Publication Guidelines

All manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on one side of the A4 paper with wide margins of 3cm all around. A manuscript should be not more than 25 pages, and the font size should be 12 Times New Roman. The following points should also be adhered to in preparing the manuscripts. All level one (1) fields must be in letter case. All level two (2) must be in sentence case. All level three (3) must be in sentence case italicised.

  • Title, Authors and Affiliations

The manuscript should have a cover page containing a clear and concise title, ORCID, telephone, and fax numbers, and the e-mail address of the person to whom all correspondences and proofs should be sent.

  • Abstract

The abstract should not contain more than 200 words and should be in a single paragraph and organized in the following structure: -

  1. An opening sentence that sets the questions to be addressed and is understandable to the general reader (focused on the problem statement)
  2. Background content specific to the study,
  3. The methodology adopted for the study,
  4. Results,
  5. Concluding sentence and,
  • Keywords

The important words which should not exceed five (5) are expected in the manuscript. They are the words to be used for online search and retrieval and indexing.

  • Introduction

The manuscript should have a well-written introduction showing the justification for the article to be considered in the JLMES. Though various structures are used to structure the introduction section, manuscripts including the following aspects will be highly appreciated. The elements are, a good narrative hook/lead sentences initiating the background, the research problem, studies that have addressed the issue (national, regional, global), theories and models related to the research problem, deficiencies/gaps in the studies-methodological, theoretical, geographical, knowledge etc, the significance of the study for particular audiences and the purpose statement.

  • The Main Body

This part should be broken down into parts covering the Material and Methods, Results, and Discussions. You may borrow some points from the following;

Methods: The methods section will help you determine exactly how the authors experimented. The methods describe both specific techniques and the overall experimental strategy used by the scientists.

Results: The results section contains the data collected during experimentation. It is considered to be the heart of a scientific paper. In this section, much of the important information may be in the form of tables or graphs. When reading this section, do not readily accept an author's statements about the results; rather, carefully analyze the raw data in tables and figures to draw your  conclusions.

Discussion: The discussion section will explain how authors interpret their data and how they connect it to other works. Authors often use the debate to describe what their work suggests and how it relates to other studies. Authors can anticipate and address any objections to their work in this section. A discussion section is also a place where authors can suggest areas of improvement for future research.

  • Conclusion and Recommendations

This part presents the conclusions and recommendations made throughout the study.

  • Reference List

Journal of Logistics, Management and Engineering Sciences considers American Psychological Association (APA) style in referencing. The APA style generally requires reference lists, not bibliographic ones. The reference list of a paper intends to provide the information necessary to identify and retrieve each work cited in the text. It includes only the works used in the research for and preparation of the paper. The style considers various categories in referencing lists, namely, textual works groups with periodicals (Journal articles, magazines, newspapers, articles, and blog posts), books, edited book chapters, Dissertations and Theses, an online media group that contains categories of social media (tweets, Face book posts, and Instagram photos), Webpages and websites. Thus, reference groups and categories should be determined first in creating a reference list.

  • Reference lists for Journal article
  • Four elements are necessary for writing references for journal articles, namely; author (who is responsible for the work), Date (when was the work published), Title (what is this work called), and source (where can the work be retrieved?). Examples;

Botto, S.V., & Rochat, P. (2018). Sensitivity to the evaluation of others emerges  in 24 months. Developmental Psychology, 54(9), 1723-1734. http://www. 0000548.

Parenthetical citation: (Botto & Rochat, 2018)

Narrative citation: Botto and Rochat (2018)

Achmenn, E., Tulle, L.J., Saviet M., & Wright, S.D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD Coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31 (1), 17-39.  https.//

 With dual authorship, give both names; for three or more, use et al.,

Parenthetical citation: (Achmenn et al., 2018)

Narrative citation: Achmenn et al. (2018) 

With more than one reference to an author in one year, distinguish them by use of letter (a, b) attached to the publication year (2006a). For instance, (Agnes, 2000a; 2000b).

Enclose a series of references within one pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons e.g. (Cornelia, 2001; Emmanuel, 2003; Juma et al., 2004; Pembe & Owino, 2005}.

  • Reference lists for books

Harrow, R. (2005). No place to hide. Simon & Schuster.

Parenthetical citation: (Harrow, 2005)

Narrative citation: Harrow (2005)

  • Reference list for Chapter in a book

Weinstock, R., Leong, G.B., & Silv, J.A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatry:  Roles and Responsibilities. In R. Rosner (Ed), Principles and practices  of forensic psychiatry (2nd ed; pp 7-13). CRC Press.

Parenthetical citation: (Weinstock et al., 2003)

Narrative citation: Weinstock et al. (2003)

  • Reference list for Conference sessions

Fistek, A., Jester, E., & Sonnenberg, K. (2017, July 12-15). Everybody’s got a       little music in them: Using music therapy to comment engage and motivate     [Conference Session]. Autism society National Conference, Milwaukee,     WI, United states.

Parenthetical citation: (Fistek et al., 2017)

Narrative citation: Fistek et al. (2017)

  • Reference list for paper presentation

Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E; E and Edwards, A. (2016, March 30 – April    2). If    “mama” ain’t happy, nobody’s happy: The effect of parental          depression on mood deregulation in children [Paper presentation].   Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Means LA, United States.

Parenthetical citation: (Maddox et al., 2016)

Narrative citation: Maddox et al. (2016)

  • Reference list for Dissertations and Theses


Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of        elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University      of Virginia.

Parenthetical citation: (Harris, 2014)

Narrative citation: Harris (2014)


Hollander, M.M. (2017). Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new     Lessons from the Milgram experiment (Publication No. 10289373)           [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison] ProQuest

Parenthetical citation: (Hollander, 2017).

Narrative citation: Hollander (2017).


  1. Authors are expected to be aware of and refer to quoted works.
  2. For more information on APA style referencing, visit the publication manual of American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2020 on


It should start by acknowledging non-author contributions, sources of research findings and author contributions to the papers.


List all the symbols used alphabetically, giving definitions and units in metric systems. Greek letters, subscripts, and superscripts should be included.

 Figures and Tables

All figures and tables should be referred to in the text. Tables that may break in two pages should be avoided, and these should appear as appendix. All figures should be editable, either in pdf or eps formats. Figures and table should be numbered consecutively in the typescript. All figures and table should have caption (above the table below the figure). Figures and table are not edited, and the author must produce them in publication quality.

Equations and Formula

All symbols in equations must be clear. Identify unconventional or ambiguous symbols in the margin when they first appear, underline vectors with a wavy line, and Chemical supply reproducible artwork for chemical equations. Long reaction sequences should be treated like figures.


A footnote may include the designation of a corresponding author of the paper, current address information for an author (If different from that shown in the affiliation); footnotes should be indicated in the text by the following symbols: (*, +, ++, //, #). Type the footnote to a table directly beneath the table.