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For those interested in publishing articles on the Black experience.
Founded in 1970 by Afrocentric scholar Molefi Kete Asante, the Journal of Black Studies is an interdisciplinary social science journal, with a focus on sociology, politics, economics, and history. It publishes quantitative analysis as well as close readings of texts in Africana studies. Critical race theory is a frequent topic. Topics range from education and Black health to Beyoncé and hip hop. There are often articles on W.E.B. Du Bois. Some articles also discuss Blackness beyond the U.S. context. It is published eight times a year, on time, by SAGE.
Useful for submission
Word Count: No longer than 25 pages
Issues per year: 8
Number of articles: 5 articles per issue; 40 articles per year
Current volume number: 50
Citation style: APA style
Abstract length: 100-150 words and 4 to 5 keywords
Upcoming special issues (if available):
Relevant Editors: Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama, Michael Dawson, and Cornel West
Open access?: No