Journal of life Sciences

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences (SUJOLS)

A Publication of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja Kogi State, Nigeria. 

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences (SUJOLS) is an open access peer-reviewed journal that deals with all aspects of Life Sciences.  SUJOLS is a publication of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja, which covers all fields of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Microbiology, Food and Nutrition, advances in Medical research, Drug metabolism and Toxicology, Animal science,  Pharmacology, Phytochemistry, Bioinformatics, Pathology,  Phytomedicine, Biotechnology,  Microbial physiology and others. Fields covered include biochemical, chemical, biological, toxicological and physical methods of analysis, instrumentation, sampling and sample preparation, separations, quality assurance, method validation and process control. SUJOLS publishes Research articles, Review articles, Short Communications, and Book Reviews.

Manuscripts should be sent in electronic format to the E-mail address sujols234@gmail.com.

For further enquiries contact the Editorial Secretary, Salem Journal of Life Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University, Lokoja Kogi State.

Authors must give assurance that no part of manuscript reporting original work is being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere. The corresponding author must affirm that all co-authors have read and approved the manuscript.

The Use of Human Subjects in Research

Authors are expected to follow ethical standards and guidelines (set by a governing committee responsible for human experiments (for example a university review board or health organisation), when performing experiments on human subjects or volunteers and this should be reported in the manuscript.  Authors are expected to have obtained an informed consent form and questionnaire from all human subjects, which should be stated in the manuscript. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the ethical standards and guidelines, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

All Manuscript should be submitted the editorial office via email to sujols234@gmail.com

An email acknowledging the receipt of your manuscript will be sent to you within two days of submission. However manuscripts which are not suitable for publication in SUJOLS will be excluded from the peer review process. If this is the case with your manuscript appropriate journals suitable for your manuscript will be suggested. Experts in your field of article may be suggested by the author, however if no suggestions were made by the author the editorial board will be suggest suitable reviewers for your manuscript. Each reviewer will be given 3 weeks to submit their observations and suggestions.  However the entire review process will not last more than a month. 

A mail will be sent to notify you if your manuscript has been accepted or not for publication. If accepted, you will be asked to effect changes on your manuscript where appropriate as suggested by the reviewers, and you can subsequently submit the corrected version of the manuscript to us within two weeks. An acceptance letter, the reviewers comment and a copyright form to be signed will be sent to you.

 

After receipt of evidence of payment, your edited manuscript will be send to you by email for proof-reading.

Once your manuscript has been published in Salem University Journal of Life Sciences, you will get your hard copies and it will be available on line.

EDITORIAL BOARD

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Dr. T.T. Makinwa

Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.     

               

EDITORS

Prof. P.A. Audu

Department of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Dr. Awoyinka O.A.

Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Dr. I.G. Kade

Department of Biochemistry, School of Sciences, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Dr. J.E. Parker

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Nigeria Nnsuka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Dr. Stephen O.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Dr. O.S. Omawaye

Department of Microbiology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Dr. Gyebi G.A.

Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria.

                       

EDITORIAL SECRETARY

Bodunde S.R.

Department of Microbiology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.

 

CONTACT

Email: sujols234@gmail.com.

+2349053870542

Manuscripts should be prepared carefully in accordance with the following format. 

Electronic submission: Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscript as an attachment file of a word document of an email to the editorial office sujols234@gmail.com.

Manuscripts must be in the English language. 

Title and name(s)/address of author(s): The title which should not be more than 50 characters should be short and should identify precisely the main topic of the article.

Name(s) of author(s) should come underneath the title. The names of author(s); the surname, first name, middle name, should be given in full. The name of the department and institutional affiliation of each author, City and Country of all authors should come underneath. The Name of the corre­sponding author to whom page proofs should be sent, including complete address for express mail service, telephone number, and e-mail address should be indicated at the end of the title page.

Abstract: All manuscript must be preceded by a structured abstract which should not be more than 250 words. The abstract should be concise, intelligible and should draw attention to the significant contents of the paper and the author’s main conclusions. No information should be reported in the abstract that does not appear in the text of the manuscript. All abbreviations should be spelled out. Conclusions should mention the relevance of the work to Life Sciences. 

Keywords: Up to five keywords should be suggested by the author. 

Introduction: The objectives of the study and why the study is of interest should be summarized. This should define the problem and, if possible, the frame of existing knowledge. Adequate references to earlier work which is relevant to the present study should be presented. 

Materials and Methods:

Sources of Animals, Feeds, Plants, Reagents and chemicals should be indicated, including address. Indication of purity, of reagents used, should be given wherever appropriate. Standard methods, for which an adequate, readily available literature citation can be provided, need not be described in detail. In a sentence or two it may, however, be useful to summarize the principle of the analytical method, physiological procedure, etc. All original methods or modifications of literature procedures should be precise as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the work.

Results: This section should present and interpret the results in reference to the problem outlined in the introduction. Clear concise presentations of findings are necessary; however extensive discussions of data should be presented in the Discussion section. Only material pertinent to the subject must be included. Data must not be repeated in figures and tables. All Tables and Figures should be referred to in the text and their approximate positions indicated in the margin of the manuscript. Quantities and units must be designated using SI units, Greek, unusual symbols, abbreviations/acronyms should be defined in the text at their first occurrence. Figures and tables (only originals) should be numbered in Arabic numerals in order of mention in the text.

Discussion: Your data should be discussed in detail including, but not necessarily limited to: sources of error, significance, relationship to data obtained by other workers and possible reasons for or significance of differences. Needless detailed recapitulation of the Results should be avoided. Unsupported hypotheses and speculation should be omitted. 

Conclusions should mention the relevance of the work to Life Sciences. 

Acknowledgements A simple brief statement of thanks to individuals for services or advice is appropriate. Acknowledgement of financial support, advice or other kind of assistance should be given at the end of the text under the heading “Acknowledgements”. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. 

Citations in the text should be by names and date in brackets. 

References: Authors should ensure that all references are accurately written. References should be at least fifteen in number and recent. References should not be listed unless they have been read and the correctness of the citation verified. References should be given in name and date form in text, with the term et al. in italics being used if there are more than two authors. Examples of citations are: (Akande, 1996); (Akande and Ifeanyi, 2005); Adaji and Clark, 1990; Atawodi et al., 1976). As reported by Onugba and Isokpae (2005); as described by Ighono et al. (2016). References should be listed alphabetically on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

References should be typed in the following manner:

Bae, B., Jeong, J. H. and Lee, S. J. (2002). The quantification and characterization of endocrine disruptor Bisphenol- A leaching from epoxy resin. Water Sci. Technol. 46, 381–387.

Barbara, J.B., Imelda, B., Micheal, A.L. and Lewis, M.S. (2012) Laboratory Methods Used in the Investigation of the Hemolytic Anaemia. In: Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology, 11th Edition, Church Hill Living Stone, 240-242.

The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to his/their article Salem University Journal of Life Sciences effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction; it also covers translation rights for all languages.

PUBLICATION FEE

Publication fee is 15,000 Naira for each paper that is less than ten printed pages, 100Naira/page for each additional page which will be billed to the corresponding author. There is no extra charge for colour figures.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences Articles

Comparative effect of steeping and sieving on the nutritional content of Sorghum

Makinwa T. T., Fabusiwa M. M.1, Bolarin J. A. and Onugwu E. O.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 47-60 ISBN: 9789785877585

Impact of wastewater microorganisms on the health of residents in Salem University community

Isokpehi, N.A

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 61-69 ISBN: 9789785877585

Molecular docking studies of bioactive compounds from clove (Syzygium romaticum) on metabolic regulators in cancer.

Gyebi G.A, Ocheje J.O and Ogunyemi O.M

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 1-18 ISBN: 9789785877585

Parasitic contaminations of sundry Cassava in some villages in kogi State, Nigeria and the associated health-risk

Omowaye O.S., Abah O.O., Onoja E.A., Ejikeme C. and Ode T. A.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 30-38 ISBN: 9789785877585

Phytochemical screening, mineral composition, Vitamin C content and anti-bacterial activity of Celosia argentea leaf extracts

Nwaneri-Chidozie V. O., Usman A. A. and Taribo V. C.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 39-46 ISBN: 9789785877585

Toxicological studies on the aqueous leaf extract of Psidium guajava in albino rats

Yusuf U. A.1 and Ocheje J. O.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 70-76 ISBN: 9789785877585

Zoonotic diseases of parasitic origin affecting domestic animals in Lokoja metropolis, Kogi State, Nigeria

Omowaye O. S. Ode T. A., Falola O.O., Adi H. and Yaro C.A.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2019, Vol.1, No.1, pp 19-29 ISBN: 9789785877585

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Preservative and antimicrobial potentials of Phoenix dactylifera L. Gel and the activities of its ethanolic extract against spoilage microorganisms in isolated muscle foods sold in Akure, Nigeria.

Bodunde R.S., Ogidi C. O. and Akinyele B.J.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 29-51 ISBN: 9789785877585

Evaluation of soil transmitted helminthes and the associated health-risk in Ejiba Agba local government area of Kogi state, Nigeria

Olubiyo C. K., Omowaye O.S. and James T.M.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 74-79 ISBN: 9789785877585

Phytochemical and anti-bacterial screening of edible vegetables sold in Nigerian markets

Usman, A. A., Nwaneri- Chidozie, V. O., Effiong, M. E, and Emmanuel, S. E

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 105-126 ISBN: 9789785877585

Enhancement of antioxidant potential of yoghurt with natural additives: reliminary sensory and in vitro antioxidant analyses

Ogunyemi O.M., Gyebi G.A., Shaibu O.R., Ozonwa O. J. and Olaiya C.O.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 1-17 ISBN: 9789785877585

Effect of dehusking on the chemical and nutritional composition of jack bean seed

Usman, A. A., Ogunyemi, O. M., Effiong, M. O., and Usman, G. O.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 80-93 ISBN: 9789785877585

Amelioration of cell phone radiation-induced hematological and biochemical alterations by annona muricata seed extracts

Nwaneri-Chidozie V. O.  and Akowe S. H.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 18-28 ISBN: 9789785877585

Antiplasmodial effect of ethanol extracts of eucalyptus citriodora leaves on haematological parameters of plasmodium bergei-infected mice.

Amana G. U., Omowaye O.S., Imakwu C. A. and Awulu. E. U.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 52-62 ISBN: 9789785877585

Assessing the parasitic infestation of fresh fruits at the international and old markets Lokoja, Kogi state, Nigeria.

Omowaye O.S., Iyaji F.O., Agada B. E., Yaro C.A. and Muhammed D.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 94-104 ISBN: 9789785877585

Low and high-dose effects of Bisphenol A on glucose metabolism and body weight in albino rats

Makinwa T. T., Uadia P. O., Nimenibo-Uadia R. and Amujo T.

Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020: Vol. 2, No.1, pp 63-73 ISBN: 9789785877585

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Salem University Journal of Life Sciences 2020, Vol.2, Issue 1

Authors are expected to follow ethical standards and guidelines (set by a governing committee responsible for human experiments (for example a university review board or health organisation), when performing experiments on human subjects or volunteers and this should be reported in the manuscript.  Authors are expected to have obtained an informed consent form and questionnaire from all human subjects, which should be stated in the manuscript. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the ethical standards and guidelines, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the SUJ’s Codes of Ethics. Plagiarism, in which one misrepresents ideas, words, computer codes or other creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of such ethical principles. Plagiarism can also represent a violation of copyright law, punishable by statute. Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including
• Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s paper
• Copying elements of another author’s paper, such as equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely paraphrasing sentences without citing the source
• Verbatim copying of portions of another author’s paper with citing but not clearly differentiating what text has been copied (e.g., not applying quotation marks correctly) and/or not citing the source correctly.

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