Scientific African

Scientific African is a peer reviewed, open access, inter- and multidisciplinary scientific journal that is dedicated to expanding access to African research, increasing intra-African scientific collaboration, and building academic research capacity in Africa. The journal aims to provide a modern, highly-visible platform for publishing pan-African research and welcomes submissions from all scientific disciplines in the following broad categories: Agriculture and Food Security, Chemistry, Conservation and Sustainability Studies, Economics and Business, Environmental and Geosciences, Information Technology and Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Policy.

The journal welcomes submissions of full text research articles, reviews but also publishes invited perspectives and critical policy papers.

In support of Open Science, the open access journal Scientific African is partnering with SSRN to provide Scientific African First Look, a preprint site on which participating research will be showcased while it undergoes the review process. This will allow researchers to have very early access to forthcoming work, as well as supporting researchers in the early distribution of their research. First Look makes papers discoverable earlier in the publication process.

Preprints are preliminary research findings and have not yet benefited from a journal-moderated peer-review process. You can find peer-reviewed content from Scientific African at:

Scientific African First Look