Call for Contributions and Peer-reviewers

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The Journal of African Elections (JAE) is the only internationally accredited journal that is devoted entirely to African elections. It is published twice a year and is distributed in Africa and beyond, and is available in both print and electronic format. Founded in 2002 and run by the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), the JAE seeks to engage scholars and practitioners in the field of elections in Africa.

All submissions that meet the initial screening criteria are peer-reviewed,
and the review results are communicated to the author. Several papers
that are initially rejected for publication may later be accepted, after being revised in line with the reviewers’ suggestions. We also welcome quality opinion pieces and book reviews by experts with an interest in African elections.

The JAE publishes special issues in some years. Such editions take an in-depth look at specific topics. For example, special issue 14.1 was titled ‘South Africa’s 2014 Elections’, and special issue 13.1 was titled ‘Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Political Party Alliances and Coalitions in Africa’. The 11.2 special issue focused on ‘Women and Local Government Elections’, and issue 12.3 examined ‘The Evolving Role of Elections in Africa’.

We are seeking to expand our base of contributors and peer reviewers. (Please note that neither authors nor reviewers receive remuneration.)

We also welcome suggestions for themes and topics for future editions. 

Kindly direct all correspondence to – 
The Managing Editor
Journal of African Elections,
PO Box 740,
Auckland Park, 2006
South Africa

Or email

Guidelines for contributors are available