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Journal of African Languages and Linguistics

Ed. by Ameka, Felix K. / Amha, Azeb

2 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.800

CiteScore 2017: 0.76

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.327
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.126

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    Your benefits:
    • High-impact forum in African linguistics
    • Original contributions on all aspects of African language studies
    • Theoretical and data-driven approach
    • High quality peer-review

    Aims and Scope

    The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics was founded in 1979 and has established itself as an important refereed forum for publications in African linguistics. The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics welcomes original contributions on all aspects of African language studies, synchronic as well as diachronic, theoretical as well as data-oriented. The journal further contains a list of recently published books on African languages and linguistics, which many libraries find to be of use for the acquisition of books. The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

    • Any topic within African languages and linguistics studies

    Article formats
    Research articles, Book reviews

    Contributors should submit their manuscripts prepared following the guidelines in the Instructions for authors. The manuscripts should be submitted per e-mail to jall@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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    Type of Publication:
    researchers and professionals in the field of African languages and linguistics

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    All contributions, as well as books for review, and all correspondence concerning editorial matters are to be sent to Dr. Felix Ameka.

    Your benefits of publishing with us

    • Rapid online ahead-of publication with short turnaround times
    • High quality manuscript processing
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    Submission process
    • Submission of your paper
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • Decision on your paper (10 weeks from submission to first decision)
    • If accepted your paper will be published with immediate open access
    • Publication online and in print (8 weeks from acceptance to publication)
    Please note We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics was founded in 1979.

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    Editorial Information

    Felix K. Ameka
    African Languages and Cultures
    Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
    P.O. Box 9515
    2300 RA Leiden
    The Netherlands
    e-mail: F.K.Ameka@hum.leidenuniv.nl

    Azeb Amha
    African Studies Centre Leiden
    Leiden University
    P.O. Box 9555
    2300 RB Leiden
    The Netherlands

    Emeritus Founding Editor
    Paul Newman
    Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

    Editorial Assistant
    Isabella Jordanoska
    Leiden University, The Netherlands
    e-mail: jall@hum.leidenuniv.nl

    Executive Committee
    Enoch O. Aboh
    Anneke O. Breedveld
    Maarten Kossmann
    Constance Kutsch Lojenga
    Maarten Mous
    Saskia van Putten
    Thilo C. Schadeberg
    Harry Stroomer

    Editorial Board
    Thomas Bearth (Zurich, Switzerland)
    Hounkpati B. C. Capo (Garome)
    Lars Hellan (Trondheim, Norway)
    Larry M. Hyman (Berkeley, USA)
    Lutz Marten (London, UK)
    Joyce T. Mathangwane (Gaborone, Botswana)
    A. Motingea Mangulu (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
    Gerard Philippson (Paris/Lyon, France)
    Mechthild Reh (Hamburg, Germany)
    Eno-Abasi Urua (Uyo, Nigeria)
    Baye Yimam (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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