Publication Schedule: The Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET) is published annually (up to four issues) by the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE), a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
Published articles can be viewed at the institution’s website: www.niae.net.
Manuscript: The manuscript should be typed double spaced on A4 size in Microsoft word and attached to a mail as a soft copy.
Organization of the Manuscript: The manuscript should be organized in the following order; Title, Author’s name and address including E-mail address and telephone numbers; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Notation (If any); Acknowledgments; References. The main headings listed above should be capitalized and be left justified. Sub-sub headings should be in italics. All headings, sub headings, and sub-sub headings should be in bold font. Headings and sub headings should be identified with numbers such as 1; 1.1; 1.1.1 etc. For the sub headings, the first letter of every word should be capitalized.
Title: The title should be as short as possible, usually not more than 14 words. Use words that can be used for indexing. In the case of multiple authors, the names should be identified with superscripted numbers and the addresses listed according to the numbers, eg. A.P. Onwualu1 and B. Aliyu2.
Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 400 words should be provided. This should give a short outline of the problems, methods, major findings and recommendations.
Keywords: There should be keywords that can be used for indexing. A maximum of 5 words is allowed.
Introduction: The introduction should provide background information on the problem including recent or current references to work done by previous researchers. It should end with objectives and contribution to the work.
Materials and Methods: This section can be very depending on the nature of the paper. For papers involving experiments, the methods, experimental design and details of the procedure should be presented. Rather, authors should refer to other sources. This section should also contain description of equipment and statistical analysis where applicable. For a paper that involves theoretical analysis, this is where the theory is presented.
Results and Discussions: Results give details to what have been achieved, presented in descriptive, tabular or graphical forms. Discussion on the other hand, describe ways the data, graphs and other illustrations have served to provide answers to questions and describe problem areas as previously discussed under introduction.
Conclusion: Conclusion should present the highlights of the solutions obtained. It should be a brief summary stating what the investigation was about, the major result obtained and whether the result were conclusive and recommendations for further work, if any.
Notation: A list of symbols and abbreviation should be provided even though each of them should be explained in the places where it is used.
References: Follow the name-date system text, example: Ajibola (1992) for a single author; Echiegu and Ghaly (1992) for double authors and Umar et al. (1992) for multiple authors. All references cited must be listed in alphabetical order. References to two or more Papers published in the same year by the same author or authors should be distinguished by appending alphabets to the year e.g. Ige (1990a, 1990b). All references cited in the text must be listed under section “References”. For Journal, the order of listing should be author’s name, year of publication, title of paper, name of Journal, volume number, pages of the articles: for books, the author’s name comes first followed by the date, title of book, edition, publisher, town or city of publication and page or pages involved. Examples are as follows:
Journal Articles: Ezeike, G. O. I. 1992. How to Reference a Journal. J. AgricEngr and Technology. 3(1): 210-205
Conference Papers: Echiegu, E. A. and Onwualu A.P. 1992.Fundamentals of Journal Article Referencing. NSAE paper No 92-0089. Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual Meeting, University of Abuja, Abuja – Nigeria.
Books: Ajibola O. 1992.NSAE: book of abstracts. NSAE: Publishers. Oba. Abakiliki, Nigeria.
Book Chapter: Mohamed S. J., Musa H. and Okonkwo, P. I., Ergonomics of referencing. In: E. I. U. Nwuba (Editor), Ergonomics of Farm Tools. Ebonyi Publishing Company, Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.
Tables: Tables should be numbered by Arabic numerals e.g. Table 3 in ascending order as reference is made to them in the text. The same data cannot be shown in both Table and figure. Use table format to create tables. The caption should be self-explanatory, typed in lower case letters (with the first letter of each word capitalized) and placed above the table. Tables must be referred to in the text, and positioned at their appropriate location, not at the end of the paper.
Figures: Illustrations may be in the form of graphs, line drawings, diagrams schematics and photographs. They are numbered in Arabic numerals e.g. Figure 5. The title should be placed below the figure. Figures should be adequately labeled. All figures and photographs should be computer generated or scanned and placed at their appropriate locations, not at the end of the paper.
Units: All units in the text, tables and figures must conform to the International System of units (SI)
Reviewing: All papers will be peer reviewed by the three reviewers to be appointed by the Editors. The editors collate the reviewer’s reports and add their own. The Editor-in-chief’s decision on any paper is final.
Off Prints: A copy of the journal is supplied free of charge to the author(s). Additional reprints can be obtained at current charges.
Page Charges: The Journal charges a processing fee of N1000 and page charges are currently N1000 per journal page. When a paper is found publishable, the author is advised on the page charges but processing fee (non refundable) must be paid on initial paper submission. These charges are subject to change without notice.
Submission of Manuscript: Submission of an article for publication implies that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The Journal’s peer review policy demands that at least two reviewers give positive recommendations before the paper is accepted for publication. Soft copies of the paper should be sent to:
Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET) ℅ The Editorial Office Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering School of Engineering and Engineering Technology Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola P.M.B 2076, Yola-Nigeria
Papers can also be submitted directly to the Editor-In-Chief or the Technical Editor and head of Journal Secretariat. Those who have access to the internet can submit electronically as an attached file in MS Word to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org . All correspondence with respect to status of manuscript should be sent to the Editor at email@example.com.