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    Board of Editors Special Journal of Geology, Ecology and Climate Change [SJ-GEC]

    Contacts: DR. JOHANES A. BELLE
    GOAL: To become one of the world’s leading academic/researcher in Eco-DRR/CCA and related fields.

    Competences: Disaster Risk Management / Environmental Management /Climate Change Adaptation/Trainer and Researcher
    LANGUAGES: English (Read, write and speak fluently) and French (read, write and speak well)

    Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Management with a focus on Eco-DRR/CCA, Master’s degree in disaster management, Advanced University Diploma in Disaster Management, BA Honours in Geography, BA + Ed, Diploma in Marketing, and other qualifications.
    Professional Experience: Worked for thirty-two (32) years in three different countries in Africa (Cameroon, Lesotho, and South Africa) as an educator, lecturer, researcher, administrator, and manager. Currently employed as a Senior Lecturer and as Acting Director at the University of the Free State-Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (UFS-DIMTEC).
    Research Outputs: Published 24 articles in international accredited peer-reviewed journals; Graduated 41 Master’s students as sole supervisor; Graduated one Ph.D.; Published three book chapters
    Projects: United Nations University-DiMTEC Project; National Disaster Management Centre Bursary Project (2014 to date); Intra Africa Mobility Grant Project (2020 to date); Water Research Commission Project (2020 to date)
    Engaged Scholarship: National Councilor and Board Member of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA); Permanent member of the Free Province Disaster Management Advisory Forum; Member of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality Disaster Management Advisory Forum; Board Member of the Free State Umbrella Fire Protection Association (FSUFPA); National Focal Person and Regional Advisory Group Member of the Global Network for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) (world largest humanitarian network of Civil Society Organisation for Disaster Reduction) for South Africa; Member of the Senior Executive Group (SEG) of the University of the Free State for the management of COVID-19 and academic activities at UFS (2020)
    Others: Attended and presented papers at many national and international conferences. Attended many short courses. Traveled to many parts of the world.
    Hobbies: Soccer, Gardening and Nature Conservation
    Done at Bloemfontein on 13 September 2021.

    Stanley C. Onuoha

    Stanley C. Onuoha, B, Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in Microbial Ecology and Biotech at the Dept of Biotech, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria. He earned his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Interested in microbial ecology, evolution, biodegradation, growth promoters, and epidemiology of antibiotic resist, in food, clinical, water, and environmental samples.

    Chukwuemeka R Nwokocha, Ph.D., in Med Physiol, Ph.D. in Env Health Biology, Professor in Environmental Health, and Human Physiology at the Dept of BMS, the University of West Indies at Mona. Interested in Cardiology and Toxicology of Aromatic Plants, Plant Medicine, Healing Herbs, Healing Plants, Plant Medicine. The recent pub is ‘The Role of NADP(H) Oxidase Inhibition and Its Implications in Cardiac Diseases Management using Natural Plant Products.

    Nndubuisi Onwa Collins B, Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Microbiology in the Department Applied Microbiology, Ebonyi State Univ Abakaliki, Nigeria. He hold a Bachelor of Technology, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and he also has a Ph.D. degree in Bacteriology from EbSU, an MSc in Applied Microbiology from Nnamdi Azikiwe Univ, Nig, and B Tech Microbiology from the Fed Univ of Tech Owerri, Nigeria. He is Interested in the Epidemiology of human Onchocerciasis, ESBL in drinking water, & dist of water contaminants. He has over 13 years of experience as a faculty board member in Nigeria and outside Nigeria. He has published many research papers and research in Environmental Microbiology and public health.

    Tatfeng YM is a Professor in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the Niger Delta University, Nigeria. His Research Interest is in the Molecular Immunology and Vector Biology of Malaria and other infectious diseases. He wants to show the impacts of climate change on the epidemiologic distribution of Vector-borne diseases so that from there he can decipher how best this knowledge can help in the design of effective intervention

    Paul A. Akinduti (Ph.D.) a Lecturer and Acting HOD Microbiology, Covenant University Nig. He is interested in climate change associated changes in antimicrobial resistance genomics, virulence genotyping, immunology profiling for enteric bacilli infection, metagenomic analysis of gut microbiome, and vaccine development

    Pwaveno H. Bamaiyi is a Professor in Veterinary Public Health Epidemiology at the University of Jos, Nigeria. [SJ-PND] Prof Pwaveno H. Bamaiyi is skilled in the use of Spatiotemporal Epid Modeler (STEM) software to track and study the effect of climate change of disease vectors of public health importance

    Tumuhe Charles Lwanga [B.Sc,] Gulu University, and  [MSc]  {MUK}, He currently works at the Department of Environmental Management, Makerere University. Tumuhe does research in Environmental Science. Their current project is ‘INCENTIVES AND OTHER FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION OF FARMERS IN ON-FARM TREE PLANTING’. He was formerly at the African Rural University, Uganda.

    Editorial board duties and membership

    The editorial committee of special journal publications is made of the editorial office and editorial board. Editorial officers work in the editorial office to process manuscripts for review either by the editorial board members, or external reviewers. They also receive the reviewed and approved manuscripts and process them for publication. The editorial board is headed by the editor in chief, and their duties are to receive a review and approve manuscripts before it is sent for publication.

    Editor in chief works with the editorial team, external professional reviewers, authors, and editorial officers to process a manuscript before it is finally published. In special journal publications, the editor in chief is the highest decision making position vis-à-vis manuscript management and day to day running of the journal. However, administratively, the editor in chief is answerable to the strategic and technical advisory committee (STAC) of each journal. Therefore the duties of the editorial team may include but not limited to the following

    The editors of Special Journal of Ecology are responsible for:  

    1. the fast and transparent peer review process
    2. Providing the final judgment on the articles  
    3. The editor should remember the policy of fast and effective peer review and further  process,
    4. responsible for any query regarding reconsideration of  
    5. selecting potential reviewers
    6. responsibility to contact selected reviewers
    7. convey the expectations of the journal to the reviewers
    8. The editor should keep in mind the time required for reviewing articles
    9. If any special issue proposal is submitted to
    10. Allow for the timely topics and suggest potential guest Editors
    11. Editors should ensure the smooth functioning of the whole process in  
    12. Editors should provide time to time input regarding the targeted readers’ Editors should comply with the guidelines and protocols provided by the publishing house.

    Editorial duties toward authors include:

    1. Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts
    2. Providing a clear statement of the Journal’s policies on authorship criteria
    3. Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
    4. Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest  
    5. Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work
    6. Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review
    7. Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed  
    8. Being vigilant in avoiding delaying a manuscript
    9. Establishing guidelines for authors
    10. Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions
    11. reviewing policies for handling ethical
    12. Ensure timely publication of accepted manuscripts

    The following are expected from all authors

    • State all sources of funding for research
    • approved by the relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees
    • Cultured cell lines were authenticated.
    • Those regulations concerning the use of animals in research,
    • List contributors who meet the journal’s criteria for authorship
    • Reveal any potential conflicts.
    • Share data or materials needed by other scientists to replicate the experiment.
    • Cite and reference other relevant published work on which the submitted work is based.
    • Obtain permission from the copyright owner to use/reproduce copyrighted content
    • Provide written permission from any potentially identifiable individuals referred to  

    Additional expectations from authors

    • Provide registration information for clinical trials
    • Provide the CONSORT statement, for randomized trials.
    • Provide the STARD flow diagram and checklist for diagnostic tests.
    • Provide MOOSE guidelines for meta-analyses/observational studies.
    • Provide STROBE checklists for cross-sectional observational studies.
    • Provide QUOROM guidelines for reporting meta-analyses and systematic reviews  
    • Provide MIAME standards for microarray experiments.
    • Provide discipline-specific standards for data sharing/archiving.

    Editorial responsibilities toward Reviewers

    • Assign papers for review to experts
    • Establishing a process for reviewers to ensure the manuscript is a confidential
    • Reviewers not allowed to use the manuscript content before it is published
    • Providing them clear instructions on the scope, content, quality, and timeliness  
    • Requesting that reviewers identify any potential conflicts of interest  
    • Allowing reviewers appropriate time to complete their reviews
    • Requesting frequency that does not overtax any one reviewer
    • Finding ways to recognize the contributions of reviewers,  



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