Regularity and publishing trends in 'The Nigerian Agricultural Journal': 1980-2000

  • Ike Nwachukwu Dept of Agric Extension and Rural Soc Michael Okpara University of Agric.Umudike
  • Gideon Onuekwusi Dept of Agric Extension and Rural Soc Michael Okpara University of Agric.Umudike

Abstract

The Nigerian Agricultural Journal (NAJ) has been in publication for more than three decades now. The objectives of this paper were: to determine the regularity of production, and analyze its publishing trends between 1980 and 2000. All the published editions were identified and analyzed. The results showed that NAJ has not been published regularly. Only 38% of the proposed issues were published. Content analysis of the published articles revealed that 55% of the articles were in crop sciences while 17% and 12% were in soil science and animal science respectively. There were little or no published articles in engineering, food science and processing, and fisheries. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to ensure the sustainability of NAJ.

[Niger Agric. J. 33 (2002): 139-142]
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