Highlights

Publishing Norms

Editorial Criteria

Africana Studia publishes only original articles.

Africana Studia accepts papers from every scientific field whose main object regards Africa and African societies.

Papers are only accepted in Portuguese, English or French.

Acceptance for publication depends on the validation of the Scientific and Editorial Boards of Africana Studia as well as on the validation of  peer-reviewers.

  

Editorial Norms

  • .Articles should be sent in Windows-Word files to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Articles must include the author's identification (name, institution,contacts).
  • Characters should preferentially be Arial or Times New Roman font. Size: 12 for body text and 10 for footnotes. Spacing: 1,5.
  • If the article includes images of any sort they should be numbered from 01 onwards. In the original the location of each image should be indicated by the author. The images should have the extension XLS – Excel and/or JPEG, TIFF or EPS. Images should have at least 10x6 cm with 1200x800 pixels (300 dpi)
  • Articles should not exceed 70 000 characters, including spaces, references and bibliography (images excluded).
  • Each article should include abstracts (maximum 1 000 characters of the Latin alphabet) in two languages chosen out from Portuguese, English, French and/or Arabic. Abstracts must come with a set of key-words (maximum of four).
  • Book reviews should not exceed 25 000 characters.

 

Revision and reference norms

  • Authors can review their proof-readings.
  • Authors are asked to send the proofs back within the next 10 days after their reception. In case of unavailability for doing so, they should inform the Africana Studia Editorial Board by written statement.
  • References within the text should follow the norm (author, year: page).
    • Example: (Rodrigues, 2000: 15)
  • If there is more than one reference to the same author a minor character should be added to the name.
    • Example:  (Rodrigues, 2000a: 15).
  • If there is more than one author in the quotation, the reference should be:
    • Example: (Rodrigues et al., 2000: 15).
  • Quotations and foreign words should come in italic.
  • Footnotes will only be used only for complementary information, preferentially not longer than five lines in size 10.
  • A list of Bibliographical References should come at the end of the article and must only quote the books, articles and manuscripts mentioned in the footnotes. The order of appearance is by ascending chronological when there is more than one reference of the same author.
  • The bibliographical list should come as follows:
  • Books: Rodrigues, Carlos (2001), Os novos poderes em África, Porto: Campo das Letras.
  • Colective books : Rodrigues, Carlos, Matos, A. e Silva, António, org. (2002), Os novos poderes em África, Porto: Campo das Letras.
  • Articles in Journals : Rodrigues, Carlos (2001), Os novos poderes em África, Africana Studia, vol. 8 , pg. 12-35.
  • Articles/chapters in collective books: Matos, A. (2002), Os novos políticos africanos, in, Rodrigues, Carlos, Matos, A. e Silva, António, orgs , Os novos poderes em África, Porto: Campo das Letras.
  • Translated books should include, if possible, the year of the first printing.
  • Quotations from online databases must always show the site/path, date of publishing and date of reading.
  • References to archival sources should come in footnotes and start by the acronym of the institution, followed by the archival units in descending order.
    • Example: AHU, maço 1665.1 – Government of Angola, SNI, minute nº 136, 02-01-1935
  • Acronyms should be written out in full and be included in the bibliographical list.

 

Copyrights of all published material belong to Africana Studia.

Original images supplied by authors will be returned to them if requested.  

 

R&D Supported by

R&D Unit integrated in the project number UID/HIS/0495/2016.

 

Contacts

Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto
Via panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto
Portugal

+351 22 607 71 41
ceaup@letras.up.pt