Pan African Journal of Life Sciences(PAJOLS)

A publication of Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

Submission Guide

Preparation Checklist
As a part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is 1.5 line spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are submitted as a separate file. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Requirements
All submissions should be prepared with the following files and submitted via our online system
i. Cover letter: which would include a concise summary of why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature and a brief relation of your study to previously published works.
ii. Full text: The full text should be prepared following the formatting style of PAJOLS as described in manuscript organization section. Well prepared tables, figures and other illustrations can placed in the appropriate section where they are mentioned in the manuscript or at the end after references.

MANUSCRIPT ORGANIZATION

Original Articles
Should be about 4000 words and organized in the following sections: Title page, abstract (not to exceed 350 words), Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References (not to exceed 50), Figures, Figure Legends, Tables & captions, Authors’ Should describe case diagnosis and investigations or treatments which are of exceptional interest, highlighting novel and important findings. Please refer to the short communications section for length and other specifications.
Letter to the editor
Should not exceed a total 1,200 words. References (not to exceed 10), figures and tables together should not be more than 2. Subdivisions of sections are not needed. Letters to the editor are generally updates on recent trends and research, but may also respond to recent articles published in PAJOLS.
Reviews
Should be related to the scope of PAJOLS which are of broad interest to the target audience of the journal. These are usually invited, but authors identifying a need and wishing to submit a review article are welcome to contact the Editorial Office. Authors are advised to contact the Editorial Office before commencement of writing to ensure that a similar topic has not already been given to another author