Kabran Aristide DJANE, Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University of Korhogo (Ivory Coast)
Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria)
African Review Migration and Environment (ARME), is a bilingual international journal, published twice annually in French and English. It is a collaborative publication by two leading African Universities: Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Ivory Coast and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
These two african Universities mission includes the development of high quality scientific knowledge on Africa and the affirmation of their presence in international knowledge production circles. The new journal aims at consolidating the epistemological foundations of social science in Africa ; while also ensuring its continuous relations with the general history of Migration and Environment in which Africa contributes new knowledge with a high level of originality. ARME initiative encompasses all subjects focussing on interposition of Migration and Environment irrespective of disciplinary approach. As such, the journal is multidisciplinary.
The mastery of research methods and procedures is imperative for scientific innovation. Indeed, the quality of any research depends on entailed rigour of investigative processes. It is, therefore, important to insist on improving methodological capacities being the platform for driving to innovative research and for the production of scientific knowledge, especially from an African perspective..
Articles to be considered for publication in ARME should fall within the prism of the following broader areas :
- Critical epistemological reflections on research procedures and techniques in Migration and Environment issues;
- Interpositions between fields and theories in Migration and Environment research ;
- Problems pertaining to research pedagogy (highlighting the complementarities that exist between abstraction and concrete engagement in data collection in Migration and Environment research) ;
- Reflections on issues pertaining to ethics of Migration and Environment research in Africa;
- Identification and critical review of field research and books on scientific studies of Migration and Environment from an African perspective;
- Elaboration of African remedies to African situation.
To ensure maximum interactions among various aspects of theorical and methodological issues, ARME contains the following columns (sections) :
- Thematic Focus or Dossier : This section of the journal contains three to five articles, dealing in a thorough manner with the main theme of each issue that is predefined by the editorial board and often entrusted to one or several guest editors. Based on empirical experiences and theoretical presentations, the debates cover issues related to the heuristic condition of the implementation, and the social function of the Migration, Envionment and social sciences in Africa and elsewhere.
- Field Questions : This section is devoted to the issues posed by practical experiences of field research, with a view to confronting epistemological prescriptions with actual experiences and encounters of the researcher, including social and other kinds of constraints faced in Migration and Environment research. A continuous debate could be started on the confrontation between fields and theories in Migration and Environment research. Fieldwork should include the pedagogic exercise of research in African universities and bring about fruitful discussions on the performance in the learning of Migration and Environment.
- Guest Papers : The journal endeavors to broaden debates among its readers. It reviews articles published in other journals which resonate on the African situation. Priority is given to articles published in languages other than French and English, particularly those by scientific communities of the South. African Review of Migration and Environment is therefore open to the whole world.
- Varia : High level articles that do not quite fit into the theme of a current issue may be published as contribution to current or forthcoming debates.
- Critical Notes : Each issue of the journal contains one or two articles that review one or several important works on Migration and Environment method. These reviews are intended to highlight the importance of the issues raised in the work and link them to the various techniques and theories of Migration and Environment research.
- Book Reviews : Readers are invited to write critical reviews of recent publications received by the editors, in the context of ongoing debates. The careful reading of, and serious engagement with the works of colleagues is an important aspect of the life of any scientific community. This section of the Journal is therefore extremely important.
ARME is intended to be more than a journal, by attempting to become a pedagogic resource space. Taking into account the contexts in which most African teachers, scholars, and researchers work (difficult internet connections, for instance). ARME seeks to contribute to the dissemination of high level reflections, and high quality research and teaching practices in Africa. Therefore, Jourmal’s Colloquium will be organized twice annually in an african capital as a way of maintaining a permanent interaction with its readers.
The journal will be available electronally and hard copy.
The editorial coordination of this journal are undertaken by two experienced academics : Dr. Kabran Aristide DJANE, Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University of Korhogo (Ivory Coast) and Dr. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria).
The first issue will be published in June 2017. Its theme is : “ Migration and Environment, Many Theories, Many Data : the look of history to question the present ”.
Deadline : April 30th 2017