1st National Workshop on Air Quality
Call for Submission of Full Manuscripts
The Centre for Atmospheric Research is hereby making an open call to all participants in the recently concluded 1st National workshop on Air Quality with the theme “Air Quality Research and Sustainable Development: The Nexus, Prospects and Challenges, 13th – 16th March, 2018” to submit full manuscripts of all papers presented during the workshop. Authors who were unable to make presentation due to reasons beyond their control but whose papers are relevant to the theme of the workshop are also welcomed.
Submitted manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer reviews (double blinded). All accepted manuscripts will be collected in a single volume and published in a Monograph.
Deadlines for Manuscripts
Submission opens on Tuesday 27 March, 2018
Submission closes on Friday 04 May, 2018 by 11:59pm local time.
Peer reviews begins on Monday 07 May, 2018.
Galley proofs of accepted articles Monday 23 July, 2018.
All authors are strongly advised to suggest the Names, Institutions, e-mail addresses and possibly phone numbers of at least three (3) potential reviewers of their manuscript.
Guidelines for Manuscript Submission: Authors are advised to prepare and submit their manuscripts in MS Word bearing in mind the following guidelines.
Title Page: should contain succinct and unambiguous title that conveys the research, names and affiliation of author(s). Telephone number(s) and email addresses of the corresponding author should be clearly indicated.
Abstract: abstracts containing no more than 300 words should be provided on a separate page different from the title page. The abstract should highlight the research problem(s), the approach employed, important findings and the relevance of outcomes to the general public. Meanings of acronyms (if any) must be provided. Unless extremely important, references are not required in the abstract. We encourage authors to list five (5) keywords describing the focus of their work.
Main Body of Manuscript: The text of the manuscript must be written in a scientific manner with simple, clear and spell-checked English language. The manuscript should contain, but not limited to, the following headings. Where applicable sub-headings should be used but numbered appropriately (e.g. 1.1, 1.2….. 2.1, 2.2 etc.)
- Introduction: A brief introduction of the work carried out should be provided. Authors should carefully highlight the need for the work (i.e. a clear statement of the problem), a brief review of past research in the area and the knowledge gap being addressed. Relevant and up to date references should be sufficiently cited.
- Materials and Methods: should be detailed enough to allow possible verification of experimental work. Previously published methods should be cited, and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned appropriately.
- Result and Discussion: results should be presented with clarity and precision. Discussions should focus on the interpretation and implications of results obtained. Repetition of results already presented in Tables and Figures should be minimal in the discussion. Figures and Tables: high resolution maps and illustrative figures should be provided and well tilted. Tables should have minimal rows and columns lines and not excessively designed. Figures and Tables should be number separately and sequentially in the order in which they appear in the text using Aramaic numerals.
- Conclusion: The conclusion should summarize the main findings of the work and future research direction.
Acknowledgement: where applicable, acknowledgement is very important but must be kept very brief.
Conflict of Interest: Authors are required to declare any relevant competing interest(s) of personal, professional or financial nature which may otherwise potentially jeopardize the credibility of their work.
References: references in the text should be cited with the author’s followed by the year of publication in parentheses. When there are only two authors, both names must be cited. However, if there are more than two authors, only the first author’s name should be cited followed by ‘et al’. In the event that an author cited has two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ‘a’, ‘b’ , ‘c’ and so on after the years of publication to distinguish the works.
Najib (2000), Musa et al. (2010), (Saleh and Orupe, 2017), (Arotipin, 1998; Popoola,
2006a, b; Adebisi, 1993, 1995)
In reference list:
Assamoi, E. M. and Liousse, C. (2010) A new inventory for two-wheel vehicle emissions in West Africa for 2002. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 3985–3996
Edokpa, D. O. and Nwagbara, M. O. (2017) Atmospheric stability pattern over Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 5(1), 9-17
Adon, M., Yobou, V., Galy-Lacaux, C, Liousse, C., Diop,B., Doumbia, E.T., Gardrat, E., Ndiaye, S.A. and Jarnot, C. (2016) Measurements of NO2, SO2, NH3, HNO3 and O3 in West African urban environments. Atmospheric Environment. 135, 31-40.
Further enquiries: AQ2018@carnasrda.com