Authors Instructions : Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences

J. Anim. Plant Sci. ISSN 2071 – 7024

  • An Author Agreement Form (download from link) should be completed for each manuscript submitted.
  • Contributions should be prepared on A4 (210 x 297 mm), using Times New Roman Font Size12. Lines should be double spaced and numbered throughout the manuscript.
  • Authors should include digital photographs that enhance quality, value and the readers’ understanding of the manuscript. Photograpgs can be embedded directly into the text or submitted in separate files. If embedded, they should be compressed to 96 dpi (for screen presentation). If submitted separately, the files should be saved in JPEG format.
  • Articles should not be longer than 25 pages double spaced.
  • Your manuscript should be divided into the following sections:
    • Title (brief and reflecting content of manuscript);
    • Authors names, Institutions, and addresses. Include email address AND TELEPHONE of corresponding author. Ensure you set the journal email address (shown below) as friendly so that emails sent from our office are not filtered into your trash or spam mail. In the event that email communications fail, we will attempt to contact you through short message service (SMS). Please include cellphone number on the manuscript or as part of your email signature.
    • Abstract. This should be no longer than 350 words. For research papers, it should capture the objective of the work presented, the methods employed, key results obtained and a brief synthesis, i.e. what do the results mean and how they can be used to benefit society. For reviews and theoretical papers, the abstract should lay out the background of the paper, indicating clearly what niche or knowledge gap the paper seeks to fill, or current discourse being contributed to.
    • Key words: Include 4-6 words that are key to the theme or subject of the paper.

Main body of the manuscript:

    • Introduction: An overview of the state of knowledge on the subject addressed. The subject should be introduced in well constructed flow of thought, leading to definition of the problem to be addressed. End the section with a statement of the objectives.
    • Methodology: A description of the process and tools employed to execute the activity. Should be adequate to enable reproduction.
    • Results and Discussion:The results and discussion should preferably be written separately but may be combined. End with recommendations on how your results can be put to use, the way forward, and if any further research needed.
    • Acknowledgements: should appear after discussion and before references.
    •  References: include only the most relevant citations on the subject. Ideally include only formally published materials. Information from websites can be cited, but always with full address and posting date indicated.
    • Citations within the manuscript text should only indicate author surname followed by year of publication, e.g. (Chin, 2009). If two authors, indicate both, e.g. (Chin and Kong, 2009) and indicate et al if more than two authors, e.g. (Chin et al., 2009). Citations in the text should observe chronology (year of publication) in the first order) then Alphabetical order of authors in the second order., e.g. Poh 2011; Pam, 2015).
    • Citation format for journal article: (On the references list, the citations should be formatted to have a hanging line indent. E.g.

For one author:

Mkak KM: 2005. Cultivation of African mango (Mangifera indica L.) in zambia. Journal of Animal and Plant BioSciences 7: 7-14.

If two authors, use ‘and’ between the authors names.

John J. and James K: 2008. Rabbits and moles. Journal of Mammals 4: 209 – 219.

If more than two authors, put ‘and’ between the last two authors .

Jones KM, James KJ. and Job NB: 2008.

Citation format for edited book

Jon KM, Sigp EA. and Bromke B: 2005. Tissue reconstruction approaches. Mann UT (Editor), 2nd Edition, Elewa Publications, Nairobi, Kenya. 300 pp.

Citation format for web publications

Jon KM, Sigp EA. and Bromke B: 2005. Tissue reconstruction approaches. Technical presentation, ‘Biological tissues working group seminar’, held Jan 10-17, 2005, Ocean City.

  • The publication language is English and French.
  • Each author should include suggested names of at least two reviewers, who are familiar with the area of science covered by the manuscript, and most importantly, WHO ARE LIKELY TO REVIEW THE MANUSCRIPT RAPIDLY BUT ALSO CRITICALLY. Suggesting a reviewer does not in any way obligate the Journal Editorial Office to use or rely on that reviewer’s opinion whatsoever.
  • Once accepted after review, all articles will be published in full online.
  • The authors will pay a minimal fee towards the cost of publishing the paper and internet hosting of the Journal content. The current cost per paper is USD 190.
  • Please submit your manuscripts as attachment to an email addressed to, with subject line clearly reading JAPS Publication. Copy your submissions to In the event you have difficulties reaching our office by email, please call or send SMS to +254.706.624.605. The phone service should only be used between 9.00AM and 4 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • If you have not received a confirmation of receipt for your paper within three (3) days, please send an email enquiring on status.

The Journal of Annimal and Plant Sciences (J. Anim. Plant Sci.) reserves copyright of the material published. When the manuscript is accepted for publication , the authors agree to transfer copyright to the publisher. The Editor must grant permission for use of any published material.
It is unethical to submit an article for publication in different journals, either for simultaneous review or otherwise. Elewa Biosciences will not consider any manuscripts that are being reviewed by other publishers or have been previously published elsewhere.

Plagiarism Policy
Plagiarism defined as a paper reproducing  another authors  work with at least high similarity and without citation. If there is sufficient proof of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will bear the legal consequences. The manuscript will be retracted and the author stopped from publishing papers in Journal of Annimal and Plant Sciences (J. Anim. Plant Sci.)

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