The International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS) is devoted to the study of the African past. Dr. Michael Diblasi has served as Editor of the IJAHS since 1995.The journal publishes three issues each year (April/May, August/September, and December). Articles, notes, and documents submitted to the journal should be based on original research and framed in terms of historical analysis. Contributions in archaeology, history, anthropology, historical ecology, political science, political ecology, and economic history are welcome. Articles that highlight European administrators, settlers, or colonial policies should be submitted elsewhere, unless they deal substantially with interactions with (or the affects on) African societies.
Meet the IJAHS Team
Questions about orders, IJAHS subscriptions, and advertising should be directed to the business manager, Sandi McCann (firstname.lastname@example.org) (617/353-7306)
About the Journal
The journal publishes three issues each year (April/May, August/September, and December). Articles, notes, and documents submitted to the journal should be based on original research and framed in terms of historical analysis. Contributions in archaeology, history, anthropology, historical ecology, political science, political ecology, and economic history are welcome. Articles that highlight European administrators, settlers, or colonial policies should be submitted elsewhere, unless they deal substantially with interactions with (or the affects on) African societies.
Subscribe to the Journal
To purchase a print subscription print, fill out and return the Print edition Subscription form and mail it with remittance in U. S. funds to:
African Studies Center, Boston University
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
For inquiries please call 617-353-7306 or email at email@example.com.
Submit an Article
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.
Articles may be submitted to the Editor as Word documents. No hard copies are required.
We recommend an initial query to the editor (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Articles submitted to the journal should not be, or have been, submitted elsewhere. Submissions judged to be suitable for further consideration will be sent out for anonymous peer review.
All materials and editorial correspondence pertaining to submission procedures and publishing policies should be directed to the editor (Michael DiBlasi, email@example.com) or mailed to:
International Journal of African Historical Studies
African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215 USA
Review a Book
Please keep in mind that our primary focus (and the core of our audience) centers around history, although we review books from a number of disciplines. Whatever the focus of your particular review, please mention specifically the aspects that will be of special interest to historians of Africa.
When books are sent out for review, the editor assigns an approximate length and a due date. If you feel the book deserves consideration at greater length, please discuss this with the editor before expanding your review. If you need more time, please report this to the editor and propose a more feasible deadline.
Book Review Style Sheet
- Send your book review by e-mail if possible (either pasted into the message itself or as an attachment), and keep a hard copy available until we confirm that we have been able to convert your document to our system, otherwise, please send one printed copy, double spaced.
- At the top of the first page, please indicate the title of the book under review in the following form:
THE PEOPLE OF SALE. By Kenneth L. Brown. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1976. Pp. xiv, 265; map, 15 b/w illustrations. $18.00 cloth, $4.95 paper.
- For an edited collection:
ISLAM AND COLONIAL RULE IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA, 1905-1965. Edited by Ross Dunn and Ghislaine Lydon. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Pp. xx, 356. $75.00.
- In referring to individual chapters in an edited collection, please be sure to cite the author’s full name in the first instance.
- Try to keep footnotes to a minimum, but when you refer to another scholarly work in the text of the review, please include a full footnote citation: for a book: Author’s name, Book title: and subtitle (city, year). For an article: Author’s name, “Title of Article,” Journal Title 3, 2 (year), 156-58.
- Quotes from the book under review should be shown in parentheses in the text (p. 25).
- We prefer book reviews that are about 2-3 double-spaced pages (roughly 500—750 words) in length. If you feel the book you are reviewing deserves fuller treatment, please get in touch with the editor to propose a revised length.
- The reviewer’s name (in caps) and institutional affiliation or city should appear at the end of the review, on separate lines. Please do not include the department or program.
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