Publishing standards

The journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos accepts scientific articles and reviews for publication. The manuscripts must be original. Articles can be written in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish.

All articles for publication in the Journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos should be
submitted through the journal page on the RCAAP platform:

When submitting articles, the authors must attach a file indicating:

  1. Author identification
  2. Institutional affiliation
  3. Current function
  4. Institutional address
  5. Email address
  6. ORCID
  7. CRedit

Texts should be formatted following APA standards and should also follow these guidelines: they should be double-spaced (this also applies to notes and bibliography), in Times New Roman font, size 12, with margins no smaller than 3 cm. Tables, graphs, and figures must be sent in the format in which they were produced and in a separate file.

The maximum length of articles should be 60,000 characters (about 30 pages) including spaces, as well as notes, bibliography, tables, graphs, and figures. Each article must include a title, abstract (up to 120 words), and six keywords. The title, abstract, and keywords must be in Portuguese and the original language of the text. Articles in Portuguese must include an abstract in Portuguese and one in English.

The different sections of the text (except for the first one) must be introduced by subtitles, the main ones being in black. Subsections should be italicized.

Footnotes should be used, preferably not exceeding five lines. References between different parts of the text should be avoided and always include the page number being referred to.

Reviews should not exceed 8000 characters (with spaces). The reviewed work should be identified by author, title, location, publisher, date of issue, and number of pages. Quotations from other texts (in addition to the one being reviewed) must be made in the body of the text, between brackets, regarding the author of the cited work, its date of issue, and the citation’s page number (e.g. M. Newitt, History of Mozambique, 1997, p.102). If the citation mentions a text cited in the book being reviewed, this should be made clear in the review. It will only be necessary to specify the date of issue.

These and other additional information can be consulted on the Publishing Standards (EN and PT).

Copyright Statement 

When submitting an article to the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, you will need to attach the Copyright Statment (EN or PT).

Peer Review Process 

Articles proposed for publication are submitted to the opinion of experts in the respective fields, on a double-blind peer-review basis.