Journal of Dynamics in Agricultural Research (JDAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal, published monthly online by Journal Dynamics. The scope of the journal is broad, covering all research areas of Agricultural Sciences. It publishes scientific articles that are informative, educative, scholarly and innovative, satisfying the growing need for scientifically based information that can be used by professionals, students,academicians,etc.
High Standard of Peer Review
Journal Dynamics has a high standard of peer review process. The review process is left to editors, editorial board members and qualified reviewers. Using the blind system of review, the identities of the authors are concealed from reviewers in order for them to do a fair share of review. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and reviewers comments returned to authors within three weeks. The journal publishes monthly (one volume per year).
Condition for Article Submission
Authors must understand that manuscript(s) should not have been previously published in any other form neither should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis. Also, the article should not be currently under consideration by another journal published by Journal Dynamics or any other publisher. Authors must ensure that no material contained in the manuscript infringes existing copyrights or the rights of a third party. Upon submission authors must indicate their consent to the terms and conditions of submission, which includes points concerning suitable ethical conduct in respect to human and animal research standards. Articles containing information or clinical photographs on individual patients must have documented consent to publish from patients available. Authorship contributions made by scientific/medical writers must be suitably acknowledged. Conflicts of interest must be disclosed in the published article.
Article submission process
Manuscript(s) should be submitted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon the reception of manuscript, the editorial assistant sends an acknowledgment letter through e-mail to the corresponding author same day or within 48hours. In the absence of an acknowledgment email, author(s) can contact the editorial office via this email address: email@example.com.
- The cover letter should contain the following:
- The name of author(s) including first name(s).
- Authors’ affiliation, that is, name of the department(s), institution(s) in which the work was done including full contact address telephone/fax numbers of authors and that of the corresponding authors.
- Document should be sent in an e-mail attachment to the Editor-in-chief along with the cover letter.
- The author(s) should sign an undertaking that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis. Also, in the case of more than one author, the corresponding author should do same.
Types of Manuscripts
Review Article: is a summary and critical investigation of information that has already been published, which considers the progress of current research towards clarifying a stated problem or topic. Submission of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome. Reviews should be concise, not exceeding 7 printed pages.
Research Articles: should describe new, confirmed and carefully analyzed findings, backed with experimental procedures. Articles should be given in adequate details for to enable others to verify work. The length of a full research article should be concise, required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Please include in the main paper a set of keywords; an abstract- summarizing background of the work; research results and its implications. Followed by INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS and METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCES. All these must be in capital letters but not underlined.
Short Communication: describes a concise study, suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The main sections of the research findings need not conform to that of full-length papers. It should be up to 2 to 4 printed pages in length (excluding references and abstract). Kindly see Guideline for Authors for more details.
Author(s) are advised to carefully consider the preparation of papers to ensure that they communicate effectively. Papers are much more likely to be accepted, if they are carefully designed and laid out, containing fewer or no errors. Papers should be conventional to the approach and instructions. However, author(s) are advised not to do repeated self-citation of previous study within their paper in order to uphold the credibility of their paper and the journal. Articles with more than two self-citations may not stand the chance of being accepted except absolutely necessary.
All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered beginning from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co–authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.
An abstract of not more than 250 words should contain the objective, concise description of study design of plan, result and conclusion. Authors may list a maximum of ten keywords for subject classification.
Abbreviations are to be used sparingly and given at first mention of word. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used. Please separate the items by “;”.
E.g. HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; SIV: simian immunodeficiency virus;
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods should be sufficiently detailed (with reference where possible) to permit other work to duplicate the study. Sources of materials used must be given and statistical method must be specified by reference unless non-standard ones are used.
The Results must be clear and concise with the use of appropriate illustrative material tables and/or figures.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. Unjustified speculation should be avoided.
Acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations among others.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout. Including headings. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Each table should include a title and be comprehensible without reference to the text. Tables adapted or reproduced verbatim from another source must acknowledge that source in footnote.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word not in Excel sheet. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. Tables and Figures should be present at the end of the paper.
References:In the text, a reference identified by means of an author’s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication. When there are more than two authors, only the first author’s name should be mentioned, followed by et al. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.
Owoye O (2007), Otte J et al. (2005), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Owoye O, Onafowora AO, 2007), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a, b; Tijani, 1993, 1995), (Kumasi et al., 2001)
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text (e.g., N.Busari , University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, personal communication). Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.
Proofs and Reprints: Gallery proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. Electronic Gallery proofs will be sent via e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. It is the corresponding authors responsibility to ensure that the galley proofs are returned within 3-4days of reception with correction(s) if (any), the corrections should be in a different color to aid clarification. The authors are responsible for the contents as appeared in their published manuscripts.
Copyright:Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors retain the copyrights to their papers and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
Fees and Charges: Author(s) will be charged a $100 handling fees upon acceptance of paper for publication. Authors can also apply for partial waiver if they cannot pay the full publication fee.