Call for Papers: African Global Experiences – Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as Africology (i.e., African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.). The non-exhaustive relevant topics sought for this special edition include the main topic as well as the following subtopics:

·         Reports on international study experiences

·         The process of merging African American Studies and African Studies

·         Historically Black College and University (HBCU) international partnerships

·         Partnerships with institutions of higher learning and/or community agencies in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia, or the  Pacific that serve African peoples
General Information:

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (A:JPAS) seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership and Service in the African World.


A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special issues.


A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile, EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.


A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term ‘tribe’ or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms-concepts include ‘ethnic group’ and ‘the enslaved’. Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. And last, in regards to describing Africa, the now popular ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ‘Africa south of the Sahara desert’ or simply, ‘Africa south of the Sahara’.

Publishing Language:

The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.


All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition ( in a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor ( in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study.

From Submission to Being Published:

Respond to this call with “African Global Experiences” in the subject line to The deadline for receiving papers is February 21, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be issued on March 21, 2018. Should corrections or additions need to be made to your contribution, the guest editor will inform you. The special edition will be published in July 2018.

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