Guideline for Authors

Guideline for Authors

GENERAL INFORMATION: In order to ensure the quality and efficient publication on EJSSD, the journal demands the author to strictly follow this submission guideline. Submission of a manuscript implies that the author(s) have/has seen and approved the manuscript and its contents and that they are aware of the responsibilities concerning the authorship. All authors will be notified up on receiving of a new manuscript and up on acceptance of the manuscript, yet the editorial board makes frequent communication only with the Corresponding Author.

FOCUS and SCOPE: Ethiopian Journal of Science and Sustainable Development (EJSSD) is a double-blind reviewed biannual journal published by Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU). EJSSD is cross-disciplinary in nature and publishes original research articles, review articles, and short communications. The journal serves as a platform for the exchange of information and research results that describe significant advances in the field of Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Papers from researchers working in different public and private sector, academic institutions, industries, companies, etc., having national/international interest are accepted for publication.

Original Research Articles: Include reports of original research undertakings which present well-founded studies reporting innovative advances that further knowledge primarily in the areas of science and technology and other topics within the scope of the journal. The Original Research Articles are required to include conclusions/implications which emanate from the empirical data and results of the study. The articles shall be submitted to EJSSD as a full length article (not more than 25 pages in double line spacing) and abstract of 250 words.
Review Articles: Review articles are documents which are based on critical survey and examination of a particular subject of research within the scope of the journal. Review articles can take the form of a mini-review (not greater than 2,000 words) or a long review which extends up to 4000 words. Review articles shall include critical evaluation of the works cited, synthesis and explanation of communalities and differences in the literature and conclusion. The conclusion should clearly depict the limitations in the existing literature, future directions to be pursued in research. Review articles need to include the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Body (with sub-headings), and Conclusion.
Short Communication: This includes brief scientific notes such as preliminary results, scientific observations, experimental techniques, and recent technological advances in science, technology and social development. Information on indigenous knowledge and practice will also be made known to community through this column. The manuscript for this column should not be more than 4 typed pages. They should have abstract and do not contain more than two figures or tables.

SUBMISSION: Submission of a manuscript implies that the manuscript is original contributions, has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be submitted online using the submission portal ( typed single column, 12-point font (Times New Roman) on double spacing with margins of at least 2.5 cm all around. The authors(s) should submit the electronic copy of the word format manuscript by opening an account under the link

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