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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration in another journal
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font (only footnotes, font 10pt); no endnotes, employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Picturesare only black-white, 600 dpi (TIFF), graphic, figure: 600 (TIFF)
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • In case of submitting a Research Article, which will be peer-reviewed, follow the instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors
• Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society is published in English only.

• The texts should deal with politics, history, and society of the African region.

• The texts should be either in the form of articles (papers or studies, about 8 000-10 000 words), reports (of events, conferences, etc.), or reviews (of books, journals).

• All full-length articles must be preceded by an abstract (between 125-130 words) with five keywords.

• All submissions should be submitted by using our web interface. In case of submitting a Research Article, which will be peer-reviewed,  prevent identities of authors to be known. You can check some information here.

•The texts should adhere to citation guidelines:

Style Sheet Modern Africa – Last Updated January 2017

 

Section policy:

Research Article

☒Open Submission☒Indexed☒Double-blind peer-reviewed

Review of Book

☒ Open Submission ☒Indexed☐Double-blind peer-reviewed

Reports

☒ Open Submission ☒ Indexed☐Double-blind peer-reviewed

Obituary

☐ Open Submission ☐Indexed☐Double-blind peer-reviewed

Introduction to special issues

☐ Open Submission ☒Indexed☐Double-blind peer-reviewed

 

Publication ethics and malpractice statement of the journal Modern Africa

Based on the publication ethics of COPE and their Code of Best Practise.