Journal of the Museum of African Art
ISSN: 1821-4851 (print)
ISSN: 2334-9832 (web)
Museum of African Art in Belgrade
Miroslava Lukić Krstanović (PhD), Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade
Aleksandra Prodanović Bojović , Museum of African Art, Belgrade
About the Journal
Afrika – Studies in Art and Culture is a multilingual, peer-reviewed academic journal, published biannually by the Museum of African Art in Belgrade and accessible both online and as a printed publication. The journal aims at providing the academic community, Africanists, students and the general public with recent research on the diverse creative expressions of Africa and the complex cultural and social processes in African countries and the diaspora, as well as the reception of African art and culture within specific European/Western frameworks. The journal publishes papers, interviews, exhibition and book reviews, conference reports, etc. Special attention is given to the production of the Museum of African Art, as to that of relevant world museums and specialized institutions in this area of study. The journal fosters a multi-disciplinary / inter-disciplinary approach which enables multi-layered interpretations in the fields of social studies and the humanities: anthropology, art history, philology and literature, archaeology, ethnomusicology, museology, as well as the history and theory of film and photography, performing arts, and others.
The AFRIKA journal is categorized as a scientific journal by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (from the first issue, published in 2009). The categorization is based on various criteria, among which are the competence of the editorial board and the reviewing process.
The reviewing process
Review of scientific papers is overseen by the editorial board. Manuscripts submitted by authors are forwarded to reviewers based on the topic of the papers. Reviewers are chosen among university experts and scholars. The review process is anonymous, wherein reviewers are known to the journal editor but whose names are not given to the article's author. Likewise, the reviewers do not know the author's identity, as any identifying information is stripped from the document before review. Reviewers fill out a form for every manuscript they read, in which they give their opinion and qualitative assessment of the paper. The approval of two independent reviewers, followed by the editor’s approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript.