Submission/Instructions

Submission of book chapters/whole books/monographs

Authors should read the instructions below and adhere to the format before making submission. Please e-mail your submission to books@skies.education with the book subject/topics as the subject of the e-mail, in case of a book chapter

Your submission will be acknowledged within 24 hours

Instructions for Authors

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged. The text, tables, and figures should be included in a single Microsoft Word file attachment (preferably, texts should be typed in Arial font, size 12 and double spacing).

A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 24 hours.

Review process

Manuscripts are reviewed by qualified reviewers. The peer-review process is less than 2 weeks. Hence, reviewers’ comments will be returned to the author(s) within 2 weeks after the manuscript submission. The accepted manuscripts are published online immediately upon receiving the final version.
Authors may suggest 2 to 4 reviewers although, our Managing Editors may designate other reviewers

Manuscript format

Manuscript contents should be arranged as follows: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Study Approach, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendations, Acknowledgement (if any), and References.

Title

 Title should be short and explanatory, describing the content of the paper.

Abstract

Abstract should be between 100 and 250 words, briefly describing the background, aims, study approach, findings and conclusions. The abstract should be written using the past tenses.
Following the abstract, provide about 3-6 keywords, arranged alphabetically.

Introduction

Introduction should reflect the statement of the problem, relevant literature, proposed approach and specific aim or objective of the study.

Several Sections

The introduction is followed by several sections that make up the manuscript.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be self-explanatory and easy to comprehend. The same data should not be presented using a table and graph. Tables should have simple headings.

Units of Measurement: Units of measurement should be presented using System International (SI) units

Conclusion and Future Directions

Conclusion: Conclusion should reflect the importance of the work.

Future Direction: Future directions in form of recommendation should be included

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgement may be included, if necessary.

Reference format

CITATIONS should be numbered in square brackets in the manuscript text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text. Examples are shown below:

Journal Articles:
[1] Edet, A. Nganje, T. N. Ukpong, A. J. and Ekwere, A. S. (2011). Groundwater chemistry and quality of Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 5(13): pp. 1152-1169.

[2] Idoko, O. M. (2010). Seasonal Variation in Iron in Rural Groundwater of Benue State, Middle Belt, Nigeria. Journal of Nutrition 9 (9): pp. 892-895.

[3] Bootorabi, F., Haapasalo, J., Smith, E., Haapasalo, H. and Parkkila, S. (2011) Carbonic Anhydrase VII—A Potential Prognostic Marker in Gliomas. Health, 3, 6-12.

Online Journal Articles:
[4] Adeogun, B.K. (2018) Aspects of Sustainability and Development. Applied Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1): 10-12. https://skies.education/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/SE-J-ARJHSS-2018.0101002-Aspects-of-Sustainability-and-Development.pdf

Books:
[5] Pettijohn, F. J., Potter, P. E. and Siever, R. (1987). Sand and Sandstones. Springer – Verlag New York.

Chapter in an edited book: printed form

[6] Wade, S. E. (1981). Statistical designs for survey research. In G. H. Stempel III & B. H. Westley (Eds.), Research methods in mass communication (pp. 167-195). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall

Chapter in an edited book: electronic form (with DOI)

[7] Valls-Ferrer, M., & Mora, J. C. (2014). L2 fluency development in formal instruction and study abroad: The role of initial fluency level and language contact. In C. Pérez-Vidal (Ed.), Language acquisition in study abroad and formal instructional contexts (pp. 111-136). https://doi.org/10.1075/aals.13.07ch5

Chapter in an edited book: electronic form (no DOI)

[8] Quina, K., & Kanarian, M. A. (1988). Continuing education. In P. Bronstein & K. Quina (Eds.), Teaching a psychology of people: Resources for gender and sociocultural awareness (pp. 200-208). Retrieved from http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/psycinfo

Conference Proceedings:
[9] Game, A. (2001). Creative ways of being. In J. R. Morss, N. Stephenson & J.
F. H. V. Rappard (Eds.), Theoretical issues in psychology: Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference (pp. 3-12). Sydney: Springer.

Thesis:
[10] Akuh, T.I. (2014).  Hydrogeology and Groundwater Quality In Makurdi Metropolis and its Environs PhD Dissertation, Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria.

Internet:
[11] Frontstream (2013): The three pillars of sustainability. https://www.frontstream.com/the-three-pillars-of-sustainability/

Access to Published Articles

For wide dissemination of information and research findings, each published chapter article will be assigned a digital object identifier and deposited in online repositories for easy access by libraries and researchers worldwide. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

However, an author has full control over the access to his or her books/book chapters and decides whether the publication should be open access, for wide visibility, or paid, as source of revenue.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript to Skies Educational Press for publication implies that:
1. The manuscript submitted is the authors(s) own original work
2. The work presented has not been published before, except as parts of theses or published lectures
3. The work is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
4. The text, illustration and other contents of the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

Cost

The processing and publication cost is 15 US dollars per maximum of 5 pages. The cost of publishing a book chapter containing more than 5 pages is charged at a rate of 2 US dollars per extra page

The processing and publication charge is necessary for the publication workflow management, peer review and editorial services, book cover design, ISBN assignment, digital object identifier (DOI) and promotion service for the book to enhance its visibility online and on social media.

Benefits

  • Publication of each article or chapter online immediate after final submission by the author(s)
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each article or chapter
  • Book ISBN assignment
  • Peer review and editorial services
  • Options to make the published books or articles open access, for wide visibility, or paid, to generate revenue
  • Promotion online and on social media