AMU launches its 3rd journal: ‘Ethiopian Journal of Business and Social Sciences’

Arba Minch University has launched maiden issue of Ethiopian Journal of Business and Social Sciences (EJBSS) in function held at Senate Hall, Main Campus, on 14th June, 2018, in the presence of AMU top officials and others. Click here to see the pictures.

This maiden EJBSS issue contains six articles, which covers topics i.e. Evaluation mechanism influencing students’ skill on Amharic essay writing, Eco-tourism potential of Chebera Churchura National Park, Vanishing bamboo forest of Gamo highland, Population, farm size & forest cover in Sigmo, Oromia and language use & technology.

AMU President, Dr Damtew Darza, releasing the 1st EJBSS issue expressed his confidence that publication of such journals will continue without any hassle. EJBSS along with two more journals - Omo International Journal of Sciences and Ethiopian Journal of Water Science & Technology launched previously is predictor of present progress and futuristic evolvement of AMU as the research institution.

He adds such journals are credible proof about AMU’s reputability for which I am proud about our staff for achieving this feat; it shows their inclination towards research is increasing, which is strengthening their academic and professional profile that augurs well for the institution.

Research and Community Service Vice President, Dr Simon Shibru, lauded praising Research Directorate Director, Dr Teshome Yirgu, and others for making it happen, said, a journal at least should contain 10 papers, but it has only six. Hinting at consideration of such published papers for promotion, he said, it’s subject to critical assessment and revealed that Ministry of Education is developing journal evaluation accreditation criteria that will further standardize it.

Dr Teshome Yirgu while giving an outline said, EBJSS’ objective is to bring into attention of community and policy makers a modest contribution being made in addressing educational, legislative, institutional, social, economic and environment-related issues of past and present practices. It presents both social and environmental problems to scientific communities and stakeholders at large.

The editorial board of this biannual periodical has one Editor-in-Chief, two Co-Editors, Editorial Manager and Language Editor; it’s International Advisory Board has some renowned professors from Ethiopia and abroad. The first volume of few hundred copies will be distributed to authors, universities and different stakeholders in the country. AMU officials, researchers and others were in attendance.

(Corporate Communication Directorate)