Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Manuscripts

The African Journal of Political Sciences (AJPS) seeks manuscripts that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about notable theoretical concerns, empirical issues, or methodological strategies in any subfield of political science. Manuscripts submitted for review should address an important research problem or question, display a high level of creativity or innovation in research, contribute in a novel way to a body of knowledge, and also (as appropriate) demonstrate state-of-the-art use of appropriate methodology

The African Journal of Political Sciences does not review manuscripts that:

  • Do not contain original arguments or analyses;

  • Are not analytically rigorous, of high quality, and self-contained;

  • Do not have appropriate Institutional Review Board approval for studies involving human subjects;

  • Are unsolicited responses to recently published articles;

  • Are book reviews or essays on current events;

  • Are simultaneously under review elsewhere;

  • Contain material that has already been published elsewhere (without appropriate citation or acknowledgment);

  • Fail to comply with the substantive, stylistic, formatting, and anonymity requirements described above;

  • Have been reviewed previously at the African Journal of Political Sciences 

  • Articles are selected for publication in the AJPS on the basis of a double-blind review process. Authors and co-authors of submissions to the AJPS are expected to review manuscripts for the Journal. The AJPS Editor reserves the right to refuse submissions from authors who repeatedly fail to provide reviews for the Journal when invited to do so.

The Editors of the African Journal of Political Sciences seek to provide constructive and informative manuscript reviews that provide authors with useful information regardless of the ultimate editorial decision. We are also committed to providing authors with efficient and timely turnaround when processing submitted manuscripts. But the speed of the process is directly affected by the timeliness of referee responses. Accordingly, it may take several months to complete the review of a manuscript. Note also that all reviews are advisory to the AJPS Editor, who is solely responsible for publication decisions. Editorial decisions are final on all manuscripts. No appeals are accepted, with the exception of specific points of procedural errors in the review process.

Conditions of publication

  The journal publishes scientific and intellectual researches in the fields of humanities, economics, social sciences, rights and political sciences written in Arabic, French or English.

  • The article should be original and new, not previously published, and should not be published for any magazine or conference, or has never been rejected in any magazine or conference.

  • The search is submitted in Word format with a minimum of 10 pages and not more than 25 pages in the Simpelied Arabic font size 14 on the Word format. The pages should be numbered sequentially.

  • Provide a summary of the research language, and another in English, each in a separate page that contains the title of the research, and 5-7 keywords and the summary of up to 350 words.

  • Write the title of the research and the name of the author, his scientific rank, and the institution in which he works on a separate page, and then write the title of the research again on the first page of the search without mentioning the name.

  • References and marginalization should be placed at the end of the article with their numbers.

  • Pay attention to the safety of language, strength of the phrase with the collection of documents and referrals at the end of the study.

  • Any article that does not respect technical and methodological standards is not published.

  • The author of the article is committed to the undertaking that he has never published his article, and will not submit it for publication in any other party until the arbitration proceedings are completed and published in the African journal of political sciences. In the event that the article is accepted for publication, all copyrights of the publication shall be published and may not be published in any other paper or electronic outlet without the written permission of the editor.

  • The researcher can be given a promise to publish if his article is approved, and the publication certificate may be handed over after issue of the issue.


Scientific expertise:

  • Articles that reach the editorial board are presented to experts who decide whether or not to publish the article.

  • The editorial board reserves the right to submit proposals for amendment and clarification according to the content of expert reports.

  • The journal is not responsible for the opinions and trends contained in the published work.

  • Articles with at least two arbitrators' visas must be published.

  • The results of the arbitration can not be challenged.