Academic journal article African Studies Review

From the Editors

Academic journal article African Studies Review

From the Editors

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Periodically, we take to the pages of the African Studies Review to thank the truly unsung heroes of our stellar journal: those scholars who review manuscripts for us. As editors with our own specific knowledge of Africa, we could not possibly evaluate the substance of all of the manuscripts submitted to our journal. Instead we rely on the expertise of our reviewers.

The database of nearly 2500 reviewers has grown from its roots in the 1997 membership list of the African Studies Association. Over the years, we have added hundreds of names on the recommendation of those on the list, who tell us in effect, "I cannot review this manuscript right now, but you should contact so-and-so." While the African Studies Review is published by the African Studies Association, we do not limit our database of reviewers to ASA members.

If you would like to review manuscripts - or books - for the African Studies Review, or if you would like to update an obsolete reviewer profile, please visit the journal's Web site at http://www.umass.edu/anthro/asr/ msreviews.html, and follow the steps listed on "How to Become a Peer Reviewer."

When we decide to review a manuscript, we query our database of reviewers to match the topic, country(ies), and discipline of the manuscript with the expertise represented by our reviewers. …

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