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Insight on Africa

Published in Association with African Studies Association of India
A Journal of Contemporary African Affairs

Editor-in-Chief
Ajay Kumar Dubey Professor, Center for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Editors
Bijay K Pratihari Faculty Member, Academy of International Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Hussein Solomon Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa


eISSN: 09763465 | ISSN: 09750878 | Current volume: 9 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

It is a biannual refereed academic journal covering contemporary African affairs and issues of policy relevance. It focuses on, though not confined to, foreign policies and developmental issues of African countries. The journal specially encourages article submission on issues related to emerging powers in Africa, BRICS in Africa and Afro-Asian relations.

The journal is owned by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) located at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and its publication is managed by Policy Research Institute of African Studies Association (PRIASA) based in New Delhi.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Insight on Africa is a biannual refereed academic journal covering contemporary African affairs and issues of policy relevance. It focuses on, though not confined to, foreign policies and developmental issues of African countries. The journal specially encourages article submission on issues related to emerging powers in Africa, BRICS in Africa and Afro-Asian relations.

The journal is owned by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) located at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and its publication is managed by Policy Research Institute of African Studies Association (PRIASA) based in New Delhi.

Book Review Editor
Nivedita Ray Joint Secretary, African Studies Association of India, New Delhi, India
Editorial Associate
Kumari Chandni Researcher, Center for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Editorial Committee
Aparajita Biswas Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Sachin Chaturvedi Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India
Arvind Gupta Former Director General, Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, India
Rajen G Harshe Visiting Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Rajendra K Jain Professor and Chair, Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Sunjoy Joshi Director, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India
Mujtaba Khan Professor and Director, Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Z M Khan Professor (Retd.), Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Amitabh Kundu Professor, Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
S N Malakar Professor, Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Rama Malkote Professor (Retd.), Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
Virendra Gupta Indian Foreign Services(Retd.), Government of India
Kavita Sharma President, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Nalin Surie Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India
International Advisory Board
Li Anshan Professor and Director, Institute of Afro-Asian Studies and Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University, China
Yong Kyu Chang Professor and Director, Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Donald P Chimanikire Professor, Faculty of Social Studies, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ton Dietz Professor and Director, African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
Peter Anders Von Doepp Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Steven Friedman Professor and Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Adam Habib Professor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Annette Skovsted Hansen Faculty Member, History and Global Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
M Raymond Izarali Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa and Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
Gilbert M Khadiagala Professor, International Relations, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tanya Lyons Senior Lecturer, School of International Studies, Flinders University, Australia
Yochi Mine Professor, Human Security Studies, Development Economics, African Area Studies, Doshisha University, Japan
Dennis Rumley Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia
Owen Sichone Professor and Director, Dag Hammarskjold Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cooperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambias
Ian Taylor Professor, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Aili Mari Tripp Professor, Department of Political Science, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Alexey Vasiliev Professor and Director, Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Chris de Wet Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rhodes University, South Africa
Siphamandla Zondi Executive Director, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Guidelines for Contributors to Insights on Africa

    · MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts or articles should be submitted in an electronic format in MS-word or any other standard software, in double-space with figures and tables attached in separate files. The cover page should carry only the title of the article and the author’s name, address (both postal and e-mail addresses), and phone and fax num­bers. All articles must include an abstract of approximately 200 words and 4–7 keywords that reflect the theme of the article (for example: Nigeria, Mali, Terrorism, West Africa, Regional Security). The length of the manuscript should be between 6,000 and 7,000 words.

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Insight on Africa, Centre for African Studies, 351-School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067;e-mails: office@insightonafrica.in or insightonafrica@gmail.com

    · HEADINGS: Limit the levels of heading within an article to three or four (maximum). Avoid lengthy headings and do not number them. The printed style will demonstrate their order clearly without recourse to an explicit numbering, such as 1.1.

    · SPELLINGS: Use British spellings rather than American (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ not ‘center’). Although variable usage is acceptable in English, for reasons of consistency the use of a universal ‘s’ is preferred in ‘-ise’ and ‘-sation’ words (‘realise’, ‘emphasise’ and ‘democratisation’); also use a hyphen in words like ‘co-ordination’, ‘co-operation’, ‘neo-colonialism’, ‘inter-ethnic’.

    · QUOTATIONS: Use single quotation marks, reserving double quotation marks for quoted words within a quotation. Spellings of words in quotation should not be changed. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text with a line space above and below.

    · ITALICS and DIACRITICAL MARKS: Use of italic and diacriticals should be minimized, but use them for book titles, journal names and foreign words, unless particular terms occur so frequently that they are better in upright (roman) type. Proper nouns in a foreign language should always be in roman. We also prefer to set common terms such as ‘status quo’, ‘a priori’, ‘ibid.’ and ‘et al.’ in roman.

    · ABBREVIATIONS: Include a final stop in abbreviations (words shortened by omitting the end), such as p., vol. and ed., but not in contractions (words shortened by omitting the middle), such as Mr, Dr, edn, eds and Rs. No stops are needed between capitals: for example, CPI, INTUC, MLA. Short forms likely to be unfamiliar to some readers should be spelt out in full the first time they occur. Please avoid ‘i.e.’ and ‘e.g.’ in the text but use them in notes if you wish. Abbreviations can be introduced at first use—e.g., Oriental and Indian Office Collections (hereafter OIOC) or Board of Revenue Proceedings (hereafter BRP).

    · NUMBERS: Write numbers in figures (rather than words) for exact measurements and series of quantities, including percentages. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. In text use ‘per cent’; in tables the symbol ‘%’. Write ‘0.8’ rather than ‘.8’, except for levels of probability. Use lower-case italics for p (probability) and n (number). Use fuller forms for numbers and dates—e.g., 1780–88, pp. 178–84, and pp. 200–2.

    · DATES: Give specific dates in the form 10 September 1760. Decades may be referred to as either ‘the eighties’ or ‘the 1880s’. Spell out the ‘nineteenth cen­tury’, etc. Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.

    · NOTES: Should be consecutively numbered and presented at the end of the article, not at the foot of each page. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

    · FIGURES AND TABLES: Please use short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures. Ensure that the units of measurement are stated and check any totals or averages.

    Tables and figures should be indicated separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Give an exact indication where the tables and figures should be placed in the text.

    Black and white illustrations should be supplied electronically at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, as .eps, .tif or .jpg files. They should be saved separately from the article file. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.

    The complete source references for tables, figures and maps should be cited below each respective tale, figure and map under the section ‘Source’.

    · PERMISSIONS AND RELEASES: Material taken directly from a copyrighted source should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it must be submitted in a separate file. Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may request. Further information and a template Permission Request Letter is available on SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway (http:// www.sagepub.com/authors/journal/permissions.sp).

    · BOOK REVIEWS: Book Reviews must contain the name of the author, title of the book reviewed, place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, and the number of pages and price of the book. The name of the reviewer and full particulars of his/her affiliation should appear at the end of the text, and the length of the review should be between 1500 and 2000 words. Only solicited Book Reviews are published.

    · REFERENCES and CITATIONS: We follow the Chicago (Author-Date) Manual of Style in the formatting of the reference details for articles, books, essays, theses and other publications.

    A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

    · References Styles: Following is an encapsulated list of the formatting styles for some of the frequently used types of references.

    Book
    Dubey, Ajay. 1989. Indo-African relations in post-Nehru era. New Delhi: Kalinga Publications.

    A Book by Two Authors
    Mwagiru, Makumi and Aparajita Biswas. 2013. East Africa-India security relations. Nairobi: IDIS/PRIASA

    Article or Chapter of a Book
    Dubey, Ajay. 2011. Looking West: Africa. In Handbook of India’s International Relations, ed. David Scott, 189–200. UK: Routledge.

    Journal Articles
    Dubey, Ajay. 1994. Parliament in Mauritius. International Studies 31, no. 2: 139–169.

    Website Content
    Ray, Nivedita. 2006. Instability in Nigeria’s Niger delta region. http://www.idsa.in/publications/stratcomments/niveditaray_13206.htm

    Paper Presented at a Meeting or Conference
    Dubey, Ajay. 2012. India-Africa Relations: Emerging Challenges. Paper presented at international workshop on Africa- India Relations in 21st Century at University of KwaZulu Natal, September 25-27, in Durban, South Africa.

    · Citation Styles:

    One Work by One Author:
    (Dubey 1989, 65)

    One Work by Two Authors:
    (Mwagiru and Biswas 2013, 104-7)

    One Work by Three or More Authors:
    (Laumann et al. 1994, 262)

    Two or More Works by Different Authors in One Citation:
    (Blada 1980, Kamil 1988, Peeperberg and Funk 1990)

    Authors with the Same Last Name:
    To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names:
    (E. Johnson 2001, L. Johnson 1998)

    Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation:
    (Dubey 2003, 2010, 2011)

    More than One Work by the Same Author(s) in the Same Year in One Citation:
    (Dubey 2011a, 2011b,)
    Mark the years with a, b or c in the References too accordingly.

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