Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Mission statement

The mission of the Journal of Agricultural Extension is to publish conceptual papers and empirical research that tests, extends, or builds agricultural extension theory and contributes to the practice of extension worldwide.

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Agricultural Extension (JAE) is devoted to the advancement of knowledge of agricultural extension services and practice through the publication of original and empirically based research, focusing on; extension administration and supervision, programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, diffusion and adoption of innovations; extension communication models and strategies; extension research and methodological issues; nutrition extension; extension youth programme; women-in-agriculture; extension, marginalized and vulnerable groups, Climate Change and the environment, farm and produce security, ICT, innovation systems. JAE will normally not publish articles based on research covering very small geographic area (town community and local government areas/council/counties) that cannot feed into policy, except they present critical insights into new and emerging issues is agricultural extension and rural development

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the Journal undergo double-blind peer-review. The reviewers have no access to the identity of the authors, and the authors do not know who the reviewers are. Members of the editorial team/board/guest editors are permitted to submit their own papers to the journal. In a situation where an author or authors are associated with the journal, they will be removed from all editorial tasks for that paper and another member of the team will be assigned responsibility for overseeing peer review. A competing interest must also be declared within the submission.

 Each article on submission is reviewed for relevance to the scope of the Journal by the Editor-In-Chief. Article are screened for plagiarism using the Turnitin programme with a maximum of 25% limit on similarity, for it to go into the review process. Article that do not meet the basic criteria are rejected at this stage and authors promptly informed. Articles that meet basic requirements are initially reviewed by at least two reviewers. The recommendation of the reviewers informs the decision of the editorial board to accept on the conditions that the concerns raised by the reviewers are addressed (the article is back to the authors to address the reviewers concerns) or to reject. Where there is a notable disagreement between the reports of the two initial reviewers, a third reviewer may be consulted. JAE aims is to have a first decision to the authors by 4-6 weeks after submission.

Publication Frequency

The Journal publishes four issues in a year (January, April, July and October).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

JAE supports free online communication and exchange of knowledge as the most effective way of ensuring that the fruits of research and development practice are made widely available. It is therefore committed to open access, which, for authors, enables the widest possible dissemination of their findings and, for readers, increases their ability to discover pertinent information. The Journal adopts and uses the CC BY-NC-ND license. Under this license users are permitted to: Copy and distribute the article (non-commercially); you can’t change or alter the article in anyway; Users are not allowed to data mine the article. 

 Archiving

This Journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the Journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. The Journal is also hosted and achieved on the website of the African Journal Online (AJO)

Hosting and Abstracting

The Journal is online on the Journal of Agricultural Extension website (http://journal.aesonnigeria.org) and is hosted online by the African Journal-on-line at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jae. it is presently abstracted by EBSCO host Electronic Journals Service (EJS), Google Scholar, Journal Seek, Scientific Commons, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the CAB Abstracts, Global Health Databases and Scopus.

 Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publishing in the Journal of Agricultural Extension, (JAE) involves the author, the journal editor, the reviewer, the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria and other key stakeholders and service providers. Each actor plays an important role in meeting the expected ethical standards at all stages from submission to publication of an article.  

The Journal of Agricultural Extension is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. The Journal follows closely the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.  The Journal subscribes to COPE’s Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors.  Below is a summary of the Journals key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, authors, and the Society.

 Guides to authors

Submission of manuscript

Articles should be type-written in English, double spaced on only one side of A4 (210 by 297mm) paper and not more than 15  double spaced pages.( using one-inch margins with Arial Theme and 12-point), inclusive of references, tables, figures and appendixes. Articles should be uploaded on the association’s website (www.aesonnigeria.org). JAE reserves the right to ask authors to shorten excessively long papers before they are entered in the review process. However, JAE recognizes that papers intended to make very extensive contributions or that require additional space for data presentation or references may require more pages.

  • At the point of submission each articles should indicate on  the first page the title of manuscript
  • Capitalise first letter of each word of the title
  • At the point of submission do not include authors name, address, email and phone number to allow blind review Type surname and other names followed by address below the title
  • After acceptance  include all authors name, address, email and phone number
  • Type surname and other names in full followed by address below the title
  • Capitalise the first letters of each name
  • The names of the author(s) should be followed by the abstract and subsequent parts of the article.

Section heading

  • Capitalised only the first letter of each word or of proper nouns of the section head
  • Sub-section heads should be flushed left

 Tables:

  • Number each table in Roman Numerals followed by a colon and the title
  • Give each table an explicit title
  • Capitalise the first letter of each proper nouns in the table title
  • Place the title of each table on top of the table
  • Do not use frequencies and percentages as separate columns in a table. Use percentages and indicate the sample size in bracket after the word percentage
  • Indicate boarders of table row headings, sub headings sub-total and total
  • Type table(s) in exact text location(s)

Figures:

  • Number each figure
  • Give an appropriate title to each figure
  • Capitalise the first letter of each nouns in the figure title
  • Place the title of each figure below the figure

References and citations

Follow the style of the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Payment for Publication

Submission and review are at no cost to the authors. The cost of the review process will be borne by the Society.  Authors of accepted articles will be required to pay the publication fee of ₦50,000 ($100). Authors of accepted articles that came through the annual or special conferences of the Society will be required to pay the publication charge of ₦ 15,000. The monies are specifically used to support part of the cost of publication, distribution of the hard copies of the Journal and related activities.