Articles for publication should be sent to the Editor – in – Chief, SJBAS, Faculty of Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi through the Journal e-mail address: or

Review Process

Articles for publication will be peer reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviewers to ensure standard and originality. The Board’s decision on publishing a paper will be guided strictly by the reviewer’s comments.

General Instructions

Authors are to submit manuscript that contains results from original researches that are not being considered for publication elsewhere or previously published. Manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer reviewed to ensure high standard.

Manuscripts should be clear and concise typed double spaced in MS Word format throughout with 1" wide margin on both sides. Manuscripts should be written in English language and should not exceed 12 pages. Any additional page attracts extra charge.

S.I. units and metric systems of measurement are acceptable and Latin words should be in italics.

Text: The text of the manuscript should appear in the following order. Title, authors name(s) and address (es), abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, tables, figures, and plates, discussions, conclusion, recommendation(s), acknowledgement, references, (authors should please comply strictly to this format).

Title page: The title of the paper should be concise, informative and reflect the content and the main theme of the paper. The full names and addresses of authors (including names of institutions, country, email address and telephone numbers) should be stated. In the 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 correspondence author, not corresponding author. Authors' names should start with surnames then initials of other names.

Introduction: This should contain mainly essential background information and important relevant references. The objectives of the work and its relevance or contribution must be clearly stated. The literature cited must be discussed to show the relationships between the published and the research study.

Materials and Methods: New methods and modifications of established ones should be described in detail to enable repetition by other workers. For the established and published methods, references should be made to the relevant publicationsGenerally acceptable, scientific terms should be used. Discuss the factors, problems encountered and the solutions as they apply to your study. Due attention should be given to experimental design and statistical analysis of data where applicable. In addition research involving animal use should follow the ARRIVE guidelines strictly. If the research involves human subjects, including collection of human blood or other tissue, an Institutional ethical clearance 10 document should be submitted with the manuscript. Alternatively, a clear statement should be made in the materials and methods section indicating that informed consent of the experimental subjects had been obtained. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Repetition of details of procedures, which have been published elsewhere, should be avoided. The details of statistical tests used and the level of significance should be stated. If more than one test is used, it is important to indicate which groups and parameters have been subjected to which test.

Results: Table and figures should be kept to minimum. Type each table on a separate sheet of paper. Each table must be numbered in Arabic numerals and should contain brief title on top. Figures and plates should be of scanned reproducible quality.

Discussion: This section may be combined with results. Avoid repetition of methodology and results in your discussion. Discussion should indicate clearly the significance and implications of the results obtained. Relate your work to published studies. References should be cited, e.g. Aliero (2008), Shehu and Aliero (2010), or Aliero et al. (2017) if there are more than two authors.

Note: Results and discussion could be presented together. In such case, each result should be presented immediately by discussion specific to the result and this should continue until all the results have been presented and discussed.

Conclusion: Conclusion should be drawn from the aim(s) and objectives of the work. It should not carry too much detail of the results.

Recommendations: Should be optional and must be drawn from the study.

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

Conflict of interest: There should not be any conflict of interest among the authors in whatever form.

Acknowledgement: Optional and should acknowledge support and assistance rendered by individual(s) or organizations.


The reference style should be the latest edition of APA format.

List of References/Bibliography

1. Journal publication:

One author:
Aliero, A. A. (2000). Genetic variability, correlation and pollen studies in Acha (Digitaria exilis) Kipp. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9:29-39.

Two authors:
Aliero, A. A. and Morakinyo, J. A. (2001). Characterization of Digitaria exilis and D iburua Stapf accessions. Nigerian Journal of Genetics, 16:10-21.

More than two authors
Aliero, A. A., Asekun, O.T., Grierson, D.S. and Afolayan. A. J. (2007). Volatile components from the roots of Solanum pseudocapsicum. Journal of Medicinal Food, 10 (3): 557-558.

Online article in press (no volume or issue number)
Mohammed, M.L., Mbeleck, Patel, D.R., Niyogi, D., Sherrington, D.C. and Saha, B. (2014).Greener and efficient epoxidation process. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2014.08.001.

2. Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., (2000). The Elements of Style, 4th ed. Longman, New York, Pp. 85

3. Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Grebosz, J., Dandare, S.U., Ibrahim, A.D. and Aliero, A. A. (2017). Volatile organic compounds in food security: the role of neglected and underutilized legumes: In: Volatiles and Food Security: Role of Volatiles in Agro-ecosystems. DEVENDRA KUMAR CHOUDHARY et al., (ed) Published by Springer Verlag, Singapore 6: 81-111

4. ebook:
Johnson, A. (2000). Abstract Computing Machines. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.Retrieved March 30, 2006, from SpringerLink DOI: 10.1007/b138965.

5. Published Conferences, Seminars and Meetings:
Eidenberger, H., Breiteneder, C. and Hitz, M., (2002).'A Framework for Visual Information Retrieval', in S-K. Chang, Z. Chen & S-Y.Lee (Eds.), Recent advances invisual information systems: Proceedings of 5th International conference on Computing Technology, Hsin Chu, Taiwan, March 11-13, 2002, 105-116.

6. Patent:
Moore, M.L., Yamashita, D. (1998). An array of separate reactor cells containing a solid reaction support medium. Smithkline Beecham Corporation, US Patent 5792431.

7. In press:
Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the manuscript has been accepted for publication. The “in press” must be written after the volume if available.

8. Master’s dissertations or Doctoral theses:
Ajibola, O. (2015). Investigation of the early immune events in African trypanosome infections. PhD Thesis, The University of Glasgow, Available from

9. Electronic Materials:
Huynen MMTE, Martens P, Hilderlink HBM. The health impacts of globalisation: a conceptual framework. Global Health. 2005;1: 14. Retrieved September 30, from

Charges: A payment of five thousand naira (₦5000.00) assessment and manuscript handling charge and upon acceptatance of manuscript, authors are required to pay page charges of ten thousand Naira (₦10,000) or One hundred Dollars ($100) for international contributors. payable to the Editor-in-Chief, Savanna Journal of Basic and Sciences (SJBAS), Federal University Birnin Kebbi. Manuscript in excess of 12 typed, double spaced pages on A4 paper attract additional charge of Seven hundred naira (N700.00) or Eight USD ($8.00) per page. Photographs and plates especially coloured would be surcharged the cost of off-setting in addition to normal page charges. All contributors shall henceforth pay the sum of Six thousand Naira (N6,000.00 or $25.00 for international contributors) only as handling charges.

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