Africana is a bi-annual journal targeting an audience of scholars, practitioners, and other parties interested in African issues. The journal is meant to be multidisciplinary with a global distribution.
We are actively seek submissions and invite you to consider writing an original and unpublished article or book review to be included in an upcoming issue.
Submissions can be made using either of the following two citation styles:
1. Parenthetical style:
Within the text citations should be made at the end of sentences, using parentheses, as follows:
(Brown, 1990: 25). At the end of the submission a full list of references should be provided. The
citation style for that list should be as follows:
Books: Brown, C. (1962) The Ambiguity of the State (San Francisco, Forum Editions).
Articles: Smith, O.J. (1997) The overwhelming evidence from the field: for the curious, Review of Social Sciences, 8, pp. 39-47.
Chapters: Hamilton, C.H. (1959) Challenges to civil society advocacy, in: C. Sands (Ed) Civil Society and the State in Africa (New York, Baldwin).
Within the text citations should be made at the end of sentences, using footnotes, as follows: This is the sentence1. This citation style to be used in the footnotes should be as follows:
Books: Charles Brown, The Ambiguity of the State (San Francisco, Forum Editions, 1962), p. 25.
Subsequent notes: Ibid, p. 27, etc.
If cited later: Brown (1962), p. 29.
Articles: Orange J. Smith, "The overwhelming evidence from the field: for the curious," Review ofSocial Studies, 8 (1997), p. 39.
Chapters: Charles H. Hamilton, "Challenges to civil society advocacy," in Craig Sands, ed., Civil Society and the State in Africa, (New York: Baldwin, 1959), p. 345.
Charles Brown, The Ambiguity of the State, (San Francisco, Forum Editions, 1962), p. 25.
Submissions should range between 3,000 and 8,000 words, including the bibliography, and be in Microsoft Word format. A brief biography (35 words or less), your current professional title, your affiliation, and your contact details must be included with all submissions. Submissions should be sent via e-mail attachment to A. Curtis Burton, Africana Editor-in-Chief, at email@example.com. In your e-mail, please state that your article is being submitted exclusively to Africana and has not been previously published or submitted to another publication or online site.
Please note that there is no remuneration for articles selected for publication in Africana.