Titles by Category: Political Science & Law


African Journal of Governance and Development

Page Header Logo 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 on the interface of governance and development.  This biannual, peer reviewed 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 considerations.   Launched in 2011, the African Journal of Governance and Development has grown from strength to strength. The journal has over the past few years attracted submissions from East, West and Southern Africa and drawn on reviewers from reputable institutions across the globe. Our publication is co-managed and co-published by institutions in South Africa and Mozambique. This all speaks to the diversity of the journal in terms of academic views, fields of specialisation and geographical boundaries.  

African Journal of International Affairs

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo La Revue africaine des affaires internationales est une publication du CODESRIA. Elle offre une tribune pour l'analyse des questions contemporaines concernant les affaires internationales africaines, en relation avec les événements mondiaux qui ont des répercussions sur le continent. La Revue sollicite des contributions, en anglais et en français, aussi bien d' universitaires africains que d'universitaires d'autres continents travaillant sur l'Afrique. The African Journal of International Affairs (AJIA) is a bi-annual publication of CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. It offers a platform for analyses on contemporary issues in African International Affairs in relation to global developments as they affect Africa. AJIA welcomes contributions in English and in French from both African scholars and scholars working everywhere on Africa. We believe this journal to be no longer publishing.Other websites related to this journal: http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?rubrique44〈=fr

African Journal of International Affairs and Development

Page Header Logo The African Journal of International Affairs and Development (AJIAD) began in 1995 as a bi-annual devoted to the study of Africa in global affairs and development.

African Journal of Political Science

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The African Journal of Political Science is the flagship publication of the African Association of Political Science. It is an open-access and strictly peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the study of the political in all its dimensions and permutations in African and black societies in general. It targets both academic and non-academic readers interested in various perspectives on political questions facing Africa and the black world. It aims to contribute to growing, strengthening and diversifying the studies of political phenomena in every way desirable. It supports the Association’s objectives and will from time to time publish out of the Association’s colloquia and conferences.
Publishes two issues a year in April and in September and a special edition may be considered from time to time. Issues are available as open access.  The Journal invites manuscripts all through the year, submitted online through its website in two versions, one being anonymous. Research articles and essays must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words long. Commentary and debate articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words responding to a debate or a topical issue. The journal has a dedicated space for the voices of emerging scholars/students. Emerging scholars’ essays must be 1,500 to 3,000 words long.  All must be prepared according to author guidelines. We encourage the submission of book reviews of up to 1,500 words in length. Longer review articles that debate the book will also be considered at 2,000 to 4,000 words in length. Submissions can be done here: https://journals.uj.ac.za/index.php/ajps/about/submissions

African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies offers open access platform to the scholars , researchers, academia, and students of politics and administration with a view to publishing the most captivating , innovative and trending researches that explore political issues and administrative research in the wake of globalization.
Hosted by the Department of Political Science Department of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki Nigeria, West Africa.
Since 2004, “ AJPAS” has become a peer-reviewed international journal which accepts high quality research articles. The Journal is published two times a year (June/December).
The Journal is keen in capturing the major developments in the Political science and Public Administration discipline that is growing vertically and horizontally. The goal of AJPAS is to provide original, relevant, and timely information from diverse sources; to write and publish with absolute integrity; and to serve as effectively as possible the needs of scholars. AJPAS also provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge production and exchange. AJPAS is open to all researchers, in the field of Political Science and Public Administration regardless of their geographical origin, race, nationality, religion or gender in so far as they have an adequate scientific articles. All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review by members of the editorial board who are noted experts in the appropriate field of specialization.

African Journal of Social Issues

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo African Journal of Social Issues (AJOSI) is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, international journal. It is a publication of the Development and Management Research Group (DMRG), a registered Professional Research Association with central focus on issues on African development and circumstances. It is a member of African Journal Online (AJOL) and Society for African Journal Editors (SAJE). It aims to be proactive in initiating and sustaining quality academic debates in social, economic, political, religious etc. development, international relations policies and management practices and theories while providing an institutional framework for the dissemination of such ideas through the publication of quality journal papers, book review and short notes, including conferences and workshops.
It welcomes papers in the fields of social sciences, humanities, management sciences and related disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, history, agriculture, development studies, population studies and demography issues, philosophy, economics, public health, education, statistics, management, law and linguistics provided their focus is on Africa and related issues.

Arụmarụka: Journal of Conversational Thinking

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The journal was founded in January 2021 to promote the theory of Conversational Thinking propounded by Jonathan O Chimakonam and other proponents, and endorsed by the Conversational Society of Philosophy. The goal is to make it a world-class academic journal, publishing high-quality articles that engage deeply with ideas centred around African philosophical, political, sociological, historical, anthropological thinking etc., with the aims of reclaiming, correcting and promoting accurate African narratives, and fostering continuous conversation, and system building in African scholarship. It aims also to create a platform where scholars in African philosophy and studies can present novel ideas, critique and converse with established ideas/ systems, and build on existing systems using the conversational method.

Bahir Dar University Journal of Law

Page Header Logo Bahir Dar University Journal of Law is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal of law that has been published by Bahir Dar University, School of Law since May 2010. As per the approved Editorial Policy, the Journal has its own Advisory Board, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Committee. The Editorial Policy of the Journal sets, inter alia, Guideline for authors, Manuscript Review Criteria and Review Instructions.
The Journal is meant to serve as a forum for the scholar to contribute to the development of the legal jurisprudence and legal analysis of Ethiopian law as well as contemporary legal issues that bring wider impact on regional and global perspectives. Accordingly, legal scholars, legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors and any legal professionals who would like to contribute their own share to the betterment of the Ethiopian legal system in particular and the legal profession in general are all invited. The manuscript submissions may be scholarly articles, notes/reflections, case comments and book reviews.

Any manuscript which meets the preliminary assessment criteria shall be referred to anonymous internal and external assessors for detailed and critical review. Those which succeed attaining the highest assessment marks for their intellectual maturity and their contributions for the legal profession and the administration of justice in general are published.
The Bahir Dar University Journal of Law is here to serve as a forum to make meaningful contributions to our society and to the world at large.

Ethiopian Journal of Human Rights

 This Journal is Open Access
The Ethiopian Journal of Human Rights (EJHR) is a multidisciplinary journal published by the Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University (CHR, AAU). The objectives of the EJHR include the promotion of knowledge and dialogue on issues of human rights as a multidisciplinary theme. Furthermore, it envisions promoting human rights values including, but not limited to, understanding, tolerance, and participation.

All research articles published in the journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and they must be original contributions that are not under consideration for any other publication. The EJHR welcomes solicited and unsolicited research articles, reviews, commentaries, decisions of courts/tribunals, opinions/notes/reflections, etc. related to human rights.

Haramaya Law Review

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The Haramaya Law Review (HLR) publishes original scientific manuscripts and disseminates scientific and information to the users in Ethiopia, Africa and elsewhere in the world. It also enhances exchange of ideas among scientists engaged in research and development activities and accepts papers from anywhere else in the world. The Haramaya Law Review (HLR) publishes original scholarly works on any topic relevant to the legal community, including analysis of domestic or international laws and cases, the African Union and other international organizations, challenges and lessons from domestic practice, and original field research.Other websites associated with this journal: http://www.haramaya.edu.et/academics/college-of-law/journal/

International Journal of Community Research

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo International Journal of Community Research (IJCR) [ISSN: 2315 – 6562; E-ISSN: 2384 - 6828] is a peer reviewed journal publication of Anthonio Research Center. IJCR publishes research articles, review articles, short reports and commentaries that are community-based or inter and intra-cultural based. IJCR also accepts manuscripts on family/human relationship, human behavior, public health, politics, and conflict resolution.Other websites related to this journal: www.anrescentpub.com

Journal for Intellectual Property and Information Technology

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology (JIPIT) Law is an academic journal founded by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT). CIPIT undertook this endeavour to offer and provide a platform for academic research on Intellectual Property and Technology Law in jurisdictions within the Global South.
Papers are subjected to double-blind review. They are first published online, after approval. Printed volumes are published annually.

Journal for Juridical Science

Page Header Logo The Journal for Juridical Science is an accredited national professional journal which publishes original research articles in law in Afrikaans and English. Multi and interdisciplinary contributions which bridge the gap between legal scholarship and other pertinent academic disciplines, are welcomed. The Journal for Juridical Science prefers articles which reflect basic legal research, but does not restrict itself to basic research. All published contributions are submitted for refereeing by peers and successful articles qualify for subsidy by the Department of National Education.Other websites related to this journal: http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_juridic.htmlMore information is available on the University of the Free State website http://www.uovs.ac.za/faculties/

Journal of Internal Displacement

 This Journal is Open Access
The JID aims to raise the profile of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by creating a platform whereby leading scholars, representative of this group, and others, can disseminate and exchange ideas on contemporary issues as well as mentor young scholars in the field. The JID is an inter-disciplinary platform for discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions related to displaced populations around the globe.
You can view the journal's website here.

Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (The)

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP) is Nigeria’s first interdisciplinary sustainable development journal, published by the OGEES Institute, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. The journal fosters the dissemination of research results and scholarly papers by teaching and research scholars in Africa and across the world in the area of sustainable development law and policy. The OGEES Institute publishes two issues per year.
The thematic focus of the journal span across broad areas of sustainable development law and policy ranging from the economic, social and environmental dimensions. As such papers that explore broad themes of sustainable development such as environment, natural resources, green economy, international trade, banking, taxation, public policy, public private partnerships, alternative dispute resolutions, peace, and conflict studies are normally given top consideration. The Editorial Board of the Journal comprises international development scholars and experts from Italy, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Nigeria, Canada and the United States that provide leadership and lend their expertise to promote and enhance the scholarly relevance of the journal. 
Other websites associated with this journal: http://www.ogeesinstitute.edu.ng/index.php/research-publications and www.abuad.edu.ng

Law, Democracy & Development

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The evolution and implementation of democracy, good governance practices, human rights and socio-economic development are critical issues facing South Africa and Africa as a whole. Law interacts with this process in ways that may promote or inhibit it. Law, Democracy & Development addresses this interaction. Our aim is to create a forum in which critical aspects of the process can be debated by scholars, practitioners as well as those concerned with policy-making across the continent, thus contributing to the development of shared knowledge and cooperative effort. The focus is on:
* the way that the law regulates important aspects of the economic process such as trade and industry, labour, the environment, education, training and culture;
* the protection and extension of rights which drive and mould socio-economic development such as political rights, gender rights, children's rights, labour rights and other rights which enable the individual to participate in civil society;
* the influence of international and regional developments in the areas of policy and law on socio-economic development. Law, Democracy & Development is a peer-reviewed journal and has been accredited by the Department of Education for the publication of subsidised research outputs since 2001. Other websites related to this journal: http://www.ldd.org.za/

Mizan Law Review

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo Mizan Law Review publishes peer reviewed original scholarly articles that identify, examine and analyze legal and related concepts, principles and stipulations based on research findings. The articles aim at interpretation, diagnosis, problem-solving, proactive critique and projection that assist the application and development of laws in Ethiopia. The journal focuses on law in action relating to Ethiopian laws, comparative laws and various themes under international law. It also publishes non-peer reviewed thematic comments, notes, sharing thoughts and case comments based on internal review. Mizan Law Review is published by the Center for Law in Sustainable development, St. Mary’s University (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).
The electronic ISSN for this journal is 2309-902X.
Indexed in DOAJ:  8 September 2010 
Accreditation by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education: Dec. 18, 2020
Scopus indexed: 29 August 2022

New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy

Page Header Logo This is a policy journal analyzing social and economic issues in South Africa. We publish infomed articles by experts and decision makers. These articles are accessible to the ordinary reader.Other website associated with this journal: www.newagenda.org.za

Nigerian Bar Journal

 This Journal is Open Access
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a non-profit, professional association of all lawyers admitted to the Bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.

The Nigerian Bar Association has 125 branches across 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and its National Secretariat is located and administered from Abuja alone. Its organizational Structure comprises of a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/ Management Board, Sections, forums, committees, Working Groups and a National Secretariat.

The Nigerian Bar Association is a principled, people-centred organization, which takes with all seriousness, its leading role in advancing the reform of Nigeria’s laws, strengthening her access to justice institutions and promoting the rule of law and good governance.

The NBA also has commitment to strengthening legal skills and law practice of its members, and to improve the legal profession in order to meet the needs of the 21st century. It also seek to reposition its members to embrace and cope with the changes occasioned by globalization, information technology and economic developments, to enable the Nigerian lawyer and law firm compete in the international globalised market

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence (NAUJILJ) is a scholarly, online/print, open access, peer-reviewed and fully refereed journal which focuses strictly on issues of international law and jurisprudence. The Journal is abstracted and indexed with African Journals Online (AJOL) and HeinOnline. It provides a forum for legal scholars and jurists to report research findings for policy making through innovative and advanced methodologies. Well researched and original papers on topical subject matters, and case/book reviews, which extend the frontiers of knowledge with a view to solving developmental problems, are welcome. NAUJILJ is published biannually in April and September, and promptly appears in Google scholar. Submission of manuscripts can be made all through the year.

Oromia Law Journal

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The Oromia Law Journal covers articles, book reviews, legislative and case comments related to legal, economic, political and social issues arising in relation to Oromia, Ethiopian, and other related International Laws.  As such, the journal has two audiences-primary and secondary. The primary ones are legal professionals of the region and the country. Law students, policy makers of the country, and even legal professionals in other jurisdictions are secondary audiences.

PanAfrican Journal of Governance and Development

 This Journal is Open Access
PanAfrican Journal of Governance and Development (PJGD) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of Jimma University that publishes editorials, research articles, book reviews, commentaries and notes. PJGD offers a platform of expression of new scientific enquiries to intellectuals of the world in general and Africa & Ethiopia in particular to reflect on how governance and development can be promoted, strengthened and consolidated. The biannual edition is published in February and August of each year only in English language. PJGD is APC Free Journal.
PJGD accepts the scientific works focused on the diversified areas of Governance and Development drawn from multiple disciplines of Political Science and International Relations, Public Management, Leadership, Development Economics, Environmental Governance, Peace and Conflict, Human Rights, National and International Law, Globalization, Public Policy, Regional and International Organizations, Gender, Peace and Conflict Management, International Political Economy, Multiculturalism, Civil Society, and related areas.

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo PELJ/PER publishes contributions relevant to development in the South African constitutional state. This means that most contributions will concern some aspect of constitutionalism or legal development. The fact that the South African constitutional state is the focus, does not limit the content of PELJ/PER to the South African legal system, since development law and constitutionalism are excellent themes for comparative work. Contributions on any aspect or discipline of the law are welcomed, as long as the main themes are addressed.
The Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad PELJ/PER can now be found at http://journals.assaf.org.za/per/index

Revue Burkinabè de droit

Page Header Logo la RBD se compose de trois parties : doctrine - jurisprudence - chronique de législation. La partie doctrine comprend des articles de droit de burkinabè, écrits essentiellement par les enseignants de l'UFR/Sciences Juridiques et Politiques. La partie jurisprudence comprend une sélection des décisions et arrêts des juridictions burkinabé. Certaines de ces décisions et arrêts font l'objet de commentaires par les enseignants. Enfin la partie chronique de législation donne la législation et la réglementation qui ont été prises sur un semestre donné. Outre donc le fait que notre revue est animée par les enseignants et praticiens de droit, elle dispose d'une organisation composée d'un comité de direction, d'un comité scientifique et d'un comité de rédaction.

South African Crime Quarterly

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo South African Crime Quarterly is an inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal that promotes professional discourse and the publication of research on the subjects of crime, criminal justice, crime prevention, and related matters including state and non-state responses to crime and violence. South Africa is the primary focus for the journal but articles on the above mentioned subjects that reflect research and analysis from other African countries are considered for publication, if they are of relevance to South Africa.
SACQ is an applied policy journal. Its audience includes policy makers, criminal justice practitioners and civil society researchers and analysts, including the academy. The purpose of the journal is to inform and influence policy making on violence prevention, crime reduction and criminal justice. Articles submitted to SACQ are double-blind peer-reviewed before publication.
Other sites related to this journal: http://www.issafrica.org/publications/south-african-crime-quarterly

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law

 This Journal is Open Access
Page Header Logo The South African Journal of Bioethics and Law is a bi-annual journal for health professionals dealing with bioethics, law, human rights and related topics. A call for papers:The SAJBL is a key new journal that is dedicated to discussions of significant and critical issues surrounding the application of bioethics, health law and human rights in clinical practice, health policy and regulation and research. The journal will be an electronic one that will be issued twice a year. The editors welcome submissions from authors under the following headings: Empirical Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Health Policy and Law, Case Studies, and Review Articles. Cross-disciplinary debate is encouraged in order to increase the understanding of the complex ethical issues challenging consumers and providers of health care.
Other websites related to this journal:http://www.sajbl.org.za/

Thought and Practice

 This Journal is Open Access
The journal Thought & Practice is a biannual publication of the Philosophical Association of Kenya.
Vision A forum for incisive philosophic reflection on intellectual, social and political issues within the African context.
Mission Thought and Practice serves scholars with broad interests in the humanities and social sciences by disseminating original articles with a philosophical outlook, with emphasis on intellectual, social and political issues that are of special relevance to contemporary Africa.