Author’s Guidelines

Skies Educational Journals are scholarly on-line, peer-reviewed and international journals that publish manuscripts that meet scientific excellence. Manuscripts are published immediately after a fast peer-review process. There is a free publication of high-quality articles. This is to say that the publication fee is waived for authors of scholarly manuscripts. The free publication is aimed at encouraging researchers and also, maintaining the standard of our journals

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).

Manuscript types

Research papers
Review articles
Short communications
Case studies/Reports

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.

Study Approach: Study Approach should be clear and complete, explaining all the procedures and methods, in a way that can be reproduced elsewhere. However, only new procedures should be detailed while previously published procedures can be cited and referenced

Results and Discussion: Results should be presented clearly. The findings should be presented using Tables, Figures, etc. The discussion should reflect the interpretation of the findings with respect to the study and past relevant studies.

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: Conclusion should reflect the importance of the work. A recommendation may be included, if necessary.

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 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.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript to Skies Educational Journals 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.

Processing Charges

Authors are required to pay 25 US Dollars handling fee upon acceptance of their article for publication. The handling fee is the cost towards processing/maintenance of paper in a secured data storage system, databases and to meet various overhead expenses. However, high-quality manuscripts are published free of charge