Journal of China-Africa Studies Call for papers

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Call for Papers
April 20, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Area Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political History / Studies, Political Science

The Journal of China-Africa Studies is an academic quarterly journal focusing on studies of Africa and China-Africa relations. It is supervised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), sponsored by China-Africa Institute (CAI), co-sponsored and published by Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP). At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held on September 3, 2018, President Xi Jinping announced that “China decided to establish the China-Africa Institute”, so as to promote people-to-people exchanges and deepen exchanges and mutual learning of civilizations between China and Africa. On April 9, 2019, the China-Africa Institute was officially established in Beijing. On April 9, 2020, the first anniversary of the establishment of the China-Africa Institute, the Journal of China-Africa Studies was officially launched. This journal adheres to the principle of maintaining academic standards and intellectual depth and pursuing innovation and inclusiveness. It mainly publishes high-quality academic articles on studies of Africa and China-Africa relations contributed by scholars from both China and abroad, with columns including Special Contribution, Special Feature, Academic Forum, Academic Reviews and Book Reviews, etc. We welcome your submissions!


Topics covered

This journal publishes research papers in the fields of African politics, economy, security, international relations, ethnicity and  religion, society and culture, etc., as well as papers on China-Africa relations. This journal welcomes submissions exploring all these topics and also welcomes papers on priority topics within a certain period. The priority topics for 2022 mainly include:

  1. Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Africa
  2. The 20th anniversary of the founding of the African Union
  3. The political development of African countries
  4. Security and development of the Sahel region
  5. The building of the China-Africa community with a shared future


 Instructions for authors

      Format of manuscripts

The manuscript should be no less than 10,000 English words. The main body of the text is to be preceded by an abstract (300 words), keywords (3-5), and an author profile (including name, affiliation and title, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, etc.).

  1. Citations

The submissions should follow the citation guide of this journal. Footnotes are listed at the bottom of the page on which a citation is made, and the footnotes should be renumbered on every page. When you first cite the source in the text, a footnote lists the author, title, place of publication, publication agency, publication date, and page number, in that order. For subsequent citations, only the author, the title, and the page number are listed. It is suggested that works on the website should be cited with due caution. If it is necessary to cite the works on the website, the works should be cited from the official website and the author, title, and URL should be listed. When appearing for the first time, the names of people and places and other proper nouns in their native writing system should be provided in parentheses immediately following a transliterated version unless the translation is conventional and fixed.

  1. Other policies

   Submissions will be subject to a peer-review process. The author, whose paper is accepted and meets the publishing standards, is required to sign a Publication Agreement before the publication. We do not charge any kind of publication fee. Once the submission is published, the author will receive the remuneration for the copyrights and two copies of this journal.

 It is expected that authors submitting manuscripts to this journal have conducted their work in strict accordance with academic ethics and writing norms. Authors should be solely responsible for their own writing. Duplicate submission is not accepted. Upon receiving the manuscript, we will give feedback to the author within one month. The unpublished manuscripts would not be returned to the author. This journal reserves the right to make appropriate revisions and deletions and technical treatment on the accepted manuscripts. If the author does not agree, please inform us in your submission.


III. Contact information

Please submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word documents to the editorial department of this journal by e-mail or by post. The editorial department of this journal is responsible for receiving, registering and managing all manuscripts. Please do not submit your manuscripts to any individuals.

Correspondence address:

Editorial Department of the Journal of China-Africa Studies




Telephone: +86-10-87421034, 87421035



The Editorial Department of the Journal of China-Africa Studies


Contact Info: 

He Yang, Assistant Research Fellow of Institute of West-Asian and African Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China-Africa Institute

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