Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 362

JAERD - Instructions for Authors

Aims and Scope
The Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (JAERD) is a peer reviewed journal. The journal is published monthly and covers all areas of the subject such as:
 
Impact monitoring and evaluation system for farmer field schools 
Metals in biosolids-amended soils
Nitrogenous fertilizer influence on quantity and quality values of balm
Effect of irrigation on consumptive use
Water use efficiency
Crop coefficient of sesame
Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Academic Journals Manuscript Management System http://ms.academicjournals.org
 
Types of Articles
Full length research
Short communications
Reviews
 
Research Ethics
Studies involving non-human animals should follow appropriate ethical guidelines such as the Animal Welfare ActThe Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Order 1993The EU parliament directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and  ARRP policies and guidelines.
 
The journal requires authors to adhere to the ethical standards required of researchers and scientific writing. Specifically, the journal requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
 
Authorship
Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement as specified by the editorial policy or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of ethical requirements of the journal.
 
Plagiarism
The journal considers plagiarism a serious offense. Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). JAERD will follow COPE guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism.
The Merriam Webster Online dictionary defines plagiarizing as:
  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
The journal is committed to eliminating manuscripts with possible cases of plagiarism from its review and publication process. The journal uses the iThenticate plagiarism detection application to check each manuscript for possible cases of plagiarism. Plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain unacceptable level of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected. See Peer Review Policy.
 
Duplicate manuscripts
It is unethical for authors to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and at the same time, submit the same manuscript to another journal either within Academic Journals or any other publisher. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals.
 
Fabrication and falsification of data
Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics. The journal shall employ the COPE guidelines in suspected cases of fabrication and falsification of data.
 
Citations manipulation
Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts.  Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.
 
Peer Review Policy
The Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development employs a rigorous peer review system. All submitted manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review process before publication. See Peer Review Policy
 
 
Preparing Your Manuscript
 
Title
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
 
Abstract
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
 
Abbreviations
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
 
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
 
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
 
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
 
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
 
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
 
References
References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available.
 
Examples:
 
 
Almaz G, Howard AF, Wilhelm HH (2001). Field survey and literature review on traditional fermented milk products of Ethiopia. International Journal of Food Microbiology 68:173-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1605(01)00492-5  
 
Lee DR (2005). Agricultural sustainability and technology adoption: Issues and policies for developing countries. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87:1325-1334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2005.9684750
 
Skjervold PO, Fjaera SO, Ostby PB, Einen O (2001). Live-chilling and crowding stress before slaughter of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture 192:265–280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0044-8486(00)00447-6
 
Srivastava SJ, Singh ND, Srivastava AK, Sinha R (1995). Acute toxicity of malachite green and its effects on certain blood parameters of a catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Aquatic Toxicology 31:241-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0166-445X(94)00061-T
 
Svobodova Z, Kroupova H, Modra H, Flajshans M, Randak T, Savina LV, Gela D (2008). Haematological profile of common carp spawners of various breeds. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24:55–59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2007.01019.x  
 
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
 
Payment of Manuscript Handling Fee
Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that on the manuscript management system, the payment option is only enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.
 
Proofs
Prior to publication, a proof is sent to the corresponding author. Authors are advised to read the proof and correct minor typographical or grammatical errors. Authors should promptly return proofs to the editorial office.
 
Publication
Once proofs are received by the editorial office, the manuscripts are usually included in the next issue of the journal. The article will thereafter be published on the journal’s website
 
Publication Notification
After the article is made available on the journal’s website, a publication notice is sent to the corresponding author with links to the issue and article.
 
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