THE NIGERIA JOURNAL OF HOME ECONOMICS (Nig-JHEC)
The Nigeria Journal of Home Economics (Nig-JHEC) welcomes issues on emergent and current trends on aspect of Homes Economics. Manuscripts must be original in whole or in part and must not have been or being currently considered for publication elsewhere. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication; acceptance depends on the judgement of the reviewers and editorial board as to its relevance, scientific merit and quality.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The text of the manuscript must be provided in Microsoft word format. Authors are to send electronic copy of their manuscript as an email attachment firstname.lastname@example.org Hard copy submissions are not accepted.
ORGANIZATION AND STYLE OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be written in concise and correct English. They should be corrected for errors of typing, spelling and grammar before being submitted.
Manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title page, abstracts and keywords, body, acknowledgements, disclosure and conflict of interest (where relevant) and references – Begin each of these sections on a separate page. All pages should be numbered starting with abstract page as page 1.
Title of Paper (upper case with no period at the end) An abbreviated version of the title not exceeding 22 words inclusive of spacing (in the title case).
Name of authors, written as surname first, followed by first names (in the title case) superscripts in Arabic numerals after names of authors indicating corresponding superscript of institutional affiliations; asterisk before name of corresponding author.
Indicating details in:
Author’s department and institutional or organizational affiliations including location, state and country (in title case).
Postal address, phone and email of the corresponding author to whom the gallery proofs should be sent.
A structured of not more than 250 words should be included, capturing relevant information on the background; study design, study population, sample and sampling technique selection, research instruments, laboratory analytical methods and data analysis. Findings of the study and major conclusion and recommendation(s) based on the study.
Keywords: Authors should provide a maximum of five key words of the article.
This should start on a fresh page and should provide a brief review of the literature related to the objective of the paper. A short statement on the aim of the work should be presented.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This should be sufficiently detailed (with references where possible) to permit other researchers to replicate the study. Sources of materials used must be given and statistical methods must be specified by reference unless non-standard ones are used. For investigations of human subjects, authors should state in the methods section the manner in which informed consent was from the study participants and describe how the study investigators protected the right of participants as described in the DECLARATION OF HELSINW.
These must be clearly and concisely provided, with the help of appropriate illustrative material, tables and or figures.
This section should relate the findings with existing relevant studies. Recommendations may be given, but unjustified speculation should be avoided.
Each reference should be cited using the sixth edition of American Psychological Association (APA). This referencing is an author-date style. APA style uses in text citation style with the authors last name and the year of publication, for example (Field, 2005)….e.g Articles in press accepted for publication), may be included and cited appropriated indicating name, volume and year in which journal would appear. References to unpublished materials may be cited in parenthesis in the texts, but not in the bibliography, avoid the use of abstracts as reference when possible, but if you have to use them; identify them as “(abstract): in the citation at the end of the reference.
Reference to articles in journals should be listed as follows; author’s name (surname) and initials, year, title of article, name of journal, volume and page(s). See example; Salami, L. I., Busari, O. & Ihensekhien, I. (2018).Influence of Media on Nutritional Practices of Residents of Somolu Local Government area Lagos State. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Society. 39(1), 88-95
Reference to articles or chapters in books should be listed as follows: author’s surname and initials, year, title of article or chapter, title of book, name and initials of editor(s), edition (other than the first), publisher, city of publication. See examples:
Olusanya E.O. and Omololu, A (1972) Dietary Practices and Nutrition in Nigeria. Macmillan. Lagos pp 126 – 29.
TABLES AND FIGURES
Tables and figures should be placed within the text after the prose where the figures or text is first mentioned in the manuscript. Each table should include a title and be comprehensible without reference to the text.
Tables adapted or reproduced verbatim from another source must be acknowledged in a foot note.
Each table, figure and illustrations must be of high resolution/quality (300dpi or more) and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. JPEG and PNG formats are preferable.
ABBREVIATIONS AND UNITS
Abbreviations are to be used sparingly and must be given in full at first mention. Metric units (standard international units) should generally be used.
Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Proofs should be returned within three days and receipts. The corresponding author has the responsibility to verify that each author listed has seen and approved the form and content of the submitted article. Other than printer’s errors, all other corrections will thereafter be charged to the authors.
All correspondence should be directed to Editorial Team at: email@example.com stating clearly the purpose of the correspondence in the subject of the mail.
THE EDITOR – IN – CHIEF
THE NIGERIA JOURNAL OF HOME ECONOMICS (Nig-JHEC)