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The Editorial Board of African Journal for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism (AJPCT) invites scholarly articles on issue relating to Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Transnational Organized Crime in Africa for publication in the above journal. AJPCT is a peer-reviewed and cross-disciplinary journal published by the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT).The scope of subject matter of interest for the journal includes conceptual and field research on Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Counterterrorism, Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism as well as issues related to Human Security and building community resilience.

The ACSRT will pay an amount of 500 US Dollars as honorarium to authors whose articles are accepted and finally published by the Editorial Board.


Guidelines for submission of articles as follows:

a. Articles should be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1.5 line-spacing, and should have limit of 8,000-10,000 words count excluding references.

b. The 6th edition of the APA referencing style is to be used.

c. Articles are to be preceded by an Abstract of not more than 250 words and should contain 5 keywords listed in alphabetical order. The main article should generally be divided into Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion and Recommendation.

d. The title of the article, names and addresses of author(s), institutional affiliation and status should be clearly stated on the first page of the article.

e. The pages should be numbered consecutively.

f. Authors are to use the appropriate formal writing voice and avoid the use of first-person pronouns.

g. Authors are to email the soft copy (MS Word) of their articles to the Editor via – journalmanager@acsrt.org with copies to registry@acsrt.org and LeckibyM@africa-union.org

h. Deadlines for submission are as follows; April 30th for the June edition. September 30th for the December edition. April 30th for the June edition. September 30th for the December edition.

Papers submitted to the editorial board for consideration could be written in any of the African Union Official Languages (English, French, Arabic and Portuguese) and should be original, well-researched and analytical with relevant and realistic policy recommendations. The articles should not be under assessment for publication elsewhere. The AJPCT is a bi-annual publication released in June and December each year. Special editions on specific themes are published at intervals as decided by the Editorial Board.

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