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Quality Assurance

updated July 2017

AJFAND Indexing and Partnerships Status Report

We receive occasional requests concerning whether AJFAND is indexed and by whom, and to indicate the journal’s impact factor. There are those, rightfully so, who would wish to see the journal in the same league as well established international journals, household-name types, and why not? The information provided below will be a standing piece on the AJFAND website and will be updated wherever there is need to do so. Please visit it regularly to see whether your journal, your baby, is growing or not. As custodians of the baby, we are keen to see it grow. As Founder Editor-in-Chief of AJFAND, I wish to extend the secretariat’s appreciation, and also on behalf of ALL THE AUTHORS and REVIEWERS, for making it possible to reach this level of international recognition. Remember, the first issue of the journal was out in 2001 and we did not begin to get any recognition until 2006, five years later. It has taken years and persistence, commitment, consistency with occasional lapses, and a belief that what we were doing was the right thing for Africa, and indeed the rest of the world. Our financial base is still weak but this we hope will change with time.

If any of you has novel ways of raising funds that does not distract from our core business, please let us know.

Ruth Oniang’o
Editor-in-Chief

 

Name of Institution

Contract Brief

Date Commenced

1.

University of Toronto, Canada
Bioline International
http://www.bioline.org.br/nd
CANADA

- Online publishing of AJFAND materials on Bioline website and monitoring the published material in terms of visits, requests and readership. Helps with quality assurance and tracking of usage of various AJFAND products

April 2006

2.

GALE / Cengage Learning
http://www.gale.com
USA

- Inclusion of AJFAND materials in GALE’s publishing programs whose materials are used for teaching and learning purposes

July 2008

3.

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
a division of The American Chemical Society
http://www.cas.org
USA

- provision of valuable indexing and abstract service
- bibliographic citation for journal articles selected for inclusion in CAS products and providing pointers to the original article
- In 2008, 15 articles out of nearly 40 published were indexed

June 2008

4.

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
http://www.iifiir.org
FRANCE

- digitizing AJFAND articles selected by IIR for use in Fridoc (bibliographical database) to be accessed by European readers

 

January 2009

5.

CABI Publishing
http://www.cabi.org
UK

- Publishing of AJFAND materials in CABI full-text online subscription products which includes indexed bibliographic databases, CAB abstracts and/or Global Health and a most valued archiving service, while allowing AJFAND to retain its independence
Published AJFAND full text articles are readily available from the CABI archives on the website www.cabi.org

 

January 2009

6.

Cornell University
Albert R. Mann Library
http://www.teeal.org
USA

TEEAL – The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library
-  replication of electronic text of the AJFAND publications in a database by means of external hard drive. Hard drives are installed in universities and research institutions

 

January 2009

7.

EBSCO Publishing
http://www.ebscohost.com
USA

Dissemination of AJFAND publications in text, image and other electronic formats that may exist so as to reach a wider audience through EBSCO's databases.

August 2009