African Arts Manuscript Submission

Welcome to African Arts’ new manuscript submission system. Please note that the format for submission has changed.

Required fields are noted with an asterisk.

Please note that all reviews are commissioned by review editors. Contact Wesleigh Gates (email below) if you would like your name passed along as a potential reviewer.

The review process for submissions to African Arts can take up to a year, although we make every effort to process manuscripts as rapidly as possible. We will email you the decision of the editors, along with any relevant reviews, when the process is complete.

The African Arts review process uses UCLA’s corporate account to transmit files to reviewers. This is a password-protected system that allows only invited reviewers to see the files. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us at the email below for further information.

Queries may be directed to Wesleigh Gates at
African Arts subscribes to the ethical guidelines of the College Arts Association, in particular §II.B.2 (Acknowledgment of Sources and Assistance), and of the African Studies Association, in particular §3 (Informed Consent and Confidentiality).
Author Name *
Article Title *
Email Address *
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Type of Submission *
Institutional Affiliation
File Upload

Click on the Dropbox link that appears when you click Submit below and follow the instructions to upload your submission.

Your text should be a Word document including the following elements in this order:
Separate cover page including your name, article title, affiliation (if applicable), and email address
Main text
Endnotes (not Footnotes)
Numbered captions, including photo credits

Your images should be individual files in the best resolution available to you at this time. Name the files "fig.1", "fig.2", etc. corresponding to caption numbers.

See author guidelines for more detailed information on how to format and name your submission files