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Journal of Agricultural Extension: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts:
Electronic format of the article should be submitted through the Journal management System on the Journal website at: http://journal.aesonnigeria.org Up to March 2015 and in exceptional cases articles may be sent through this email address: journalagric.extension@hotmail.co.uk.

Peer Review Process
All articles submitted to the Journal undergo blind peer-review. Each article on submission is reviewed for relevance to the scope of the Journal by the Editor-in-Chief. Article that do not meet the basic criteria are rejected at this stage and authors promptly informed. Articles that meet basic requirements are initially reviewed by at least two reviewers. The recommendation of the reviewers informs the decision of the editorial board to accept on the conditions that the concerns raised by the reviewers are addressed (the article is back to the authors to address the reviewers concerns) or to reject. Where there is a notable disagreement between the reports of the two initial reviewers, a third reviewer may be consulted.
JAE aims is to have a first decision to the authors by 4-6 weeks after submission.

Selecting Reviewers
JAE continually builds a data base of potential reviewers. In sourcing and assigning reviewers for each article, attention is giving to the keywords of the article, the citations, membership of the association and similar networks in different geographies with works and specialization on the issues addressed by the article. Effort is made not to select a reviewer from the same institution as the author.

Publication Ethics
Articles published in the Journal of Agricultural Extension must be relevant to extension practice and should not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submission of an article to the Journal of Agricultural Extension is take in as a declaration and implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically. The Journal holds authors responsible for keeping to the highest ethics in publishing, particularly with fabrication, falsification and plagiarism. Authors should note that their article will be screened for plagiarism at any point in the review process. Complaints on issues of ethics should be reported to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial board will make final decision on such complaints.

Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest (COI) in the journal publication process occurs when influences other than science result in an article being either rejected or published which misleads the reader. Conflict of interest can arise in the development, review and publication of an article when there is a strong positive or negative bias toward the authors on the part of the reviewers or the editor handling the manuscript. COI involves using your position as an author, editor, or reviewer to promote your interests (business or financial), or those of your external relationships (family, friends or employers). When advancing outside interests is more important to a reviewer than advancing the aims of JAE, that reviewer stands in a conflict of interest.
The Journal of Agricultural Extension policy is that COI must be taken into considerations for each step of the development, evaluation and publication process. Authors, must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists. Editors and reviewers must give full disclosure of COI on first contact with a JAE manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict.

Formatting
Manuscripts on any of the identified interest areas (see scope of the journal interest) must
be prepared in accordance with these guidelines:

Articles should be type-written in English, double spaced on only one side of A4 (210 by
297mm) paper and not more than 12 double spaced pages.( using one-inch margins with
Arial Theme and 12-point), inclusive of references, tables, figures and appendixes. JAE
reserves the right to ask authors to shorten excessively long papers before they are entered
in the review process. However, JAE recognizes that papers intended to make very
extensive contributions or that require additional space for data presentation or references
may require more pages.

  • Each articles should indicate on the first page the title of manuscript and names
  • (surname followed by Initials and address)
  • Capitalise first letter of each word of the title
  • Type surname and initials of author(s) below the title
  • Capitalise only the first letter of the surname
  • Include the email address and phone number of the corresponding author
  • The names of the author(s) should be followed by the abstract and subsequent parts
  • of the article.

Section heading

  • Capitalised only the first letter of each word or of proper nouns of the section head
  • Sub-section heads should be flushed left

Tables:

  • Number each table in Roman Numerals followed by a colon and the title
  • Give each table an explicit title
  • Capitalise the first letter of each proper nouns in the table title
  • Place the title of each table on top of the table
  • Do not use frequencies and percentages as separate columns in a table. Use
  • percentages and indicate the sample size in bracket after the word percentage
  • Indicate boarders of table row headings, sub headings sub-total and total
  • Type table(s) in exact text location(s)

Figures:

  • Number each figure
  • Give an appropriate title to each figure
  • Capitalise the first letter of each nouns in the figure title
  • Place the title of each figure below the figure

References and citations
Follow the style of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Note: Processing fees of ₦4,000 ($30) at submission and publication charge of ₦10,000
($70) after acceptance apply. Payable into the following as appropriate:

For payments in Nigeria
Bank Name: Access Bank (Ilorin Branch)
Account Name: Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria
Account Number, 0020725578

For payments in Dollar
Citibank New York
111, Wall Street
New York
N Y 10043

SWIFT CODE: CITIUS33
ABA .I. D: 012-000-089
ACOUNT NUMBER: 36145842
FOR FINAL CREDIT TO: Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, Account Number, 0688190790


Request for AESON Publications
Request for hard copies of publications should be address to:
The Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON)
Agricultural & Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)
PMB 1343
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

 

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