Guildelines for Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Submissions are welcomed of original work from all academic disciplines and subdisciplines, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other arenas that deal with childhood and children’s issues in Africa. Collaborative work and contributions from international colleagues are encouraged.
Submissions must include a statement declaring that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication by another journal. We wish to particularly encourage our colleagues in Africa to use this forum.
Submissions must be emailed to Steve Howard, email@example.com. Figures or photographs should be submitted as TIF files with resolution of 300 dpi or greater.
Submissions must include:
• Author’s name
• Author’s Affiliation
• Author's contact address
• Phone and fax numbers and e-mail address
• Author Biography (100 words or less)
• Brief description of recent work
• Title Page (including title, author(s), and author's affiliation(s)
• Abstract (300 words or less)
• 5,000 words maximum for feature articles
• 1,000 words maximum for "From the Field" submissions
• Tables and figures
* Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
Childhood in Africa conducts blind reviews, which means that reviewers do not know the name of the author whose manuscript they are evaluating. When you submit your manuscript, please do not include any identifying author information. Please submit your manuscript as “Main Document” and a separate title page as “Title Page” with your identifying author information. Please keep any identifying author information within your manuscript as anonymous. For example, if your name is Steve Howard, a citation reading “(Howard 2003:13)” should appear as (Author 2003:13). The bibliography should also reflect your anonymity. If you used any revision or editorial tracking tools in your word-processing program, be sure the final version of your manuscript does not contain tracked changes.
Proposals for Group Submissions
Themed group submissions, including those organized by a guest editor or editors, are welcomed. It is not necessary to submit group manuscripts all at once; authors can submit them individually. Introductions or overviews by the group editor(s) should not be submitted at the outset. The manuscripts will undergo the exact same review process as any other manuscript. If more than one of the manuscripts is accepted for publication, it is the responsibility of the authors (or guest editor(s)) to notify the Editor-in-Chief that the accepted manuscripts are meant to be grouped together. At that point, at the discretion of the Associate Editors and the Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Editorial Board, the guest editor(s) may be invited to submit an introduction or overview to the group submission.
Proposals for "From the Field" submissions
Practitioners and Graduate students are welcome to submit short, 1,000 word articles about their work. They should follow the same submission process as detailed above.
Authors should limit use of underlining and bold type and keep tables and graphs to a minimum. If such items are essential, they must be sent grayscale (black and white) in .gif or .jpg format as separate files. Please indicate placement preference by using the notation: [insert table 1.gif here]. The editorial staff reserves the right to determine inclusion or to change the size or placement of all graphics. All articles should have page numbering, and there should be no section breaks.
We require the use of parenthetical citations. Childhood in Africa follows Chicago style. Submitted manuscripts that do not conform to Chicago style and format will be returned to authors. Please see Ohio University Press guidelines at http://www.ohioswallow.com/submissions for a condensed manual on using Chicago style.
Authors, not the Institute for the African Child, are responsible for the content of their articles, for the accuracy of quotations and their correct attribution, for the legal rights to publish any material submitted, and for submitting their manuscripts in proper form for publication. Manuscripts submitted to Childhood in Africa should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal or have been published elsewhere in any form.
Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Due to high standards and a rigorous review process, many manuscripts will not be accepted for publication.
If your article is selected for publication, we will notify you via email. CAJ will return your article to you with notes and comments for your revision and acceptance. Once your paper has been accepted, it will be published online in the html journal.
Please click here for a submission guide checklist.
Director, The Institute for the African Child
Editor, Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House
Athens, OH 45701