SEEM Research & Development Journal



Science, Engineering, Environmental, Management (SEEM)  Research and Development Journal is a peer review international and bi-annual (April and October) publication of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria which aimed at publishing high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of life. The Journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published (or submitted simultaneously), in any language elsewhere. Contributions are in English Language. The Journal published by the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, is fully dedicated to publishing original articles in basic and applied research in all areas of Engineering, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Management Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Library and Information Sciences, Arts, Education and Allied disciplines. Articles for publication may be theoretical in nature, experimental, developmental, practical or specific case findings. Copyright is by the publisher. The journal is issued in printed form as bi-annual (April and October) volumes, and it accepts 3 types of articles defined as follows:

(i).        Research Articles: this is a regular article which aims at presenting new findings.

(ii).       Review Articles: this is an article which aims to present comprehensively already existing findings.

(iii).      Technical Reports: this is a short review article.


Each article submitted for publication should not exceed 15 pages, typed in double line space on A4 size paper; the font size must be 12 and in Times New Roman character. Preferable Microsoft (MS) word should be used and article should be processed on one side of the paper only with adequate top, bottom, side margins of 25mm. Electronic copy of the final version of the accepted paper(s) is required before an article is published. The manuscript arrangement should be in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation, References, Nomenclature, Tables, Figures and Appendices.

Title Page: The title page contains the title of the paper which should not be more than 12 words, name(s) and address(es) of the author(s), e-mail address(es) and telephone number. For double or multiple authors, the name of the correspondence author should precede that of others. The surname of the author(s) should be followed by the initials.

Abstract: An abstract (italicized) must be supplied with all articles by authors and should be kept within the limit of 250 words. The abstract is required to summarize the objective(s) of the article, methodology, results, findings, conclusion and recommendation(s). The abstract page should contain a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 keywords. The keywords are required to describe the entire work contained in the article.

Introduction: The introduction should contain clear objectives of the work; describe the problem being addressed and current effort(s) at providing solutions to the problems.

Materials and Methods: This should contain theoretical analysis which incorporates relevant mathematical principles or theories applied in the study. It should also include the appropriate experimental methods and procedures with vivid description of method of analyses. Case studies and surveys should provide details of data collection, data synthesis and analysis. This section should be described in details; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of such procedures should be briefly stated. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings could be used.

Results and Discussion: The results and discussion could be presented in descriptive, tabular, graphical or photographic form but must relate to the work done. Repetition of information presented should be avoided. Interpretations of findings should be the main focus of the discussion.

Conclusion and Recommendations: Conclusion should briefly summarize the findings and should state clearly their relevance and contributions to knowledge. Recommendations should briefly highlight areas where implementation could be made or areas for further work.

References: All references should conform to APA style. They should contain full reference details and journal titles which should not be abbreviated. All references must be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the article. For multiple citations of the same year, suffixes a, b, c should immediately follow the year of publication.


Within the Text: Authors name should be followed by a comma and the year of publication contained in round bracket e.g. Chukwura (1987a) and Chukwura (1987b), Tijani (1993), Kumasi et al (2001), (Isife 2003), Agindotanet al (2003), Usman and Smith (1992), Chege (1998).

At the End of Article: A list of reference at the end of the work can be as follows:

For Journals

Basic Format: Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication). Article title, Journal Name, volume number (Issue number), pages.

For Journal article from an online periodical:

With DOI

Oladebeye, D. H. & Olorunnishola, A. A. G. (2018). Characterizing selected south western agricultural residuals for metallurgical purpose. Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, 2(8), 6 -11. doi: 10.4172/2090-4541-C1-051.

Keji, S. A., Adeleke, O. & Oguntuase, A. (2019). External debt and economic growth in Nigeria. Journal of African Union Studies, 8(3), 161-177.doi:

Without DOI, provide URL

Momoh, J. J. (2013). Basic sociological concepts, attitude, perception and effects on propagating the message of HIV and AIDS prevention and control on engineering student of some selected tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria,  Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 5(12), 443-447, Retrieved July 3, 2018, from –

Araoye, O. I., Akintoye, K. A. & Adu, M. K. (2018). Performance evaluation models for a secure agent-based electronic commerce. International Journal of New Technology and Research, 4(4), 116-120.Retrieved April 19, 2020, from

Israel, O. T., & Taiwo, O. (2019). Optimizing transportation with spatial databases using Google maps in Ado-Ekiti. American Journal of Aerospace Engineering. 6(2), 39-43. Retrieved April 19, 2020, from

Journal article without DOI and URL:

Otalu, J. A. (2010). Nigeria today and the year 2020. ECPER Journal of  Political and Economic Studies, 2(1), 8 -12.

Adeosun, E.O., Rodiya, A.A., &Abisua, T.A. (2009). Influence of land use on carbon sequestration in the forest. Agro-ecological zone of Ekiti state, Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Engineering and Earth Sciences, 12(1), 1-7.

Document from a web site:

NBTE. (2018, October). Ranking table of Nigerian Polytechnics. Retrieved July 2, 2019, from National Board for Technical Education:

Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000, from

Archer, D. (n.d.). Exploring nonverbal communication. Retrieved July 18, 2001, from

Books: Surname, Initials. (Year of Publication). Title (edition – 3rd ed.). Place of publication: Publisher

Highmore, B. (2001). Everyday life and cultural theory. New York, USA: Routledge

Owoeye, C. (2009). Design of Typing Elements (3rd ed.). Lagos: Taylor & Francis.

Tables, Figures, Equations: All tables and figures are to be numbered progressively using Roman numerals. The caption of tables should be located above the respective tables while that of the figures should be located below it. All equations must be numbered using Arabic numerals in parenthesis at the right margin of the equations. Tables, Figures and Equations should be cited in the text as shown: Table 1, Figure. 1, and Eq I.

Paper Submission

Electronic submission of manuscript(s) is strongly encouraged, provided the text, tables and figures are included in a single Microsoft word file. Submit manuscripts as well as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: Once manuscript is received, a manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.

Processing/Publication Fees

The processing fees is free provided the author(s) fulfill the guidelines stated in the SEEM Research and Development Journal manuscript requirements.


Further enquiries/correspondence contact:

Engr. Dr. F.A. Isife
The Editor-in-Chief,
SEEM Research and Development Journal,
The Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 5351, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
GSM No: +234 803 568 2468


Olajuwon, Kamil A.
Technical Editor / Secretary,
SEEM Research and Development Journal,
The Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 5351, Ado-Ekiti, EKiti State, Nigeria.
GSM No: +234 803 628 1208