Submissions & Reviews

Editorial Policy

OFO accepts contributions from anyone interested in Africa, African Diaspora and related subject areas. Submissions may include scholarly articles, commentaries, review articles, film and book reviews. Manuscripts must be written in English and must not be more than 30 pages, clearly typed with Microsoft Word Times New  Roman 12 points font size, and double-spaced with one-inch margin on all sides.  Articles should include a brief abstract, and a short biography with author's full name, title, current affiliation, a brief description of relevant publications, and full postal address/phone/fax/email details of author(s).

Authors are asked to strictly limit their use of underlining and bolding. Tables should be kept to a minimum and should be typed on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should indicate their source(s) typed below the tables and submitted in grayscale (black and white) in .gif or .jpg format. Diagrams and photographs or 'Figures' as they are known generally, should be referred to as such in the manuscript and numbered consecutively.

Documentation Style

OFO uses the Chicago Manual of Style 15th Edition. All endnotes must be inserted and numbered automatically as generated by a word processor program such as Microsoft Word. They are placed at the end of the documents Notes.  Do not insert endnotes and numbers manually. Articles should be submitted as email attachments to the editor as indicated on the submission guideline. No bibliography or reference listing is required with this style of documentation.  The Editor and Editorial Board reserve the right to make minor changes to any manuscript to me the mission, objectives and/or house style of the journal.

Book Review

Books for review should be submitted to the book review editor:

Dr. Raphael C. Njoku
Department of History
The University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts for consideration for publication in OFO should be sent as email attachment to: All submission must be in word document; pdf versions are not acceptable.

Dr Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa
Professor of History & Director, Africana Studies
132 Shatzel Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel: 419-372-2269 Fax: 419-372-2571

All submissions accepted for consideration on will be evaluated anonymously by at least two external peer reviewers. Likewise, feedback from reviewed will be communicated to authors anonymously. Submissions for consideration must be original work that have not been published previously and are currently not being reviewed by any other publication outlet.

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