Information for Contributors
INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Nomadic Peoples is a peer-refereed international academic journal. Contributions should be submitted to:
Lewes BN7 3AZ
Articles must be in English (British spelling) and should not normally exceed 50,000 characters including notes, bibliography, etc. Reviews should be 3,~5,000 characters. Review articles, conference reports, short project reports, etc. are always welcome.
All contributions should be submitted by email when possible. Otherwise, submissions may be received by post to the editor, as one typescript printed on one side only: they should be accompanied by a CD copy in Microsoft Word for Windows. Please mark CDs clearly with a) the label, path, file type and file name; b) exact programme used and c) author’s name and postal, fax and/or e-mail address.
Figures, graphs, maps and photographs must be in black and white, and submitted on a separate file. Photocopies or illustrations supplied in formats taken from the web (e.g. JPEG or GIF) cannot be used. All art should be presented as files in Illustrator, Corel Draw or EPS formats. Pictures/Graphics should be presented in a high-resolution format (e.g. photographic print) for scanning. Alternatively you may supply high-resolution files, preferably in TIFF format.
Articles must be accompanied by a 100 word abstract in English and five key words. Please refer to Current Contents for the recommended style of the abstract and key word lists.
A short CV (five lines) with the all the authors’ addresses and emails (including all co-authors) and/or affiliation must also be enclosed.
Contributors who are not writing in their mother tongue must make every effort to get submissions checked by a native English speaker before they are sent in. We can correct minor errors, but unsatisfactory articles will be returned to the author for correction and/or rewriting.
Notes must be kept to a minimum and placed as endnotes.
All references in the body of the text with the name of the author, the year of publication and the relevant page number must be placed in brackets, with no punctuation. The complete reference should be at the end of the paper and must conform to the following Nomadic Peoples guidelines.
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the author for corrections, even if the paper has been formally accepted for publication.
Contributions will usually be published within two years of final acceptance. All authors will receive one complimentary copy of the relevant issue.
Please provide as full information as possible on each publication. This includes spelling out acronyms when known (see the entry below for ILRI 2000 then expanded as International Livestock Research Institute). Entries in languages other than English should be entered with English transcription and translation following in brackets (see entry for Zhang, L. 1992 below). Note that page numbers need to be supplied for chapters in books (see entry for Talle, A. 1999 below). All main words but not connectives need to be capitalised. In general, the rule of thumb is that a reference should be sufficiently complete to allow others to seek and obtain the publication. Further guidelines for referencing are provided in the Style Manual which can be sent on request to contributors.
Goldstein, M.C., C.M. Beal and R.P. Cincotta 1990. 'Traditional Nomadic Pastoralism and Ecological Conservation on Tibet's Northern Plateau', National Geographic Research 6(2): 139-56.
Zhang L. 1992. 'Jizhong Quanli Ba 2817 Xiangmu Jianhao Guanhao.' [In Chinese,A Few Ways to Construct and Manage Project 2817 Well]. Xinjiang Xumuye 4: 2-4. 5: 12-15.
Chapters in Books
Talle, A. 1999. 'Pastoralists at the Border: Maasai Poverty and the Development Discourse in Tanzania', in The Poor Are Not Us, eds. D. Anderson and V. Broch-Due. James Currey, Oxford, pp. 106-124.
Books, Published Reports and Workshop Proceedings
ILRI 2000. Handbook of Livestock Statistics for Developing Countries. Socio-economics and Policy Research Working Paper No. 26, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi.
Manger, L. 1994. Managing Pastoral Adaptations in the Red Sea Hills of the Sudan. Challenges and Dilemmas. Issues Paper no. 52, Dryland Networks Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
McPeak, J. and P. Little, eds. 2006. Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa: Research and Policy Challenges. ITDG, Rugby.
Small Ruminant CRSP 1996. Central Asia Livestock Regional Assessment Workshop. Tashkent, Feb 27-March 1, Small Ruminant/Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program, University of California, Davis.
Spencer, P. 1973. Nomads in Alliance: Symbiosis and Growth among the Rendille and Samburu of Kenya. Oxford University Press, London.
Spencer, P. 1998. The Pastoral Continuum: Marginalization of Tradition in East Africa. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Scoones, I., ed. 1995. Living With Uncertainty: New Directions in Pastoral Development in Africa. International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
Unpublished Conference Papers, Reports and Internet Documents
Devkota, R.C. 2002. Yak Farming in Solukhumbo. Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Livestock Service, Hariharbhavan, Lailitpur, Nepal.
De Jong, M. 1992. Seasonality, Itinerancy and Domestic Fluidity - The Case of the Nomadic Sheep-shearers of the Karoo. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Anthropology in Southern Africa. University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Fitzherbert, A. 2003. Afghanistan Wakhan Mission Technical Report. UNEP, Geneva. http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/WCR.pdf
ADM 1922. Game Warden Namutoni to the Secretary for S. W.A. 5-10-1922. ADM 5503/1 Game Reserve Namutoni Reports - General. Namibian National Archives, Windhoek.