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submission will be accepted.
Articles will be
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- Contributions are received on the understanding that they comprise
original, unpublished materials and are not being submitted for
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that accompanies the submission.
- All articles will be refereed in a double blind procedure to ensure
both accuracy and relevance, and amendments to the script may thus be
required before final acceptance.
Submission of manuscripts
- Submit your article in a single MSWord® file in 12 point Times New Roman font, single
spacing unnumbered pages with A4 paper size and two centimetre borders
to email@example.com. Use simple styles (i.e. no spacing Before or
- ONLY soft copy manuscripts will be accepted.
- On the first page of the manuscript, supply the names, affiliations
and contact details (including full postal address and e-mail address) of all authors. Identify the
corresponding author with an asterisk. There must be no other reference
elsewhere in the manuscript that would identify an author.
- Articles should be no longer than 6 500 words in length. Book
Reviews are also welcomed. The word
length is for the complete submission, including abstract, footnotes,
tables, references and appendices.
- Please have the final version of
your manuscript language edited before submitting it. As AfJARE does not have the resources to see
to the professional editing of articles, it remains the authors’
responsibility. If this is not done, articles will be rejected.
- Please ensure that you are sending us the final and complete version of your article.
- The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards
for uniformity. After your article has been accepted it will be copy
edited and any queries the copy editor may have will be e-mailed to you.
Please reply to these promptly (within days). Be clear and specific in
your responses and eliminate guesswork.
Preparation of manuscripts
- Abstract: Provide an
abstract of no more than 150 words, outlining in a single paragraph the
aims, scope and conclusions of the article.
- Key words: Provide no more than five keywords that can be used in electronic
searches for your article.
- Footnotes: These should
be indicated in the text by superior Arabic numerals that run
consecutively through the article (MS Word does this automatically). Do
not use endnotes.
- Units: All
measurements should be given in metric (SI) units.
- Tables and Figures should be included in the article in the correct place and not
in a separate file. Number the Tables and Figures consecutively and give
each a caption - above for a Table and below for a
Figure. Type any notes below the Tables and Figures, and refer to these by
superscript lowercase letters. Tables and Figures must be original and not
cut and pasted. No tables,
figures or maps from any other publication will be accepted without the
publisher’s permission attached at first submission of the article.
- Tables should have
full gridlines and the contents should be in Times New Roman 10 point
References and citations
- Include an alphabetical list of references at the end of the
- Supply full details for each reference (e.g. the date and place of
publication, the name of the printer or publisher, the volume and issue
numbers of journals, the page range of articles and chapters, the day and
month of seminars and conferences). When listing a website source, please
include the date the source was accessed.
- List only the sources directly cited in the article. (Remember also
to list sources of tables and figures.)
- Ensure that all sources cited are included in the list.
- Use the Harvard method, i.e. cite author’s name and the date of
publication, thus: (Mapule 2000). Cite sources with two authors thus:
(Smith & Jones 2002), and sources with more than two thus: (Hassan et
al. 2004). When citing more than one source, use date order,
thus: (Prinsloo 2000; Ncube 2003). List publications by the same author(s)
in the same year as 2002a, 2002b, etc.
The following examples show the styles
to use in the list of references:
Mapule R, 2000. The environment in
Lesotho. Journal of Green Economies 2(3): 470–98.
Greene WH, 2003. Econometric analysis. Fifth edition. New Jersey, Prentice
ILO Global estimate of forced labour: results and
methodology. Geneva, International
Labour Office Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.
Chapter in book or article in edited work
Anselin L, 2001. Spatial
econometrics. In Baltagi B (ed.), A Companion to Theoretical Econometrics.
Unpublished report, departmental working paper, thesis etc.
Vermeulen H, Jordaan D, Korsten
L& Kirsten J, 2006. Private standards, handling and hygiene in fruit export
supply chains: A preliminary evaluation of the economic impact of parallel
standards. Working paper No. 2, Department of Agricultural Economics,
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Delgado, CL & Siamwalla, A, 1997.
Diversification in developing countries. Paper read at the 23rd International
Conference of Agricultural Economists, 10–16 August, Sacramento, California,
Shoprite, 2012. Available at http://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/pages/1019812640/about-our-company/Geographical-spread.asp (Accessed 15 October 2012)