African Diaspora

African Diaspora has the subtitle 'A Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World' and is open to both historical and contemporary perspectives. It resembles African and Black Diaspora in its scope, but is oriented more towards Europe and Africa (as opposed to North America) and has somewhat stronger links with migration studies (as opposed to Black studies and cultural studies). From 2012 to 2014 the Dutch research council NWO provided funding for African Diaspora to be an open-access journal, and citations per article were high. After it reverted to subscription funding, citations have plummeted.

How established is it?

African Diaspora is 15 years old (launched in 2008) and is published by Brill. The journal publishes fewer than 20 articles per year. It is included in 3 of the databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals (Scimago Journal Ranks, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection).

How much are the articles cited?

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

What are the options for open access?

African 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 Diaspora invites articles of up to 9000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.

Examples of articles in African Diaspora

Godin (2016)
Theatre and photography as new contentious repertoires of Congolese women in the diaspora towards another politics of representation of rape
Kebede (2016)
Generations apart pre-immigration experiences and transnationalism among Ethiopian immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
Zeleza (2018)
Leveraging Africa's global diasporas for the continent's development
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