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
  • Samuel Obeng
Managing Editor
  • Cynthia Kanko
Book Review Editor
  • A. B. Assensoh
Editorial Consultants
  • Olufemi Babarinde, American Graduate School of International Development
  • Charles Becker, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Catherine Boone, University of Texas, Austin
  • Michael Chege, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Marshall Clough, University of Northern Colorado
  • Jendayi E. Frazer, Harvard University
  • Williard R. Johnson, MIT
  • Elizabeth Landis, attorney, New York
  • Gottfried O. Lang (ret.), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Jonathan N. Moyo, University of Zimbabwe
  • Binaifer Nowrojee, Human Rights Watch
  • Oyeronke Oyewumi, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Charles Piot, Duke University
  • Nancy J. Schmidt, Indiana University
  • Timothy Shaw, Dalhousie University
  • W. A. E. Skurnik, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Timothy Smith, Center on Corporate Response, New York
  • Karamo Sonko, African Development Bank
  • Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
  • Sheldon Weeks, University of Botswana
  • Peter Weiss, American Committee on Africa, New York
  • James B. Wolf, University of Colorado, Denver

Submission Info

Authors should submit three copies of their manuscript, which must be typed, double-spaced, and printed on one side only of good-quality 8 1/2 x 11 white paper, in 12 point font size and with one inch margins. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (6,250 words) in length (excluding endnotes, references, tables, etc.). Alternatively, manuscripts may be submitted electronically: E-mail the manuscript as an attachment (preferably in Word; WordPerfect is also acceptable) to In all matters of spelling, abbreviation, punctuation, form, etc., manuscripts should conform to the latest editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. The paper may not be submitted to another journal while under review by Africa Today.

To download the contributors' style guide, click here.

Abstract & Index

  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Current Bibliography on African Affairs
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
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  • EBSCO MAS Online
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  • EBSCO MasterFILE Elite
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  • 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