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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

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment (AZOJETE) welcomes contributions in the form of original research papers (theoretical and experimental), book reviews as well as short communications from all parts of the world, with particular reference, but not exclusive, to arid regions. Submission of an article is based on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere, or under consideration in any other journal. All contributions will be critically reviewed by expert referees on whose advice the Editorial Board will accept, reject or return articles to authors for modification or revision. Articles should be typewritten double-spaced on one side of A4 paper. Two hard copies along with a copy on 3.5” floppy disk written in Microsoft Word should be submitted. Tables and figures should come immediately after being cited in the text.

Papers should normally be divided into Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any) and References.

The title should be concise and informative. Name(s) and affiliations of authors should be provided. Where there is more than one author, the correspondence author should be indicated.

The abstract should not be more than 350 words and should state clearly the objective(s) of the study, a concise description of the experiment(s), major observations, results and conclusions. The Harvard system of referencing should be used and the references listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. The following format should be used for journal articles, books and chapters in books, reports, conference proceedings and from the internet respectively:

Umar, B. 1997. The role of public and private tractor hiring units in agricultural mechanization - a case study from Adamawa state, Nigeria. Outlook on Agriculture, 26(1): 35-38.
Phillips, RE. 1981. Farm Buildings – From Planning to Completion. Doane – Western, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.
Kirkby, MJ. 1980. Modelling water erosion processes. In Kirkby, M.J. and Morgan, R.P.C. (eds), Soil erosion, pp. 183-216, Wiley, Chichester.
Yang, Q. 1991. Blemish detection in fruit and vegetable grading with computer
vision. Divisional Note DN 1610. Silsoe: Silsoe Research Institute.
Keating, BA., Wafula, BM. and Watiki, JM. 1992. Development of a modelling capability for maize in semi-arid eastern Kenya. In: Probert, M.E. (ed ). A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid eastern Kenya. Proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, 10 - 11 December 1990. ACIAR proceedings no. 41, 138p.
Wallace, TB. and Cox, WE. 2002. Locating information on surface water availability in Virginia. http://www.rappriverbasin.va.us/studies/locatingsurfacewaterinfo.doc accessed on 10 October, 2004.