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.
|Nivedita Ray||Joint Secretary, African Studies Association of India, New Delhi, India|
|Kumari Chandni||Researcher, Center for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
|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|
|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|
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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.
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.
Dubey, Ajay. 1994. Parliament in Mauritius. International Studies 31, no. 2: 139–169.
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.