African Journal on Conflict Resolution: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The objectives of the journal are to promote a culture of peace and stability by facilitating the exchanging of ideas and expertise within the conflict resolution community on the continent of Africa, to contribute to developing home-grown (African) methods of preventing, managing and resolving conflict on the continent and the provide a forum for information sharing, networking and learning in the field of conflict resolution. Articles of an academic nature on the theory and practice of dealing with conflict, especially in the context of Africa, are published. Envisaged readers are academic researchers, teachers and students and practitioners in the field of dealing with conflict.

The African Journal on Conflict Resolution (AJCR) publishes the writings of a wide range of African and international authors in the field, but emphasis has deliberately been kept on African writers and the thinking emerging from African universities, colleges and organisations.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles are sent to members of an international Advisory Board and the final decision is made by the editors.


Publication Frequency

Two issues per year - biannual



ACCORD is a non-governmental, non-aligned conflict resolution organization based in Durban, South Africa. ACCORD has a country office in Bujumbura, Burundi and is working across the continent, training current and future leaders in conflict management and transformation, researching and analysing conflict trends, developing policy options for the resolution of conflict and mediating between conflicting parties.


Editorial Board

Dr Vasu Gounden
Founding and Executive Director, ACCORD
Managing editor
Prof Jannie Malan
Senior Researcher, ACCORD


Advisory Panel

Prof Kasaija Apuuli
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, Kampala

Ms Phyllis Johnson
Executive Director, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, Harare

Prof Chris Landsberg
South African National Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, Faculty of Humanities, and Senior Associate in the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg

Dr Shauna Mottiar
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Civil Society, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Prof Tim Murithi
Head of Programme: Justice and Reconciliation in Africa, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town

Dr Angela Muvumba Sellström
Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala

Prof Nana Poku
Professor of Health Economics, and Executive Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Prof Jairam Reddy
Chairperson, Council of Durban University of Technology

Dr Alioune Sall
Executive Director of African Futures Institute, Pretoria

Dr Helen Scanlon
Convenor of Justice and Transformation Programme, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Dr Meena Singh
Research Associate of the Common Security Forum, Cambridge

ISSN: 1562-6997
AJOL African Journals Online