About the Journal

Chief Editor: Prof. Nina PAWLAKORCID

Studies in African Languages and Cultures (until 2018 known as Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures) founded in 1984, is owned by the University of Warsaw. The Journal is a forum for the publication of original works in various fields of African studies. Primarily focusing on African linguistics, including ethno- and sociolinguistics, it also covers African literature, African culture and history of Africa. It promotes research based on sources in African languages.

The Journal comprises articles, monographs, and reviews, as well as bibliographies, lexicographic studies and other source materials. Some issues are devoted to specialized topics or events.

Studies in African Languages and Cultures is an international, peer-reviewed, both printed and, since 2009, online BOAI-compliant open-access journal that is published once a year in December. Issues available on this website are exactly the same as their printed copies. 

All issues of the Journal are archived on the current website which is stored on the servers of University of Warsaw and will be always accessible for free in academic resources.

The Journal invites to submit the original and unpublished articles. No fees or any other charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time but note that only manuscripts submitted before 31st of January will be considered for publication in the issue scheduled for December the same year. The working language of the Journal is English.

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Journal Evaluation Markers:

Index Copernicus Value (ICV) 2022: 118.07
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Index 2021 (Punktacja MNiSW 2021): 40
Secondary Composite Index Diffusion (ICDS) 2021:  10
InfoBase Index (IBI) Factor 2019: 4

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Current Issue

2024: Special Issue: Hausa texts from Maradi (Niger) collected by Claude Gouffé in 1968 (with annotations in French)

SALC Special Issue 2024 is documentation of the Hausa oral tradition from Niger. The texts, originally handwritten notes from field research, are the legacy of the outstanding French researcher of the Hausa language and culture, Claude Gouffé (1926-2013). The edition preserves the original spelling rules of the texts and comments on linguistic forms and content. In the presented edition, records of interviews with an informant using the Hausa dialect from Niger are presented in thematically separate sections: ethnographic texts, oral literature texts (stories) and praise poetry (kirari).

Published: 24.06.2024

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