The Australasian Review of African Studies (ARAS) Journal

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The Australasian Review of African Studies aims to contribute to a better understanding of Africa in Australasia and the Pacific. It is published twice a year in June and December by The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.  ARAS is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to provide critical, authoritative and accessible material on a range of African affairs that is interesting and readable to as broad an audience as possible, both academic and non-academic.

All articles are blind peer reviewed by two independent and qualified experts in their entirety prior to publication. Each issue includes both scholarly and generalist articles, a book review section (which normally includes a lengthy review essay), short notes on contemporary African issues and events (up to 2,000 words), as well as reports on research and professional involvement in Africa, and on African university activities. What makes the Review distinctive as a professional journal is this ‘mix’ of authoritative scholarly and generalist material on critical African issues written from very different disciplinary and professional perspectives.

The Review is available to all members of the African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific as part of their membership. Membership is open to anyone interested in African affairs, and the annual subscription fee is modest. The ARAS readership intersects academic, professional, voluntary agency and public audiences and includes specialists, non-specialists and members of the growing African community in Australia. There is also now a small but growing international readership which extends to Africa, North America and the United Kingdom.

As the only journal in Australia devoted to African affairs, ARAS aims to contribute to a better understanding of Africa in Australasia and the Pacific and thus to maintain an accepted and respected focus for the academic study of Africa in Australia. As our international readership increases we hope also to contribute to the wider discussion of African affairs.

Available electronically through Informit Databases.

All back issues of ARAS are available ‘open access’ on this website, and we encourage you to join AFSAAP and support this independent journal financially.

All ARAS articles are NOW listed and indexed through SCOPUS

European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)

ProQuest Social Science, Sociological Abstracts and PAIS

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Core Collection (ESCI) Emerging Sources Citation Index

and Ranked within the Excellence in Research for Australia Journals (ERA ID 18727)

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Subscription fees include membership to AFSAAP. From July 1st 2019 prices are as follows:

  • Student or Concession Card Holder: AU$70
  • Regular Member: AU$100 (International AU$110)
  • Organisational Member: AU$180  (International AU$200)