Journal of Social Development in Africa: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The Journal publishes analyses of social development issues as they affect the poor and marginalized. It deals especially with concerns relevant to sub Saharan Africa and is addressed to development and social workers, planners, policymakers and academics in a variety of fields. The Journal seeks to enhance understanding of the social development processes so as to contribute to the planning and implementation of appropriate intervention strategies at different levels. Its goal is to discover how to target projects that are relevant to those most in need and how to maximize popular participation to create egalitarian and productive communities.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

Published twice annually.


Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Victor N. Muzvidziwa

Editorial Board

  • Victor  Chikadzi  / A Director, School of Social Work, Midlands State University
  • Rodreck Mupedziswa, Professor. Department of Social Work, University of Botswana, Botswana
  • Kefasi Nyikahadzoi , Professor, Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Zimbabwe


Editorial Advisory Board

  • Gary Craig,  Professor of Social Justice, University of Hull, UK
  • Lena Dominelli, Professor of Applied Social Science, Durham University, UK
  • Lynne Healy, Professor of Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Social Work, USA
  • Fikile Mazibuko, Professor, University of Zululand, S.Africa
  • James Midgley, Spetch Professor and Dean, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Lengwe Mwansa , Professor. Department of Social Work, University of Botswana, Botswana.
  • Richard Wintersteen, Professor, Emeritus. Minnesota State University, Mn. USA.

ISSN: 1012-1080
AJOL African Journals Online