Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.

ITYOPIS Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NEAJ)

For those interested in publishing original research in the humanities and social sciences on the Horn of Africa. This new, annual, peer-reviewed journal is published at Mekelle University, in Ethiopia, edited by Dr. Wolbert Smidt and Dr. Yideg Alemayehu.

It has published issues Ityopis No. 1 (2011), Ityopis No. 2 (2012); with Ityopis No. 3 (2013, but due out 2016; on museums and heritage),  Ityopis No. 4  (2014, due out in 2016; on modern society and the developmental state); and several special issues Ityopis Supplement I (2015)Ityopis Supplement II (2016; on affordable housing and urban planning), Ityopis Supplement III (2017; on history of arts and architecture in Ethiopia). The countries addressed are Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Southern Sudan, Sudan. The disciplines covered are social and cultural anthropology, history (including ethnohistory), cultural studies, heritage studies, archaeology, philology, linguistics, epigraphy, literature (including oral literature), political science and human geography. The journal publishes research articles, but also book reviews, conference reports, and abstracts of ongoing research projects. Opportunities to publish special issues are available.

About Wendy Belcher

Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies. Author of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Instructor of Deep Reading Journals as Publishing Praxis.