July 7th, 2020
The Journal of African Trade is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a special issue on The AfCFTA and African Trade. This special issue aims to provide a timely collection of articles that shed light on the challenges and opportunities that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents on the road towards achieving the long-standing goal of closer African economic and political integration, in particular at a time when the rest of the global economy is entering into an unprecedented global crisis after months of escalating trade tensions between the two leading global economies. Guest Editors for this special issue are Augustin Fosu (Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana), Hippolyte Fofack (Chief Economist, African Export-Import Bank, Egypt) and Andrew Mold (Economic Commission for Africa, Rwanda). The paper submission deadline is 30 September 2020. Please find the full call for papers here.
May 4th, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of African Trade (JAT) has been accepted for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ is a community-curated online directory of open access journals which aims to be the starting point of all information searches for quality, peer-reviewed, open access material. DOAJ's mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language. At present, the directory contains more than 14,500 open access journals from 133 countries and more than 4.8 million open access articles covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. The inclusion of the Journal of African Trade into the DOAJ is expected to significantly enhance the visibility of the journal.
March 18th, 2019
As of today, the online submission system for the Journal of African Trade (JAT) is live and open for submissions. JAT is owned by the African Export-Import Bank and seeks to publish articles that test, advance and develop models, frameworks and concepts in the broad areas of international trade and trade finance, economic growth and development, and international finance. The journal transferred to Atlantis Press from its previous publisher Elsevier at the beginning of this year and during a short interim period it was only possible to submit articles to JAT via email. However, from this moment onwards new submissions can only proceed through the Editorial Manager online submission system which can be accessed at https://www.editorialmanager.com/jaft/default.aspx. Note that the complete archive of JAT back to volume 1 is now also available on the Atlantis Press platform and can be found on the journal's homepage at https://www.atlantis-press.com/journals/jat
February 11th, 2019
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed an agreement with Atlantis Press to provide publishing services for the Journal of African Trade (JAT). Afreximbank launched JAT in 2014 with the aim to publish articles that test, advance and develop models, frameworks and concepts in the broad areas of international trade and trade finance, economic growth and development, and international finance, and to facilitate a greater understanding of the role of trade and trade-related issues in the process of economic development in Africa. The journal moves from its current publisher Elsevier and will continue to appear semi-annually as a fully Open Access publication. The first 2019 issue is expected to appear in June and the online system for new submissions is expected to open shortly.