Delta State University has established two multi-disciplinary journals, to be funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. The two journals are: Science Sphere and Journal of Human Organisations and Development, respectively. Both journals aim to publish only well-researched works of the highest quality and in accordance with best international standards.

Science Sphere would publish papers covering a wide range of subjects in science, agriculture, engineering, technology, pharmacy and medicine, while the Journal of Human Organisations and Development would provide a platform for academics, researchers and policy makers to publish results of           scientific investigations from disciplines such as education, humanities, law, management and the social sciences. It is expected that the first editions of the two journals would come out by April 2018. Researchers with high quality manuscripts are hereby called upon to submit such for peer review and possible publication in the maiden editions of the two journals.


The Journal of Human Organisations and Development (JHOD), is published bi-annually by Delta State University and is fully funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for the University. It is a multidisciplinary journal with a global content and outlook, as an intellectual platform for academic researchers and policy makers to publish results of scientific investigations from disciplines in education, the humanities, law, management and social sciences. Papers, which address critical issues and emerging challenges in these areas, and proffering appropriate suggestions, are accepted for blind assessment and publication.

Instructions to Authors


Authors are to send three copies of their manuscripts typed on one side of the paper only, with wide margins on A4 size paper, accompanied by an electronic copy on CD plate or USB flash drive. However, online submission is highly encouraged. The title of the article should be brief and relevant. An abstract that includes background, aims, method, results, and conclusion which should not be more than 200 words should be included.

The article should commence with introduction followed by statement of problem, theoretical/empirical literature methods, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations

Authors should give a word count of the abstract and of the whole article. The whole article should be between 3000 - 5000 words or between 15-18 pages,  1.5 line spacing and the font type should be Times New Roman size 12 point.

Articles for publication received are all peer-reviewed. Articles accepted for publication by JHOD should not and cannot be published elsewhere in part or whole without getting permission in writing from the Chairman of the Editorial Board or the Editor – in – Chief.

Statistical Analysis

Statistical procedures and analysis should be appropriate and correctly interpreted.


Tables should be inserted in the appropriate sections of the paper, numbered with appropriate headings,


Figures should be of good-quality output from a computer, not photocopies and should be inserted in the appropriate sections of the paper. They should be clearly numbered with explanatory legend; glossy photographs or other good quality prints are accepted.


References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper following strictly the APA 6 edition reference style.

The titles of Journals should be given in full. Examples

Ewhrudjakpor, C (2009). Application of defence of insanity in Nigeria courts: The missing link. Nigerian Journal of Psychiatry 7(2):29-35

Goodman, A.R, Woodstone, M.R, & Malan, A.S. (1990). Post-traumatic stress disorder IPTSD) in Liberian refugees. British Journal of Psychiatry, 174: 339354


The Chairman of the Editorial Board or the Editor - in - Chief reserves the right to make any modification to conform to the style of the Journal. All manuscripts should be submitted and addressed to:

The Chairman of the Editorial Board or Editor in Chief

Journal of Human Organisations and Development (JHOD)

Delta State University,

Delta State, Nigeria.






Science Sphere is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of subjects in science, agriculture engineering, technology, pharmacy and medicine. The journal operates a blind review policy. Manuscripts are reviewed by editorial board members or other qualified researchers.


Instruction for Authors


Reporting guideline


Responsible reporting of research studies, which includes a complete, transparent, accurate and timely account of what was done and what was found during a research study, is an integral part of good research and publication practice and not an optional requirement. Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript. There is no page limit. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.


The title phrase should be brief.

Authorship Information

List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name (or initial), and last-name)

Full institutional mailing addresses (Affiliations of authors; department and institution)

Email addresses and phone numbers

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the publication of the paper has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet international standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.


The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 300 words. The keywords should be less than 10.


Abbreviation should be used only for non standard and very long terms.


The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner. This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Materials and Methods

This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings. Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth. Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.


Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs, PubMed IDs and links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available.


Goren A, Laufer J, Yativ N, Kuint J, Ben Ackon M, Rubinshtein M, Paret G, Augarten A (2001). Transillumination of the palm for venipuncture in infants. Pediatric. Emerg. Care 17:130-131.      PMid:11334094

Mishra A, Mishra SC (2001). Cost-effective diagnostic nasal endoscopy with modified otoscope. J. Laryngol. Otol. 115:648-649.

Kudrolli A, Abraham MC, Gollub JP (2001). Scarred patterns in surface waves. Phys. Rev. E 63(2):026-208.

Kumar K, Tuckerman LS (1994). Parametric instability of the interface between two fluids. J. Fluid Mech. 279:49-68.

Tables and figures

Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the manuscript. Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be numbered in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Figures should also have a descriptive legend. Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.


The Chairman of the Editorial Board or the Editor - in - Chief reserves the right to make any modification to conform to the style of the Journal. All manuscripts should be submitted and addressed to:

The Chairman of the Editorial Board or Editor in Chief

Science Sphere

Delta State University,

Delta State, Nigeria.



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