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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Article processing charge: If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay 400 USD.

Author Guidelines

The American Journal of Human Ecology (AJHE) utilizes an open access platform for manuscript submission and peer review. Please adhere to the Manuscript Submission guidelines outlined below, then visit the journal's website to register and submit your article online. All papers must be submitted through the online system.

AJHE evaluates manuscripts on the condition that they are submitted exclusively to AJHE and have not been previously published, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. To expedite the review process, prepare your submission in accordance with the following format:

  1. Word Limit: Articles should not exceed 10,000 words, excluding references.
  2. Cover Page: Include the manuscript title, all author names, corresponding affiliations, complete mailing addresses, and email addresses.
  3. Title Page: The second page should feature the manuscript title, an abstract (no more than 200 words summarizing the manuscript's purpose, method, key findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations), and up to seven keywords for indexing purposes. Do not include any identifying information about the author(s) on this page to facilitate the double-blind review process.
  4. Text: Structure the text with an introduction, main body (including literature review, method, results, analysis, and discussion, as appropriate), and conclusions. Format text citations as follows: (Bram, 1994) or (Aronsson, 2001, 2002; Labonte & Laverack, 2005; Kwan, et al., 2003) or (Limbert, 2004, p.7) (for quoted material). Define abbreviations in parentheses upon their first appearance in the text.
  5. References: Follow the style guidelines outlined in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for all manuscripts.

Article Processing Charge: If your paper is accepted for publication, a fee of 400 USD will be required.

For inquiries regarding manuscript submission, contact the editorial office at


All submissions to this section must be based on orginal research a clearly detailed methodology section.

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