Open call - Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS) Chief Editor

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JCAS Open Call for Chief Editor
JCAS Open Call for Chief Editor

The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS), hosted at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will be appointing a new Chief Editor to start in January 2022.

 JCAS is an interdisciplinary journal in the human sciences which seeks to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change in Africa. Established in 1981, it publishes research on African societies and their location within the global political economy; topics include culture, gender, labour, land and politics. The journal is published four times a year by Routledge, Taylor& Francis Ltd. JCAS is peer reviewed, has an international subscription and hosts a well established editorial board and committee.

The ideal candidate for our next Chief Editor would be:

  • Located on the African continent
  • Have extensive experience in journal editing
  • Have exemplary scholarship and a record of publication and peer recognition in the Humanities and Social Sciences within a field that resonates with the journal
  • Have experience in mentorship and the development of a new generation of African scholars
  • Have strong networks and experience with engaging African scholars on the continent and in the diaspora

Applications can be submitted to:
Bulelani Mothlabane –

by 20 November 2021

For queries contact ISER Director:
Prof Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha -