Publisher: GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Africa Spectrum was first published in 1966 by the GIGA Institute of
African Affairs (IAA) in Hamburg. It is an inter-disciplinary journal
dedicated to scientific exchange between the continents. The journal
focuses on socially relevant issues related to political, economic and
socio-cultural problems and events in Africa as well as on Africa's role
within the international system.
For more than four decades Africa Spectrum has regularly provided three
times per year profound analyses of current issues in political, social
and economic life; culture; and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Articles covering various topics are regularly included, but the journal
also publishes special issues devoted to specific subjects. The editing
of such a special issue by a guest editor is possible by arrangement.
The journal also includes historical studies that illuminate current
events on the continent. In addition, it carries debates, short
contributions and book reviews.
Africa Spectrum is published in English only. The journal also accepts
French- and German-language articles during the review process; however,
accepted articles will have to be translated into English before
publication (either by the author or through the editorial department).
Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien
Institute of African Affairs
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
Africa Spectrum is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on
Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: Vol 44, No 1 (2009)
Date: 30 June 2009