Africa Development: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

Africa Development is the quarterly bilingual journal of CODESRIA. It is a social science journal whose major focus is on issues which are central to the development of society. Its principal objective is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among African scholars from a variety of intellectual persuasions and various disciplines. The journal also encourages other contributors working on Africa or those undertaking comparative analysis of developing world issues. Africa Development welcomes contributions which cut across disciplinary boundaries. Articles with a narrow focus and incomprehensible to people outside their discipline are unlikely to be accepted. The journal is abstracted in the following indexes: International African Bibliography; Documentatieblad; Abstracts on Rural Development in the Tropics; Documentationselienst Africa; A Current Bibliography on African Affairs. Afrique et Développement est un périodique trimestriel bilingue du CODESRIA. C'est une revue de sciences sociales consacrée pour l'essentiel aux problèmes de développement et de société. Son objectif fondamental est de créer un forum pour des échanges d'idées entre intellectuels africains de convictions et de disciplines diverses. Il est également ouvert aux autres chercheurs travaillant sur l'Afrique et à ceux se consacrant à des études comparatives sur le tiers monde. Afrique et Développement souhaite recevoir des articles mobilisant les acquis de différentes disciplines. Des articles trop spécialisés ou incompréhensibles aux personnes qui sont en dehors de la discipline ne seront probablement pas acceptés.Les articles publiés dans le périodique sont indexés dans les journaux spécialisés suivants: International African Bibliography; Documentatieblad; Abstracts on Rural Development in the Tropics; Documentationselienst Africa; A Current Bibliography on African Affairs.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

Published quarterly


Editors and Editorial Advisory Board

Chief Editorf

Alexander Bangirana

Managing Editor

Oyekunle Oyediran

Editorial Advisory Board

Names Affiliation
Helmy Sharawi AARC Cairo, Egypt
Yusuf Bangura UNRISD, Geneva, Switzerland
Issa Shivji University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Teresa Cruz Silva Universidade E.Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Zenebeworke Tadesse Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
Mike I. Obadan University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Arthur Abraham Virginia State University, USA
Lennart Wohlgemuth Gothenburg University, Sweden
Piet Konings African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
Marnia Lazreg City University of New York, USA
Takyiwaa Manuh IAS, University of Ghana
Jomo Kwame Sunderan Assistant Secretary General, UNO, NY
Nouria Ramaoun CRASC, Oran, Algérie
Lloyd Sachikonye Institute of Development Studies, Zimbabwe
Fatou Sow Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba Kinshasa, DRC
V.Y. Mudimbe Duke University, USA
Bjorn Beckman Stockholm University
Samir Amin Thirld World Forum, Dakar, Senegal
Fabien Eboussi Boulaga Yaounde, Cameroon


Subscriptions to hard copies (only)

African Institutions: $32 US
Non African Institutions: $45 US
Individuals: $30 US


Undelivered copies must be claimed no later than three months following date of publication. CODESRIA will supply missing copies when losses have been sustained in transit and where the reserve stock will permit.

ISSN: 0850-3907
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