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Economy -Politics - Social Life – Culture.

Monthly Review of the Centre d’Etudes pour l’Action Sociale (Research Center for Social Action) -CEPAS

Brief history

Founded in January 1961 under the name of "Documents pour l'Action", Congo-Afrique is, since January 1965, the expression organ of the Centre d’Etudes pour l’Action Sociale (Research Center for Social Action). Congo-Afrique is a scientific peer journal that appears ten times a year and whose articles focus on economic, political, legal, social and cultural issues of DR Congo and Africa.

Editorial Board and Scientific Council of Congo-Afrique

The publication of an article in the Congo-Afrique journal is not chargeable. Articles are subjected to a blind peer review process and published based on their quality. Manuscripts are submitted to the editorial team (Editor-in-Chief, Assistant Editor and Editorial Assistant) who, in turn, hands the project over to one or more members of the scientific board made up of various specialists, related to Congo-Afrique themes (Economy, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Culture) for peer review. Sometimes the project may be referred to other specialists to review the relevance and accuracy of the comments and whether the article meets high quality standards for publication in the journal. If the scientific team considers that the publication project is relevant, and well-documented based on comments from reviewers, the editorial team takes over to suggest updates or corrections before alignment for publication. It should be noted that the review process for the publication project can take up to more than one month. Thus, articles published in Congo-Afrique are selected on merit, therefore their review and publication remain absolutely free-of-charge.

Editing Protocol: Recommendations

  1. The draft articles submitted to Congo-Afrique must deal with questions relating to Economy, Politics, Law, Social Life or Culture.
  2. Articles will not exceed 6,000 words (15 pages maximum). An electronic version (as a doc file) of the draft article will be sent (free of charge) to the editor of the journal at the following address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
  3. Authors are requested to indicate their name (s) and first name (s), their academic or professional title, and the exact address of their institution. They will join to their project an abstract of 6 lines maximum, their telephone number and their e-mail address.
  1. The numbering of footnotes will continue for the entire article. Explanatory footnotes will not exceed 3 lines. Congo-Afrique does not publish a bibliography at the end of the article. Hence, all references must appear in footnotes in the body of the article.
  1. Footnotes will follow the following protocol:
  • • In the case of a book: Given name (lowercase) and author's name (CAPITAL), volume title (italicized), place of edition, edition, year, number of pages or first and last page of the quote.

Example: Jean-Marc ELA, My African Faith, Paris, Khartala Publishing, 1985, p. 224.

  • • In the case of an article: Given name (s) (lowercase) and author's name (CAPITAL), "title of the article" (in quotation marks), in title of the publication (italicized) followed immediately of the month and the year (in parentheses), pages.

Example: Elie NGOMA-BINDA, "Men and women in democracy. Issues of equality, inequality, equity or justice? ", In Congo-Afrique (April 2006), No. 404, pp. 85-97.

            Alain NZADI-a-NZADI, S.J.

Director, CEPAS &

Editor -in-Chief, Congo-Afrique.