GENERAL INFORMATION: In order to ensure the quality and efficient publication on EJSSD, the journal demands the author to strictly follow this submission guideline. Submission of a manuscript implies that the author(s) have/has seen and approved the manuscript and its contents and that they are aware of the responsibilities concerning the authorship. All authors will be notified up on receiving of a new manuscript and up on acceptance of the manuscript, yet the editorial board makes frequent communication only with the Corresponding Author.

FOCUS and SCOPE: Ethiopian Journal of Science and Sustainable Development (EJSSD) is a double-blind reviewed biannual journal published by Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU). EJSSD is cross-disciplinary in nature and publishes original research articles, review articles, and short communications. The journal serves as a platform for the exchange of information and research results that describe significant advances in the field of Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Papers from researchers working in different public and private sector, academic institutions, industries, companies, etc., having national/international interest are accepted for publication.

Original Research Articles: Include reports of original research undertakings which present well-founded studies reporting innovative advances that further knowledge primarily in the areas of science and technology and other topics within the scope of the journal. The Original Research Articles are required to include conclusions/implications which emanate from the empirical data and results of the study. The articles shall be submitted to EJSSD as a full length article (not more than 25 pages in double line spacing) and abstract of 250 words.
Review Articles: Review articles are documents which are based on critical survey and examination of a particular subject of research within the scope of the journal. Review articles can take the form of a mini-review (not greater than 2,000 words) or a long review which extends up to 4000 words. Review articles shall include critical evaluation of the works cited, synthesis and explanation of communalities and differences in the literature and conclusion. The conclusion should clearly depict the limitations in the existing literature, future directions to be pursued in research. Review articles need to include the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Body (with sub-headings), and Conclusion.
Short Communication: This includes brief scientific notes such as preliminary results, scientific observations, experimental techniques, and recent technological advances in science, technology and social development. Information on indigenous knowledge and practice will also be made known to community through this column. The manuscript for this column should not be more than 4 typed pages. They should have abstract and do not contain more than two figures or tables.

SUBMISSION: Submission of a manuscript implies that the manuscript is original contributions, has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be submitted online using the submission portal ( typed single column, 12-point font (Times New Roman) on double spacing with margins of at least 2.5 cm all around. The authors(s) should submit the electronic copy of the word format manuscript by opening an account under the link

Plagiarism policyAuthors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically with regard to dual submission, plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics. EJSSD is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publishing ethics and trust in the quality of the peer review process. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable by EJSSD. This also includes self-plagiarism.

Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to EJSSD are expected to abide ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. EJSSD uses the following policies that state-specific actions if plagiarism is identified in a manuscript submitted for publication and a manuscript already published in the journal.

Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works. If they have used the work and/or statements of others, this must be appropriately cited or referenced. Manuscripts that are a compilation of previously published materials of other authors (without their own creative and authoring interpretation) are not accepted for publication. Materials protected by copyright (for example, tables, figures or large quotations) should only be reproduced with the permission of their owner.

Authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. All manuscripts submitted for publication to EJSSD are cross-checked for plagiarism using the licensed Turnitin software at the screening stage. A similarity score below 20 % (excluding references) is acceptable by EJSSD, unless a significant proportion of the text has come from a single or very limited number of sources. Moreover, abstract, hypothesis, observations, results, conclusions, and recommendations should always be plagiarism free. Thus, every instance of similarity will be examined with scrutiny by the EJSSD. If proof of plagiarism is found, the manuscript will be rejected immediately, and the editor-in-chief will communicate with the corresponding author to demand an explanation and the amendment of the plagiarized content. If the author does not respond within a reasonable length of time or does not make the necessary adjustments, the manuscript will be declined from further steps.

In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication in EJSSD, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation. EJSSD takes all allegations seriously and the case will undergo a robust investigation. Those making an allegation must provide clear evidence and information to allow the journal to investigate the case. A committee consisting of the Editor-in-Chief, the section editor and one more member will consider the allegations raised and the author will be given a chance to respond to the issue.

Upon having established that the manuscript is plagiarized from some previously published work, EJSSD shall support the original author and manuscript and may take any or all of the following immediate actions or follow the additional course of actions as recommended by the committee:

  • The published manuscript shall be completely removed from EJSSD website and other third party websites where the paper is listed and indexed. Where appropriate, the paper containing the plagiarism will also be marked on each page of the PDF.
  • The concerned author(s) will be black listed and all other manuscripts submitted by the author(s) in question will be rejected.
  • EJSSD office shall report the issue to the concerned authorities, including the authors' institution and/or funding organizations, to take strict action against the concerned author(s).

Article Processing Charge (APC): EJSSD publishes all articles free of cost. It will not charge any processing fee in any form.

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2663-3205
print ISSN: 1998-0531