African Study Monographs


African Study Monographs is a multi-disciplinary journal which publishes academic articles in all fields of African studies. The journal will emphasize monographs, but brief communications are also published. Although this journal is primarily for original papers, review articles and book reviews are also published.

By submission, contributors are regarded as agreeing to assign copyright of accepted version of the submitted paper in all forms or media now known or hereafter developed including electronic and on-line media to the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University.

To minimize publication delays, authors should follow the instructions given below.

Send manuscripts (one original and another high-quality [photocopy preferable to carbon] copy ) to:

Editorial Board of African Study Monographs
Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
Phone : +81-75-753-7822
Fax : +81-75-753-9191
When you send manuscripts, please attach the following paper.

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Any manuscript or any part of manuscript that has been published or submitted for publication elsewhere cannot be accepted for publication. Decision on acceptance of papers will be made as rapidly as possible. Papers that are not suitable to the journal (including those which do not follow the instructions given here) will be rejected (authors will be informed) without detailed review. Manuscript received will not be returned.

Type all material double-spaced, on only one side of paper of A4 (21 x 30 cm) size. Do not use very thin paper. Leave 2.5 cm margins on all sides of each page. Do not hyphenate words at the right margins should not be justified. Word-processing output on dot matrix printers is acceptable only if it has the quality of standard typewriter. Handwritten items (e.g. Greek letters ) must be identified in the margin.

An Abstract, no longer than 200 words, is to listed immediately below the abstract.

Key Words (about five words) should be listed immediately below the abstract.

Avoid footnotes. All notes, limited to the minimum necessary, are arranged in the form of end-of-text NOTES. They should be numbered and typed consecutively after the text.

Tables must each be typed double-spaced on separate sheets. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2, etc.), and provide a short title at the top of each table.

All illustrations -- including all photographs, drawings, and charts -- should be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Each illustration should have a self-contained descriptive legend. These legends should be typed in sequence on a separate sheets of paper. Photographs should be supplied as glossy originals no smaller than the size they are to appear in the journal. Drawings should be prepared with India ink on tracing paper, Bristol board, or good quality white paper. For lettering, use a stencil set or preprinted letters such as Letterset. Never draw letters freehand. Use the International System of Units (SI) for measurements.

Citation of the literature in the text should be given by the author's surname with the year of publication:

... (Nishida & Kawanaka, 1972; Itani, 1980)
Fossey (1979) Pictured them ...
For more than two authors, use the first author's name plus "et al.":
Furuichi et al. (1982) set forth ...

When referring to pages (required for direct quotations), put them after a colon following the year:

Leech (1957: 119-120) started that ...
... (Pruit, 1960: 19).
The references at the end of the paper should list all words referred to in the text and only those, in alphabetical order by the author's surname. Do not abbreviate journal names. They should be represented in the manuscript (note: without indentation although indented in the final print ) in the following forms:

Along with printed manuscripts, authors who prepare manuscripts with wordprocessors or personal computers are encouraged to submit the final edited version in the form of floppy disks. Also inform us of the type of wordprocessors, or the name and its version of the software (e.g. Microsoft Word Ver. 6.0) in the case of personal computers.

No offprints are provided. All articles can be downloaded as PDF files from our website: