Categories of Articles

The following categories of articles will be considered for publication:

  • Research Articles 

These are papers reporting the results of original research in the broad fields of medical, engineering, earth, mathematical, physical, chemical and life sciences as well as ICT. The articles should be limited to 6000 words in length, with not more than 100 cited references.

  • Short Communications 

These are articles that report significant new data within narrow well-defined limits or important findings that warrant publication before broader studies are completed. These articles should be limited to 2000 words and not more that 40 cited references. Five (5) Short Communications will be accepted for publication in each issue of the journal.

  • Research Perspectives 

These are papers that analyse recent research in a particular field, giving views on achievements, research potential, strategic direction etc. A Research Perspective should not exceed 2000 words in length with not more than 40 cited references.

  • Reviews/Commentaries 

Each issue of the journal will also feature Reviews/Commentaries presenting overviews on aspects such as Scientific Publications and Citation Ranking, Education in Science and Technology, Human Resources for Science and Technology, R&D in Science and Technology, Innovation and International Comparisons or Competitiveness of Science and Technology etc. Reviews/Commentaries will encompass analytical views on funding, developments, issues and concerns in relation to these fields and not exceed 5000 words in length and 40 cited references.

  • Science Forum 

Individuals who make the news with breakthrough research or those involved in outstanding scientific endeavours or those conferred with internationally recognised awards will be featured in this section. Policy promulgations, funding, science education developments, patents from research, commercial products from research, and significant scientific events will be disseminated through this section of the journal. The following will be the categories of news:

    1. Newsmakers
    2. Significant Science Events
    3. Patents from Research
    4. Commercial Products from Research
    5. Scientific Conferences/Workshops/Symposia
    6. Technology Upgrades
    7. Book Reviews