Africa Today

Since 1954, Africa Today publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and book reviews in a broad range of academic disciplines on topics related to contemporary Africa. It encourages interdisciplinary research and seeks to be a venue for diverse perspectives on a broad range of topics. Africa Today has been on the forefront of African Studies research for more than 45 years. The editors accept submissions based on original research in any humanities and social science discipline. Recent issues include works focusing on social, cultural, political, historical and economic issues, as well as special issues focusing on complex topics from multiple perspectives. Please read our Submission Guidelines and contact the Managing Editor or any of the editors with additional questions you might have about publishing in Africa Today.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: quarterly
  • ISSN: 0001-9887
  • eISSN: 1527-1978
  • Keywords: African Culture, African Diaspora, African History, African Studies, Colonialism, Geography, International Studies, Political Movements, Political Science, Religion
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1954)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Africa Today
355 N. Jordan Avenue
SGIS GA 3081
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA

  • John Hanson
  • Beth Buggenhagen
  • Eileen Julien
  • Lauren M. MacLean
  • Maria Grosz-Ngaté
  • Marissa Moorman
  • Tavy De Lacy Aherne
Managing Editor
  • Derek F. DiMatteo
Book Review Editors
  • Mireille Djenno
Editorial Consultants
  • Olufemi Babarinde, Arizona State University
  • Charles M. Becker, Duke University
  • Catherine Boone, London School of Economics
  • Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University
  • Joanna Grabski, Arizona State University
  • Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University
  • Daniel Hoffman, University of Washington
  • Francis B. Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town
  • Timothy Shaw, Dalhousie University

Submission Info

Authors may view the journal's style guide and submit manuscripts for consideration via the journal's online submissions portal: Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the editorial staff at

Abstract & Index

  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Current Bibliography on African Affairs
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCO Current Abstracts
  • EBSCO Current Citations Express
  • EBSCO MAS Online
  • EBSCO MAS Online Plus
  • EBSCO MasterFILE Elite
  • EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
  • EBSCO MasterFILE Select
  • EBSCO SOCIndex
  • EBSCO TOPICsearch
  • PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)
  • ProQuest Discovery
  • ProQuest International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP)
  • ProQuest News and Magazines
  • ProQuest Platinum Periodicals
  • ProQuest Research Library
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
  • Social Sciences Index
  • Wilson Omnifile
  • Wilson Social Science Abstracts