What is the Value of Africa Knowledge Project?



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Excellence in Electronic Publishing in advancing the art and science of electronic publication.

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AKP promotes Critical African Studies. It disseminates Africa-Centered,
Evidence-Based Knowledge on Africa and Global African Diaspora.

What is the value of Africa Knowledge Project?

The value of AKP is that it is generating the kind of critical material that many colleges and universities lack. In essence, we focus on materials that theorize from Africa outward, rather than begin from externally generated theories to then construct Africa. We aim to serve the needs of institutions, as well as the academic needs of students and scholars not just by delivering Africa-centered knowledge that is often missing in texts on Africa in many university collections, but by insisting that epistemologically, this is the preferred method for engaging Africa. The issue of critical African knowledge is important because of the role it plays in the citation and visibility of scholars pursuing this intellectual path. If the collective research of scholars defining the world through African cognitive frames is not part of university collections, it is our view that university is falling short of its global academic mission. Because it is imperative, during this fracturing of the old imperial world, to understand the world from multiple perspectives, we would like universities and colleges around the world to help meet this need in the African and African Diaspora field by subscribing to Africa Knowledge Project.

Top Ten Facts About Africa Knowledge Project

  • All peer-reviewed journals published and distributed by Africa Resource Center, Inc., are electronic, online journals. They are not print journals.

  • We have been publishing since 1999 and have established our presence as publishers of high-quality, scholarly content on African and Global African Diaspora. We are also early pioneers in using the Web as a medium for publishing and distributing scholarship.

  • We won an award for excellence in electronic publishing from the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP). The award was given to the journal that was deemed most successful in advancing the art and science of electronic publication.

  • We were honorable mentioned twice by Internet Scout Report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • We were recognized by PBS as the Best of the Web Resource on Africa.

  • We were honored by Vanity Fair magazine (2007) and Intute (2010) as the Best Educational Resource on Africa.

  • We were favorable reviewed by BBC.

  • Our journals are highly noted and widely linked to top universities and research centers around the world.

  • Our ejournals are indexed and abstracted by leading commercial publishers around the world such as EBSCO, ELSEVIER, HW Wilson, OCLC, and Proquest.

  • We are listed in WorldCat, Ulrich Web, Informine, DOAJ and Open J-Gate due to the high quality of Africa-centered, and evidence-based scholarship and research we publish.