Contributor’s Guidelines

Focus and Scope

Swahili Forum invites you to submit papers on all aspects of Swahili language, culture, society, politics, history, religion, philosophy and whatever can be labeled as Swahili Studies (which is neither a geographically nor an ethnic circumscribed area) as well as book reviews pertaining to these topics. Writers are also welcome to submit original works such as poems or short stories. As well, we invite our contributors to submit bibliographical information on Swahili topics.
Authors should bear in mind that Swahili Forum is an academic peer review journal with a readership commonly well-informed about Swahili Studies and thus ought to relate their writings to the relevant secondary literature.
Papers and reviews will be published in Swahili, English, French and German. All papers should be accompanied by an English (or additionally Swahili) abstract of not more than 250 words. Please also include a brief biographical note about the author.

Copyright Notice

The journal allows the authors to hold the copyright and the publishing rights without restrictions; it has no Creative-Commons-Licence.
Submitted papers can only be accepted for publication if they have neither been published nor are being considered for publication elsewhere. If your paper has been published in another language or form you must inform the editors. Please note that Swahili Forum does only publish one article per author and year. While having the right to make modifications, the editors will not make major amendments without the author’s consent. Authors are not charged for their manuscripts' review and publication.
Authors are responsible for the reproduction of any material in which they do not hold copyright, obtain authorization and show proof of it. They also should include the specific acknowledgements in their manuscript.

Privacy Statement

Private information concerning the contributors entered in Swahili Forum site will be used only for the defined objectives of this journal and will not be made accessible for any other purpose or party.

ISSN 1614-2373

Instructions for Contributors (.pdf)