Instructions for Authors


  • Language

Manuscripts must be written in English Language preferably in British Standard.

  • Paper Length

Total length of paper submitted for possible publication in LAUJOCES should be maximum of 10000, 6000 and 2000 words for review papers, research articles and technical notes, respectively. Manuscripts must be prepared only in MS Word format with single column, 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing in A4 size with left margin: 3cm, right margin: 2.5cm, top margin: 2.5cm and bottom margin: 2.5cm, using Times New Roman.

  • Title Page

Title page must contain the full name, address or affiliations of all authors as well as the email address and phone number of the corresponding author.

  • Title

Title must be clear, concise and informative. It must also be in “title case” without abbreviations and formulae where possible.

  • Abstract

All articles must contain abstract with maximum of 250 words as well as 5-6 keywords. Abstract must be very clear, concise and give information about the purpose of the study, method used, major findings and conclusion. It should be devoid of references but may contain recommendations useful to researchers.

  • Manuscript Body

The body of all manuscripts should include the following sections:



Results and Discussion


Acknowledgements (optional)


Appendix (optional)

  • Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be numbered serially, must be referred to within the text and presented immediately after their discussions. In this journal, all illustrations are called “Figure”.

  • References

References should follow the APA Style of referencing. It should be arranged in alphabetical order. The following referencing styles can be used as guides.

For articles:

Adesanya, D.A. and Raheem, A.A. (2009). Development of corn cob ash blended cement, Construction and Building Materials, 23(4): 347-352

For books:

Adegbola A. A. (2010). Guidelines to Writing a Final Year Project Report in Tertiary Institution, Hydroplan Associates, Ibadan, Nigeria.

For chapters in books:

Son, M. and Adedokun, S. (2014). Earth pressure against the excavation wall in a jointed rock mass, in Yoo, C., Park, S., Kim, B. and Ban, H. (Eds), Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Korea, CRC Press, pp. 449-452.

For conferences:

Son, M. and Adedokun, S. (2014). Earth pressure against the excavation wall in a jointed rock masses. Proceedings of Eight International Conferences of ISSMGE, Seoul, Korea. pp. 449-452.

For web sites:

IITA (2004). Title,  Retrieved on April 11, 2018, from

For project report/ theses:

Oluremi (2015). Evaluation of waste wood ash treated lateritic soil for use in municipal solid waste containment application, Unpublished PhD Thesis, submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Payment information for accepted articles

All bank deposits can be made into:

Account Name: LAUJOCES
Account Number: 1015922486
Bank: Zenith Bank Plc. Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

For non Nigerian autors USD100
For Nigerian Authors N13,000