Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

CJAS/RCEA is a multidisciplinary journal publishing articles in the areas of anthropology, political economy, history, geography, and development. Some of the articles also take an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to "Research Articles", the journal includes a section called "Debates and Commentaries/débats et commentaires" that presents divergent viewpoints on current issues. Another section called “Research Note/note de recherche" permits contributors to discuss the latest writing, opinion, and research sources on African issues. A book review and review essay section provides critiques of recent books and reports on Africa in general and on individual countries.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Debate and Commentary/Débat et commentaire

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Note/Note de recherche

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles/Etudes biographiques

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews/Comptes rendus

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

CJAS is a peer reviewed journal.  Articles submitted to the journal are sent out to three independent reviewers who are familiar with the field and topic of an article.  They are asked to review an article based on the following criteria: originality of research and analysis, review of the literature, the nature of the contribution to the field, whether the arguments made are convincing and the quality of writing.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


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ISSN 1923-3051