The Africana Studies Review solicits research across the entire range of topics encompassing the domain of African and African American Studies (broadly construed). ASR particularly welcomes manuscripts on critical issues in black history, politics, law, education, religion, social organization, economics, creative production, psychology, and sociology, as well as empirical and theoretical papers that advance social scientific research on the global experience of African people.

A methodologically multidisciplinary journal, ASR welcomes research on important issues that transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. 

ASR only considers papers not under review or previously published elsewhere. All works are subject to peer review and should conform to  the following conventions:

  • Double-spaced, in 12-point font
  • Not longer than 25 pages including notes, references, tables, maps, figures or graphs, and appendices
  • Images embedded in the text (preferred) or attached separately as .jpg or .png files  with a note of their placement in the text
  • End with a list of works cited in alphabetical order by author last name
  • Citations within the text, and also the Works Cited page, should conform to the latest American Psychological Association (APA) format  
  • Include an abstract of no more than 200 words
  • Do not include author details on any page of the text

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