Africa Today

Africa Today is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal with articles about contemporary Africa. It was founded in 1954 and is published quarterly by the Indiana University Press.[1] The editors accept submissions based on original research in any humanities and social science discipline. The journal publishes research articles, commentaries, and book reviews. Past special issues have focused on migration and social class, the future of African artistic practices, and family-based healthcare in Ghana.[2] According to Project MUSE, it "publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and book reviews in a broad range of academic disciplines on topics related to contemporary Africa" and "seek[s] to be a venue for interdisciplinary approaches, diverse perspectives and original research in the humanities and social sciences."[3] It is indexed in CABI, EBSCOhost, Scopus, Gale, ProQuest, and Sage Publications, Inc., among other places.[4]

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DisciplineAfrican studies
Edited byTavy D. Aherne, Beth Buggenhagen, Sergio Fernandez, Maria Grosz-Ngaté, Lauren MacLean, Allison Martino, Esi Thompson
Publication details
Indiana University Press (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Afr. Today
ISSN0001-9887 (print)
1527-1978 (web)
OCLC no.1058005254


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  2. ^ "Project MUSE - Africa Today". Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  3. ^ "Africa Today". Project MUSE. Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Africa Today - African Studies Research". Indiana University Press. Retrieved 2021-01-25.