The journal of Network of Oromo studies known as International Journal of Oromo Studies (IJOS) is a scholarly publication issued once a year that covers all walks of life : Oromo culture , history , politics, religion and other matters pertinent to Oromo people and Oromiyaa at present or future. It offers readers a critical assessment of political, social and economic challenges as well as opportunities and achievement of Oromo people and their interactions with other people.


Editorial policy


All manuscripts submitted to IJOS are critically assessed in accordance with the principles of peer review. IJOS accept articles written on Oromo culture, history , politics , folklore, and economy and others pertinent to Oromo.

Each paper is first assigned by the Editors to an appropriate Associate Editor who has knowledge of the field discussed in the manuscript. The first step of manuscript selection takes to ensure that:

  • The article’s appropriateness for our journals’ readership;
  • Define the manuscript’s priority ranking relative to other manuscripts under consideration

If a manuscript does not receive a sufficiently high priority score to warrant publication, the editors will proceed to a quick rejection and authors are informed of the decisions and no further processing is done on the manuscript.

If a manuscript requires improvement, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. The editor makes a final decision on the revised to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript

Every effort will be made to provide an editorial decision as to acceptance for publication within 4-6 weeks of submission. Referees may request a revision of the article to be made. In this case, it is generally understood that only one revised version can be considered for a further appraisal under the peer-review system.

All manuscripts submitted for publication consideration must be original work that have not been published elsewhere and is currently not being considered by any other publication outlet.

Articles must be written in English or Afaan Oromo, we encourage articles written in Afaan Oromo to be translated in English version to reach out international readership.