Call for Papers
- The journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos accepts academic articles and reviews for publication. Manuscripts submitted should be original. After being read by the Editorial Board, the submitted articles will be evaluated on an anonymous basis by two external referees. In case the journal organizes a special issue commissioned by one or more researchers, the latter will act as second referees. Their opinions will be taken into account in the final decision of the Editorial Board, which will be communicated to the authors in due course.
- From time to time, the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos publishes special issues and organizes thematic dossiers. Only senior investigators (i.e., ones who hold a Ph.D.) can submit proposals for these issues/dossiers to the editorial board. If the proposal is accepted, the organizing investigators are to work in close collaboration with the editorial board. Specifically, investigators should (1) draft a call-for-papers; (2) evaluate the articles as a primary referee; (3) choose a secondary referee and propose her/him to the editorial board; (4) forward any received manuscripts to the secondary referee and keep the board informed as to this process; (5) send your judgment and that of the secondary referee to the board, which will make the final decision in the event of differing recommendations; (6) assist in the authors’ revision of the articles; and (7) submit final copies to the board and to the editors of the journal.
- The decision to publish manuscripts in themed or non-themed issues will be communicated to the authors within six months of submission.
- Authors who submit their articles and reviews do so exlusively for the Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, and simultaneously confer the right to index published texts in national and international databases and Center of African Studies (CEA) of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) holds the copyright of all published materials. The contents of the texts and the opinions expressed therein, as well as the reference to previously published figures or graphics, are the sole responsibility of the authors.
Submitted papers must be original, and written in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish.
Articles should be accompanied by a declaration indicating CEA’s exclusive right to publication and ownership of the copyright. All authors (including co-authors) need to sign this document: PDF
All submitted articles and reviews should be accompanied by a separate page containing the following information:
a) identification of the author;
b) institutional affiliation;
c) current function;
d) institutional address;
f) telephone and fax.
The body of the texts, as well as notes and bibliography, should be doublespaced, Times New Roman, size 12, and margins of no less than 3 cm. If Word for Windows is used, its version should be indicated.
Tables, graphs and figures should also be sent in the format in which they were made and also in a separate file.
The maximum length of articles should be 60,000 characters (about 30 pages) including spaces, as well as, notes, bibliography, tables, graphs and figures.
Each article must include: title, abstract (up to 120 words) and six keywords.
The title, abstract and keywords must be in Portuguese and in the original language of the text. Articles in Portuguese must include an abstract in Portuguese and one in English.
The different sections of the text (except for the first one) must be introduced by subtitles, the main ones being in black. Subsections should be italicized. Footnotes should be used, preferably not exceeding five lines. References between different parts of the text should be avoided and always include the page number being referred.
Reviews should not exceed 8,000 characters (with spaces). The reviewed work should be identified by author, title, location, publisher, date of issue and number of pages. Quotations from other texts (in addition to the one being reviewed) must be made in the body of the text, between brackets, with reference to the author of the cited work, its date of issue and the citation’s page number (eg M. Newitt, History of Mozambique, 1997, p.102). If the citation mentions a text cited in the book being reviewed, this should be made clear in the review. It will only be necessary to specify the date of issue.