International Journal of Political
Science and Development
Index Copernicus (Impact Factor) =7.70
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Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the
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service in developing countries in: Adedoyin. F.O (Ed); Agricultural
Extension in Nigeria; published by the agricultural extension
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Peplow D (1999). Environmental Impacts of Mining in Eastern
Washington, Center For Water And Watershed Studies Fact Sheet,
University of Washington, Seattle.
Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one
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(1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words;
(2) Instead of a separate Materials and Methods section,
experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and
(3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.
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