We welcome contributions from all individuals who have a research interest in Africa though we are particularly interested in innovative and creative contributions on public health, urbanization, sociology, the arts, humanities, education, and critical thinking within the social sciences. Past topics have included: African history, politics, literature, the arts, anthropology, sociology, religion, and development studies.
We also welcome relevant book reviews.
Submissions should include:
- An Abstract, which is always helpful to others conducting research;
- A brief biography of the author(s): at a minimum, we require: Name, title, institutional affiliation [if any] of each author; and
- A bibliography at the end of the article.
PLEASE avoid using “internet junk” as “authorities” in your submission. In other words, do pay careful attention to the source(s) of the information you are citing. Reviewers are especially attuned to this growing dilemma in all areas of research writing.
Times font, 12-point, single-spaced, and 1 inch margins on all sides, free of typographical and grammatical errors. Essays must follow either the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style guidelines as defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition) or the Chicago citation style guidelines (same re handbook, latest edition). Explanations of these citation styles are readily available via the web. We do not care which citation style is used, as long as it is done properly and consistently throughout.
PLEASE avoid overly complex tables as, ultimately, selected contributions are printed on journal-size (e.g. A5 or A6) pages which are smaller than standard (A4) pages.
Online Submission Instructions
Due to the high volume of submissions, we remind you that it is the author's responsibility to make sure that the aforementioned are duly completed and that the document is submitted properly.
Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of AFRICANA at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributors will receive email notification of acceptance or denial.
PLEASE NOTE that, unfortunately, there is no remuneration for contributions to AFRICANA. Since 2005, we have been jumping from one miniscule grant to another, and have consistently lost money. Accordingly, one of our goals is to obtain non-profit 501(c)(3) status.