Studies in Gender and Development in Africa: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

Please note that this journal has ceased publication.

SIGADA is a trans-disciplinary publication that prioritizes gender as a development issue. It is a forum for sharing research, resources, aesthetic expressions, lived realities and activisms that privilege and promote gender issues in development as well as contribute towards gender equality and social justice in Africa. Regional (continental), sub-regional, national, area, organizational and individual as well as trans-national studies and works are accepted. It supports the sharing of research and other productions on gender issues in Africa’s development. Theoretical and empirical works on social and physical sciences are accepted. Submissions may focus on policy, programmes, and/or projects. A clear link to development is a basic requirement. In order to support the sharing of diverse experiences, articles, biographies, book reviews, research reports, poetry or songs, community events, national resources inventories and project designs are encouraged.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each paper is sent to at least two reviewers. Reviewers are required to identify and make suggestions for strengthening as well as make suggestions make a decision whether the paper should be accepted or rejected. Editorial board holds conference on the reviewer reports, determine the status of the paper for they are sent to authors for necessary revisions. Revised papers are returned for final editing, typsetting and printing.


Publication Frequency

Once per year (September)


Editorial Team

Editorial Team Dr. A. Atia Apusigah – Dept of African and General Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana Email: (Editor-in-Chief). Prof DeBrenna Agbenyega – School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA Email: Dr. Bantu Lulu Morolong – Centre for Continuing Education, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana Email: Cuthbert Baataar – Dept of African and General Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana Email: (Editorial Assistant) Christiana Kangsangbata – Dept of Social, Political and Historical Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana Email: Sagre Bambangi – Dept of Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana Email:

ISSN: 0855-9449
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