Focus and Scope

The African Journal of Governance and Development is a multidisciplinary publication that seeks to bring academic researchers from beyond territorial and regional boundaries to share scientific knowledge focused on the interface of governance and development. This biannual, peer reviewed journal aims at providing space for sharing and debating issues of social, political and economic development not only for academic consumption, but also for policy considerations.

Peer Review Proces

On receipt of a manuscript, the Managing Editors submit it to the Review Editors who do the initial screening to establish the suitability of the manuscript for the journal.
The manuscript is then sent to external reviewers. This Journal uses a double-blind peer review process and the identity of the reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to either party.
The peer reviewers provide, where necessary, authors with feedback to improve their work and help the editorial board to establish the suitability of the work for publishing.

Publication Frequency

The African Journal of Governance and Development is published on a biannual basis.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Launched in 2011, the African Journal of Governance and Development has grown from strength to strength. The journal has over the past few years attracted submissions from East, West and Southern Africa and drawn on reviewers from reputable institutions across the globe. Our publication is co-managed and co-published by institutions in South Africa and Mozambique. This all speaks to the diversity of the journal in terms of academic views, fields of specialisation and geographical boundaries.