Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness [PROUDFLESH], is a peer-reviewed journal, a terrain for promoting exchange, thinking, for igniting the common impulse to create, to perform, to interrogate in spite of the odds fuelled by repression and rootlessness.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

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Review Essays

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Book Reviews

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Inter/Views

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New Black Poetry

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Musical Reviews

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Special Review Articles

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Stories

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Poems

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Court Document

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Song

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Videos

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Post Verdict

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General Dossier

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Visual Art

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Creative Works and Articles

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Film Reviews

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Exhibition Reviews

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Peer Review Process

ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness peer reviews all scholarly articles published in this journal. Generally, evaluations are elicited from one or two reviewers depending on the initial assessment of the article by the co-editors.

Reviewing Your Paper Submission (Publishing your manuscript)

Once you have submitted your paper for a review, you must email us to indicate your copyright option. The review will not start until an email notification has been sent and acknowledged.

  • Copyright conferment for your submission
  • If non-exclusive or open-access is chosen, payment of the article is required prior to publication

All authors must email their decision of copyright conferment prior to the review of their articles. A confirmation email will be sent to your account email address.

Peer Review Process

The journal editor(s) make an initial appraisal of each submission. If the topic and treatment seem potentially appropriate for the journal, the manuscript is sent out to 2 reviewers.

ARC Journals has a "double blind" peer review process. Authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers become aware of the identity of the authors after the article is published.

A decision on the manuscript may take 2 months depending on delays in obtaining reviewers. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place on the Africa Resource Knowledge Project system. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional high-quality, peer-review standards are applied to all submission to Africa Resource Knowledge Project.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times a year. Issues are published as articles are accepted and processed for publication. Special issues are coordinated by Guest Editors and published separately.

Subscription

Subscribers to ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness (PROUDFLESH) receive a Table of Content via electronic mail when a new issue of the journal is published. The journal is published twice a year and is available only in electronic format to paid subscribers. There is no print version of the journal. Subscriptions require payment.

 

Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Article: 8.99 (USD)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this article.

Please note the the article download is a one-time use. This means it should only be used by you, and if you are a librarian, by the user who requested the article. The article should not be held in digital storage, distributed, or made available to any other user. The article should not be included in any personal or institutional repository, course packs, online teaching systems (Blackboard, WebCT, Moodle, etc) or in any collection by the institution or the user.

Part of becoming a paid institutional subscriber to the journal is to provide means for all students, faculty, and individuals at the institution access to a wealth of relevant and scholarly research on Africa and African Diaspora. Institutional subscription is on a calendar year (Jan 1 to December 31), and institutional access is by IP authentication. Please, put a request with your librarian to purchase annual institutional subscription to the journal.

If you choose, you may also pay for an individual subscription. Rates are available here. Please scroll down to view the the individual rate: http://www.africaknowledgeproject.org/index.php/proudflesh/user/subscriptions

 

Special Issue Guidelines

Guidelines for Proposals

Special issues cover a similar topic, and are solicited, collected and edited by a Guest Editor. The guest editor may add additional papers that are relevant to the special issue at their discretion.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue, please email the following information to the Editor.

  • Define the focus and objectives of the special issue;
  • Identify the Guest Editor(s);
  • List the set of papers to be submitted as part of the special issue (minimum of 5 papers and 1 editorial); and
  • Indicate the publishing copyright conferment for each article. Authors that require non-exclusive and open-access right must pay an article fee.


Guest Editor Role and Responsibilities

A Guest Editor is a Subject Editor selected by the Journal Editors to oversee a special issue. The responsibilities of a Guest Editor include:

  • Finalizing the focus and objectives of the special issue, together with the journal Editors;
  • Deciding upon a deadline for manuscript submissions to the special issue, with the help of the managing editor;
  • Guest Editors must collect and submit a minimum of 5 high quality papers to trigger the review process; and
  • Indicate the publishing copyright conferment for each article from each author. Authors that require non-exclusive and open-access right must pay article fee.