The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership and Service in the African World.
JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special issues.
JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile, Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.
JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term 'tribe' or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms-concepts include 'ethnic group' and 'the enslaved'. Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. And last, in regards to describing Africa, the now popular ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ‘Africa south of the Sahara desert’ or simply, ‘Africa south of the Sahara’.
The major publishing language of JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.
All contributions must address the senior editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or his designee in a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the senior editor (email@example.com) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study.
From Submission to Being Published:
The JPAS senior editor or his designee will review your contribution. The senior editor or his designee will send your title and abstract to the editorial board for review. The editorial board will review your contribution and make a recommendation to the senior editor or his designee to publish, not publish or publish with conditions. Should corrections or additions need to be made to your contribution, the senior editor or his designee will inform you. This process should not exceed 60 days, and if so, only communicate with the senior editor or his designee for a resolution. The JPAS senior editor or his designee will inform you when (or if) your contribution will be published. For those new to academic publishing, it is recommended that they seek a local published mentor or a JPAS mentor (to request a JPAS mentor, contact the senior editor or his designee via firstname.lastname@example.org).
The content of The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) incorporating Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies in 2010 is copyrighted, thus all rights are reserved, requiring that no portion of its content be reproduced in any form for profit without documented permission of the publisher or the author.
The opinions and conclusions of the contributors in JPAS do not represent the views of the publisher, the California Institute of Pan African Studies.
The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) is a brand name used in commerce to identify and distinguish itself from other business enterprises, and thus the name The Journal of Pan African Studies and Journal of Pan African Studies indicates the source of services. Therefore, the claim and sole ownership of the brand name The Journal of Pan African Studies and Journal of Pan African Studies rest exclusively with the California Institute of Pan African Studies, and all unauthorized identical or similar use of the brand name The Journal of Pan African Studies and Journal of Pan African Studies that may confuse consumers or the public regarding who has produced The Journal of Pan African Studies and Journal of Pan African Studies is illegal, and therefore strongly discouraged. The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) was established in Fresno, California in 1987 by the California Institute of Pan African Studies.
ISSN: 1942-6569 (2006 - present); ISSN: 0888-6601 (1987-1988); ISSN: 2156-5600 (Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies); OCLC: 13683769.