Africa Policy and Futures Forum

Editorial Policy

The Journal of African Challenges intends to provide the medium to Africans of all walks of life, especially the young people, the opportunity to imagine, write, and share their ideas on Africa's grand challenges and the solutions to address them. Our goal is to provide the platform where ideas about Africa's progress can be tested, debated, and ways that lead to finding workable solutions.

We are glad to accept submissions for our inaugural publication on the theme “Africa in Crises: Lesson in Post-Covid Governance.” While our publication is a wide range, we expect that the scope of papers should be placed in the context of Africa and its socio-economic issues. We do not publish topics, ideas, and or thought about other regions of the world unless it is linked with Africa and carries an important reason.

While we expect a paper to interrogate a specific challenge (challenges), we strongly advise writers to make their paper's solution focus. This falls into our goal: dialogues that promote and or contribute to the sole searching of our continent's problems.

We seek papers that are innovative and solution-driven and those that seek to promote ideas about some of Africa's intractable challenges. We do not accept publications that are already published by other institutions.

In lieu of that, we ask that all our publishers present fresh and original ideas. In rare cases, exceptions could be made to this policy in cases where we find the published paper exciting and useful to our audience. While we do not pick through submission, we however will give priority to those that address contemporary issues.

Our intention is to give to as many people on the continent as possible access to scholarly works by Africans.

In this light, we do not monetize our publication. Therefore, all our publishers will consent to the free publication of their work and access to it thereof. As we do not monetize our publications, we also do not pay publishers for submission. Upon submission, our editorial team will inform the application/submitter in the course of two weeks, after which the editorial team will start a review of the submitted paper together with their author (s).

All submitted papers will be subjected to final review by our editorial time in line with our editorial guidelines and in consultation with the published author. All publications must come with the official legal name of the author (s). We will not accept any paper submitted under anonymity/pseudo name. All authors must write their legal names.

Finally and most importantly all thoughts shared in a given paper are the author's and any issues rising, therefore, shall be the author to bear and not that of the Journal.