Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

JAFS is dedicated to the achievement of the following:
a). Highlight and accentuate contemporary leading issues in Agriculture and Food Sciences.
b). Demonstrate the nature and solutions of emerging problems in Agricultural Development and Food Science.
c). Act as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of new ideas, policies and practices in public and private sectors, as they relate to Food and Agriculture.

Guidelines for Submission of Papers

The Editors welcome critical views in Agriculture, Food Sciences and Development issues which have not been published elsewhere and which are derived from inside or outside Nigeria. Articles should as much as possible contain case studies rather than general essays.

Articles should be typed on single spaced A4 paper with an abstract of not more than 150 words. The full paper should not be more than 5 pages including references.

Please observe the following guidelines strictly:
(i) Title This should be on the first line. It should be typed in times 12 font size and in lower case using Times New Roman. The title should not be more than 2 lines and should not have full stop (point) at the end. Do not use abbreviations. Do not type anything above the title.
(ii) Authors Type the names of authors on the next line in times 12 font size lower case. Give the initials first and then the surname (without title). Use superscript number to distinguish authors with different addresses. The names of authors should be in bold format.
(iii) Address This should be on the next line in times 12 font lower case and in italics. Give full address and use the same superscript numbers as in authors to distinguish addresses.
(iv) Text Leave one line after addresses and type the abstract with single line spacing in times 10 font size and in italics. The text should then follow in
Times 12 and be separated into sections, introductions, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, conclusion and references. Each section should be separated by a clear line. Section headings should be bold and the text should not be on the same line as section heading. Tables and illustrations should be numbered and explained in the discussion.
All references should be arranged alphabetically at the end of the paper, with the year of publication after authors name (surname) first. Title of articles, books and journals, volume number, publishers and pages should be shown.

Manuscripts are accepted subject to favorable comments by reviewers. The original and two duplicate copies should be sent to THE EDITOR, JAFS, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, PMB 2000, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA. Email:

The journal has two volumes annually: April and October.


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ISSN: 1597-1074
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