The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport
The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sport is a fully refereed online journal that is published semiannually. The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sport seeks papers that analyze African sport from political, communication, sociological, anthropological, historical, and sports science perspectives. The journal endeavors to link theory and practice by including discussions of development initiatives on the continent that utilize sports. The journal editors also encourage submissions of scholarly work that reach beyond the continent and into the African Diaspora. Reviews of books, films and exhibits that focus on African sports and leisure in Africa are welcome.
The Journal Editorial Board seeks knowledgeable scholars and professionals willing to edit special issues of the journal dedicated to specific themes. Some examples could include Politics and African sports, as well as Sports in Francophone Africa. Submissions must follow the format and style references that are listed below.
Articles should be submitted along with a brief abstract of no more than 300 words and biographical description that includes institutional affiliation and current research interests. The biographical information should be attached as a separate document to ensure the anonymity of the author.
To qualify for consideration, submissions must meet the standards of the appropriate discipline. For example, people in the field of communications will review a submission that examines sports and media in Africa.
Submissions accepted for consideration will be evaluated anonymously by at least two reviewers. All submissions that have been received will be acknowledged by e-mail. Submissions accepted for consideration will be evaluated anonymously by at least two external reviewers. The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sport expects that the content of all manuscripts to be original and the article not to have been accepted for publication elsewhere. The associated peer review process decides which papers will be published. The journal will do its utmost to publish manuscripts no later than six months after submission. Articles may be submitted as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org (attention Gerard Akindes). Authors can also send diskettes to:
The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sports
Sports Administration Program
Attention: Gerard Akindes
E 211 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Manuscripts can be submitted in WordPerfect, MSWord or Rich Text Format. The manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman 12 font with double-line spacing and numbered pages. Please be sure to label the diskette with the author’s name, email and mailing addresses and the file name and format. Correspondence through email is preferable.
Tables, diagrams and photos should be submitted as separate documents. The editors have the right to accept or to change the size or placement of all graphics.
Due to the journal’s online format, please use endnotes rather than footnotes to provide references for text in a document. An endnote consists of two parts. One part is the note reference and the other is the corresponding note text. Endnote marks should be placed at the end of the sentence. Please avoid parenthetical citations.
Paul Darby, Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance (London: F. Cass, 2002), 8.