Friday, August 18, 2023

Mila: A Journal of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS), University of Nairobi invites all researchers as well as students sharing a common interest in the social sciences to submit their original and unpublished research papers, excerpts from thesis, book reviews or conceptual review articles to be considered for publication in the December 2023 issue of the journal.  Mila is an open-access peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary international scholarly journal (ISSN 1015-6178) that has been in existence since 1970, and recently re-branded to publish both print and online versions in the English language twice a year.  Though the primary goal of Mila is to showcase and bring into the wider academic domain research in anthropology, gender and African studies conducted by the institute’s fellows and students, it also considers and publishes original articles in all the social sciences by scholars from the African region and beyond.

The journal is designed to provide policy analysts and planners, practitioners, academicians and other interested parties useful information that might help them solve various societal problems. Mila highlights current and ongoing research in anthropology, gender and African studies not only in Kenya or Africa but around the world; promotes academic exchanges between scholars in Africa and other parts of the world; facilitates scholarly interactions and dialogue about current global, regional and local issues; and builds a platform for communication within the international research community, particularly in the domains of anthropology, gender and African studies.


Researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit their original empirical research, review articles, and book review articles 2,000 - 4000 words in length minus bibliography.  Before submission, make sure that manuscript conforms to the information for authors available on the Submissions will be judged on clarity, originality, correctness, meaningful comparison, and contributions to research resources. Each submission will be reviewed by at least one editorial board member, and if the submission is found suitable then it will be subjected to a double-blind review by two reviewers with expertise in the relevant field of research. Final decision regarding the acceptance/revision, rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. All manuscripts must be submitted via email:

Deadline: The deadline for manuscript submission for the December edition is October 5, 2023.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

The Editor-in -Chief


Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies,

University of Nairobi

P. O Box 30197, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya