About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of West African History (JWAH) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal that will publish the highest quality articles on West African history. Located at the cutting edge of new scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political history of West Africa, JWAH will fill a representational gap by providing a forum for serious scholarship and debate on women and gender, sexuality, slavery, oral history, popular and public culture, and religion. The editorial board encourages authors to explore a wide range of topical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives in new and exciting ways. The journal is committed to rigorous thinking and analysis; is international in scope; and offers a critical intervention about knowledge production. Scholarly reviews of current books in the field will appear in every issue. And the publication will be in both English and French; an abstract in both languages will be provided.

Peer Review Process

Journal of West African History employs a double-blind peer-review policy for its scholarly articles. Please make sure there is no identifying information in the Word document submission.

Publication Frequency

Journal of West African History will publish two (2) times per year in March and September.