About the Journal


UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR) is an official journal of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina. UJMR is an international journal dedicated to publishing original research works, technical reports, and critical reviews on a broad range of topics of general interest in areas of Medical, Environmental, Industrial, Agricultural, Public health, Food, and other aspects of Microbiology, Biological Sciences, and Biochemistry.


Authors interested in publishing their works with UJMR are required to log in (pre-existing users) or register (for new users) their account on the journal website. Using the journal online submission platform, three (3) separate attachments are required to be uploaded at the onset of the submissions:

1) Attachment 1: a document containing the Manuscript title, authors' names, their affiliations and other information (ORCID IDs and the corresponding authors' Email).

(2) Attachment 2: Main manuscript (without the Authors names and their affiliations/information).

(3) Attachment 3: scanned copy of evidence of payment (of the manuscript processing fee of 5,000 naira). Manuscripts not accompanied by processing fees will not be processed.

Any difficulty or issue of concern can also be forwarded to the journal’s email via ujmr.microbiology@umyu.edu.ng

Peer Review Process

Articles Submitted to UJMR will be pre-screened by the editorial board for suitability. Articles found suitable will be peer-reviewed by at least two (2) different reviewers to ensure a high standard. The decision to accept an article for publication will be based on the comments/recommendations of the reviewers. Upon acceptance of the article for publication, the corresponding author must pay a publication fee of N25,000.00 (within Nigeria) or 20 USD (outside Nigeria).

Payment of Fees

Payments of the article processing and publication fee should be made in the following account only:

  • Account Name:     UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR)
  • Bank name:           United Bank of Africa (UBA).
  • Account Number: 2099599544


The journal is biannual, published in June and December. All peer-reviewed papers accepted for publication in UJMR are published online monthly (immediately after all copyediting procedures are done) while the print versions (hard copies) are made available in June and December. The editors, therefore welcome submissions of original manuscripts that have not been published or considered elsewhere for publication.


  • Call for papers
  • Article submission via the journal’s Website submission portal or as email to the journal’s email address.
  • Processing/screening of received manuscripts at the editorial level.
  • Manuscripts that meet the journal standard are sent for peer review, otherwise, rejected manuscripts at the editorial level are sent back to the authors.
  • The editorial board awaits the decision of the panel of reviewers
  • Acceptance letter is communicated to corresponding authors for articles that were accepted after peer review.
  • Authors are given at most two weeks to submit back corrected copies.
  • Corrections made by the authors are ascertained (vetted).
  • Papers are sent to the press for publication.
  • Galley proofs are sent to the corresponding authors.
  • Final published copies are released online and in hard copies.




Authors should note that plagiarism and breach of research ethics are not tolerated by this Journal. Hence, all manuscripts submitted to UJMR are subjected to plagiarism checks before being accepted for publication. Authors must not submit papers that are under review/consideration in other journals. Authors must fully acknowledge all sources of their information, such as methodology, figures etc. Authors are responsible and liable for the content of their manuscripts.
Authorship is restricted to persons who contributed to the paper (e.g. design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data/or drafting of the paper). All authors must review and approve the contents of the final version of the manuscript before submitting it for publication.
Conflict of Interest
The authors must declare a conflict of interest (if any) while submitting the final version of the manuscript for publication.
Authors are required to state contributions that do not justify authorship but need to be acknowledged/disclosed; source of funding, technical or material support, etc.

Copyright Policy

By submitting a manuscript for publication in the UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR), authors have agreed on the copyright policy of UJMR which operates based on an open access copyright policy (CCBY-NC 4.0 license) under which any person can copy, reuse or redistribute the published articles for any non-commercial purpose(s) provided that the author and the source of the article are properly cited.

Manuscript Withdrawal Policy of UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR)

UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR), reserves the right to retract any published article when there is suspected plagiarism or any scientific misconduct. The author can request for the withdrawal of manuscripts before or after publishing via a formal written request addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of UJMR with full justifications. Approvals for the withdrawal of manuscripts depend on the decision of the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial board of UJMR. There will be no refunds of article processing and/or Publication charges paid to UJMR if the processed/published manuscript is withdrawn.