About the Journal

The IJAHE is published by the International Network for Higher Education in Africa in cooperation with the Association of African Universities and is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa. It is indexed by African Journals Online and SCOPUS.

I. Focus and Scope

IJAHE aims to advance knowledge and promote research, as well as provide a forum for policy discussion and analysis on diverse higher education issues in the African continent. IJAHE anticipates assuming a vital role in shaping discourse, reporting new frontiers and creating a nexus for communication and networking among a wide array of researchers, students, academicians, policy makers and policy analysts interested in and concerned with higher education in Africa.

IJAHE, as a multidisciplinary journal, publishes research articles, essays and reviews on a multitude of higher education issues in Africa. The Journal also comes out in special issues that are comparative and theme-based in nature. The Journal considers issues not only on the theory and practice of African higher education from scholars around the world but also strongly encourages higher education practitioners in the continent to contribute and share their expertise and experience. The Journal serves as an independent and unbiased forum that accommodates a wide variety of perspectives and analyses, which are solid in their formulation and organization.

II. Peer Review Process

IJAHE follows a "double blind” peer review system to evaluate every unsolicited manuscript.
Authors will be notified on the status of their submissions as soon as the review process is completed.
All manuscripts sent out to peer-reviewers are accompanied by a letter inviting them to evaluate the scientific merit of manuscripts on the account of the the following criteria:

  • Importance and relevance of the subject matter
  • Originality of the approach
  • Soundness of the scholarship
  • Degree of interest to the Journal’s readership
  • Clarity of organisation
  • Strength of the argument
  • Writing style/quality

Narrative or descriptive articles lacking in analytical content are not likely to be accepted.

Reviewers are required to offer one of the following recommendations:

a) Publish as it stands
b) Publish with minor revisions
c) Resubmit/Requires major revisions (to be selected only if the paper has real promise)
d) Reject (reviewer supplies comments to be sent to the author)
e) Refer to a specialist
f) Refer to another journal (reviewer suggests journal titles)

III. 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.

Creative Commons License

The work published in the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



VII. Frequency

IJAHE is published three times a year. 

VIII. Fees

The International Journal of African Higher Education does not charge fees.

IX. Journal History

The International Journal of African Higher Education an academic publication launched in 2014 by the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, based at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa with support from the Association of African Universities, Boston College Libraries, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.