AJCR Editorial Guidelines

AJCR is a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by ACCORD for the multidisciplinary subject field of conflict resolution. The journal publishes articles and book reviews on subjects relating to conflict, its management and resolution, as well as peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Africa. It aims to be a conduit between theory and practice. Contributors should therefore reflect on theoretical approaches and engage practical aspects of preventing and managing armed and other violence, and building durable peace in Africa.

Submission Requirements

We welcome submissions which address conflict resolution, management and peacebuilding in Africa from a scholarly perspective for consideration. The Editorial Board encourages academics and practitioners to submit scholarly articles that tackle issues such as those outlined above.

Submissions should be made electronically, via e-mail, in Microsoft Word format. Authors should submit a covering letter confirming that the article being submitted is the original work of the author(s), does not violate any contractual agreement and has not been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board and an Advisory Panel of peer reviewers, for quality, originality, and contribution to knowledge. This process inevitably takes time, but authors are informed as soon as possible about whether their manuscripts have been accepted or not.


Articles should be of good academic quality, and should be between 6 000 and 8 000 words in length. An abstract of between 100 and 200 words, a list of six keywords for indexing purposes, and a few lines about the author should be included. Figures and tables may be submitted as separate files, with their position clearly marked in the text.

Where to send articles

Articles and book reviews may be submitted by e-mail, as Microsoft Word attachments, to the Managing Editor of the journal, Prof Jannie Malan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with a copy sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Articles selected will be awarded honorariums upon publication.


All references, according to the Harvard method, should be included. In listing references we prefer to use authors' first names where available. As far as possible, in-text references should include the page numbers of the sections of sources referred to. In the case of a direct quotation, the exact page number is absolutely necessary. Footnotes may be used for the purpose of adding extra details, comments, or references which may distract attention from the argument in the text. For more information about the referencing system, please see the Referencing Style Sheet (an excerpt from ACCORD's Style Guide), which can be downloaded below.

Please note

From time to time, when sufficient material for the next issue(s) has been received, the Editorial Board may decide to suspend the reception of new submissions until a later date. We are currently in such a situation, and will announce the next period during which we will be receiving submissions as soon as possible.

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