About the Journal

Peer-review policy

  • The papers submitted to AJER are subjected rigorously to double-blind peer review.
  • No follow-up review is undertaken for rejected articles.
  • All articles should be properly cited and the corresponding primary and secondary data sources indicated.

The journal's copyright statement

  • AJER is an open-access journal. This means that all content is freely available to all. The author retains the copyrights associated with their work within AJER’s policy framework.
  • All articles can be accessed freely without any limitations of use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium so long as they are expressly cited.
  • The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, may not mean that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations in their respective countries.
  • The publisher believes that all information is true and accurate at the time of going to press. In this regard, the authors, editors, and publishers cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors, typos or omissions that may be made. There is thus no warranty for the materials contained in the articles.

The journal's licensing position:

Position: Open-access

Licence: CC BY-NC

Author guidelines

Paper Submission

Authors submit papers in MS-Word compatible formats. This is after logging into the AJER portal with their credentials and accessing the Online Submission Link. The authors are then guided by a sequential process in the submission process. After submission, the authors get automatic acknowledgment through their email accounts with an especially ascribed reference number. The authors will then be contacted directly by our editors on the follow processes.

Paper Format and Page Layout

  1. Papers must be submitted in MS-Word (.doc & .docx) format.
  2. The paper should not exceed 30 pages.
  3. The authors name and institution of affiliation should be clearly indicated.
  4. Keywords should not be more than six.
  5. The spacing for the paper should be as follows: Abstract –single spacing; main body- 1.5 line spacing and; references-1.5 spacing.
  6. The font sizes of the papers are as follow: title-14 font size; names of authors – 12 font size; names of authors’ institutions-11 font size; all other parts-11 font size
  7. The font for the paper should be Times New Roman.
  8. The page setup should be as follow: Portrait; A4 size; all other margins - 1 inch.
  9. Pages numbers should be placed at the bottom and centered. Nothing else, including footnotes, is allowed in the bottom margin of the paper.
  10. The papers should be referenced in either APA, CMS, Harvard latest styles. Automatic referencing is preferred.
  11. Spelling should be checked automatically through MS Word and Grammarly [if possible] to avoid unnecessary grammatical errors and typos.

Paper Structure

The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title of paper/work; author(s) names, and complete name(s) of institution(s)
  2. Contact number (phone) & valid email address
  3. Acknowledgment (optional):
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords
  6. Introduction
  7. Literature Review (Where applicable)
  8. Methodology
  9. Results & Discussions
  10. Conclusion & Recommendations
  11. References

Description of Paper Structure

Title of Work:

This should present the complete title of the paper/work. It should be followed by the complete list of the author(s) and their respective addresses.

Acknowledgment (optional): This should briefly acknowledge other persons who assisted in the research but who are not listed as authors. It should also present the funding institutions if any.

Abstract: Each work should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 400 words. It should be a brief summary of the work that describe the research context, purpose, research methods, main findings, conclusions, and recommendations. It should not include any references.

Keywords: these should be placed immediately after the abstract and should not exceed six.

Text: The paper should be numbered corresponding to the various sections highlighted under the format of the paper above. Tables and figures should be numbered chronologically. 

Introduction: This describes the context and problem being addressed by the study. All relevant variables must be introduced.

Literature Review (Where applicable): This entails empirical and theoretical literature review on the paper’s subject area

Methodology: This is a summary of the methods employed in the study. It includes research design, approach, philosophical foundation (where applicable), population and sampling processes, data collection instruments, data collection processes and data analysis methods. Ethical considerations should also be included where applicable.

Experimental work: All studies conducted in the laboratory or on fauna and flora should include the correct names of the specimens/ scientific names of the species studied.

Results and discussions: These should be written in past tense. Corresponding tables and figures should be included where necessary. The results should be analyzed against reviewed literature. Extensive citations should be avoided.

Conclusion and Recommendations: This should highlight the emerging key findings and their significance. Recommendations should be informed by the findings

References:  They should be listed alphabetically.

Plagiarism Check
All papers are checked for originality through the Turnitin plagiarism checker. This means that all manuscripts submitted for publication are checked for plagiarism by comparing them with billions of web pages and millions of content items.

Creative Commons
Authors publishing with AJER retains the copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-ND). This license allows others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Crossref
CrossRef is a scholarly publishers’ association that offers a shared infrastructure to support scholarly communications. All manuscripts published in AJER have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).