African and Black Diaspora

African and Black Diaspora seeks to 'broaden and deepen our understanding of the lived experiences of people of African descent across the globe'. It is interdisciplinary in a broader way than many other migration journals and includes, for instance, humanities-based studies of film and literature as well as accounts of historical experiences and representations. African and Black Diaspora also publishes articles on contemporary migration dynamics, similar to those that are published in general migration journals. See African Diaspora regarding the difference between the two journals.

How established is it?

African and Black Diaspora is 15 years old (launched in 2008) and is published by Routledge. The journal publishes about 20 articles per year. It is included in 3 of the databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals (Google Scholar Metrics, Scimago Journal Ranks, and Scopus).

How much are the articles cited?

The proportion of articles in African and Black Diaspora that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is lower than average for journals included in the guide. The average number of citations to each article is much lower than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.

What are the options for open access?

African and Black Diaspora has a hybrid publication model, meaning that only subscribers have access to all articles, but that individual articles can be made open access on the basis of paying a fee. See the journal's Sherpa Romeo page about the conditions for sharing the accepted manuscript online (Green Open Access).

How long are the articles?

African and Black Diaspora invites articles of up to 6000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.

Examples of articles in African and Black Diaspora

Helff (2015)
Memories of migration: tracing the past through movement in film
Kebede (2017)
Twice-hyphenated: transnational identity among second-generation Ethiopian-American professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
Salmon (2017)
Language attitudes, generations, and identity in coastal Belize
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