Al-Mahram International Journal (AIJ) is a bi-annual International Journal of the Centre for Trans-Saharan Studies, University of Maiduguri. The journal publishes empirical studies and research works on cultural, economic, education, historical, languages and linguistics, political and religious issues relating to the Saharan region. The Journal invites well-researched and scholarly papers on all aspects of the Saharan region. Papers may be submitted in either English or Arabic.
Types of Articles
The journal welcomes the submission of full-length research articles, short communications and review articles.
Regular articles: These articles should describe novel and carefully confirmed findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models, innovative methods or techniques. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Review manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.
Preparing Your Manuscript
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliation(s) of author(s) (department and institution).
Email(s) and phone number(s).
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the study.
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in PNG, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interests that may have influenced the study.
Acknowledgement of people, funds and institutions should be brief.
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOI links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
Madusise, S. (2020). Affordances for connecting culture and Mathematics: Moving from curriculum to school textbooks. Educational Research and Reviews, 15(9), 564-574.
Tanadka, I., Wannawan, P., Sriphai, S., & Charoensuk, P. (2019). Developing necessary leadership characteristics indicators of Secondary Basic School Administrators in Thailand. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 11(4), 29-38
Trequattrini, R., Formisano, V., Russo, G., & Lombardi, R. (2014). Microcredit, asymmetric information and start-ups: An Italian case study. African Journal of Business Management, 8(16), 660-670.
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.