About us

The Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria (HERAN) was established in the year 2000 Professor Anyakoha having just 20 members with the vision of promoting sustainable quality life for individuals and
families. The association was preceeded by the journal JHER – Journal of Home Economics Research, which was founded in 1995 as a vision by Anyakoha. JHER has enjoyed an annual publication since 1995 with growing meaningful improvement in the quality, spread and patronage.
HERAN membership increased with the paid membership of more than 200 members from within and outside Nigeria.

JHER is peer reviewed International Journal which publishes paper online as well as print version.

JHER is indexed by SCOPUS


To improve the overall wellbeing of individuals and families in Nigeria and African continent through the promotion of high quality Home Economics education, research and documentation, practices and activities.


The objectives of Home Economics Association of Nigeria are to

  1. Promote high professional standards among Home Economists through capacity building programmes.
  2. Promote research on emerging issues and challenges that impact on the well being of individuals and families.
  3. Contribute to the formulation, implementation and monitoring of policies that impact on the well being individuals and families.
  4. Undertake advocacy for the purpose of improving the well being of individuals and families.
  5. Promote and undertake practices and programmes that strengthen all aspects of family life.
  6. Undertake consultancy and training services and programmes that focus on the improvement of life.
  7. Network with other Home Economics associations and related bodies within and outside Nigeria.
  8. Generate, document, maintain and disseminate data on various aspects of the family and Home Economics.
  9. Facilitate coalescence of disciplinary knowledge and retooling in Home Economics programmes for the purpose of impacting various curricula , instructional technologies and practices.
  10. Promote entrepreneurship skills and activities in youths and adults both within the formal and informal school setting.

JHER adopts a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License for all its published articles. This means that readers are permitted to engage in noncommercial activities, such as reading, downloading, copying, distributing, printing, searching, or linking to the full texts of our published articles. Additionally, readers can use the content for any other lawful purposes, with the condition that proper acknowledgment of the sources is given.

Copyright and License

Contributors to JHER agree that the copyright for published articles is retained by the author(s). Authors grant JHER a publishing license and permit any third party to use the article, ensuring its integrity, proper attribution to original authors, citation details, and identification of the publisher. If copyright cannot be held by the author, adjustments may be made, and authors needing variations must inform the JHER editorial team post-acceptance of their manuscripts.


Plagiarism is strictly prohibited at JHER, where Turnitin is employed to screen all submissions. Utilizing another author’s language, ideas, or expressions without proper attribution is unacceptable. JHER maintains a 10% maximum threshold for acceptable manuscript originality. Self-plagiarism, reusing one’s work without proper referencing, is also considered an offense. Authors are advised to refrain from exact replication, rewording, or rearranging others’ work without appropriate citation. Avoiding imitation of online sources and acknowledging authors when incorporating their work is crucial. Authors must ensure proper attribution to prevent issues related to plagiarism and uphold ethical writing standards at JHER.

Peer review

We employ a double-blind peer review process to evaluate submitted manuscripts, recognizing its crucial role in maintaining scholarly record integrity at JHER. Our ethical guidelines for peer reviewers outline fundamental principles to ensure a rigorous assessment. Reviewers must possess subject expertise, uphold confidentiality, avoid using critical assessment information for personal gain, disclose conflicts of interest, remain unbiased, provide constructive reviews without personal attacks, and acknowledge peer review as a reciprocal effort. Timely completion of reviews, accurate provision of personal and professional information, and a commitment to genuine representation of expertise are integral to ethical peer review practices.


Being an open-access journal, JHER permits authors to store the published versions of their articles in freely accessible databases, with no restrictions on the number of databases for archiving their works.