The African Legal Studies Blog is a platform accessible and available to everyone interested in political and legal developments on the African continent. Therefore, we are always looking for new authors to contribute articles to our blog. If you are interested in participating in our focus months or have other issues you would like to see published, please feel free to get in touch and contact us with your ideas.

You can find more information in our current Calls for Papers:

Besides the topics specifically mentioned in our Calls for Papers, we are open to reviewing articles focusing on other issues related to (legal) developments linked to the African continent.

Kindly include all information requested when submitting your paper:

  • Working Title
  • Your full name and affiliation
  • One or two sentences about your affiliation
  • Your social media profiles, should you wish to be tagged
  • Relevant links, videos, pictures (embedded/hyperlinked)
  • Tags: 5-6
  • Indication of word count
  • Citation

Submit your contribution to:

A few rules

You are kindly asked to refrain from promoting companies or commercial services through your contributions. Your submission must be your personal work. We take plagiarism very seriously and will terminate our working relationship immediately.

Your submission should consist of around 1000 words. For clearer readability, kindly include sub-titles for sections of the article. Also, kindly hand in your draft in word format.

Once we have received your contribution, our team of editors will review your article. We decide whether to decline or accept any contribution at our sole discretion and inform you about the publication. We reserve the right to ask you for minor editing. While the time for this review process is generally short, kindly highlight if your article touches upon an ongoing development in order for us to respect the time-sensitive nature of your contribution.

We are looking forward to publishing your contributions on