Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Have you carefully reviewed the submission guidelines provided by the journal? Does your paper include all of the information requested at https://www.njas.fi/njas/about/submissions ?
- Is the paper an original contribution, free of plagiarism and not published or under consideration at any other journal?
Does the paper fall within the scope and aims of the journal?
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.
Is the paper of appropriate length?
Manuscripts for academic articles should be between 7,000 and 8,000 words in length (excluding references), and book reviews up to 800 words.
Is the language clear, engaging and easy to read?
Make sure that the paper is free of unnecessary jargon and that it is proofread before submitting. Authors must ensure that their submissions have been carefully checked and are written in standard academic English. Articles with numerous language errors will not be accepted for publication.
Does the paper conform to the journal’s format, style and reference guidelines?
The format, style and reference guidelines can be found here.
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