AJCR is a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by ACCORD for the multidisciplinary subject field of conflict resolution. The journal publishes articles and book reviews on subjects relating to conflict, its management and resolution, as well as peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Africa. It aims to be a conduit between theory and practice. Contributors should therefore reflect on theoretical approaches and engage practical aspects of preventing and managing armed and other violence, and building durable peace in Africa.
We welcome submissions which address conflict resolution, management and peacebuilding in Africa from a scholarly perspective for consideration. The Editorial Board encourages academics and practitioners to submit scholarly articles that tackle issues such as those outlined above.
Submissions should be made electronically, via e-mail, in Microsoft Word format. Authors should submit a covering letter confirming that the article being submitted is the original work of the author(s), does not violate any contractual agreement and has not been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board and an Advisory Panel of peer reviewers, for quality, originality, and contribution to knowledge. This process inevitably takes time, but authors are informed as soon as possible about whether their manuscripts have been accepted or not.
Articles should be of good academic quality, and should be between 6 000 and 8 000 words in length. An abstract of between 100 and 200 words, a list of six keywords for indexing purposes, and a few lines about the author should be included. Figures and tables may be submitted as separate files, with their position clearly marked in the text.
Where to send articles
All references, according to the Harvard method, should be included. In listing references we prefer to use authors' first names where available. As far as possible, in-text references should include the page numbers of the sections of sources referred to. In the case of a direct quotation, the exact page number is absolutely necessary. Footnotes may be used for the purpose of adding extra details, comments, or references which may distract attention from the argument in the text. For more information about the referencing system, please see the Referencing Style Sheet (an excerpt from ACCORD's Style Guide), which can be downloaded below.
From time to time, when sufficient material for the next issue(s) has been received, the Editorial Board may decide to suspend the reception of new submissions until a later date. We are currently in such a situation, and will announce the next period during which we will be receiving submissions as soon as possible.
The AJCR editorial board is made up as follows:
Prof Jannie Malan
Senior Researcher, ACCORD
Dr Grace Maina
Senior Researcher, ACCORD
Dr Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge
Coordinator, South Sudan Initiative, ACCORD
Dr Martha Mutisi
Manager, Interventions Department, ACCORD
Peer Advisory Panel
Dr Kasaija Apuuli
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, Kampala
Prof John Daniel
Retired Professor of Political Science at the former University of Durban-Westville, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Mr Vasu Gounden
Founder and Executive Director, ACCORD, Durban
Ms Phyllis Johnson
Executive Director, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, Harare
Prof Chris Landsberg
National Chairperson: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, South African National Research Foundation, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
Dr Shauna Mottiar
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Civil Society, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Dr Tim Murithi
Head of Programme, Justice and Reconciliation in Africa, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town
Ms Angela Ndinga-Muvumba
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, and Senior Research Fellow, ACCORD, Durban
Prof Nana Poku
Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Transfer; Dean, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford; and Senior Advisor, European Union Missions (Africa)
Prof Jairam Reddy
Chairperson, Council of Durban University of Technology, Durban
Dr Alioune Sall
Executive Director, African Futures Institute, Pretoria
Dr Helen Scanlon
Senior Lecturer, School of African and Gender Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
Dr Meena Singh
Research Associate of the Common Security Forum, Cambridge and Associate Lecturer, Inter Cultural Management and Leadership, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
In launching a new academic journal focusing on conflict transformation in Africa in 1999, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) fulfilled a long-held ambition to contribute to the intellectual development of thinking, writing and dialogue in the field of conflict management on the African continent.
AJCR publishes the writings of a wide range of African and international authors in the field, but emphasis has deliberately been kept on profiling the writings of African writers, and the thinking emerging from African universities, colleges and organisations.
Articles in the journal are longer and more in-depth than those found in ACCORD’s Conflict Trends Magazine, and are of an overtly academic nature. However, readership is not limited to audiences in academic institutions, and the literary style has deliberately been kept accessible and straightforward.
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