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Africa Spectrum is a peer-reviewed open access journal which offers profound analyses of current issues in political, social and economic life; culture; and development in sub-Saharan Africa, including historical studies that illuminate current events on the continent. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
This journal is published on behalf of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
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This journal is financially supported by the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and therefore does not charge an article processing charge for open access publication.
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Africa Spectrum is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal published since 1966 by the GIGA Institute of African Affairs (IAA) in Hamburg. It is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to scientific exchange between the continents. It focuses on socially relevant issues related to political, economic, and sociocultural problems and events in Africa, as well as on Africa's role within the international system. There are no article processing charges payable to publish in Africa Spectrum.
For more than five decades, Africa Spectrum has provided in-depth analyses of current issues in political, social, and economic life; culture; and development in sub-Saharan Africa, including historical studies that illuminate current events on the continent. Africa Spectrum is the leading German academic journal exclusively devoted to this continent and is part of the GIGA Journal Family.
The journal accepts Research Articles, Analyses and Reports as well as Book Reviews. It also publishes special issues devoted to particular subjects.
Africa Spectrum is published in English only. The journal also accepts French- and German-language articles during the review process; however, accepted articles will have to be translated into English before publication (either by the author or through the editorial department).
Since 2003 the journal has collaborated closely with the African Studies Association in Germany (Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland, VAD). Members of the VAD contribute in various ways to the success of the journal – for example, as authors or as referees in the peer-review process. Nevertheless, the independence of the journal and its editorial policy is guaranteed.
|Heribert Adam||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Erdmute Alber||Universität Bayreuth, Germany|
|Kwesi Aning||Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana|
|Daniel Bach||CEAN, Bordeaux, France|
|Boubacar Barry||Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar, Senegal|
|Thomas Bierschenk||Universität Mainz, Germany|
|Jean Comaroff||Harvard University, USA|
|John L. Comaroff||Harvard University, USA|
|Mamadou Diawara||Universität Frankfurt, Germany|
|Till Förster||Universität Basel, Switzerland|
|Peter Geschiere||University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|Leonhard Harding||Universität Hamburg, Germany|
|Axel Harneit-Sievers||Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, New Delhi, India|
|Klaus Hock||Universität Rostock, Germany|
|Goran Hyden||University of Florida, USA|
|Roman Loimeier||Universität Göttingen, Germany|
|Elísio Macamo||Universität Basel, Switzerland|
|Roland Marchal||Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, France|
|Paul Nugent||Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh, UK|
|Francis Nyamnjoh||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Ian Phimister||University of the Free State, South Africa|
|Theo Rauch||Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|Walter Schicho||Universität Wien, Austria|
|Roger Southall||University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa|