About the Journal
African Arts promotes investigation of the interdisciplinary connections among the arts, anthropology, history, language, politics, religion, performance, and cultural and global studies.
The journal is published quarterly, in February (Spring issue, no. 1), May (Summer issue, no. 2), August (Autumn issue, no. 3), and November (Winter issue, no. 4). Production of each issue begins approximately six months prior to publication date, and it is sent to press approximately three months before publication. All articles have been reviewed by members of the editorial boards and/or outside reviewers.
African Arts subscribes to the ethical guidelines of the College Arts Association (https://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/art-history-ethics), in particular §II.B.2 (Acknowledgment of Sources and Assistance) and §II.C.1 (The Illegal Traffic in Works of Art and Responsibilities of Art Historians to Discourage Illegal Traffic in Works of Art), and of the African Studies Association (https://africanstudies.org/about-the-asa/asa-ethical-conduct-guidelines/#informed%20consent%20and%20confidentiality), in particular §3 (Informed Consent and Confidentiality).
Our Policy On The Use Of AI Tools By Authors
We adhere to the policy of our distributor, the MIT Press, regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in journal publication. The MIT Press does not allow AI tools such as ChatGPT or large language models (LLMs) to be listed as authors of our publications. The emerging consensus of scholarly organizations, including the Committee on Publication Ethics, is that AI tools do not meet the requirements for authorship since they cannot assume ethical and legal responsibility for their work. MIT Press authors must represent to the press and to readers that their work is original as well as responsible and scholarly in its use of material created by others. Authors who use AI tools to produce text or images/graphics, or to collect data, must inform their editors of this use and be transparent about it in their manuscripts so that readers understand the role of these tools in the development of the work. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscripts including any portions produced by AI tools, and are liable for any ethical breaches that may result from the use of such content.