Author Guidelines and Paper Submission

Author Guidelines

  1. Submissions must adhere to the scope of the journal.
  2. Ensure the originality, clarity, and scientific approach of the manuscript.
  3. Provide reliable and generalizable findings.
  4. Adhere to standard referencing styles for citations and references.
  5. Clearly indicate primary and secondary data sources.
  6. Follow the double-blind peer review process.
  7. Submit manuscripts electronically according to the journal's instructions.
  8. Disclose any conflicts of interest and ethical considerations related to the research.
  9. Consent to the review process and publication terms of the journal.

Paper Submission

Papers are submitted in MS-Word compatible formats. This is after logging into the AJERNET 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 an automatic acknowledgment through their email accounts with an especially assigned 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: single spacing for the whole document.
  6. The font sizes of the papers are as follows: title: 12 font size; names of authors: 11 font size; names of authors’ institutions: 10 font size; abstract and keywords: -10 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 follows: 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. Valid Email address, ORCID [if applicable]
3. Acknowledgment (optional):
4. Abstract
5. Keywords
6. Introduction
7. Problem Statement [if research gap not brought about under introduction]
8. Objective(s)
9. Research Hypothesis if any
10. Literature Review (Theoretical, Empirical & Conceptual [if applicable])
11. Results and Discussions
12. Conclusions
13. Recommendations
14. References

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.