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Instructions for Authors

Type of Manuscripts:

OHSFE publishes peer-reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews, notes, news, interviews, achievements, meta-analysis and debates. The journals OSHFE allows free access to its contents, which is likely to attract more readers and citations to articles published in journals. We  accept original and innovative submissions in English on the understanding that the work is unpublished.

  • Reviews
  • Original articles
  • Technical Notes
  • Short communications
  • Book reviews
  • Letters to the Editor
  • News, Interviews

We provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of Occupational Health & Safety, Fire Risk Assessment, Environmental Management. The manuscripts must be 1.5 spaced typed, grammatical English with no typographical errors.

Submission of Manuscript:

The manuscript should be submitted to editor only by online submission by the link available on the website. Manuscripts submitted to the journal are accepted on the basis of following criteria:

  • All manuscripts must be in English and in MS Word format.
  • They have not been and will not be published in whole or in part in any other journal
  • The e-mail addresses (or telephone numbers) of all authors must be provided.
  • Illustrations (figures) of manuscripts should be in computer format.
  • Authors using experimental model in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Committee. The method section must include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.
  • Authors must state in a covering letter when submitting papers for publication the novelty embodied in their work or in the approach taken in their research.
  • Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur with the submission and that a copy of the final manuscript has been approved by all authors.

Manuscript Format & Style:

The language of the journal is English. Each manuscript should be typed 1.5 line spaced in Times New Roman on A4 (8.5″ × 11″) paper size with 1 inch margins. The preferred format of all manuscript is MS Word. Tables, illustrations (figures) and images must be inserted at the end in the manuscript. Abbreviations must be spelled out in full at their initial appearance, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviation only may be used. Title shall be in a font size 14, bold face capitals. All section titles in the manuscript shall be in font size 12, bold face capitals. Subtitles in each section shall be in font size 12, bold face with lower case. Standard International Units could be used throughout the text. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the text should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures. Each table or figure should be on separate sheets. Webster’s New International Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary should be consulted for spelling. Latin plurals should not be used if the English equivalent has become the accepted form, e.g., formulas not formula. Use of hyphens, capital letters and numbers written or spelled out (e.g., 8 or eight) should be consistent throughout the manuscript. Words at the end of a line should not be divided.

Title Page:

The title page should start with the journal name and type of manuscript, the title, name(s) of the author(s) and affiliations, and mailing address. Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (Times New Roman, font size 14), names of the authors in bold face, title case (Times New Roman, font size 12) followed by the affiliation address(s) in bold & italic face, title case. (Times New Roman, font size 12). The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as surnames followed by initials. An asterisk (*) should be added to the right of the corresponding author’s name. Please indicate the corresponding author’s e-mail address in the footnote. When there are two or more authors and they belong to more than one affiliation, the connection between each author and his or her affiliation should be indicated by italicized superscripts a, b, c… placed after each author’s name and before each affiliation. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention “*For correspondence” and provide complete postal address and functional e-mail address of corresponding author.

The title page should contain:

  • Type of manuscript (e.g. Original research article, Review article etc.).
  • The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative.
  • The name by which each contributor is known (Last name, First name and initials of middle name), with institutional affiliation.
  • The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.
  • The name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address of corresponding author.


It should start on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single space to distinguish it from other sections of manuscript. Abstract should be of no more than 150 words for review article and 250 words for original research paper. The abstract should be structured for original articles only. The abstract should not be structured for short communications, technical notes, brief report, synopsis and others. Do not include references in abstract. Below the abstract, should provide 3 to 8 keywords.


Shall start immediately after the Abstract, as the next paragraph, but should be typed in double-space. Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study; tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation. It should state the purpose and summarize the rationale for the study and gives a concise background. Use references to provide the most salient background rather than an exhaustive review. The last sentence should concisely state your purpose for carrying out the study.

Materials and Methods:

This shall start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. Methods section should only include information that was available at the time the study was planned or protocol written; all information obtained during the conduct of the study belongs to the results section. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.


Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations. Present your results followed by Table 1 or Figure 2. Each table or figure should be self-explanatory. Avoid repetitions of data in the text, tables, and figures. When data are summarized in the Results section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables.


Discussion section should deal with the interpretations of your results. Emphasize any new and important findings and relate your results to other studies. Discuss the shortcomings in your experiments. Include discussion of key findings; strengths and limitations of the study; interpretation and implications in the context of the totality of evidence and future research directions. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section.


References include articles published in journals, books, and others. References to unpublished peer-reviewed, personal communications, including conference abstracts, and papers in preparation or in review, cannot be listed. References other than those indicated above should be described in the text. References should be numbered consecutively according to their order of appearance in the text (one Arabic number should be assigned to one reference). An Arabic number followed by a parenthesis should be placed after the last relevant word and all references should be listed in numerical order at the end of the text in the section entitled References. For references, include the last names of all authors and initials for first and middle names. The abbreviations for journals should conform to Chemical Abstracts.


Acknowledgment’s may briefly include acknowledgement of assistance from:

  • Contributors that do not warrant authorship;
  • Technical help; and
  • Material support


Tables should be typed on separate sheets of paper. Only MS word table format.

Illustrations (Figures):

Figures should be on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 5 MB in size while uploading. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The legends use double spacing, with title case and Arabic numerals (Times New Roman, Font size 12, bold) corresponding to the illustrations, figures and images. Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.


Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Authors would be required to sign a form (to be supplied by the Editor) transferring copyright to OHSFE Journal before the manuscript can be published. Papers accepted for publication become copyright of OHSFE Journal. In signing the transfer of copyright it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. Articles cannot be published until a signed Copyright Assignment Form has been received.

Galley Proofs:

Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs are sent to the E-Mail address given for correspondence. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the Galley proofs are returned without delay.