*We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 43 Issue 2 of Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies. In honor of Ufahamu’s recent 50th anniversary of publication, this special Retrospective issue will include republished essays from our back catalog alongside new submissions including but not limited to: essays, poems, commentaries, book reviews and visual arts. This call gives special consideration to those submissions which directly engage with the themes covered in the first decades of Ufahamu’s publication.
Examples include direct engagement with a previously published article in Ufahamu, a paper written through citations of past Ufahamu writings, or any submission addressing themes such as: anti-colonialism, national liberation, consciousness, pan-africanism, Black Marxisms, Diaspora, activist-intellectualism, and much more. We are also soliciting articles concerning contemporary political issues in Africa and the diaspora in the spirit of Ufahamu's original activist-intellectual ethos.
Ufahamu's full catalog is freely available and digitized at: https://escholarship.org/uc/international_asc_ufahamu/1/1.
We encourage our readers to submit poetry, fiction,
scholarly articles, interviews, commentaries, political or economic analyses,
and review articles. You may submit your work to Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies via email at email@example.com.
Our online submission process now requires that manuscripts
be submitted via email in two separate attachments to ensure anonymity of the review
process and appropriate formatting.
-The title, abstract, and author information should be attached as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word).
-The main text must be submitted as its own Microsoft Word document and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations.
- The submission should not exceed 25 pages double-spaced, 12 Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
- The title must be centered and bolded.
- Abstracts (400 words or less) should directly follow the title.
- If applicable, all subheadings should be bolded.
- Main text should be left-justified. Block quotes (if applicable) should be indented at .5 inches.
- Please do not include page numbers or other headers or footers.
- Submissions must include a bibliography (not inclusive of the 25 page limit). Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies uses the Chicago Manual of Style (with endnotes) as its publication style guide. Endnotes are required and must abide by these guidelines. For online assistance, please refer to Ohio State University’s online guide.
Ufahamu: A Journal of
African Studies only
accepts original and unpublished work. Authors retain the copyright to material
they publish in Ufahamu: A Journal of
African Studies, but the journal cannot re-publish material that has been
published elsewhere, and does not accept papers that are simultaneously submitted
to other journals.
Since we publish two issues per year, we continuously accept
submissions. Though we occasionally publish special, thematic issues, most
issues treat a broad range of topics. So, please, feel free to submit all of
your African-related work.
If you have any further questions, you may contact the
editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Review Submissions
Book reviews should be limited to 750-1000 words. An abstract is not required. For more
information on submitting a book review, or requesting a book to review, please
visit this link.
If you are submitting anything relating to
artwork, arts, art-review, music, performance, poetry, exhibition review etc. please
submit it to our Arts Editor at email@example.com.