declare any actual potential conflicts of interest.

Article Processing Charges

Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the corresponding author must submit the original paper (reviewed) and corrected paper using the journal online platform and a publication fee of N15000 (within Nigeria) and $150 (outside Nigeria). Payment should be made into this account

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(Evidence of payment should be sent to the Journal Secretariat through [email protected])

Editorial Review Process

Upon the receipt of the manuscript, the editorial staff carries out initial checks to ensure the paper is in accordance with the ACJPAS format in terms of its originality, scope, style, and language of expression (English). Any submitted manuscript which does not meet the stated criteria may be rejected and those that do not meet the ACJPAS instructions to Authors guidelines are returned to authors for corrections. ACJPAS has a very strict policy for plagiarism and all papers are checked by iThenticate or Turnitin before sending papers to reviewers. Reviewed papers may be rejected based on plagiarism checking and reviewers' report will not be published.

Once the Editor has decided to consider the manuscript for publication, the corresponding author of a submitted manuscript will receive a formal acknowledgment with manuscript ID, Consent to publish, and Copyright Transfer Agreement.

Articles for publication will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers to ensure accuracy. The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to research areas. The decision to publish a submission remains wholly with the editorial board. In the peer-review process, the reviewers’ evaluation drives the decision of whether to publish or reject the submission.


All manuscripts sent to Ajayi Crowther Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, should not be sent to other journals for consideration. Articles accepted for publication becomes the absolute copyright of ACJPAS and must not be reproduced anywhere without the permission of the Editor-in-Chief. In the event that the article is accepted for publication in ACJPAS, the Author(s) will transfer to ACJPAS all copyrights and certifies that he/she is authorized to do so by filling out the copyright transfer form.


The ACJPAS is committed to integrity in scientific research and recognizes the importance of maintaining ethical standards

General Instruction

  1. All manuscripts must be submitted in English Language, typewritten in Times New Roman (12-point font type) (1.5 spaced). Original papers should not exceed 5000 words. S. I. units and the metric system of measurement are acceptable, Latin and other native words should be in italics. The manuscript should be in MS Word format version and page.

  2. Original manuscripts should contain the following:

Title page

The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect the content and the main theme of the paper. The full names and the address of the author (including names of the institutions, country, email addresses and telephone numbers) should be stated. In case of joint authorship or multiple authorship, the name and mailing address of the author to whom further correspondence would be referred should be indicated, otherwise, the name of the first author on the list is assumed to be the corresponding author. Authors’ names should start with surnames and then the initials of the other names.


The second page of the manuscript should carry a concise and factual abstract of not more than 250 words, stating the purpose of the study or investigation, basic procedure, main finding(s) and conclusions. Emphasis should be on new and important aspects of the study or observations. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the Abstract. Keywords immediately after the abstract should not be more than five.


The text should be divided into:

Introduction: This should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. The importance of the subject and reasons for the reader’s presumed interest should be indicated.

Materials and Methods: This section should contain reasonably detailed accounts of materials and experimental procedures, and/or references to previously published methods used. Sufficient information should be provided to enable the reproducibility of the work. Descriptions of established procedures are unnecessary but should be referred. Standard techniques and methods use throughout the work should be stated at the beginning of the section. Equipment should be described only if it is non-standard; commercially available instruments are referred to by their model (e.g. Perkin-Elmer 457 or Varian HA-100 Spectrometers). Due attention should be given to the experimental design and statistical analysis of data where applicable.

Result: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by Tables and Figures. The use of flow diagrams and reaction schemes is encouraged. Data must not be reproduced in more than one form, e. g. in both Figure and Tables, cite Tables and Figures consecutively in text with Arabic numerals. Do not intersperse Tables and Figures within text.

Each Table should be typed on separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Any annotation to the headings or the tabulated items must be numbered and added in sequence at the foot of the Table.

A list of Figure Legends must be submitted on separate sheet to accompany the Figures. Each legend must give a concise description of the Figure concerned, together with any essential experimental detail not described in the text. In particular, the key to any symbols or distinctive line formats used on the Figure must be provided

The number of Tables and Figures must be limited to the most important ones. Tables and Figures should be identified by Arabic numerals e.g. (Fig. 2 or Table 2) and their relevant position in the text clearly indicated. All Figures should be professionally drawn.

For chemical structures, ChemDraw, ChemWindow or similar software should be used.

Discussion: This should explore the significance of the Results of the work. Avoid repetition of Methodology and Results in your discussion. Discussion should indicate clearly the significance and implication of the Results obtained. Relate your work to published studies.

Conclusion: Conclusion should be drawn from Aim and Objective(s) of the work. It should not carry too many details of the results.

Acknowledgement: Contributors other than co-authors may be acknowledged in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper, and be brief as possible. All grants or financial aid should be acknowledged

Reference: Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa.

Citations in Text: Indicate references by number (s) in square [ ] bracket (e.g. [1]) in line with the text.


Reference to a Journal Publication

  1. Fagunwa, O. E. and Olanbiwoninu, A. A. (2020). Accelerating the sustainable development goals through microbiology: some efforts and opportunities. Access Microbiology 2(5):1-11.

Reference to a Textbook

  1. Hedgecook, L. W. (1967). Skin Disinfection: in Antimicrobial Agents. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, pp. 102-104.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R. and Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B. S., Smith, R. Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

Author’s contribution: Contribution by each author must be stated clearly. Contributor must have actively participated in the conduct or supervision of the research. Proof reading or writing the manuscript does not confer on one an authorship of a manuscript.

Submission Checklist

It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the Journal’s Editor for review. Please consult the Instructions to Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:

  1. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format.

  2. Email address, full postal address and telephone number(s) of the designated corresponding author.

  3. Keywords

  4. Captions of all Figures

  5. All Tables (including title, description and footnotes)

  6. Declaration of conflict of interest

Further Considerations

  1. Manuscript has been “spell-checked” and “grammar-checked

  2. References are in correct format for the Journal

  3. All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa

  4. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).