About the Journal

Focus and Scope

TAS is an interdisciplinary, fully refereed, online journal dedicated to publishing the finest scholarship related to African educational and human development issues. TAS invites the submission of original manuscripts on a full range of topics related to African educational and human development issues in all disciplines. As an electronic journal, we welcome submissions that are of a time-sensitive nature.

Peer Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief may decline to consider a manuscript for several reasons, including inadequate evidence that the topic is substantially new and promising, an insufficient clear and detailed presentation, and a lack of adherence to the journal’s guidelines for manuscript preparation. The Managing Editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not clearly address African educational and human development issues.

Once a manuscript has been accepted for consideration, it will be anonymously assigned to three reviewers with expertise in the area. The final decision for publication depends on at least two positive reviews. The journal will attempt to publish manuscripts not later than six months after submission.

Publication Frequency

Twice a year; Usually in June and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The African Symposium (TAS)

TAS is an interdisciplinary, fully refereed, online journal dedicated to publishing the finest scholarship related to African educational and human development issues. TAS invites the submission of original manuscripts on a full range of topics related to African educational and human development issues in all disciplines. As an electronic journal, we welcome submissions that are of a time-sensitive nature.

The African Educational Research Network (AERN)

Founded in December of 1992 during two days of meetings hosted by Clark Atlanta University. The sessions were chaired by Dr. Shelby Lewis, Associate Provost at Clark Atlanta. Representatives from Kenyatta University, the National University of Lesotho, the University of Manchester, The University of Ottawa, Ohio University, Oklahoma State University participated in the organizational meeting. Clark Atlanta University was designated to be the lead university of the AERN and Dr. Shelby Lewis was selected as Network Chair.

The mission  of the AERN was to promote research capacity building through collaborative actions aimed at increasing access which research professors have to essential data bases, to strengthen the community of scholars concerned with African development studies and to utilize the emerging informational technologies to close the gap between the educators in the information poor and the information advantaged universities of sub-Sahara Africa and the “north.”

Sponsors

The Gladys W. and David Patton College of Education

Journal History

Founded in 1992, The African Symposium (TAS) is an interdisciplinary, fully refereed, online journal dedicated to publishing the finest scholarship related to African educational and human development issues. TAS invites the submission of original manuscripts on a full range of topics related to African educational and human development issues in all disciplines. As an electronic journal, we welcome submissions that are of a time-sensitive nature.