African Renaissance is a quarterly, high quality journal published consistently since 2004, making it one of the longest surviving scholarly social science journals on Africa published by Africans. It focuses on the dynamics that shape domestic politics in various African countries. It is ‘two double-blind reviewed’ - meaning that each article has two reviewers, and that reviewer and author identities, in each case, are concealed from each other throughout the Review Process. The journal aims to advance both theoretical and empirical research on themes and dynamics that inform policies and practices in different African countries. The journal accepts papers that may have a continental, regional or country focus. Articles not dealing with Africa, but whose themes could be of relevance to African scholarship, are also welcome.
African Renaissance is indexed by SCOPUS, IBSS, SABINET, EBSCO, ProQuest, COPERNICUS and J-Gate.
Instructions to Authors
Ethics in publishing: Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Falsification of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is a serious offence, will not be accepted. Since July 1 2019, all papers accepted for publication in this journal are passed through the anti-plagiarism software, iThenticate. The journal’s threshold is 20% excluding references and in-text citations.
ONE copy of the manuscript with a separate cover page showing full author names, institutional affiliation, contact number and email address should be sent to the editor through firstname.lastname@example.org. Your submission will be acknowledged electronically within 24 hours provided it is received on a working day.
In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that you:
1. Attach a cover page with title of the manuscript, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), including email address.
2. Include only the title page on the first page of the manuscript in order to maintain anonymity.
3. Include an abstract of not more than 150 words.
4. Produce the manuscript—including abstract, quotations, tabular material, notes, and references - in a double-spaced format, allowing a one-inch margin on all sides.
5. Type all tables, using a standard word processing programme and number them consecutively in the necessary pages.
6. Keep notes at a minimum.
7. Use three descending levels of headings consistently throughout the paper. They should be descriptive but brief. Numbers may be used to identify levels of headings.