About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nomadic Peoples is an international journal published for the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Its primary concerns are the current circumstances of all nomadic peoples around the world and their prospects. Its readership includes all those interested in nomadic peoples — scholars, researchers, planners and project administrators.


Peer Review Process

Papers submitted are screened for suitability by the editor, and all potentially publishable papers are then sent to two scholars with appropriate research interests who have agreed to act as referees. The editor acts on the referees' advice in taking the final decision on whether to accept, reject or request modifications by the author(s).



Nomadic Peoples is indexed / abstracted by: Abstracts in Anthropology, Anthropological Index (On-line), Anthropological Literature, ANVUR (Class A), CABI, Emerging Sources Citation Index, eHRAF: Collection in Ethnography, Human Population and the Environment, Index Islamicus, Infotrac Online, International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR), International Biblio of Periodical Literature (IBZ), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, SCOPUS, Social Services Abstracts, Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index, Sociological Abstracts, Worldcat, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.


Journal History

The Commission on Nomadic Peoples of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in collaboration with the Ford Foundation  has digitized, preserved and extended access to the issues of the journal of Nomadic Peoples from its inception in 1979 up to 1996. For direct access to these back issues visit the NP page the Commission on Nomadic Peoples website http://iuaes.org/comm/cnp/


COVID-19 Statement, March 2020
So far our printers, distributors, and online platform are working normally and we hope to keep to our normal publishing timetable. We appreciate that the current extraordinary circumstances are likely to be causing significant extra pressures for our community of authors, peer reviewers and editors. Please be assured that we can be flexible with normal deadlines as long as we are given good notice. We also ask your patience if normal publishing processes (for example peer review times for submitted articles) are delayed. We have always valued personal relationships over blanket policies, so if you have any concerns about the impact of the current situation on your work with The White Horse Press, please contact Sarah: sarah@whpress.co.uk.