ISSN 0301-603X printed version
ISSN 2413-3221 online version



Scope and policy


The core focus of the journal is to advance and apply the science of agricultural extension and rural development through publication and exchange of knowledge both nationally and internationally.

Editorial policy:

1. Only original scientific contributions relating to agricultural extension will be considered for publication. By "scientific originality" is meant:

  • Original thought and
  • Responsible scientific reasoning.

2. Conclusions must be as far as possible be empirically founded.

3. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of agricultural extension, contributions from other learned disciplines can also be considered for publication on condition that the articles under consideration have sufficient bearing on agricultural extension.

4. Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that the material has not been published previously, and is not being submitted elsewhere.

5. The SASAE does not necessarily subscribe to the opinions /conclusions expressed by authors in the journal. Authors carry full responsibility themselves regarding the correctness of their publications.

6. Copyright of all published material rests with the SASAE.

7. All submitted articles are peer reviewed by three independent adjudicators to determine whether an article can (or cannot) be published.

8. To facilitate the international exchange of knowledge, articles should be written in English.

9. Before the reviewing of an article can proceed, non-members of the Society are required to pay a reviewing fee of US$ 45.00 which is non-refundable. The reviewing forms part of the publication fee for non-members of the Society of US 10.00 per page on the receipt of written confirmation by the editor of successful screening of the article. Payments must be made to the SASAE Secretariat.

Targeted readership:

Agricultural extension and education practitioners and professionals, agricultural and extension researchers, community and rural development workers and professionals.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscript format and layout / guidelines to authors:

Editorial Preparation:

Author's should take note of the following:

1. The TITLE of the article must be short and concise. The initials and surname of the author(s) must appear directly below the title with the with the author's title(s) and the name(s) and address(es) of the institution(s) where the research was done appearing as a foot note at the bottom of the first page of the article. The content of the article must match its title.

2. Keywords: Identify at least three (3) keywords.

3. The ABSTRACT should not exceed 200 words.

4. The content must be orderly arranged with appropriate headings for each sub-section. The following sub-division is recommended:

  • Definition of problems/Hypotheses
  • Procedure
  • Findings/Conclusions/Recommendations
  • Summary
  • References/Acknowledgements
  • Desimalize all paragraphs nomenclature (e.g. paragraph 4.2.1).

Headings should not be underlined.

Control the technical and grammatical correctness of the article.

The total length of the article should not exceed 8 pages (using a 12 font letter size).

4. Table captions must be placed above the relevant Tables and the Figure captions below the relevant figures e g.

Figure 3: A hypothetical model of the mediating function of perception with decision making

 All Tables and Figures must be referred to in the text.

6. Only accepted ABBREVIATIONS may be used. Figures from one to nine must be written out in full. Use figures for numbers higher than nine, fractions or units (e.g. 3,6 kg). Use metric units according to the SI and in accordance with international practice.

7. REFERENCES in the text must include the relevant page reference (e.g. Vosloo, 1979:24). The abbreviation et al (in Italics) is only permissible after the relevant authors have been quoted in full in the text and is in any case only applicable to sources consisting of three or more authors.

All references must be listed alphabetically according to the surname of the authors. The names of the authors appear in capital letters and the rest of the reference in small letters. The names of journals must be abbreviated according to the "World List of Scientific Periodicals". Abbreviations of journals should appear in italics, e.g.

CAMPBELL, R. P., 1966. A suggested paradigm of the individual adoption process. Rur Soc., 31: 458 − 466.

(Text that defines the types of documents published by the journal; specification about the sections or parts that compose those kinds of documents; extension determination and other instructions to abstracts presentation; format determination, extension and other instructions to the presentation of illustrations, figures, photographs, tables, etc. Required presentation standards, establishment of bibliographic references standards, etc.)


Manuscripts submission

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: or per CD (Microsoft Word) to The Editor, SASAE Publications, PO Box 20773, Protea Park.

Manuscripts are judged by three independent referees and they submit their written recommendations to the Editor.

Decisions made by the Journal publication committee regarding the publication of an article are final.


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South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE)
Department of Agricultural Economic, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA, 0002, Tel: +27 12 420 4623