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Gaborone, Botswana
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Guide for Contributors [back]

Aims and Scope

The journal is published in English twice in a year, January and July. It publishes original research in all areas of agriculture and its related applied sciences.

Submission of a manuscript indicates that it has not, and will not without the consent of the Editor-in-Chief, be published elsewhere.

Manuscript inclusive of illustrations and tables should be sent by email to: Editor-in-Chief, Botswana College of Agriculture, Private Bag 0027, Gaborone, Botswana. rmnjogu@bca.bw

Manuscript will be reviewed but the authors have total responsility of the factual accuracy of their papers. For every published paper in this journal, the author(s) will get ten free reprints; more can be ordered at a cost from the publisher.


Manuscripts should be in a concise form and typewritten in double space on one side of A4 paper, with 2.54 cm margin, 12 point Time Roman using Microsoft word and not exceeding 12 such pages. Pages should be numbered sequentially up to reference page. It should have the following subheadings: Title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods (methodology), results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if necessary) and references.


 Page one should have a brief title, yet sufficient for indexing and information retrieval; names of authors, address of institution where the work was done with a footnote containing the address of the corresponding author including e-mail address, fax and telephone numbers.


The abstract of about 250 words, should indicate the scope, the major findings and the conclusions of the paper. Abstracting periodicals should be able to use it without need of modification.

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