Africa Today

Since 1954, Africa Today has been at the forefront in publishing Africanist, reform-minded research. Africa Today provides access to the best scholarly work from around the world on a full range of political, economic, and social issues. Multicultural in perspective, Africa Today offers a much-needed alternative forum for serious analysis and discussion and provides perspectives for addressing contemporary problems facing Africa. It regularly includes essays and book reviews and frequently focuses on special topics.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: quarterly
  • ISSN: 0001-9887
  • eISSN: 1527-1978
  • Keywords: African Studies
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1954)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Africa Today
355 N. Jordan Avenue
SGIS GA 3075
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA

  • John Hanson
  • Maria Grosz-Ngaté
  • Eileen Julien
  • Lauren M. MacLean
  • Patrick McNaughton
  • John Hanson
Managing Editor
  • Cynthia Kanko
Book Review Editor
  • A. B. Assensoh
Editorial Consultants
  • Olufemi Babarinde, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Charles Becker, Economist, Duke University
  • Catherine Boone, London School of Economics
  • Timothy Shaw, Dalhousie University
  • Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University, New York
  • Francis B. Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town
  • Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University
  • Joanna Grabski, Denison 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

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  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Current Bibliography on African Affairs
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  • EBSCO SOCIndex
  • EBSCO TOPICsearch
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  • ProQuest International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP)
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  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
  • Social Sciences Index
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