Nordic Journal of African Studies - GENERAL INFORMATION


Due to the great load of recently submitted manuscripts, we can unfortunately not accept further manuscript submissions until 31 May 2018. This is mainly to avoid delays in the reviewing process and delays in the publication of accepted articles. We thank you for your understanding. After 1 May, the submission channel in open as usual.

The Nordic Journal of African Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published by the Nordic Association of African Studies (NAAS). Its focus is on Africa, and, starting from the first issue of 2008, it publishes material primarily in the following interrelated fields:

Each article submitted for publication will be independently peer-reviewed before being selected for publication. The primary publication language of the NJAS is English, but articles in French and Swahili will also be published. Book reviews and news about ongoing research, workshops and conferences are also published.

The NJAS has appeared since 1992, initially with two issues per year, but from 2000 three numbers were printed annually. Starting from 2004, however, the journal became purely electronic, and since then the Web version has appeared four times per year.

One of the most notable developments in the journal in recent years has been the increasing number of contributions from Africa.

This publication has regularly received financial support on an annual basis from the Nordic Committee for the Publication of Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).

Editorial Board

Former Board members

Copyright restrictions

Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of the articles of NJAS on this website for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission.
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All correspondence concerning editorial matters as well as manuscripts for publication should be sent to the Editor, whose address is given below. Before sending any material, please read the instructions to authors.

Please send manuscripts for review to:

Dr. Annika Teppo
Uppsala University

Editorial history

Prof. Arvi Hurskainen, University of Helsinki, was the initiator of NJAS and the first editor in 1992 - 2006.
Dr. John Stotesbury, University of Joensuu, editor in 2006 - 2008.
Prof. Axel Fleisch, University of Helsinki, editor in 2008 - 2018.
Dr. Annika Teppo, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, editor from 2018 onwards.

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