Guidelines for Authors

Submission of papers
All manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatically correct English to African Journal of Farm and Agribusiness management. Authors are advised to submit their manuscripts electronically to editor. ajfam@gmail.com. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter outlining the key findings of the paper and their significance. For consideration papers should be submitted as MS word attachment. Manuscripts sent by physical mail will not be considered since all refereeing and publication are done electronically. Books for reviews should also be sent using the same criteria explained above.


Original material
Submission of an article implies that the work submitted for consideration by AJFAM has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that publication is approved by all authors and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form in English or any other language without the written consent of the copyright holder. A statement to this effect should be included in the covering letter which accompanies the manuscript.


Types of contributions
Articles based on original research, review of ‘state-of-the-art’ of research, case studies of innovative practice, including evaluation of results, view point’ articles taking a particular standpoint on current issues, and encouraging response from readers, professional updating pieces and Book reviews in farm and agribusiness management and other agricultural related areas.


Corresponding Author
Clearly indicate who is responsible for correspondence at all stages of publication, including post-publication. Ensure that email address and a complete postal address are provided. Email address of co-authors must also be provided in the format stated in the manuscript preparation structure section.


Editorial requirements
Upon receipt of an article, the author will be required to sign the author the ‘Journal publishing agreement. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An email will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with the ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ with authors’ rights.


Editors reserve the right adjusts style in line with the AJFAM style. Authors should use only word files for the text of their manuscripts and follow the journal style, layout and conventions.


Typed manuscripts should follow the following order: title, authors and affiliations, abstract (should not exceed 250), key words, main text, divided into numbered sections and subsections), acknowledgements, appendices, references, figures, figure captions and tables. Authors should space all the materials 1.5, including footnotes, tables, quotations and bibliographies, margins on all sides of at least 1 inch. The main text should not be in italics. The manuscripts should not Exceed 8 (eight) pages of font size 12 Times New Roman. This includes Tables, Appendices, Graphs and the Bibliography.


Abstract. A self-contained abstract outlining in a single paragraph the aims, methodological approach, scope, results and conclusions of the paper must be provided. The abstract should not be more than 250 words and must be submitted as MS Word document (or other compatible format) as an email attachment to: editor.ajfam@gmail.com


Full paper
The full paper should consist of the following sections: Title (with author names and addresses), Abstract (not more than 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.


Footnotes. Footnotes should not be used within the text.


References and Citations.
All references, alphabetically by authors should be put in a list at the end of the paper entitled “References”. Only cited work should be included in the reference list. Journal article information in the reference list should include year of publication. All citations should appear in the text and should contain the author’s name and year of publication. The following reference style is acceptable:



Tables. Number all tables consecutively with Arabic numerals. All tables should have titles in lower case except the first letter of the first word and proper nouns. Footnotes to tables should be lowercase, superscript italic letters and should appear immediately below the table.


Figures. All illustrations should be considered as figures and numbered consecutively throughout the text with Arabic numerals. Units of measurements should be clearly specified.



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