African Cities Journal

African Cities Journal aspires to gather existing and future knowledge in the field of urban spaces in Africa through original research articles, as well as more prospective endeavours of theory and methodology. Interdisciplinarity is the journal’s DNA. From urban studies and the African continent as geographical unit, African Cities Journal explores different fields of research from political sciences, architecture, social sciences, environment and urban ecology, etc. ACJ will provide overlapping perspectives on research questions.

The journal is the forefront of research on African cities. It is an open-system, which allows researchers on the continent and around the world to access the latest high-level work. The assessment process is strict and uses a double-blind peer-reviewing method. A scientific committee including internationally recognized experts in their fields provides the general journal framework. The journal is bilingual in English and French so authors can publish their work in their preferred language.

Three types of contributions are possible: original research, theoretical and/or methodological depicting innovating methods or feeding the theoretical debate, and review articles on African cities. Names and e-mail addresses provided during the submission process will only be used for the stated journal’s objectives and will not be used for other purposes or disclosed to other parties.

Call for papers

Call for papers on urban planning and health – past and present. Selected articles will be published in the new African Cities Journal.

The editors of this issue are Prof. Julia Tischler (University of Basel) and Dr. Jérôme Chenal (EPFL).


Call for articles: 30 June 2018

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 September 2018

Notification of selected abstracts: 15 October 2018

Deadline for full-article subissions: 15 January 2019

Publication: From 15 may 2019

Abstract: 1-2 pages

Further information: [email protected] or [email protected]

Submissions: Click here