The Official Journal of the Mycological Society of Nigeria ( MYCOSON)

Instructions to Authors

GENERAL INFORMATION: Nigerian Journal of Mycology, is a scientific and periodic Journal that covers various aspects of Mycology ranging from, Medicine,Agriculture,Veterinary Medicine, Food Microbiology,Biotechnology, Environmental Mycology, Animal Mycology, Ecology, Biochemistry etc. Review articles, original research reports and short communications are welcome from authors for publication in the Journal

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts should be prepared in standard English Language and typed in double line spacing on one side of A4 size paper leaving, 0.5cm margins on all sides of the paper.

TITLE: The title should be concise and typed in bold capital letters. Scientific names should be used as appropriate and should be italicised. The title should generally reflect the content of the article.

RUNNING TITLE: A running title of not more than eight words, which is a phrase that give an idea about the study should be written in parenthesis below the main title.

AUTHOR(S) NAMES: The name(s) of the author(s) should be indicated below the title of the article in full surname(s) and initials, followed by their full addresses. The chief or the corresponding author should be so indicated and the phone number(s) and the e-mail address(es) had to be written after the postal address(es).

ABSTRACT: The abstract should be written in concise form without loosing the focus and clarity of the study. The abstract should be able to answer the questions on the objectives of the study, how it was carried out , the results obtained, the inferences drawn from the results and the conclusion there of. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Uninformative sentences, such as 'the signficance of the results is discussed' are not acceptable.

KEY WORDS: Key words of not more than seven that conform with the content of the article should be provided at the footnote of the abstract for indexing and other purposes.

INTRODUCTION: This should contain brief introduction of the background information of the study, its purpose and significance. Besides, a short review of the pertinent litrature should be provided.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This aspect should contain detailed information of the methodology utilised in the study. It should contain repeatable methods which will remove any doubt in the confidence in the work of the author. In case of using universal methodology, proper reporting and citations of relevant literatures should be put in place for further referencing and any deviation should be indicated with proper justification. Also, appropriate experimental design, mode of data collection and statistical analyses should be clearly indicated.

RESULTS : The results reporting should be concise and clear with relevant supporting data transformations/illustrations such as , tables, graphs and pictures (plates). Appropriate numbering of the data transformations (tables, graphs and plates) in the relevant sections of the texts where the supporting aids belong should also be put in place. The results should only be reported in this section without discussing them. Duplication between this section and the discussion must be avoided.

DISCUSSION: The discussion should be the inferences drawn from the results as indicated in the previous section. Furthermore, implications and consequences of the results reported here should be backed up with previous relevant and recent literatures from past workers on the subject matter. Comparative analyses should be drawn from the inferences in relation to previous works.

CONCLUSION: The contribution to scientific knowledge and suggestions for further research in line wth the study could be indicated here.

REFERENCES: References must conform with the Harvard style i.e. authors' names and date in the text. If there are three or more authors the first author's name should be followed by et al., ensuring that different references with the same name and date are differentiated by a. b. etc. In the references list of the names and initials of all the authors must be given, with the date, article, title , journal title in full, volume, number and first and last page numbers.References to books should be given in this order, after the date; the chapter title, book title, editors of book ( if different from authors of chapters), volume number edition, page numbers of the chapter, publishers and town of publication, ensure that all references that appear in the text also appear in the reference list and vice versa, and that they are consistent in the spelling of authors' names, date etc.
Note that paper may be rejected or publication delayed if the submitted paper departs in any way from the required style.


Three copies of articles to be submitted should be sent to the:
Editor-in-Chief: Professor D.B. Olufolaji; Dept. of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, The Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure. Ondo State,Nigeria. E-mail:,; Phone: +2348034749888
OR:, Phone +2348030423961. The Associate Editors
(as indicated in the Editorial Board page)
Any correspondence and those wishing to advertise in the Journal should direct their request to the Editor-in Chief, The authors(s) e-mail address and phone number(s) should be included with the submitted article.
Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it reports original unpublished research , that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that if accepted, it will not be published again in any form either in English or in any language without the Editor's prior consent.
Authors are advised to make sure their manuscript is limited to 10 pages including the tables, figures and plates. Any additional pages will be charged excess fee for publication. Submission of articles should be accompanied with N3000:00 handling fee and upon acceptance the publication fee of N15,500:00 will be charged per manuscript. Advertisement rates can be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.


Prof. D. B. Olufolaji

Dept. of Crop Soil and Pest Management

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria



Dr. S.O. Fakoya

Department of Biological Sciences, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Akure. Ondo State . Nigeria


Dr. M.A. Ajayi

Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal
University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure. Ondo State . Nigeria