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Call for Editors: African Studies Review

The African Studies Association Board of Directors announced a Call for Editors for the ASA’s flagship journal African Studies Review in July.

This Call for Editors is for the 2018-2023 term. The ASA encourages applications from individual editors, editorial teams, or those interested in serving as lead editors. Applications are welcome from institutions and scholars located anywhere in the world. The journal is published by Cambridge University Press, and the editorial team will work with Cambridge and the African Studies Association in the publication and growth of the journal.

You can find the complete call for editors here, and you can reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have about this call or the application process. Applications must be received by January 15, 2017. 


For those attending the Annual Meeting, make sure to take advantage of our many events organized by African Studies Review. If you are interested in applying as an editor of African Studies Review, or would just like more information, the current editors of African Studies Review, Sean Redding and Elliot Fratkin, will hold an informational session about their experience as editors, and what you might expect if you choose to apply to serve as an editor on the journal. This event will serve as an opportunity for individuals to learn more about editing a journal, as well as the chance to speak directly with ASR’s editors. This event will take place on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:30pm. More information will be included in the Annual Meeting final program.

The Annual Meeting will again feature the roundtable “Publish that Article!”, which has become a cornerstone of the conference. The 2016 roundtable will provide attendees the chance to learn what editors look for in an article, how the review process works, and more. Fourteen editors of Africa-focused journals will present at this year’s roundtable, and attendees will have the opportunity to speak individually with editors after their presentations. If you are interested in learning more about book and film reviews, make sure to attend our “An Informal Discussion with the Book and Film Review Editors of African Studies Review”. More information about both of these events will be available in the final program.

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