To Submit an Article

We welcome article submissions in English on all aspects of African history that focus on the history of African communities through time, in Africa or elsewhere. Articles that highlight European administrators or colonial policies are best placed elsewhere, unless they deal substantially with the interactions of these administrators with (or the affect of these policies on) African societies. All manuscripts submitted for consideration will be circulated to outside readers.

We do not require that submitted articles conform to our style sheet for the purposes of evaluation. Should an article be accepted for publication in IJAHS, however, it will be the author’s responsibility at that point to make whatever revisions are necessary to conform to the IJAHS style sheet.

Three copies of any proposed article, printed double-spaced and on one side of the page only, should be submitted to Michael DiBlasi, IJAHS Editor, Boston University, African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215. A letter should be enclosed requesting that the article be considered for publication in IJAHS, along with assurance that it is not currently under review elsewhere.

We recommend an initial query to the editor (e-mail: about whether a paper on a particular subject, based on evidence from certain kinds of sources, would be suitable for IJAHS. This might well save you time and effort if your article does not fit the journal’s focus.