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Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies    (2017-07-24)


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Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (e-ISSN: 1942-6569 [2006-present], print-ISSN: 0888-6601 [1987-1988], ISSN: 2156-5600 [2010-present], OCLC: 13683769) formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies [1987-2009] is a complete open access multi-lingual trans-disciplinary online peer-reviewed twenty-five member editorial board (five member advisory board) centered scholarly journal ( devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world since 1987 that has worked to build a transnational community of scholars, theorists and practitioners who can ask questions and pose solutions to contemporary and historical issues, based upon an affirmative African centered logic and discourse of liberation. Thhe journal seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of previous research paradigms, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. The journal is edited by Itibari M. Zulu (the founding editor) with Karanja Keita Carroll as the associate editor, Tracy Flemming (Gran Valley State University, Allendale, MI) as managing editor, and Eric R. Jackson (Northern Kentucky University, Newport, KY) is the book review editor. The journal is published four times a year (March, June, September, and December), with occasional supplemental special issues (86 issues and 1,227 articles published via source since 2006), indexed by major indexing databased/services. The major publishing language of the journal is English; however, it welcomes contributions in languages other than English, when work is also presented in English. The reach of the journal is wide, from to the University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Federal Republic of Nigeria) to the East China Normal University (Shanghai, People’s Republic of China).

The journal has a ‘Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement’, offer author mentorship, electronic books/documents, guest editorships, presents book reviews (new book updates), interviews, publish announcements (memorial tributes), and accepts advertising. In 2011 the journal received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for outstanding academic leadership and service in the African world. The content of the journal (vol.10, no.1, March 2017) includes topics like Shelly Habecker’s “Becoming African Americans: African Immigrant Youth in the United States and Hybrid Assimilation” that examines the identity choices of African immigrant youth in a pan-African church in a small U.S. city that outlines their struggle to define themselves within oversimplified U.S. racial categories that label them as a person of African origins (‘black’) and African American. And second, historical articles (in the same edition) like Kofi Boukman Barima’s “Obeah to Rastafari: Jamaica as a Colony of Ridicule, Oppression and Violence, 1865-1939” that argues that the colonial state of Jamaica and its attending institutions has been given a free passes for how it has ridiculed, suppressed and violently attacked Revivalism, Pocomania, Obeah and Rastafari in Jamaica, and thus, a stream of correctives is needed because of the practice of shielding the colonial state, and its institutions from criticism



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