Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, ISSN: 2320-0227,Vol.: 20, Issue.: 5
Assessment of the Environmental Effects of Flooding in Makurdi Area of Benue State, Nigeria
Muhammad Isma’il1* and Atu John Kersha1 1Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
Muhammad Isma’il1* and Atu John Kersha1
1Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 8/10
Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 9.3/10
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|Stage 1||Original Manuscript||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_1 (Rafael de Oliveira Sakai, Brazil)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_2 (Vincent Ishola Awe Ezin, Taiwan)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_3 (Hasan Arman, United Arab Emirates)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_3 (Osman Yildiz, Turkey)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Revised_MS_v1_and_Feedback_v1||File 1||File 2|
|Stage 3||Comment_Editor_1_v1||File 1||NA|