Aims and Scope of the Nordic Journal of African Studies

The Nordic Journal of African Studies is an interdisciplinary open access journal published by Nordic Africa Research Network. We welcome papers that present new empirical and theoretical knowledge in the fields of African social science, history and cultural studies, African language studies and African literatures, as well as book reviews. The journal is divided into four editorial fields: 


History of the journal

The NJAS has appeared since 1992, initially with two issues per year, but from 2000 three numbers were printed annually. Starting from 2004, however, the journal became purely electronic, and since then the Web version has appeared four times per year. Between 1992 and 2017 the journal was publised by the Nordic Association of African Studies - NAAS.

One of the most notable developments in the journal in recent years has been the increasing number of contributions from Africa.

This publication has regularly received financial support on an annual basis from the Nordic Committee for the Publication of Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).

Copyright restrictions
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All correspondence concerning editorial matters as well as manuscripts for publication should be sent to the Editor, whose address is given below. Before sending any material, please read the instructions to authors.

Dr. Annika Teppo

email: annika.teppo(at)
Uppsala University, Sweden

Editorial history

From 1992, NJAS has been published by NAAS, Nordic Association of African Studies. In 2018, The publication of the journal has transferred to NARN, Nordic Africa Research Network.