Extension of Deadline: Call for Papers: African Solutions Journal

6 June, 2024

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie

Managing Editor: Happi Cynthia

Publisher: African Solution Journal

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 16th, 2024

Date of Publication: 25th November 2024.

Estimated articles: Four-Five.

Keywords: Climate-induced conflicts, sustainable practices, peace processes, responses to insecurity, security initiatives, green transition, climate security, human security, RECs, RMs, AU and UN.

Key Themes: AU-UN partnerships, Climate peace and security, Energy security and transition, Women peace and security.

Possible case studies: n/a

Title: Volume 2 Issue 2

Key Questions

  • What has been and are the responses of international organisations like the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and the Regional Economic Community (REC) when it comes to dealing with security challenges on the continent?
  • What are some of the challenges and potential solutions to security threats associated to energy transition in Africa?
  • What has been the role of women in peace processes across Africa and how can it be enhanced for more meaningful participation?
  • What is the nexus between climate change and human security in Africa and what are some of the strategies and concrete actions/initiatives that needs to be taken to combat climate change and its impacts?
  • How can the AU and UN strengthen and sustain their strategic partnership in today’s evolving multipolar global order?

Submission process 

All submissions should be sent with a clear subject line [Journal submission: Title of article] to h.cynthia@ipss-addis.org. We aim to attract scholars working on security studies, peace and security, international and regional structures, actors, and African peace operations. Submission should critically examine emerging challenges, responses to these challenges, and challenges that exist or add to existing perspectives and focus on the unique African-led examples emerging from the themes.

We welcome both individual and co-authored proposals for consideration for publication. Individual paper proposals will be evaluated on merit even if submitted as part of a group submission. Individual scholars interested in submitting an individual paper proposal are invited to submit: (1) a proposed title; (2) 250-word abstract; (3) a biography of the author; (4) the submitted paper should be between 6000-8000 words include referencing. Scholars interested in submitting as a group are invited to submit: (1) a proposed title; (2) 250-word proposal/abstract for each paper; (3) biographies of the proposed authors; and (4) the submitted paper should be between 6000-8000 words include referencing.


Each paper observes a 6000-8000-word limit. The word limit applies to included tables, charts, and other possible attachments. Materials presented must be original and not published either in full or part elsewhere without the publisher’s express permission. The text of the article should be Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. There should be 2.0 spacing before and after a header. All headers should be Times New Roman font size 12, Bold. Referencing should follow the style as specified on the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). All papers should be organised with the common framework as listed below,

  • Addressing the problem(s) and explaining the paper’s purpose and scope using single or multiple theoretical analyses and relevant literature;
  • Presenting a clear discussion section of the materials presented;
  • Highlighting some of the unique African-led experience being observed;
  • Using correct reference style in citations and references, and;
  • Offering a conclusion with clear policy implications and contributions to theory/knowledge.

Timelines for publication

Call for Papers May 20th 2024;

Submission of proposed title, abstracts and a biography of the author(s): On or before June 16th, 2024;

Date of First Draft Submission:  28th July 2024

  1. Proposed title;
  2. 250-word abstract;
  3. A biography of the author(s);
  4. A submitted paper between 6000-8000 words includes referencing;

Author(s) work on revisions- 31st August 2024;

Revisions submitted to Editorial team for proofreading and copyediting: 29th September 2024;

Copyedits sent back to author(s): 27th October 2024;

Publication: 25th November 2024.