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Manuscript Preparation Guidelines


The Journal of Agripreneurship and Sustainable Development (JASD) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed, quarterly open access journal that is aimed at providing rapid publication of learned articles in all areas of Agriculture and other related disciplines which can be accessed online and hard copy. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for young scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss current issues and developments in different areas of Agripreneurship and Agricultural Technology related disciplines.

The subject areas of the journal include, but are not limited to the following fields: Agribusiness; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Extension; Agricultural Finance; Logistics & Supply Chain Management; Management Science; Accounting & Finance; Business Research; Economics; Education; Human Resources Management; Agricultural Marketing; Marketing Communication & Management; Agronomy; Animal Science; Aquaculture/Fisheries; Veterinary Sciences; Bio-resource Technology; Entrepreneurship; Forestry; Horticulture; Postharvest Technology Management; Entomology; Botany; Ecology; Zoology; Computer Science/Information Technology; Rural Development; Soil Science & Management; Consumer Behaviour & Relationship Management; Climate Change & Environmental Management; Geography; Resource use Conflicts; Agricultural Engineering and Chemical Management.

Manuscript Submission: In this journal, soft copy submission of manuscript is mandatory for all types of articles. Please prepare your manuscript following the instructions for authors given below before submitting it online. If submission is completed successfully, an article identity (ID) will be allocated to you and an e-mail acknowledgement will follow. All subsequent correspondence should be sent to the journal http://jasd.daee.atbu.edu.ng.

Title: The title must be grammatically correct and should not be more than 20 words in length.

Authors’ Names and Institutional Affiliations: This should include the full authors’ names (with no titles or qualifications), institutional addresses (Department, Institute, City, Postal code, Country), and e-mail addresses for all authors. Authors and affiliations must be linked using superscript numerals. The corresponding author should also be indicated.

Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format only, be written in English, typed double-spaced, with font size 12 of Times New Roman 3cm margins of A4 paper. Manuscripts should be paginated using Arabic numerals to be centrally located at the bottom centre of each page. All major headings should be in “upper case”. For sub-titles, the first letter of each key words should be capitalized (title case) while in sub-sub-title, use sentence case, i.e., only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized (title case). Complete manuscript should not be less than 5 pages and not more than 10 pages. Manuscript in general should be organized as follows:

First Page:

The first page should carry the title of the paper at the top of the page which should be concise and not more than 20 words. This is followed by the name(s) of author(s) and list of their addresses/Institutional affiliation. Authors are advised to spell out one of their given names rather than precede surnames with initials only as this facilitates identification. The mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided.

Abstract:

There must be an abstract not exceeding 250 words. It should be structured to give a brief introduction to the study, methodology, main findings of the study, conclusions drawn from the study and their significance.

Keywords:

Provide immediately under the abstract 5-7 carefully chosen keywords arranged alphabetically in title case.

Main body of the work:

The main body of the work should be presented under the following headings:

Introduction:

Authors should provide a brief literature survey (avoid citing literature older than ten (10) years, unless absolutely necessary) and background to the study expressing the statement of the problem, objectives or hypotheses and the significance of the research against which the study is to be visualized and appraised. Subheadings not required here.

Materials and Methods:

Materials and methods or research methods include description of the study area(s), methods of data collection, sampling techniques and statistical analysis (in sufficient detail to allow these to be replicated by other researchers). A detail description of the sample size selection plan or procedures is necessary (use Table where necessary). Subheading may be used for each item.

Results and Discussion:

Results should be reported based on the findings of the study without unnecessarily repeating information already stated on the tables, figures and plates. Tables, Figures and Plates should be presented immediately following the page where it was first mentioned. In a professional manner, results and discussions may be combined for convenience and should be considered in relation to other published information or any published initial hypothesis explaining the significance and implications of the results. We advise that this section be written in past tense.

Conclusion and Recommendation:

Conclusion and recommendations contains the inferences drawn from the factual evidences of the research and also pointing out remaining gaps in knowledge.

Acknowledgements:

If any, authors should acknowledge the source of funding or any assistance received in the research.

References:

References in the text should be cited according to APA format, with author’s surname(s) e.g., Kushwaha (2017) or (Sani, 2017), Ochi and Murtala (2017) or (Ochi and Murtala, 2017), Danwanka et al. (2017) or (Danwanka et al., 2017). References cited should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order of surnames. The reference layout should be as follows:

Journal articles:

Authors, year “Title of the article”, Journal name (in italics), Volume (Issue), Pages. Example: Kushwaha, S., Ochi, J. E., Abubakar, M. M., and Ayoola, G. B. (1999).  Effect of chemical fertilizer and animal wastes application on environmental life support using the “Delphi” technique. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 14(1): 91-98.

Books:

Standard format: Authors, year, Title (in italics), Publisher, City of Publication, Year of Publication, page numbers (if appropriate). Example: Sani, M. H. (2017). Agribusiness Management for Development: No Strategy = No Effectiveness. Stirling-Horden Publishers Ltd., Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 2017, 346Pp.

Conference Proceedings:

Authors, year “Title of the article”, in Title of conference (in italics), Publisher, and pages. Example: Sani, R. M., Murtala, N. and Akor, O. G. (2002). Poverty alleviation strategy: An economic analysis of cassava production in Dekina LGA, Kogi State. In:  Akande, S. O.; Okuneye, P. A. and Adeyeye, V. A. (eds). Agricultural Development for Poverty Alleviation and Economic Empowerment in Nigeria. Proceeding of the 17th annual conference of Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN) held at the Sheraton hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, Pp: 176-180.

E-Books:

Authors, year Title of E-book (in italics), Publisher, and date of original publication. [Format] Available: Source. Example: T. Eckes, (2018). The Developmental Social Psychology of Gender, Lawrence Erlbaum, pp.

E-journal:

Authors, year “Title of Article”, Title of Journal (in italics), Volume (Issue), pages, and month year.  [Format] Available: Database Name (if appropriate), article number (if given), internet address. [Accessed date of access]. Example: A. Altun, (2018). “Understanding hypertext in the context of reading on the web: Language learners’ experience”, Current Issues in Education, 6(12), July 2003. [Online]. [Online]. Available: http://cie.ed.asu.edu/volume6/number12/. [Accessed Dec. 2, 2004].

Tables:

All tables must be numbered consecutively (in Arabic numbers). Table headings should be placed (centered) above the table. Place tables as close as possible to where they are mentioned in the main text. All Tables should be referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc.

Figures:

Figures should be as small and simple as is compatible with clarity. Please, present the figure immediately preceding the where it was first mentioned. The goal is for figures to be comprehensible to readers in other or related disciplines, and to assist their understanding of the paper. Unnecessary figures and parts (panels) of figures should be avoided: data presented in small tables or histograms, for instance, can generally be stated briefly in the text. Avoid unnecessary complexity, coloring and excessive detail. Label all figures as Figure 1, and should be indicated with Arabic numerals. No part of a figure should go beyond the typing area.

Equations:

Equations should be numbered consecutively. Equation numbers, within parentheses, are to position flush right, e.g., as…(1) against the equation using a right tab stop. Please, cite in the text using, e.g., “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1)”, not “(1)”, and note that the formula is centered using a center tab stop. Be sure that the symbols in your formula have been defined using “where;” (the w should be in small letter) before or immediately following the equation. Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. In general, acronyms should be defined at first use.

Abbreviations:

The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data unless they conflict with generally accepted current practice {e.g. kilogram (kg), milligram (mg), liter (lt), hour (hr), degree centigrade (oc) hectare (ha)} etc.

Submission of Manuscript:

Authors must submit article is their original work, which has not been previously published or has not been considered for publication elsewhere. If there is more than one author, a statement to the effect that the article has been approved by all the authors must accompany it. A PDF proof will be sent to the author electronically and author is expected to proof read and accept or correct within 48 hours. If the Editor does not receive any response, it will automatically mean acceptance as sent, and publication process will continue unabated. No correction will be accepted thereafter. The Editor’s decision is final regarding articles submitted for publication.

Manuscript can be submitted online and all year round to:

Prof. M. H. Sani,

The Editor-in-Chief,

Journal of Agripreneurship and Sustainable Development (JASD),

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension,

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.

E-mail: jasd.daee.atbu@gmail.com

GSM: +234-806-907-0184

 

Processing and Page Charges:

Manuscripts should be submitted with processing fee of N5,000.00 or its equivalent for foreign submission. No article will be processed unless accompanied by payment or proof of payment of the processing fee. On acceptance, author(s) will pay a page charge of N20,000.00 or its equivalent for foreign submission. All payments should be made through Money Transfer or Cash to the Journal’s Account Name: Journal of Agripreneurship and Sustainable Development; Account No.: 5557997015 at First City Monument Bank PLC.

Copyright Material:

If the article includes materials of others, the Author(s) has to obtain the permission of the owners of the copyright in all such materials to enable the Author(s) to grant the rights contained herein. Copies of all such permissions have been sent to editorial or publisher’s office. 

Copy of Journal:

Authors will be given one hard copy of the journal containing their paper. One copy of the journal is for one article and any author who requires additional copies of the journal will be required to pay for these additional copies. However, the soft copy of the journal can be accessed online.