Alafarika for Studies and Consultancy welcomes your willingness to publish with us and accepts publications including books, papers, and articles in our areas of interest. We focus more on the challenges and issues of strategic dimensions in Africa in general, with greater emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Areas of interest include politics, developmental issues, economics, technology, security challenges, terrorism, and other societal challenges.
To contact us about publishing, please send us your proposal (via email in MS Word format) to [email protected]. And because Alafarika offers the author of books and paper series a financial reward, the management of Alafarika will screen and evaluate the significance of the proposal; It should include the proposed title, the data and its sources, the methodology and approach of analysis, the expected results, and the target audience. The topic must be strong, original, and not have been published before. The proposal must be exclusive to Alafarika for Studies and Consultancy, which reserves the right to translate, print, publish, and distribute it.
The Alafarika editorial board reviews all submitted studies and research materials and provides the author with comments or recommendations from the editorial board and review committee. The material will be published only after the required modifications/recommendations are made.
If the author is publishing for the first time with Alafarika, the author is required to attach a recent passport-sized color photograph with a white background and a short biographical profile of 150 words.
In the case of publishing books and Africania series, the author and Alafarika must sign a publishing agreement that defines the obligations and rights of each party.
Alafarika publications can be classified into the following categories:
The books published by Alafarika cover studies and research that shed light on issues related to Africa, study regional and global transformations, and anticipate future scenarios from geopolitical, strategic, economic, security, and other perspectives.
- The book’s plan should be strong, original, and represent a new contribution to its scholarly field.
- It must adhere to the requirements of scientific research in terms of methodology, validity of data and information, honesty in quoting sources, accuracy in citing references, and textual and linguistic coherence without excessive verbosity and repetition.
- The book proposal should include an executive summary (about 800 words), an introduction, the methodology, a theoretical framework, a main text on the topic, and a conclusion with the main results.
Language: Alafarika publishes its books in both Arabic and English.
Word count: no less than 30,000 words (including footnotes and references).
The proposal must show that the study is robust and innovative and that it will represent a new contribution to its scientific field.
It must meet the standards of scientific studies in terms of methodology, accuracy of data and information, honesty in quoting and citing sources, textual sequencing, and linguistic coherence without excessive repetition.
The study plan should include an executive summary (about 250 words), an introduction, methodology and theoretical framework, a body text adhering to specific study points, and a conclusion containing the main findings.
Language: This series is published in both Arabic and English.
Word count: between 8,000 and 15,000 words (including footnotes and references).
Alafarika publishes its research papers in periodicals or on its website in both Arabic and English. Research papers deal with political, strategic, economic, security, and technological issues.
Criteria: Research papers must meet internationally recognized scientific publishing standards, be original and not be published in any way on any other academic platforms or websites.
Word count: between 3,000 and 5,000 words (including footnotes and references).
Situation Reports are articles that provide in-depth reports and analysis of current African issues. Topics covered include new trends, non-state actors, or regional developments in their relationship with the world. Situation Reports seek to explain and contextualize the reasons behind contemporary issues and predict possible outcomes.
Criteria: It must meet the criteria for objective publication and not be published in any way on any other platform or website.
Word count: between 1,000 and 2,000 words (including footnotes and references).