Cadernos de Estudos Africanos

S ince 2001, CEA publishes twice a year a scientific journal entitled Cadernos de Estudos Africanos. Despite its recent existence, it has become a publication of reference on African themes.

Nr. 21 - January/June

Index
O. I. Pogoson e A. O. Akande Ifa divination trays from Isale-Oyo
Paulo Granjo Trauma e limpeza ritual de veteranos em Moçambique
Fernando Florêncio Uma história de violência sob as brumas des Virunga. Morte e poder no Ruanda
Ester Massó Guijarro Mishake Muyongo, entre la política y la tribu: Una reflexión sobre la doble legitimidad en África …

Nr. 21 – January/June
Nr. 20 – January/June 2010
Identidades, Percursos e Clivagens nos PALOP, Identidades, Percursos e Clivagens nos PALOP
Nr. 18/19 – July 2009/June 2010
Youth and Modernity in Africa, Youth and Modernity in Africa
Nr. 16/17 – July 2008/July 2009
Autoridades Tradicionais em África: um universo em mudança, Autoridades Tradicionais em África: um universo em mudança
Nr. 15 – January/June 2008
Espírito de Missão, Espírito de Missão
Nr. 13/14 – July/December 2007
Dinâmicas Políticas, Cidadania, Actores Sociais em África, Dinâmicas Políticas, Cidadania, Actores Sociais em África
Nr. 9/10 – July 2005/June 2006
Memórias Coloniais, Memórias Coloniais
Nr. 11/12 – December 2006/June 2007
Empreendorismo, Empresas e Empresários em África, Empreendorismo, Empresas e Empresários em África
Nr. 7/8 – July 2004/June 2005
Nr. 4 – January/July 2003
Desenvolvimento e Saúde em África, Desenvolvimento e Saúde em África
Nr. 5/6 – July 2003/June 2004
Recomposições Políticas em África / Changing Patterns of Politics, Recomposições Políticas em África / Changing Patterns of Politics
Nr. 2 – January/July 2002
Guerras e conflitos violentos em África, Guerras e conflitos violentos em África
Nr. 3 – July/December 2002
Problemáticas Políticas em África, Problemáticas Políticas em África
Nr. 1 – July/December 2001

Mission statement

Cadernos de Estudos Africanos is a scientific journal published by Center of African Studies (CEA) of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. It welcomes the collaboration of the international scientific community working within   the social sciences and specialized in African Studies.  It is particularly committed to the internationalization of its scope, contributors and readership, and on an multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to African Studies.  Articles are selected and screened by an editorial committee in accordance with a peer-review process based upon refereeing by at least two anonymous referees that follows international standards. Since its first issue in July 2001, the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos has been published regular, semi-annual basis, and publishes articles in four languages, i.e. Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

 Currently directed by Ana Bénard da Costa, the journal’s Editorial Board is composed of researchers from different Portuguese academic institutions, while its International Scientific Committee includes well-established scholars from the wider scientific community dedicated to African Studies.     

The journal Caderno de Estudos Africanos is indexed in the SHERPA/RoMEUIndexCopernicus Journal Information, Latindex and CERES databases and is available online through the CEA-IUL  website in the ISCTE-IUL Repository and also in the following scientific electronic libraries online:  SciELO and LusOpenEdition (http://cea.revues.org/).

Editorial Board

Ana Bénard da Costa (Editor) – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies / Social Sciences. Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Currently engaged in research on processes of social and cultural change in Mozambican families, and with an advanced training in African Human Resources, Dr. Bénard da Costa also works on the links between development and higher education, poverty and urban development dynamics.  

Clara Carvalho – Ph.D. in Anthropology, ISCTE, 1999. Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL’s Department of Anthropology and director of the Center of African Studies (CEA) of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Dr. Carvalho’s research focuses include African political structures, colonial iconography and medical anthropology.

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies / Social Sciences, Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Coordinator and researcher in several projects on Africa, particularly with an international scope. Currently working on African Borders, Poverty and Social Protection, Decentralization, and Local Development. Dr. Udelsmann Rodrigues’s research focuses on Angola and various socio-anthropological subjects.

Fernando Florêncio – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies / Social Sciences. Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. Coordinator and researcher in several national and international research projects on local power, the State and traditional authorities, as well as legal pluralism.

Gerhard Seibert – Ph.D. in Social Sciences (University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 1999). Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Dr. Seibert has been engaged in research projects in Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe and Brazil-Africa relations.

João Vasconcelos – Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Social Sciences Institute, University of Lisbon. Dr. Vasconcelos is an assistant researcher at the University of Lisbon’s Social Science Institute, his main research focus being on Cape Verde.

Paulo Granjo – Ph.D. in Anthropology. Researcher at ICS-UL and visiting professor at FCSH-UNL. Since 2001, he studies industry and risk, divination and healing, family practices and laws, and public violence at Mozambique, where he has been invited professor at Eduardo Mondlane University. He received the Prize Sedas Nunes 2007 and the status of honorary member of AMETRAMO (Association of Mozambican Traditional Healers).

Philip J. Havik – Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, University of Leiden (The Netherlands). Researcher at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT) and teaches at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova in Lisbon.  His multidisciplinary research on sub-Saharan Africa focuses on colonial administration, post-colonial development, public health and indigenous medicine, and trade networks, centering on West Africa, and Guinea Bissau in particular, but also includes other portuguese speaking countries (PALOP).

Vitor Alexandre Lourenço – Politologist and Ph.D. candidate in African Studies, at the Sociology Department, ISCTE-IUL. Member of the Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL) board of directors, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). His research focus is on the construction of the African post-colonial State and the social and political place Traditional Authorities hold within African rural contexts (Mozambique and Ghana).

Editorial assistants

Jordi Tomàs – Ph.D. Anthropology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2005. Post-doctorate researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). His current research focus  is on ethnicity and nationalism in West Africa.

Ana Teixeira – Ph.D. in African Studies (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, 2001 – Fulbright Grantee), she has developed research on women’s condition and the construction of “gender” in Mozambique, as a post-doctorate at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Teaches at ISLA – Campus Lisboa. International Laureate Universities.

Editorial Office

 João Dias – University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL).

International Advisory Board

Jon Abbink ; Chris Alden; David Birmingham; Michel Cahen; Carlos Cardoso; João Paulo Borges Coelho; Virgílio Coelho; Patrick Chabal; Eduardo Costa Dias; Teresa Cruz e Silva; José Fialho Feliciano; Franz Heimer; Mamadu Jao; Paul Jenkins; Maria Conceição Neto; Jochen Oppenheimer; Rui Pereira; Omar R. Thomaz; Ramon Sarró; Kathleen Sheldon; Wilson Trajano Filho.

Design

Joana Barros Moura Amaral

Layout

Elly M. Opazo

Prepress, Printing

Gerpress Comunicação Empresarial e Marketing LTD

ISSN

1645-3794

Subscriptions

Centro de Estudos Africanos
E-mail: cea@iscte.pt; Ana.Benard.Costa@iscte.pt

Biannual
Price per issue 10 € (double issue 15 €)

Publishing standards

 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.

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.

Articles

Submitted papers must be original, and written in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish.

All articles submitted for publication in Cadernos de Estudos Africanos should be sent to the following e-mail addresses cea@iscte.pt or Ana.Benard.Costa@iscte.pt.

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; e) e-mail; 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.

The texts should be formatted according to the APA standards, which are summarized here (PDF).

Book reviews

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.

The texts should be formatted according to the APA standards, which are summarized here (PDF).