Submission Guidelines

AHMR is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental) of Human Mobility in Africa. Through the publication of original research, policy discussions and evidence research papers, AHMR provides a comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis of contemporaneous trends, migration patterns and some of the most important migration-related issues.

Editorial board members are selected based on their knowledge and experience related to the topic, analytic perspective and/or methodologies. AHMR contributes to SIHMA’s overall goal of enhancing informed migration policies able to ensure the rights and dignity of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Africa.

AHMR welcomes manuscripts on the various aspects of human mobility in Africa. Contributors are requested to submit their manuscripts in English to the Chief Editor for critical peer review. Each issue of AHMR has a theme but part of each issue is usually set aside for articles on other issues related to human mobility in Africa.

Prepare the manuscript as per style of the journal. Read the detailed Instructions for Contributors/Guide for Contributors for AHMR.

Please make sure that you have satisfied the points on following checklist before submitting your manuscript. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact

1. Manuscript files

Please have all the files for the manuscript in an acceptable format and not as a PDF

  • Main Manuscript: MS Word
  • Tables Files:  MS Word Tables should not be included in the manuscript file.
  • Figure Files: Must be separate files, not embedded in the main manuscript.
  • Figures/Tables: Refer in the text the place to insert the Tables/Figures.  

2. Conditions of submission (AHMR) copyright

Please read and confirm the following statements as reported below:

Do you confirm that all the authors of the manuscript have read and agreed to its content, that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes?  Do you confirm that the manuscript is original, has not already been published in a journal and is not currently under consideration by another journal?

Yes, I am submitting author of this article and I accept the conditions of submission and the AHMR Copyright.

©AHMR. All rights reserved. No part of this publication AHMR may be reproduced in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

3. General information

Authors must accept full responsibility for the content of their articles. The Members of the  Editorial  Board  and  the  Publisher  of  the  journal  are  not  responsible  for  the statements and opinions expressed by the authors in their articles/write-up published in  the  journal.

  • Papers published elsewhere or under consideration elsewhere shall not be submitted
  • Please prepare the paper as per format and style of the journal,
  • Manuscripts which do not conform to the journal style will be returned to the authors
  • Always refer Reference No. of paper in correspondence
  • The maximum length of articles including references, notes and abstract is 8,000, and the minimum length is 6,000 words.
  • Please address all correspondence by designation (Chief Editor) only and not by Name
  • All articles go through a review process. The editorial team cannot guarantee publication of any submissions
  • When the paper is accepted for publication it is communicated to the author via e-mail.

4. Manuscript

Manuscript should consist of the following subdivisions (1-10). Each prepared as a unit on separate sheets:

1. Title page

  • Title
  • Author’s Name
  • Institution from which the paper emanated, with City, State, Country, Postal Code, and E-mail Address
  • Abbreviated Title (Running Headline) not to exceed 50 letters and spaces
  • Name, Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, and E-mail Address of the Person to whom the all the correspondence is to be sent.

2. Key words

Key words should not repeat terms used in the article title, and should not exceed 80 characters and spaces

 3. Abstract

The abstract should consist of 250 words or less. The abstract should be written in complete sentences and should succinctly state the objectives, the experimental design of the paper, and the principal observations and conclusions; it should be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper.

4. Text 

  1. Introduction
  2. Background/contextualization
  3. Literature review/theoretical/conceptual framework
  4. Methodology
  5. Result
  6. Discussion
  7. Concussion and recommendation

5. Acknowledgement

6. Notes 

7. References 

These should be listed at the end of article, arranged alphabetically according to the surnames of the authors and then chronologically. Following are examples of the proper reference style of various sources but while listing there should not be any separate subheading/s for Journals/Books/Newspapers/Magazines etc.  Avoid using IBID and OP. CIT. in the text.


Chopra, V. 1983. Population structure of the Indian people. Some microevoluntary aspects. Anthrop Anz, 41:111-117.


Bhasin, M. 1988. Biology of the People of Indian Region. A Classified and Comprehensive Bibliography (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises.

Sections of Books:

Bhasin, M, and Bhasin, V. 2001. Ecology and health: The Indian scenario. In: Vinay, K. Srivastava, A. and Bhasin, B. (Eds.). Human Ecology in the New Millennium. Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises, pp. 43-82.

Newspaper / Magazine:

Abebe, M. 1982. Ecology and Gaddi Culture. Hindustan Times, Weekly, August 29, 1982 p.9.

Radio/Television Talk:

Bekele, M. 1986. Radio Talk – Gaddis of Himachal Pradesh. All India Radio ‘Yuv Vani’ – 1st July, 1986.

Meeting Paper:

Bhasin, V. Bhasin, MK. and Singh, IP. 1978. Some problems in the education of Gaddis of Bharmour, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. Paper presented in Seminar on Education and Social Change in Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) in H.P. University, Shimla, November 13 to 16, 1978.


UNESCO, 1974. Report of an Expert Panel on MAB Project 6: Impact of Human Activities on Mountain and Tundra Ecosystems. MAB Report Series No. 14, Paris: Unesco.

Thesis / Dissertation:

Bhasin, A. 1981. Ecological Influence on the Socio cultural System of the Gaddis of Bharmour Sub-Tehsil, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. Ph. D. Thesis (Unpublished), Delhi: University of Delhi.

Work “in press”:

Alemu, K. 2004. Economic pursuits and strategies of survival among Damor of Rajasthan. J Hum Ecol, (in press).


Official Home Page of Work and Income New Zealand 2004.  From <> (Retrieved March 18, 2004)

When there are more than five authors used et al

References in text:

References citations in the text should be in parentheses and include author name(s) and year of publication. Text citations of two or more works at the time should be given in chronological order. When citing a paper written by three or more authors, write the name of the first author plus “et al.” (However, all authors must be given in the Reference section). Where there are two or more papers by the same author in one year, distinguishing letter (a, b, c….) should be added to year. All references should be carefully cross-checked; it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that references are correct.

8. Tables

9. Figures/Illustrations

10. Appendix (if any)