: Instruction To Authors


Landmark Journal (LMJ) publishes biannually high-quality articles, in English, in all disciplines. The fledgling journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of academic excellence. It is published in the months of April and September of every year. Electronic submission of manuscripts as e-mail attachment via me@lmu.edu.ng or eic@lmu.edu.ng is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file. A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author after payment of #2000 handling charges. Details of bank payment made should be clearly stated in the covering letter. Three copies of the manuscript can also be submitted by post to the

The Managing Editor,
Landmark Journal,
Department of Biological Sciences,
College of Science and Engineering,
Landmark University, Omu-Aran,


The Editor-in-Chief,
Landmark Journal,
Department of Physical Sciences,
College of Science and Engineering,
Landmark University, Omu-Aran,

Manuscripts and illustration(s) must meet the requirements enumerated below; otherwise, they may be rejected. A cover letter that states clearly the transfer of copyright to LMJ and affirms that the article has not been submitted for review or publication anywhere else should accompany the submission.


Landmark Journal publishes original research and review articles on theme of topical interest and short communications. It also publishes Comments, Letters to the Editor and Book Reviews.

Regular articles:

These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings. Experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly and should not be more than 8,000 words.

Short Communications:

A Short Communication which should not be more than 4000 words should be on results of complete small investigations carried out or details of new models, hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques and apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers.


Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and should be as concise as possible.


All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions are taken within the shortest possible time and reviewers' comments are normally returned to the corresponding authors.


All manuscript should be

  • saved in Microsoft Word processor,
  • typed double line spaced
  • paginated starting from the title page
  • times new roman
  • font size 12



This should be concise and informative. The use of abbreviation and formulae should be avoided. The Title page should include the authors' full name(s), the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and e-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote if an author has relocated since the work described in the article was carried out.


Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. The topic, the scope of the experiments, significant data, major findings and conclusions should be briefly presented. The Abstract should be 150 to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used. Standard nomenclature should be adopted and abbreviations avoided. No literature should be cited. Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words that would provide index references should be listed. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used.
Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of discipline.
Materials and methods should provide sufficient detail to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only new procedures should be described in detail. Previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be briefly enumerated. Capitalized trade name composed of manufacturer's name and address should be used.
Results & Discussion should be clear and concise. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the past tense.
Conclusion should explore the significance of the results obtained in this and in past studies on the topic. Conclusion at the end of the paper should highlight the relevance of the findings.
Acknowledgement of people/institutions that provided help, grants, funds etc. should be brief.
Paragraphs wherever located must be indented.
Tables should be kept to a minimum, designated to be as simple as possible and self-explanatory. Tables are to be typed in Microsoft word or excel double-spaced throughout, including informative and concise headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.


Ensure that every reference cited in the text is present in the reference list and vice-versa. The superscript number reference style is advised. When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al' e.g. Fluorinated water as well as various fluoride products such as toothpaste provide fluoride ions necessary for remineralization.1 or Olatunji et al1 stated that fluorinated water and other fluoride products provided ions necessary for remineralization. References should be listed in the order in which they appeared in the text 1, 2, 3...F etc. Journal names are to be presented in full.

  1. Ogunseitan O.A. 1998. Protein method for investigating mercuric reductase gene expression in aquatic environments. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 64: 695-702.
  2. Gueye M, Ndoye I, Dianda M, Danso S.K.A., Dreyfus B. 1997. Active N2 fixation in several Faidherbia albida provenances. Archive of soil Research and Rehabilitation, 11: 63-70.
  3. Charnley A.K. 1992. Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis in insects with particular reference to locusts. In: Lomer C.J, Prior C (eds). Biological Controls of Locusts and Grasshoppers: Proceedings of an international workshop held at Cotonou, Benin. CAB International, Oxford. pp 181-190.
  4. Mundree S.G., Farrant J.M. 2000. Some physiological and molecular insights into the mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscasa Baker. In: Cherry et al. (eds) Plant tolerance to abiotic stresses in Agriculture: Role of Genetic Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands. pp 201-222.
  5. Babalola O.O. (2002), Interactions between striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth, and fluorescent rhizosphere bacteria of Zea mays L. and Sorghum bicorlor (L.) Moench for Striga suicidal germination of Vigna unguiculata. PhD dissertation, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


One set of paged galley proof in PDF or Word format will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail or postal address. In the absence of a PDF annotation function, corrections may be listed and returned within 48 hours via e-mail or 2 weeks by postage after receipt of galley proof. Note that significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is advised that the corrections are carefully checked before replying as late inclusion of any correction thereafter cannot be guaranteed. A copy of the Journal and reprints of the article format will be provided to the corresponding author after payment of N8000 and N2000 page and handling charges respectively within the limit of 5, 2-columned pages. For further inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission) please visit the website


All payments in respect of the journal should be made at any branch of Zenith Bank Plc., 
Account Name: Landmark University (Sundries Account)
Account Number: 1012727367
Sort Code: 057140023