GUIDE TO CONTRIBUTORS (JSAE)

SUMMARY OF GUIDE TO CONTRIBUTORS

 

INTRODUCTION

Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment (JSAE) is a bi-annual international journal which publishes results of original research and special reviews in the fields of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Food Science and Technology, Home Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Environment and related sciences.  Such articles should not have been published and are not being processed for publication in any other journal.  Articles should be submitted in English.

 

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

A manuscript intended for publication in JSAE must be typed double-spaced on line-numbered A4 paper.  There shall be a title page containing title of paper, names(s) and address(es) of the authors(s), a running title and five key words.  A self-contained abstract of about 100 words should precede the Introduction, which will be followed by Theory (if necessary), Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.  Tables and Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals and given appropriate headings.  Legends for figures or plates should be indicated clearly. Tables, figures and plates should be placed at the appropriate positions after they have been mentioned. Scientific names should be italicized.

 

REFERENCE FOR SPELLING/UNITS

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary shall be the reference for all spellings.  The SI system should be used for all measurements.  Only unambiguous and internationally recognized abbreviations shall be used, although the first time an abbreviation is used, its full name must be given.

 

REFERENCE TO PUBLISHED LITERATURE

References to published literature in the body of the manuscript are made by author(s) and year in one of two ways, depending on structure, e.g Ayorinde (1987) or (Ayorinde, 1987).  When there are more than two authors,

the first author’s name is followed by et al., e.g Akobundu et al. (1982).  All literature cited in the text should be listed under References at the end of the paper.  References should be listed alphabetically by author and chronologically for the papers by the same author(s).  Initials of all authors should follow their  surnames, these should be followed by the year of publication, title of the article, journal name, journal volume and the first and last pages of the article. Journal names, volume and pagination should be italicized. For books, the references should include name(s) and initials(s) of author(s), year, title (italicized), and name and address of the publisher.

 

MANUSCRIPT FOR PUBLICATION

An original and two copies of a manuscript for publication should be sent along with the handling charge of N5000 per paper to the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts may also be sent as e-mail attachments to jsae@mouau.edu.ng. When manuscripts are sent electronically, bank tellers for payment of handling charge should be scanned and emailed along with the manuscript. Charges should be paid into:

Ac. No. 2001442249; Ac. Name: JSAE, Bank: First Bank Nigeria Plc, Umuahia Branch. Manuscripts are critically reviewed by at least two referees, followed by revision by the author(s) (if required).

 

PAGE CHARGES

Page charges are communicated to authors along with notification of the status of their papers for publication.  Reprints may be down loaded from our website – www.mouau.edu.ng

 

PAST ISSUES

Past Issues of the journal from 1999 are available for sale at reduced rate.

 

CORRESPONDENCES

All correspondences should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.

Phone Number:   08170327491

E-mail: jsae@mouau.edu.ng

Website: www.mouau.edu.ng.