Journal Information

  • Keywords: African Studies, Cultures, Diasporas, History, Politics, Anthropology, Art History, Geography, Literature, Religion, Sociology, Postcolonial Approaches


Africa Today publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and short features on topics related to contemporary Africa and its diasporas. It seeks to be a venue for interdisciplinary approaches, diverse perspectives, and original research across the arts, humanities, and social sciences that is accessible to a multidisciplinary readership. Africa Today welcomes contributions from scholars across the globe, and especially from Africa-based colleagues.

The journal welcomes submissions of individual manuscripts for open issues as well special issues focused on particular topics. Past special issues have covered themes such as the construction of political legitimacy in Mali, processes of refuge-seeking, ethnographies of postcrisis situations, politics and decolonization, and religious entrepreneurship. Africa Today was established in 1954. It has been edited and published four times a year at Indiana University since 1999. Please review our submission guidelines and contact the Managing Editor or any of the editors with any questions you might have about publishing in Africa Today.