The Journal of Agriculture and Food Environment (JAFE) is an initiative of the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria approved for publication by the Faculty of Agriculture, Asaba Campus. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for discussing and disseminating results of scholarly works in the different disciplines of agriculture and food environment.
The areas covered by JAFE include: General Agriculture and Food Policy; Animal Science, Animal Production and Health, Aquaculture, Fisheries, Crop Science, Crop Protection and Horticulture; Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Administration and Farm Management; Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Communication; Agro-Biotechnology, Agricultural Biology; Forestry and Wildlife, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Ecology; Environmental Management, and any other related disciplines in food production (including food security), processing and marketing, and general agro-environment.
The journal is published quarterly at four issues (or numbers) per volume per year. Both online and print versions of JAFE are available for circulation worldwide.
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Authors are invited to submit original research papers to JAFE. Papers should not have been submitted for publication in another journal elsewhere while under consideration by JAFE. Manuscript in A4 paper typed double spaced on one side only should be sent to:
Journal of Agriculture and Food Environment,
Faculty of Agriculture, Delta State University,
Asaba Campus, P.M. B. 95074, Asaba, Nigeria
Manuscript should be prepared in A4 size portrait format, double spaced using Time New Roman font 12 with good margins at the left and right hand sides. All articles should not be more than 12 pages including tables and figures. Tables and figures should be handled to appear within portrait pages only.
All article contributions to JAFE should use the following manuscript style:
- Cover page: This should consist of title of paper, name and full address of author(s). The title should be concise and reasonably specific. Forenames of author(s) should be initialled and surname written in full. The author affiliations (addresses) should come immediately below their names, and clearly marked or asterisked for identification in the case of joint authors.
- Abstract: This should not be more than 300 words. It should be informative and capable of being used by abstracting bodies. Keywords not more than five words or word-points should be provided.
- Introduction: The introduction should contain: (a) Problem statement and objectives; (b) Theoretical framework (if any). The theoretical issues surrounding the studies should be discussed briefly; a conceptual framework could be presented as an alternative or in addition.
- Methodology: Review articles are acceptable as they are intended to provide general and specific education in the disciplines, but they should address current topics and thoughts that advance knowledge in the various areas covered by JAFE. Methodologies and thought-trends in new discoveries,
their applications and implications should form the key contents of Review articles.
- Materials and Methods: For research-report articles, the experiment procedure should give area of study, sampling procedure, measurement of variables, experimental design or methods of data collection and data analysis.
Results and Discussion: These should comprise (a) concise discussion of findings and (b) Tables and figures. The heading of a table should be above it whereas for a figure, it should be below it. Tables and figures should be presented in the appropriated positions where they were mentioned. (Not at the end of the article)
- Conclusion: Major findings should be highlighted and all necessary implications of the findings or their applicability should be stated.
- Reference format: The following style of referencing should be used:
Dolor, D.E., Ikie, F.O. and Nnaji, G.U. (2009). Effect of propagation media on the rooting of leafy stem cuttings of Irvingia wombolu (Vermoesen). Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 5(6):1146-1152.
Emosairue, S.O. (2007). Fundamentals of Agricultural Entomology. Ethiope Publishing Corporation, Benin City, Nigeria. 248pp.
Isiaka, B.T. (1998). Livestock Rearing Practices and Problems in Lagos. In: Oduguwa O.O., Fanimo, A.O. and Osinowo, O.A (Eds). Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Conference, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Gateway Hotel, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pp. 223-225.
Stem, E., Mertz, G.A., Stryker, J.D. and Huppi, M. (1989). Changing animal disease patterns induced by the Greenhouse Effect. In: Smith, J. and Tirpack, D.A. (Eds.). The Potential Effects of Global Change on the United States. Appendix C, Agriculture, Volume 2. US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., USA. Pp. 11-38.
Each accepted article will be charged a publication fee of Twenty Thousand Nigerian Naira (N20,000.00) only ($120.00 for international contributors). Plates and colour pages will attract additional charges.