Paper Submissions

We invite submission of original unpublished full papers for the conference. Papers can be submitted against the main conference theme or one of the sub-themes. Submission of full paper (in PDF) not exceeding 8,000 words (including notes, tables, appendices, list of references, etc.) should be made via ConfTool which will be available from 11th May 2015 at the conference website. We especially encourage the participation of young researchers. The selection of the papers will be based on a peer review process. AfricaLics reserves the right to use available software to control for plagiarism and to take appropriate action in severe cases.

Selection process

Papers can be submitted against any of the themes from 11th May 2015 using an online submission system available through the conference website available through .  Paper submissions will be accepted through this system up to the 13th July 2015. 

All papers submitted will then be peer reviewed by members of the Conference Scientific Review Committee (to be made up of members of the University of Rwanda staff and senior scholars from the AfricaLics community).  Each paper will be reviewed by two reviewers and scored on relevance to the conference themes, originality, research methods and scientific quality.

Principal authors of accepted papers will be notified after 21st August 2015.

The paper submission for the 2nd AfricaLics conference is now open through ConfTool.