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Nomadic Peoples


Nomadic Peoples is a peer-refereed international academic journal. Contributions should be submitted using our online submission system, http://www.whp-journals.co.uk/

Articles must be in English (British spelling – ise, not ize, labour not labor, etc.) and should not normally exceed 8,000 words including notes, bibliography, etc.

Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. Review articles, conference reports, short project reports, etc. are always welcome. Book reviews do not require abstracts and keywords; reviews should be titled as in the following example:

Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez, Wang Xiaoyi, Baival Batkhishig, Julia A. Klein and Robin S. Reid, eds, (2012)
Restoring Community Connections to the Land: Building Resilience through Community-based Rangeland Management in China and Mongolia.
CABI: Wallingford and Cambridge.xiii + 245 pp.
ISBN 978-1- 84593-894-9 hardback; 978-1-84593-895-6 paperback.

Figures, graphs, maps and photographs must be in black and white, and submitted as individual files; the online submission system allows the submission of supplementary files. If you wish you may also include the pictures in the article document, or simply indicate the positions of figures. Files should be high resolution TIFFS or JPEGS (at least 300 dpi at the scale of printing). Please ensure that, where relevant, permission has been granted to use illustrative material and that appropriate credits are given in figure captions. Any costs associated with use of copyright material are to be paid by the author.

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. Please note that, to aid blind-refereeing, authors’ names, affiliations and other information should not be included on the submission file. When submitting online, you will be prompted to enter this information.

Contributors who are not writing in their mother tongue must make 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 auto-numbered footnotes.

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. A complete list of references must be provided be at the end of the paper, conforming 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. Contributors will be sent a a pdf file of their article, from which they are free to print as many further copies as they require.



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. The rule of thumb is that a reference should be sufficiently complete to allow others to seek and obtain the publication. The reference list should be in alphabetical order.


Published Articles

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.


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. Oxford: James Currey. 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. Rugby: ITDG.

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. London: Oxford University Press.

Spencer, P. 1998. The Pastoral Continuum: Marginalization of Tradition in East Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Scoones, I. ed. 1995. Living With Uncertainty: New Directions in Pastoral Development in Africa. London: International Institute for Environment and Development.


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. Geneva: UNEP.



Archival Materials

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.

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