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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is related to community development in any part of Africa.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, ensure the instructions in the Author Guidelines have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submission
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all authors, as well as responsible authorities, where necessary, at the institute where the work is carried out and/or funding organization. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

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Authors are required to comply with the following guidelines:

  1. Organization of the text should be in the following order:

          Sub-discipline category
          Title of manuscript
          Author(s’) name(s) in capital
          Address(es) of Author(s) with e-mail address(es) and Telephone number of Corresponding Author
          Abstract – No longer than 200 words
          Keywords – 5 maximum
          Introduction
          Material and Methods/Methodology
          Results
          Discussion
          Conclusion and Recommendation
          Acknowledgement (where any)
          References

  1. Please, ensure to specify one sub-discipline category which is most suitable for your article at top left hand corner of the first page of the manuscript from the following: Engineering/Technology; Pure and Applied Sciences; Agriculture; and Computer Science and Engineering.
  2. This should be followed by the title of the manuscript, which should be brief containing maximum of 21 words.
  3. There should be a running title with maximum of 10 words that will run across every page of the manuscript.
  4. Authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name), Affiliations (Department and Institution) and functional email address of Corresponding author should then follow
  5. The abstract should contain maximum of 200 words, containing i) Brief background to the problem and study’s main aim; ii) Materials and Methods (Methodology); iii) Results (Main findings); and iv) Conclusion
  6. The abstract should be followed by keywords, five at most.
  7. Minimum and maximum number of words allowed per manuscript is 5,000 –8,000, respectively.
  8. Manuscript should be typewritten using Times New Roman font, size 12, with single line spacing and Normal margin (1” all sides). Every page should be numbered in the lower-left hand corner, including title page, references, tables, etc. Text figures should be cited as “Fig. 1” and Tables as “Table 1”. Tables and Figures should be placed close to where they are cited in the text and not separate at the back of the entire manuscript. Each table should have a brief title above the table. Table footnotes should be below the table. Citation of references in the text should be chronological and in the form “Odeyale (2000) reported… “Or this was reported as standard practice (Odeyale, 2000; 2002) or (Adewale, 2000; Ayodele, 2004a,b)”. Footnotes should be rarely used, typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer, and separated from the text by a line.
  9. For enumeration and measurement, use numerals whenever a number is followed by a standard unit of measurement e.g. 2 g, 7 days; otherwise, use words for one through to nine and numerals for larger numbers. Report all data in metric unit and provide at least one measure of variability (e.g. standard error or standard deviation) when reporting quantitative data. Abbreviations of any term should be spelled out in full at first mention.
  10. References
    All literature citations should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. The list should be arranged alphabetically on authors’ names, and chronological per author. Where an author is also cited with co-authors, the following order should be adopted in the reference list; publication of the single author arranged chronologically, publication of the same author with a single co-author, publications of the author with more than one co-author. Publications by the same author in the same year should be listed as 2000a, b, etc. The full title for each reference must be given, as well as the complete paging for all items. Abbreviation of serial periodicals must follow the world list of scientific periodicals or the union list of serials.
    Examples of citations are as follows:

Article in Periodical:
Oguntade, A. E. (2008). Assessment of poverty status among cocoa farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Agriculture 26: 111–129.

Ayanda, I. F., Olooto, F. M., Abolaji, G. T., and Subair, S. K. (2012). Perception of Kwara State University agricultural students of farming as means of future livelihood. International Journal of AgriScience 2 (11): 1053-1061.

Contribution to a book
Farinde, A. J., Alao, O. T., and Yusuf, O. J. (2011). Sociological issues in the production of endangered crops and livestock. In: S. F. Adedoyin (Ed.), Rural, Agricultural and Environmental Sociology in Nigeria. Publication of Nigeria Rural Sociological Association (NRSA) 626–654.

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