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Focus and Scope

The Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies aims to be the major conduit for publishing research carried out in African archaeology, anthropology, historical and heritage studies, heritage theory, architectural history as well as heritage and sustainable development, heritage tourism and museum studies. The journal editors recognize the absence of African philosophies in the heritage disciplines in Africa as well as in heritage debates around the world. Africa has a rich heritage philosophy which could enhance an understanding of cultural heritage holistically. Mainstreaming African knowledge systems to critical heritage studies will therefore be one of the main objectives of this publication.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, White Rose University Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

 Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, CNKI, Norwegian Scientific Database, and Web of Science. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know or make an indexing request directly with the service.

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