Call for African Web Papers

The African Affairs Advisory Group has an open call for submissions of web papers. All submissions are due by December 10, 2009.

in the following styles:

• News pieces may include articles on a project, program, or service dealing with a topic relevant to Africa in the areas of: information policy, information sharing and international law; intention awareness and cognitive science; mathematics; military information science and strategy; emerging technology; political psychology; political science and social sciences. Reviews of recent literature and information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers will also be accepted. A news piece should be no more than 600 words.

• Editorial submissions include guest commentary — timely opinion pieces that are thought-provoking and elegantly written. We will publish commentaries from a diverse range of perspectives, but all successful submissions are focused on an issue of major concern to Africa, fact-based, persuasively argued and constructive in tone. An editorial piece should also be no more than 600 words.

• Traditional academic manuscripts regarding Africa that share empirical, methodological, and/or applied findings;
• Research-based academic essays regarding Africa with proper citations;
• Research- and/or interview-based articles regarding Africa; and
• Interactive and non-interactive projects regarding Africa, accompanied by project documentation.

Title Page, Abstract, and Biography: The title page for papers should include the title of the work, the names of all authors, the affiliations of all authors (university or institution, position), and an email address at which the author or authors may be readily contacted.

Please include an abstract of no more than 100 words, as well as a brief biography of no more than 50 words. The abstract should include as many keywords from your essay as possible. The biography should include a current academic or professional affiliation and any recent publications or activities.

Formatting: Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, and should not exceed 10,000 words including references. AAAG adheres to The Chicago Manual of Style for formatting of all headings, tables, figure, and references. For more information on The Chicago Manual of Style please visit the following URL: All references must be in the form of numbered endnotes and should be strictly limited in number. Images, illustrations, and graphics may accompany Abstracts and Full Submissions as appropriate. AAAG accepts JPG/JPEG or PNG file formats up to 300dpi resolution (or highest available). However, all images, illustrations, or graphics must be extracted from Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format documents and sent separately.

Submissions: Manuscripts may be submitted to the editors electronically to the African Affairs Advisory Group. Manuscripts submitted via e-mail should take the form of attachments formatted in Microsoft Word. Submissions should be sent to with “Paper Submission” in the subject line and include all aforementioned information.

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