Author's Guide


Manuscripts for submission to AJATE must be formatted in accordance with AJATE formatting style before it is uploaded online on AJATE’s website. Authors are required to follow the guidelines below:

SOFTWARE: Microsoft Word, Font: Times New Roman.

GENERAL: Apart from the manuscript title and author address lines, other lines should be in font size 12. Each page and line should be numbered. The manuscript should be justified. Full manuscript should not exceed 18 A4-sized pages, double spaced. Set all margins to 25 mm. Do not use foot notes. Use capitals for all major subheadings, i.e., TITLE, ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, etc.Tables and figures should appear in text and appropriately captioned. For tables, the captions should come above the table, left aligned. For figures, the captions should come below the figure, left aligned. Graphs should not be in colour. Colour photographs are acceptable only where necessary.

TITLE: Title of the manuscript should be on the first page of your submission. The title of the manuscript should be font size 14, bold. Author(s) name should appear right below the title on a line by itself and the font size should be 12 regular. Author’s address line should come right below the author’s name, on a line by itself, using font size 11. Where author address exceeds one, use a, b, c superscripts to link authors to address. Use * to denote corresponding author. Include email address of corresponding author.

ABSTRACT: abstract should not exceed 250 words. Abstract must come right below email address of corresponding author. The next line after the abstract should carry the keywords. Use the word ‘Keywords’. There should be three to six keywords.

INTRODUCTION: introduction should come right after keywords.

MATERIALS AND METHODS/ METHODOLOGY: should come right after introduction

RESULTS: should come right after materials and method.

DISCUSSION: should come right after results. The paper’s conclusion should make up the last paragraph of the discussion.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: single paragraph.

REFERENCES: references should come at the end of the paper and it should be single spaced. Use the standard Harvard References Style. Examples:

In-text ref.

·         (Ile, 2012) or (Peter and Paul, 2011). If more than three authors (Garrett, et al., 2011)

·         According to Peter and Paul (2011), According to Garrett, et al. (2011)

List of references

Books: Adam, D.J., 1984. Stakeholder analysis. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cornelius, E.W. and Obeng-Ofori, D. eds.

Articles:  Hamadina, E.I. Craufurd, P.Q. Battey, N.H. and Asiedu, R., 2010. In-vitro micro-tuber initiation and dormancy in Yam (Dioscorea rotundata). Annals of Applied Biology, 157, pp.203-212.

Website: Business forum, 2011. Getting the facts on Stakeholder Analysis.[online] Available at: <www.businessforum_123/london> [Accessed 12 July 2011]

E-Book: Brown,G. White,G. and Redding,G.,1984. Modern management.[e-book] London: Redfern Press. Available through: Anglia Ruskin University Library <> [Accessed 9 July 2011].


Electronic journal article: Cass,K., 2003. Management theories. Management Quarterly, [e-journal] 78(9), Available through: Blackwell Periodicals database.[Accessed 23 July 2011].

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