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International Journal of Modern Anthropology
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The inauguration of International Journal of Modern Anthropology coincides with a time when some findings from anthropological research provide new conclusions against some classic questionable considerations and / or show a tendency to do some syntheses of multidisciplinary data. The revelation of these two events marks the birth of a modern anthropology. The principal aim of this journal is to contribute to the development of this modern anthropology.

In fact, the traditional break between different specialities of biological anthropology and those of cultural anthropology led to a smash of the man study. In addition, the persistence of some classic questionable considerations even in some recent publications would have somewhat restrained the progression of the anthropological science. Modern anthropology comes to head all anthropological specialities and to permit the confrontation of knowledge, which will stimulate researchers to start real grand syntheses from multidisciplinary data. In addition, it comes to encourage anthropologists to get rid of questionable considerations.

Hassen Chaabani

Editorial Board members

Hassen Chaabani, University of Monastir, Tunisia

Antonio Arnaiz-Villena, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain


Associate Editors
Amina Beverly (McCloud) Al-Deen, DePaul University, USA
Robert Akoko, University of Buea, Cameroon
Ahmed Rebai, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Azim Malikov, Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan
Esther Esteban, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Arnab Das, University of Calcutta, India
Setha Low, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
Mustapha Tekin, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, USA
George F. Steiner, CISENP (International Commission on the Intellectual and Spiritual Expression of Non-Literate Peoples), Capo di Ponte, Italy.


To see the biography of each Editorial Board Members click on his (her) name (the short C.V. of the Editor-in- Chief is also presented)

Description of the journal & Instructions for authors
It is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes papers aiming to extend our understanding of the humankind in all its aspects. It concentrates on topics, which need syntheses of multidisciplinary data from different specialities of Biological and Cultural Anthropology:

- Human origins and evolution
- Genetic Anthropology
- Forensic anthropology
- Paleo-Anthropology
- Medical Anthropology
- Health and Population Sciences
- Human Biology
- Formation of the basic structure of the first bio-molecules common to humans and all living beings: Origins of life on Earth
- Psychological anthropology
- Anthropological linguistics
- Anthropology of religion
- Historical archaeology
- Ethnography

- Social Anthropology

It publishes papers following several formats (the number of pages is a minor criterion: it is indicated approximately just to give a general idea to authors):


* Original Synthesis Article presents grand syntheses of analyzed data from biological anthropology specialties and those linked up from cultural anthropology specialties or vice versa. Syntheses must be original and provide new important conclusions, new theories or new methods and / or lead to resolutions to old questions or to convincing critic and review of questionable considerations (presented in about 35 to 45 pages of manuscript double-spaced). It could be Original Synthesis Report if the number of page is less than 35.


* Research Article presenting new experimental and / or theoretical results on interesting anthropological subjects (presented in about 30 to 35 pages of manuscript double-spaced). It could be Research Report if the number of page is generally less than 30.


* Original Discovery Report (do not exceed 6 pages) is paper, which provides only the first information of discoveries in Biological Anthropology and in all aspects of basic Human Biology or in Medical Anthropology such as discoveries expanded from popular traditional medicine. Thus, authors could publish the corresponding detailed results in a second original article or in a patent.


* Review Article or Review Report reflect current interests on all aspects of Biological Anthropology and related aspects of Cultural Anthropology (Article presented in about 30 to 35 pages, while Report in about 15 to 25 pages).


* Critical Report (or Critical Short Report), in which anthropologists can bring out general ambiguities present in classic or new questionable considerations in any anthropological subject. They can also criticize data and conclusions provided by recent original paper. Critical Review is welcome.


* Thought Report, Editorial, and Perspective are welcome


* Commentary (Brief essay, limited to 1500 words, on scientific or ethical issues related to Anthropology), and Book Review are welcome.


Manuscript Preparation
The manuscript is expected to be prepared as a single MS Word document (12 pt Time New Roman) with the complete text, references, tables and figures.

The manuscript must be double-spaced; top, bottom should be 2.5 cm and both side margins 3 cm. It should consist of the following subdivisions:

  • The title page must contain: - the title of the manuscript, - name(s) (first name, and name) of the author(s), - corresponding author (name and address), - authors affiliations (Institution(s), laboratory, University, the region and the country, and the electronic address of each author).
    Optional: The corresponding author could give his CV (in only 5-7 lines) that would be presented at the end of the paper.
  • In a second page the abstract should count 150 - 300 words and have in the case of original papers, a structural form :background and aim, material (or subjects) and methods, results and conclusions. Key words (4 - 8 words) and running title (maximum 50 characters) must be indicated.
  • The text, in the case of original paper, should be divided into sections: Introduction, Material (or Subjects) and Methods, Results and Discussion followed by Acknowledgement, References, Tables, Figures and Figures legends at the end on separate pages.

    • Tables and figures should be referred in text as follows: Figure 1; Table 1…. Or (Fig. 1)… Each Table and/or Figure must have a legend that explains its purpose without reference to the text.
    • The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
    • All references should be presented in the text as (Esteban 2000) or (Esteban et al. 2005) and arranged alphabetically in the “References” section as shown below:

- In the case of articles (if they have a DOI please add it)


Chaabani H. 2018. New insights into human early embryonic development: a particular theoretical study.

International Journal of Modern Anthropology 2(11): 14 – 46.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijma.v2i11.1


Cluzel P., Lebrun A., Heller C., Lavery R., Viovy J-L., Chatenay D., Caron F. 1996. DNA: an extensible molecule.

Science 271(5250): 792–794.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.271.5250.792


- In the case of books (if possible you add the ISBN)


Guessoum N. 2015. Islam, Big Bang et Darwin. Ed. Dervy. Paris.
ISBN : 979-1-02-420089-7


In the case of references with many authors, at least the first five authors must be indicated.


The journal receives manuscripts only in English from all over the world. Authors whose mother tongue is not English should have the manuscript checked by a native English speaker prior to submission.
Each manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter, signed by the corresponding author, which states the following:

- The manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors.
- It is not under active consideration for publication, has not been accepted for publication, nor has it been published, in full or in part (except in abstract form).
- When the manuscript is accepted (with or without rectifications) authors commit to continue with the process of publication steps.
- The authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest relating to their submitted studies.
- When studies concern human subjects, authors should indicate that they have respected the ethical standards.
- E. mail of all authors must be given

Manuscripts should be sent in two files (Microsoft Office Word & PDF) to Pr Hassen Chaabani by E. mail: hassenchaabani@gmail.com.

Publication Ethics and Malpratice Statement requirements

The name of our journal is unique:
“International Journal of modern Anthropology”, (Int. J. Mod. Anthrop.)


Peer-review process

This journal has a distinguished international editorial board that maintains high scientific standards (see above the section “Editorial board members”).


Each submitted manuscript sticking to journal guidelines is assessed by the Editor-in-Chief and / or an Editor or Associate Editor. Once it has been assessed for suitability, it will be single blind peer reviewed by a minimum of two anonymous expert referees in the area of study: they will assess the scientific basis and significance of the manuscript. After the reception of the two reviewers’ comments the Editor-in-chief (after possible consultation with Editor board member(s)) prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers. In this letter, the Editor-in-Chief determines if the manuscript should be accepted, requires revision, or is unacceptable for publication, and sends it to the corresponding author.
Editors and reviewers must maintain strict confidentiality of manuscripts during the peer-review process. Editors insist on selecting reviewers who have no conflict of interest and who could give objective judgments.


All non-reviewed manuscripts are sent back within about 12 days and the decision letters of manuscripts are sent within 5 to 6 weeks. All authors must have significantly contributed to the research and are obliged to participate in the peer review process providing retractions or corrections of mistakes. Final acceptance of a manuscript is based on the quality of the work particularly on its accuracy, originality and suitability for a broad international readership.


Publication Ethics

As indicated above, in “Description of the journal & Instructions for authors” section, authors must declare in a signed cover letter that submitted manuscripts must not be under active consideration for publication, has not been accepted for publication, nor has it been published, in full or in part (except in abstract form), namely it is forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal. They declare also that there is no conflict of interest relating to their submitted studies and, if studies concern human subjects, they should indicate that they have respected the ethical standards.


Editors maintain high standards with strict ethical policies: Any contraventions of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, should be taken very seriously by the editors. Plagiarized manuscripts, even partially, will be rejected immediately. The Editors and the publisher of the journal are not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors. However, they should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


Authors retain the copyrights of their papers, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This License allows readers to disseminate and reuse the article, and so will enable the sharing and reuse of scientific material. It does not however permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission.
To view a copy of this license visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.


Publication (periodicity)
From its opening (in 2008) to 2017, this journal published at least 5 papers per year. From 2018 this number was increased: It became at least 10 papers per year (this annual number is steadily increasing over time and would reach 20 papers per year). The periodicity is biannual: two major periods of publication, one during June and the second during November. However each accepted paper could be published soon online with open access to the full text with print availability in an issue in progress but contains papers that are final and fully citable.


Archiving and Open access
Since its inauguration in 2008, all published papers are clearly kept on record in the web-site of the Journal : www.ata.org.tn and also in that of AJOL (African Journals OnLine) https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijma
This journal is a print and electronic journal, freely open access online: There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.


This journal is covered in several search engines and indexed and abstracted in several scientific databases such as:

- African Journals Online “AJOL”
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

- Society of African Journal Editors (SAJE Library)
- Anthropological Literature
- Abstracts in Anthropology (Baywood Publishing Company)
- CrossRef

- Asian Digital Library (ADL)

- Index Copernicus International
- International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS)
- Directory Indexing of International Research Journals
- OneSearch
- Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI)
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
- ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
- Academic Journals Databse
- NewJour
- Genamics JournalSeek
- Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC)
- Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE)
- JournalRate
- Vaggi. Org. e-Journals
- Electronic Journals Library
- BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
- Global Open Access Portal
- Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)
- Journal TOCs
- CiteFactor
- SearchWorks
- Google scholar
- The Ancient World Online (AWOL)

- Centre International de Recherche Scientifique (CIRS)


Thus, articles published in this journal will receive massive international exposure and consequently will receive high citations.

Citations (IF) and h5 index

JCR®JIF is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). International Journal of Modern Anthropology has not yet a JCR®JIF, but it has an alternative impact factor based on Google Scholar's citation count as follows:


Google-based Impact Factor (2008-2015): 1.66
Corresponding h5 index: 3


This alternative impact factor was calculated by adding up all quotations of articles published in IJMA during indicated years; this number was divided by total number of articles published in IJMA during indicated years.


Corresponding h5 index was calculated by counting all articles published in the IJMA during indicated years; all articles must be ordered by number of total quotations during indicted years from the most quoted one to the least quoted one. By going down the papers, stop should be done before counting order number is going to be higher than the next ordered paper, i.e.: The order number counted must be always higher than number of found quotations.

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