Sponsoring Organizations:

Published by the Agricultural Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian Agricultural Journal (NAJ) is the oldest agricultural journal in the country having been published since 1961. It is published bi-annually to quarterly and contributions are accepted from any-one engaged in agricultural work in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. NAJ is an international journal of high technical/intellectual quality, published quarterly (April, August and December). It is tropical in scope and has the following areas of focus: Crop Science, Animal Science and Fisheries, Animal Health, Soil and Environment, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition, Post-harvest Technology, Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization.

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Peer Review:

All articles submitted to the Journal undergo a blind peer-review process. Each article on submission is reviewed for relevance to the scope of the Journal by the Editor-in-Chief. Articles 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. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal (NAJ) aim is to have a first decision to the authors by at least 6 weeks after submission.

Selecting Reviewers

NAJ continually builds a data base of potential reviewers. In sourcing and assigning reviewers for each article, attention is given to the keywords of the article, citations, membership of the association and similar networks 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.

Open Access Policy:

NAJ supports free online communication and exchange of knowledge as the most effective way of ensuring that the fruits of research and development practice are made widely available. It is therefore committed to open access, which, for authors, enables the widest possible dissemination of their findings and, for readers, increases their ability to discover pertinent information. The Journal adopts and uses the CC: BY license and is open access. This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Copyright for articles published in this Journal is retained by the Journal.

Publication Scheduling:

Bi-annual to quarterly as approved by the council.

General:

Current Officers of the ASN (Agric. Society of Nig)

President

Dr. M.N. Ishaq
National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi
Niger State, Nigeria
Phone: 08036835435
E-mail: mbishaq2003@yahoo.com

1st Vice President

Prof. J.A. Mbanasor Department of Agribusiness and Management,
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08062327145
E-mail: jambanasor@yahoo.co.uk

2nd Vice President

Dr. S.O. Afuape
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08037777445
E-mail: solomonafuape@yahoo.com

General Secretary

Dr. Aderemi G. Adesoji
Dept. of Crop Production and Protection
Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State Nigeria
Phone: 08038549597
Email: aderemiadesoji@yahoo.com

1st Assistant Secretary

Dr. Mrs. C.Aniedu
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08035426787
E-mail: chianiedu2014@gmail.com

2nd Assistant Secretary

Dr. J.E. Ewuziem
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08064833657
E-mail: juziem2000@yaoo.com

Treasurer

Dr. Ahmed A. Njidda
Federal University Kashire, Gombe State Nigeria
Phone: 08035161644
Email: ahmednjidda7@gmail.com

Assistant Treasurer

Dr. Mrs. H.N. Anyaegbunam
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08034684975
E-mail: hnanyaegbunam@gmail.com

Editor in-Chief

Dr. B.C. Okoye
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08037762466
E-mail: okoyebenjamen@yahoo.com

Business Manager

Dr. A. I. Sharifai
Department of Agronomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Kaduna State, Nigeria
Phone: 08023790983
E-mail: aminusharifai@gmail.com

Immediate Past President

Dr. A.O. Olojede
National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, P.M.B. 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
Phone: 08064227803
E-mail: yemiolojede@yahoo.com

Council Members

Prof. Chryss F.I. Onwuka FNSAP Department of Animal Nutrition,
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Phone: 08033376854
E-mail: chysonka@yahoo.com

Prof. N.D. Ibrahim
Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto State Nigeria
Phone: 08036030932
E-mail: dolegoronyo@yahoo.com

Prof. S.I. Omeje
Department of Animal Science, Delta State University,
Asaba Campus, Asaba Delta State Nigeria
Phone: 080333890021
E-mail: siomeje@gmail.com

 

Current Journal Subscription Fees

  1. Corporate Bodies US$120
    B. Regular Member/individual US$50
    Renewals/Postage will cost about $20. Payment should be made in favour of Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

 

Account Details
Account Name: The Nigerian Agricultural Journal
Account Number: 0057803205
Bank: Access Bank (MOUAU Umudike)

 

For more details/requests, contact:

Dr. A.I. Sharifai
The Business Manager
Department of Agronomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Kaduna State, Nigeria
Phone: 08023790983
E-mail: aminusharifai@gmail.com

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