Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Published since 1971, the African Review hosts intellectual debates and discussions on African politics, development and international affairs. It welcomes theoretical and empirical submissions which are provocative in analyzing the social, economic and political forces that shape the present and future of the continent. Being an interdisciplinary journal, the African Review covers a wide range of fields such as political science, international relations, strategic studies, law, public administration, sociology, gender studies, history, economics, political geography, demography, and development studies. The African Review has for many years established itself as a peer reviewed academic journal of repute in Africa and beyond. It is published twice a year, in June and December, by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam

 

Section Policies

Commentaries

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Editorial

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Articles

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Book Reviews

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Debate

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Old Articles

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Appendices

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Short Communication

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Instructions to Authors

Manuscripts:

The African Review hosts intellectual discussions of politics, development and international affairs that have a focus or impact onAfrica. It carries full length articles (8,000-10,000 words), as well as shorter contributions (about 4,000 words) and book reviews.   Each article should be accompanied by an abstract/summary of about 150 words. The manuscript must be double-spaced, with ample margins and numbered pages. The title of the article must appear clearly on at least the first page. To facilitate anonymity in peer reviewing, the author’s name or similar identification marks should not appear on any page other than on a separate sheet bearing the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the article, the contact addresses, and a short biographical note. The manuscripts should be sent to the editor in electronic form either by e-mail or on a diskette. Two hard copies of each manuscript must also be submitted together with the electronic format.

 

Footnotes/endnotes to the text should be kept to a minimum. Tables, figures and illustrations should convey their full meaning independent of text. If unable to transmit figures electronically, authors should send them in a finished form that is suitable for reproduction.

 

References should be indicated in the text by giving the author’s name, with the year of publication in brackets, e.g. Mushi (2003) or (Mushi, 1997) as appropriate. All references cited in the text should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

Books: Kimambo, Isaria, 2000, Humanities and Social Sciences (Dar es Salaam:Dar es SalaamUniversity Press).

Articles: Hyden, Goran, 2002, "Public Policy and Governance in East Africa", The African Review, 28, 2, pp. 32-50.

Chapters in books: Lihamba, Amandina, 2001, “Theatre and Children”, in P. Mlama and E. Jengo, eds, Contemplating Culture and Performance in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam:Dar es SalaamUniversity Press)

 

Peer Review Process

The African Review uses a double blind peer review process. A manuscript is initially received by the Chief Editor and an in-house review is done to ensure it conforms to the scope and policies of the Journal. If the manuscript is in conformity to the Journal scope and policies, the editor sends it out to two reviewers who are anonymous to the author. The review focuses on the quality of the manuscript in terms of its scholarly content and structure. This process takes three to four weeks. Depending on the outcome of the review process, the author will be required to undertake major or minor corrections as suggested by the reviewers. In case major corrections are suggested, the author is supposed to resubmit the revised work and this will be sent back to the reviewers for vetting. In some cases the manuscript may be rejected outright or accepted as is. It is extremely rare for a manuscript to be accepted as it is in Social Sciences. Once the review process is over, the editorial board will make the final decision.

 

Copyright

Copyright © by Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except for short extracts in fair dealing, for research or private study, critical scholarly review or discourse with an acknowledgement.

 

The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs [ISSN 0856-0056 (Print) & ISSN 1821-889X (Online)] is published bi-annually, June and December by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35042 – Dar es Salaam – Tanzania