About the Journal

“About The Yoruba Studies Review”

YSR is co-edited by three scholars:

Toyin Falola, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin,

Akin Ogundiran, Department of Africana Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and

Akintunde Akinyemi, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida, Gainesville

The Yoruba Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yoruba peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yoruba transnational, national, and regional presence, both in their West Africa’s homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic /applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yoruba affairs and the intersections with other communities and practices worldwide. The journal will foster and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches dealing with a wide range of theoretical and applied topics including, but not limited to: cultural production, identities, religion, arts and aesthetics, history, language, knowledge system, philosophy, gender, media, popular culture, education and pedagogy, politics, business, economic issues, social policy, migration, geography and landscape, environment, health, technology, and sustainability.

The Yoruba Studies Review seeks to serve as the platform for a new generation of transformative scholarship that is based on cutting-edge research, novel methodologies, and interpretations that tap into the deep wells of Yoruba epistemology and ontology. YSR will also publish critical review essays, book reviews, and scholarly debates on topical issues.

The Yoruba Studies Review will publish research and review manuscripts in the five languages that are primarily used in the Yoruba world– English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yoruba. Where possible, abstracts of papers will be translated into English.

A section on “Archives” will reprint older materials to provide a wider access to a variety of documents.

Manuscript Style
All documents must be prepared in MS Word or Rich Text format. All sections of the manuscript, including title page, abstract, acknowledgments, references, figure-captions, tables, and set-off quotes must be double-spaced and number consecutively. Submissions must be sent electronically as email attachment to yorubastudies@gmail.com (cc. toyinfalola@austin.utexas.edu) Authors are responsible for supplying professionally drafted figures, suitable for reproduction, and are responsible for obtaining necessary permissions. Camera-ready illustrations may be submitted in hard copy or in electronic format.

Original manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Yoruba language.

The Yoruba Studies Review will be published twice during the academic year, in the fall (October) and spring (April) semesters respectively. The first issue of YSR will appear in in 2015. We invite scholars to submit original manuscripts (not exceeding 10,000 words including references and endnotes). Each article must include an abstract (not more than 150 words) that summarizes the work’s argument, method, findings, and significance. Book reviews must not exceed 1000 words.

The Yoruba Studies Review is hosted by three institutions:
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of Florida, Gainesville

Editorial Board:

All posted materials should be addressed to:

Editorial Office
Yoruba Studies Review
Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin
104 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712-0220

The subscription rate in the U.S. and Canada is $20 per copy for individuals, and $45 for annual subscriptions for institutions. For overseas subscriptions, postage will be added

For general inquiry, send e-mail to: toyinfalola@austin.utexas.edu

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