Director for Publication and Extension

General Information

Proper documentation of research outputs, teaching materials and policy briefs is a good indicator of the performance of Universities in research and publication. Several Journal Articles, Proceedings and Policy briefs were published arising from JU staff researches. The office was established to improve the documentation and dissemination process of research outputs and teaching materials so that the end users would have better access.

 Duties and Responsibilities of Publication and Extension Office

  1. To avail all research outputs using systematic documentation
  2. Participating at university level in developing policies, strategies and guidelines related to research undertaking and publication
  3. Organizing annual research conference of the university.
  4. Systematically documenting different publications of JU staff.
  5. Facilitating the production of supporting manuals, flyers and brochures for the innovations in consultation with the researchers.
  6. Publishing proceedings of conferences.
  7. Following up timely publication of JU hosted Journals and distribution
  8. Develop mechanism to reduce delay in publication of JU hosted Journals
  9. Representing the university in dealing with intellectual property rights of inventions.
  10. Assisting researchers in the development of policy briefs from research outputs including in local languages.
  11. Establishing archives and museums/ permanent exhibition centers of research outputs.
  12. Collaborate in development of system for the award and recognition of best researchers and innovators
  13. Commercializing publications (Articles, Books, Journals, Proceedings, PhD desertions)





  1. JU staff Publications (JU Staff Publication Database)
  2. JU Institutional Repository:
  3. Journals hosted by Jimma University

Jimma University has made tremendous effort to disseminate its research output to the stakeholders through the following journals:

  1. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Since 1990,,
  2. Journal of Education and Sciences, since 2005 (   , )
  3. Journal of law, since 2007,
  4. Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology, Since 2010 )
  5. Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences and Language Studies , Since 2014,
  6. Gadaa Journal (Barruulee Gadaa) Science 2018,

  4. Book of Abstracts and proceedings of Annual Research Conferences.




Annual Research Conference





Link to Proceedings and Book of Abstracts


Fostering the Synergy between Research and Teaching: A Key for Meeting the Relevance of Higher Education

April 8-9, 2010



Enhancing a Multidisciplinary Research: A Key to Invigorate Need Based and Demand Driven Research

February 17- 8, 2011

2nd ARC Book of Abstracts

2nd ARC Proceedings


The Role of Research and Extension in the Implementation of Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia

January 26-27, 2012

3rd ARC Book of Abstracts

3rd ARC Proceedings


Meeting National Development Challenges through Science, Technology and Innovations

February 7-8, 2013

4th ARC Book of Abstracts

4th ARC Proceedings


Leveraging Sustainable Development through Building a Green Economy in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities

February 6-7, 2014

5th ARC Book of Abstracts


Research and Technology Transfer in Ethiopia: Current Priorities and Implementation Strategies

February 5-6, 2015

6th ARC Book of Abstracts


Gender Equality in Development and Nation Building:  Opportunities and Constraints

March 31-April 1, 2016

7th ARC Book of Abstracts


Strengthening University-Community Linkage: A National Framework for Research and Technology Transfer

April 27-28, 2017

8th ARC Book of Abstracts


Biotechnological Researches and Innovations for National Development: Prospects and Challenges

April 26-27, 2018

9th ARC Book of Abstracts

Procedure and Guidelines for Publication and Extension


Guidelines and Procedures for EPO

Other Relevant information

Notice to all staff members

For proper documentation of publications made by JU staff, please report your publication when your manuscripts accepted for publication in any journal by filling out the form and send it by email. Please attach also the fultext of the article in pdfto this to email:

Form to report publication

Contact Information

  • Publication and Extension Office
  •  Learning Resource Center Building,
  • Office No. 403-404 (Fourth Floor)
  •  P.O. Box 378, Jimma University Main Campus,
  •  Jimma, Ethiopia