An official journal of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, the HTI Journal of African and African Diasporic Studies (JAADS) is an international, peer-reviewed, and bilingual journal that publishes research that advances our understanding of African people and African-descended people across the diaspora. // La revue officielle de l’Institut Harriet Tubman pour la recherche sur l’Afrique et ses diasporas. La revue des études sur l'Afrique et la diaspora africaine (READA) est une revue internationale bilingue avec comité de lecture qui publie des recherches qui font progresser notre compréhension des peuples africains et des personnes d’origine africaine à travers la diaspora.
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Guide for Authors
Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to the HTI Journal of African and African Diasporic Studies/ La Revue des études sur l'Afrique et la Diaspora Africaine. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production, and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements.
About the Journal
The HTI Journal of African and African Diasporic Studies/La Revue des études sur l'Afrique et la Diaspora Africaine is an international, peer-reviewed, and bilingual journal publishing high-quality research. Please see the journal's Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.
Types of paper
The following types of contribution are published in the HTI Journal of African and African Diasporic Studies/ La Revue des études sur l'Afrique et la Diaspora Africaine:
Original articles (maximum 8,000 words inclusive of the abstract and references)
Articles present and discuss findings from a piece of original research.
Review Articles (maximum 10,000 words inclusive of the abstract and references)
Only critical review papers will be considered that provide a novel perspective and critical evaluation on topics of interest to broader JAADS readership. Manuscripts simply summarizing the current state of knowledge are not suitable.
Practice Notes (maximum 3,000 words inclusive of the abstract and references)
The practice note seeks to bridge academia and practice. It aims to provide a space for both applied researchers and practitioner insights to contribute to African and African Diaspora related issues. There should be several key insights and recommendations. All practice notes are reviewed by the editorial team and are not subject to external review by independent, anonymous referees.
Viewpoints (maximum 3,000 words inclusive of the abstract and references)
A viewpoint article presents an author’s personal views, supported by evidence, which provide contemporary insights relevant to Africa and its diaspora. Viewpoints include commentaries, interviews, field insights, event analyses, and reviews of recent books that focus on Africa and its diaspora. Viewpoint articles can map out new directions for research, practice, or policy; they can be propositional, providing new thinking on topics that is not directly based on the outputs of research projects. All viewpoints are reviewed by the editorial team and are not subject to external review by independent, anonymous referees.
The journal uses the APA citation style. For every in-text citation, there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.
Reference Citations in Text
Sources should be cited in the text (i.e., the author's surname, the publication date of the work cited, and a page number if necessary). Full details should be provided in the reference list (under the heading References).
References cited in the text of a paper must appear in a Reference List or bibliography. This list provides the information necessary to identify and retrieve each source.
- Order: Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors' last names. Sources without authors are arranged alphabetically by title within the same list.
- Authors: Write out the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work. Use an ampersand (&) instead of the word "and" when listing multiple authors of a single work. e.g., Obiang, O., & Tobias, M.
- Titles: Capitalize only the first word of a title or subtitle, and any proper names that are part of a title.
- Indentation: The first line of the entry is flush with the left margin, and all subsequent lines are indented (5 to 7 spaces) to form a "hanging indent".
- Underlining vs. Italics: It is appropriate to use italics instead of underlining for titles of books and journals.
Two additional pieces of information should be included for works accessed online.
- Internet Address: A stable Internet address should be included and should direct the reader as close as possible to the work. If the work has a digital object identifier (DOI), use this. If there is no DOI or similar handle, use a stable URL. If the work’s URL is not stable, as is often the case with online newspapers and some subscription-based databases, use the home page of the site you retrieved the work from.
2. Date: If the work is a finalized version published and dated, as in the case of a journal article, the date within the main body of the citation is enough. However, if the work is not dated and/or is subject to change, as in the case of an online encyclopedia article, include the date that you retrieved the information.