ACCORD welcomes contributions for upcoming issues of the African Journal on Conflict Resolution. Should you wish to submit an article (or book review) for publication consideration please contact The Editor, Prof. Jannie Malan, at Articles selected will be awarded honorariums upon publication.

We welcome submissions for consideration which address conflict resolution, management and peacebuilding from a scholarly perspective. The Editorial Board encourages academics and practitioners to submit scholarly articles that tackle the issues outlined above, and in particular that investigate questions related to the experiences and lessons of mediation, negotiation, multidimensional peacekeeping and peacebuilding; the faultlines of conflict and causes of armed violence; the nexus between conflict and socio-economic and environmental issues such as climate change, land, food security and natural resources; and development, society, reconciliation and peacebuilding.


Articles should be of good academic quality, and should be between 6 000 and 8 000 words in length. An abstract of between 100 and 200 words, a list of six keywords for indexing purposes and a few lines about the author should be included. Book reviews should be between 1 000 and 1 500 words.

Where to send articles

Authors can send their manuscripts by email, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to the Managing Editor of the journal:

Professor Jannie Malan
Email: and copied to


Articles should be well referenced, according to the Harvard Style (author date: page number). The list of sources should include authors’ first names where available. As far as possible, in-text references should include the page numbers of the sections referred to. In the case of direct quotations, the inclusion of exact page numbers is absolutely necessary. Footnotes may be used to add extra details, comments or references which may distract attention from arguments in the text.  Guidelines for referencing and in-text citation can be downloaded on the ACCORD website at

Submission Preparation Checklist

When submitting your article please ensure that:

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1562-6997