About Us

Simien Mountains Park, Ethiopia

ABOUT HAICHA

HAICHA aims to be a clearinghouse of accurate, balanced and timely information on the Horn of Africa. As a
clearinghouse, we aim to collect, classify and distribute information and informed opinion on critical
political, social and economic issues affecting the horn region. HAICHA directs special focus on Ethiopia and
the broad range of issues affecting Ethiopian society. HAICHA hopes to become the “go to” website for
information, data and analysis on Horn of Africa issues accessible to the public in general, journalists,
scholars, policymakers and others interested in a broader and deeper understanding of issues affecting the
region. HAICHA’s ultimate aspiration is to cultivate and promote a more informed public on matters and
issues affecting Ethiopia and the entire Horn of Africa region. HAICHA aims to be a broad-based association
where diverse scholars, policy analysts, journalists, commentators and professionals from a variety of fields
could participate and contribute.

EDITORIAL POLICY

HAICHA is an independent organization dedicated to promoting free flow and exchange of information on
issues affecting the Horn of Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular. Our editorial policy is guided by
basic principles with respect to Horn countries: 1) respect for national sovereignty, 2) promotion of
democratization and the rule of law, and 3) support for peace, dialogue, development and stability.

AUTHORSHIP OF ARTICLES, OP-ED PIECES, RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND RELATED ITEMS
Authors of articles, op-ed pieces, research publications and related items are expected to be personally
accountable for their own contributions and to ensure the accuracy or integrity of their work. Authors are
exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions. Authors affirm that their submission contains
no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties.

Authors of published material have a responsibility to inform HAICHA immediately if they become aware of
any aspects that requires correction. Authors are cautioned not to engage in plagiarism or the
unacknowledged copying or attempt to misattribute original authorship of ideas or text. Plagiarism can be
said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and
unambiguous attribution. Digital images submitted with a manuscript should comply with copyright laws.

REVIEW AND DECISION ON SUBMISSIONS
Articles, op-ed pieces, research publications and related items submitted for publication in HAICHA will be
reviewed within 72 hours and a response on acceptance or declination for publication provided. HAICHA’s
review process shall be guided by its editorial policy and legal provisions relating to defamation, copyright
infringement and plagiarism. HAICHA exercises complete discretion in its decision to publish or not publish
any submission. Submissions accepted for publication may be edited for style and coherence.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY
HAICHA operates on an open access policy. All its content is available free of charge. Users can read,
download, copy, distribute, print, search the full text of articles, as well as to establish HTML links to them,
without having to seek the consent of the author or HAICHA for personal, not commercial, use. The right to
use content without consent does not release the users from the obligation to give the credit to the author
and HAICHA.

COPYRIGHT
Authors retain copyright of materials published in HAICHA and grant to HAICHA the non-exclusive right to
publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and
media.

DISCLAIMER
The views expressed in HAICHA do not necessarily express the views of the webeditors/staff. The authors
take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. HAICHA shall have no liability in
the event of issuance of any claims for damages. HAICHA will not be held legally responsible should there be
any claims for compensation arising from views expressed by authors.

TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS
Please email your proposed submission to info@haicha.org