Author Guidelines

JAFS is dedicated to the achievement of the following aims:

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 and research 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 250 words.
The full paper should not be more than 12 pages including references.

Please observe the following guidelines strictly

(i) Title – This should be on the first line. It should be typed in 12 bold font size and in upper case using Times New Roman. The title should not be more than 2 lines and should not have a full stop at the end. Do not use abbreviations. Do not type anything above the title.

(ii) Authors – Type the names of the authors on the next line in Times 12 font upper case. Give the initials first and then the surname (without title). Use superscript numbers to distinguish authors with different addresses. The names of the authors should be in bold format.

(iii) Address – This should be on the next line Times New Roman 12 sentence case and in italics. Give full address and use the same superscript numbers as in authors to distinguish addresses.

(iv) Abstract – The abstract should not be more than 250 words in length; must contain the focus of the paper, the problem statement must be clearly and concisely reflected in the abstract.
This should be on Times New Roman, 12 font and in italics. The major findings, the conclusion and the recommendations must also be stated in the abstract. It must be complete and understandable without reference to the text.

(v) Keywords - List keywords for the work presented (maximum of 5), separated by commas.
We suggest that keywords do not replicate those used in the title.

(vi) Text – Leave one line after addresses and type the abstract with single spacing in Times 10 font and in italics. The text should then follow in Times 12 and be separated into sections: introduction, materials and methods, result and discussion, conclusion and references. Each section should be separated by a clear line. Under the introduction, ensure to clearly specify the general and the specific objectives of the study. Furthermore, the result and discussion should be weaved around the stated specific objectives of the study. Section headings should be bold and the text should not be on the same line as the section heading. Tables and illustrations should be numbered and explained in the discussion. All Tables and Illustrations should be placed after the references section.

(vi) References - All references following 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 journal, volume, number publishers and pages should be shown. Let your references conform to the APA reference style latest edition.

Editorial Policy

Unpublished material

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Conflict of interest

When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists.

The journal uses single-blind peer review.

We charge three thousand naira (N3,000) for the review of each manuscript submitted; on acceptance of the manuscript subject to favourable reviewers’ comments, we charge twelve thousand naira (N12, 000) for publication. Manuscripts are accepted subject to favourable comments by reviewers. The original and two duplicate copies should be sent to THE EDITOR, JAFS, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY MEDICINE, IMO STATE, P.M.B. 2000, OWERRI

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 The journal has two volumes annually, i.e. April and October every year.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1597-1074