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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Paper Submission

Papers are submitted 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 to submit their papers. 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 editor.

Paper Format and Page Layout

  1. Papers must submitted in MS-Word (.doc & .docx) format
  2. The paper should not exceed 20 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; left margin-1.5 inches; 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 the APA sixth Edition Style. Automatic referencing is preferred
  11. Spelling should be checked automatically through MS word and Grammarly [if possible] to avoid unnecessary grammatical errors and typos
  12. Download any of our published papers for guidance.


Structure of Paper

The manuscript is to 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. Objective(s) (must be included if more than one)
  8. Research Question(s) and/or; Hypothesis
  9. Results and Discussion
  10. Conclusion
  11. Recommendations
  12. Reference

Structure the paper as shown below:

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

Objectives: these should be listed if they are more than one.

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 the 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: This should highlight the emerging key findings and their significance.

References: These should be in APA, Havard of CMS latest format. They should be listed alphabetically.


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