Author Guidelines

The African Journal of Governance and Development is a multidisciplinary publication that seeks to bring academic researchers from beyond territorial and regional boundaries to share scientific knowledge focused at the intersection of governance and development. The journal aims at providing space for sharing and debating issues of social, political and economic development not only for academic consumption, but also for policy consideration. The journal is published on a biannual basis and is peer reviewed.


  • Submissions must be in English only.
  • Prospective authors should ensure that their papers are edited and proofread accordingly before submission.
  • Submissions must not have been previously published, nor be under review by another journal.
  • All papers should have a maximum of 8 000 words and at least five keywords.
  • All papers should have the name/s of the contributor/s, institutional affiliation, country and a short biography referring to the current and/or previous position/occupation of the contributor.
  • Contributors must employ the Harvard system of citation (see provided guide on the adjacent page). Where extended comments are necessary, they can appear in footnotes.

• Manuscripts should be sent to: Mr Simão Nhambi, Managing Editor: and

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Journal Identifiers

print ISSN: 2218-5615