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:
- African social sciences
- African cultural and history studies
- African language studies
- African literatures
History of the journal
The NJAS has appeared since 1992, initially with two issues per year, but from 2000 three numbers were printed annually. Since 2004, however, the journal has been purely electronic, and with the Web version appearing 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).
Open Access Statement
The NJAS is an open access journal according to the gold-standard model. This means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication, without charge to the user or the user’s institution. In accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access, users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking for permission from the publisher or the author. The user may not, however, print or otherwise redistribute any of the articles for commercial purposes, as stated in the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC.
Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of the articles of NJAS on this website for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission. The author(s) retain copyright on work published in NJAS unless specified otherwise.
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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
Uppsala University, Sweden
Starting 1992, NJAS was published by NAAS, the Nordic Association of African Studies. In 2018, publication of the journal was transferred to NARN, the Nordic Africa Research Network.
- Dr. Annika Teppo, Uppsala University, editor from 2018 onwards.
- Prof. Axel Fleisch, University of Helsinki, editor in 2008–2018.
- Dr. John Stotesbury, University of Joensuu, editor in 2006–2008.
- Prof. Arvi Hurskainen, University of Helsinki, was the initiator of NJAS and the first editor in 1992–2006.