Authors’ Guide

The publishers of International Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (IJAERD) will accept for publication from prospective author(s), manuscripts that are relevant to the area of focus of the journal. Specifically, areas of interest of the journal are:

  • Agricultural Production Economics
  • Farm Management
  • Land Economics, Development and Policy Planning
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • International Agricultural trade
  • Agricultural Programme Planning and Evaluation
  • Rural Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Social and Technological Changes in Agriculture
  • Rural Community Organisations and Development
  • Studies on Marginalised Groups
  • Other areas that emphasise Agricultural and Rural Development


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Original Articles
Submission of a manuscript to this journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work and that this manuscript or a version of it has not been published nor is being considered for publication elsewhere.

By the submission your manuscript; you have transferred the copyright officially to the IJAERD. Copyright transfer to this journal shall automatically revert to the author in the event the paper is not published.

Manuscript Length
10 - 35 typed pages with the following formatting details.

  • Font style – Times
  • Font size – 12
  • Spacing – Double line
  • Margins – 1 inch at top and bottom, 1.25 inches left and right
  • Paging – Centre and below the page


Manuscript Style
References should be double-spaced and arranged in alphabetical order. The use of footnotes within the text is not allowed. Texts should be underlined only when it is intended that they be typeset in italics. If an author wishes to submit a paper that has been already prepared in another style, he or she may do so. However, if the paper is accepted (with or without reviewer's alterations), the author is fully responsible for retyping the manuscript in the correct style as indicated above. Neither the Editorial board nor the Publisher is responsible for re-preparing the manuscript copy to comply with the journal's style.

Cover page: The cover page of the manuscript should indicate the article title, author(s)’ names (with professional titles) and their institutional affiliations, and the abstract of the study of about 100 words (below the abstract provide 3-10 key words for indexing purposes), mailing and e-mail addresses, and any desired acknowledgement of research support or other credit

Preparation of Tables, Figures, and Illustrations
Any material that is not textual is considered artwork. This includes tables, figures, diagrams, charts, graphs, illustrations, and photos. Tables and figures should be numbered differently. Figures (including legend, notes, and sources) should be no larger than 4 x 6 inches or equivalent. Type style should be Arial (or Arial narrow if necessary) and no smaller than 8 point. We require that computer-generated figures be in black and white and/or shades of gray (preferably no colour; for it does not reproduce well). Camera-ready art must contain no grammatical, typographical, or format errors and must reproduce sharply and clearly in the dimensions of the final printed page (4 x 6 inches). Photos and screen captures must be saved as a TIFF file or other graphic file format such as JPEG or GIF. Tables must be created in the text document file using the software's Table feature.

Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
Author(s) must prepare manuscript which is clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English and which contains no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Neither the editor nor the publisher is responsible for correcting errors of spelling and grammar. The manuscript, after acceptance by the editor, must be corrected (if required) immediately and made ready for typesetting as it is finally submitted by the author(s). Check your paper for the following common errors:

  • dangling modifiers
  • misplaced modifiers
  • unclear antecedents
  • incorrect or inconsistent abbreviations


Also, check the accuracy of all arithmetic calculations, statistics, numerical data, text citations, and references. INCONSISTENCIES MUST BE AVOIDED. Be sure you are consistent in your use of abbreviations, terminology, and in citing references, from one part of your paper to another.

Alterations Required by Referees and Reviewers
Many times a paper is accepted by the editor contingent upon changes that are mandated by anonymous specialist referees and/or members of the editorial board. If the editor returns your manuscript for revisions, you are responsible for retyping any sections of the paper to incorporate these revisions. You must comply with all the changes made by the editors and submit within the stipulated time frame.

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