About the Journal

Journal of African Migrations  is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality papers which reflect findings from original field empirical research, exceptional theoretical studies, critical reviews of existing literature, position papers, book reviews as well as well articulated creative outputs that critically engage current knowledge in Migration Studies and which are capable of charting new courses for future research. Scholars are therefore encouraged to Submit their manuscripts on the Journal online platform.

Journal of African Migrations is published once a year. Articles can be submitted at any time and the review process (double-blind peer review) lasts an average of 3 months.

Papers will be evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of scientific/Humanistic merit, readability, and interest to general readership.

Articles should be written in proficient English (UK or US spelling), and they are expected to be logical, well-organized, and concise.

Submission Preparation Checklist

 All manuscripts must be double-spaced, using Cambria font (size 12). Cambria has been specially designed for on-screen reading and is available with Windows Vista, Office 2007, and Office 2008 for Macs. If you do not have Cambria, use Times New Roman.

 Figures, tables, and footnotes should be referred to in the text. Note: They should be in-text in their normal position and not at the end of the document (unless they are considered as appendices). All tables are created as regular MS Word tables. Figures should be supplied as either TIFF or EPS files where possible at approximately the size in which they are to reproduce. Line artwork should be supplied in black and white mode at a resolution of 1200 dpi; combination artwork (line/tone) at a resolution of 800 dpi; black and white halftone artwork should be saved in greyscale mode at a resolution of 300dpi; colour halftone artwork should be saved in CMYK mode at a resolution of 400 dpi.

Abstracts: Manuscript articles must be accompanied by a 150-250 word abstract in English. The abstract should be a summary of the whole manuscript, not just its conclusions. A list of 4-5 keywords should be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript.

References should be listed at the end of the manuscript and referred to in the text by surname and year. They should include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), if available. The DOI number must appear at the end of the reference as an URL address as follows: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0003-066X.55.1.122. References are single spaced with no line break. Second and subsequent lines of a reference are indented(5th space).

The number of references typically should not exceed 35 and should include only items that are essential to the argument. Citations in text and the reference list conform to APA style (6th Edition).
Note: Particular care should be taken to ensure that references are accurate and complete. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of all references and quotations. References should be listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References.

Submitting Manuscripts: Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted online using the Journal submission portal

Please check to make sure that the following requirements are met before submitting:

  • Running head: short title (one line), no more than 50 characters including spaces
  • All text, except title, authors, and reference list, is double spaced, justified, and 12 point Cambria font.
  • Title and authors are centered.
  • Reference list be left- aligned(APA style(6th Edition)
  • Title is in 16 font, bold, and Title Case
  • Authors Are 12 Fonts, Regular, And Title Case.
    Author affiliation(s) in title case below authors.
  • For Authors With Different Affiliations
    Use Separate Lines.
  • Abstract is justified and 11 font. Start the abstract three single line breaks after the (last) author line and no more than 250 words.
  • Start main text three single line breaks after the abstract with introduction.
  • Main article body including table and figures.
  • Separate paragraphs by a single blank line. Do not indent first line.
  • Long quotes and Short quotes must adhere to APA 6th edition (2010) and Quote citations must include page number(s).