Instructions to authors           (download in pdf)

The NJSR publishes papers in all aspects of Space Science and fields closely related to them.  Papers should contain the results of original works, which have neither been previously published nor are to be published elsewhere. Manuscripts must be written in English, and preferably typeset with Microsoft Word or Latex. It should be one and half-line spaced.

Order of manuscript:

Manuscripts should be in the following order: (1) Title Page (2) Abstract (3) Text (4) Appendices, if any (5) References (6) Figure captions and (7) Tables. The pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.

Title page: Title of the paper should be concise and informative. This should be followed by:

The initial(s) and name(s) of the author(s): The full institutional address of all authors should be marked by footnote numbers and should be in italics.

Abstract: The paper must include a brief abstract that states clearly the principal conclusions of the article. The abstract should be complete, concise and continuous and be 3-5% of the length of the paper.

Key words: A maximum of 4 key words should be provided after the abstract.

Review article:  NJSR may publish reviews from time to time, but these are by invitation only.

Letter to NJSR: New important results which deserve faster publication should be submitted as Letters provided they are shorter than 3 printed pages.

Length of articles: A maximum of fifteen pages including tables, graphs and illustrations will be accepted. Only summary of procedure, analysis and results are important. Manuscripts should be written in font size 12, 1.5 spacing on A4.

Sections in the text: These should be numbered using Arabic numerals. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, e.t.c. and sub-subsections 1.2.1, 1.2.2, e.t.c.

References: The references should be typed on separate page(s) of the text in alphabetical order. Citation should for example read (Okeke, et al., 2004).

Tables: Each table should be typed on a separate page and numbered on top sequentially with Arabic numerals. They should be understandable without reference to the text. Units should appear at the top of the column. The tables should be compressed as much as possible, but should not be less than font size 8.

Figures: Figures and graphs should be mentioned in the text and their appropriate positions should be indicated. These should also be numbered beneath using Arabic numerals.

Equations: Equations should be numbered sequentially in bracketed Arabic numerals on the right hand side.

Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted to our editorial office in two possible ways: as an attachment by e-mail or by posting the CD to the address below via courier.  Authors sending manuscript in latex should include the source code. Authors should also send us a notification through our e-mail address that they have sent us their manuscript by post. All subsequent communications between us and authors shall be by e-mail or phone.