African Journal of Peace and Conflict Review
Welcome to the African Journal of Peace and Conflict article submission page. The AJPC is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the African Center for Conflict Transformation (ACCT). The journal features original articles on peace and conflict in Africa that have theoretical and methodological depth. The articles must discuss issues of peace and conflict from an African perspective and discuss concepts with an Afrocentric bias; allowing readers to engage the issues in a way that is distinctly African and different, in points of theory, empiricism, and praxis from how peace and conflict are discussed elsewhere. The Afrocentric viewpoint should not vitiate globalized comparisons, in fact it is encouraged, but the analysis must ground the African viewpoint wherein the situation, context, reproduction, and potentially the intervention are centered in the African condition. The AJPC is published bi-annually in print (ISSN 2381-277X) and online (ISSN 2381-2796).
Article authors, reviewers, and editors must create accounts in order to submit or access manuscripts. All submissions, revisions, reviews, and decisions must be entered through our online portal. See below for specific guidelines for authors, reviewers, and editors.
I am an author
I am a reviewer
You may submit/resubmit a manuscript by clicking the "upload file" link in the artcle submission form below. Include a main manuscript, seperate title page, and any supplementary files. Ensure that the manuscript is blinded and relegate all author-identifying information to the title page. Ensure that manuscripts contain no more than 10,000 words (excluding references). All manuscripts must follow the ASA referencing style. Submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration by another journal or published elsewhere.
Reviewers are selected by article editors and are proven experts in the field of peace and conflict. For each manuscript, a minimum of two reviewers may be appointed and reviewers have up to four weeks from the time they accept to review a manuscript to complete their review. While prime consideration is given to the research content of manuscripts, reviewers must evaluate manuscripts based on their methodological and theoretical rigor, their Afrocentric grounding, and their overall contribution to science.
I am an editor
Article editors are proven experts in the field and may select the manuscript reviewers. When they receive the review report from the manuscript reviewers, editors must make the decision to "accept" the artcile for publication; "revise and resubmit" (minor revision) the manuscript indicating that the manuscript has been technically accepted pending "minor" revision; "revise and resubmit" (major revision) the manuscript indicating that a "major" revision is needed to bring the manuscript to publishable standard; and "reject" the manuscript indicating that the article does not meet minimum standards for publication.