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AfriFuture Research and Development Trust

(Reg No:MA4086/2020)


*Call for Articles – The AfriFuture Research Bulletin*

The AfriFuture Research and Development Trust (AfriFuture) is committed to undertaking and disseminating cutting-edge, rigorous and transformational social science research. It is particularly interested in research that focus on the socioeconomic and political situation of communities in the global south and providing solutions to the associated problems. In line with this commitment, AfriFuture provides a platform for emerging and established scholars, policy makers, activists and other key stakeholders to freely express and publicise their opinions and experiences individually or collectively.

The AfriFuture Research Bulletin, published quarterly, is a new and exciting platform where contributions that engage and interrogate the contemporary social, economic, and political questions in the global south are invited. Accordingly, the Bulletin is a channel for disseminating nuanced, authoritative, and up-to-date research, along with laying a foundation for future research. Contributors are particularly encouraged to submit articles that focus on contemporary issues and challenges faced by societies and proposals of dealing with them. Articles are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

*Possible Focus Areas*

The Bulletin is multidisciplinary and crosscutting therefore, welcomes manuscripts within or related to the following areas:

  • Social policy
  • Land and agrarian studies
  • Youth and gender studies
  • Politics, security and International relations

*Word Count & Structure/Format*

Please, consider the following when preparing your manuscript:

 _Word count_

The manuscripts should be 2000-3000 words inclusive of tables, figures and references.


  • Manuscript title
  • Affiliation: author’s and co-author’s name(s) and email address; institution (s); city and country
  • Abstract (100-150 words)
  • Keywords (5-7)
  • Introduction
  • Main text (key and sub-headings to be chosen by the author/s)
  • Conclusion
  • References


In-text and list of references should follow the Harvard style.

*The Review Process*

All manuscripts submitted to the Bulletin will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Authors will receive critical and constructive feedback as part of capacity building. Feedback will be availed within 30 days after submitting manuscripts. Other processes and timelines will be communicated to successful contributors.


Submissions should be made to

*Enquiries and Clarification*

Contact the Editor- in-Chief, Dr. T. Tom on

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