NIFST Publication

NIFST is responsible for the publication of the Nigerian Food Journal (NIFOJ), which serves as Nigeria’s only organ of information
dissemination on current Food/Food Related Research Findings.

The Food Journal was first published in 1983 and has remained an annual publication of the Institute to date. Other publications include:

a) Academic brochures such as Proceedings of Symposia and Seminar, Book of Abstracts of Research Findings
b) Information brochures such as Monthly Newsletter and Quarterly Magazine-THE FOOD FORUM MAGAZINE packaged
to serve the Food Industry and the General Public at grass root level.

The Nigerian Food Journal is an annual publication (currently having two issues per volume) of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Subscription rates have changed slightly in response to the economy. Subscription rates are: N3,000.00 (individuals in Nigeria), N5,000.00 (institutions in Nigerian), 100.00 US Dollars (African countries) and 160.00 US Dollars or £100.00 (other countries) per volume of NIFOJ, including postage. Full members and Fellows are however entitled to a copy of each edition on payment of the annual membership dues.

A package subscription fee is offered to institutions and corporate bodies at the above stated address. All payments in form of bank drafts or certified cheques, U.N. Coupons e.t.c. are to be made payable to the Nigerian Food Journal, using its Current Account Number 2000636885, First Bank Plc, Ilupeju Branch, Lagos, Nigeria.


Please address requests for single reprints to authors, whose address are indicated in each article.


Oral and poster extended abstracts should be a maximum of three pages (A4) paper size, Microsoft office 97-2003 compatible, 1-inch margin, Times New Romans 12 font and single spacing.
Title: Capital, bold, centre-aligned.
Author(s): Center aligned, indicate presenting author with an asterisk, use authors’ names followed by the initials
Affiliation(s): Contact information of author(s): center aligned
E-mail: Center aligned; only e-mail of the corresponding author. Align text to the left, justified, arrange each section with title as indicated below, Times New Roman, 12 points, title should be bold, do not capitalize, and leave a space at the end of each section.
Abstracts should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References and not more than one table or figure
Figure/table caption: center aligned caption, 10 points, bold, no crisscross (internal) gridlines
References: maximum of five references. Times New Roman, 10 points, single line spacing, justified. Arrange all references consecutively according to the numbering in the body of the text.


Poster should include abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, references and clearly presented charts, tables and schemes, graphs where applicable.
Poster must be on one sheet flex material not exceeding the 90×120 cm format.
Title should be centred in the upper part, in bold, font size of 80 to 100-points (pts) and Arial or Helvetica readable from 2m or 6m feet away.
Authors name, affiliation, email (corresponding author) centred under the title
Main text 24 to 30 pts
Headings 50 to 60 pts
Photographs minimum of 15 by 20 cm
Caption of Tables, Figures and Photographs, 18 pts