Anticipating the launch of the African Journal of Climate Studies in Open Access Week
In celebrating international Open Access Week 2022, we are excited to announce that this brand-new journal will launch soon: African Journal of Climate Studies (AJOCS). The journal fits well with the theme of Open Access Week – “Open for Climate Justice”.
According to their website, “Open Access Week 2022 is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open can be a means for climate justice.” To read more about this year’s theme, please visit https://www.openaccessweek.org/theme.
Scope of the journal
The role of climate is central in supporting human livelihoods and societal development in Africa and has been so in the evolution and rise of modern humans. This vast continent straddles the Equator and articulates geographically with very large landmasses in the northern Hemisphere, while being surrounded by large ocean expanses in the southern Hemisphere. The unique location of the African continent across both southern and northern Hemisphere latitudes, and the historically pivotal role of climate for human evolution, provide the scope for an academic journal to address a wide array of theoretical and applied questions relating to the study of African climates and their multiple interactions with social-ecological systems of the past, present, and future. The scope of AJOCS is thus broadly inclusive, to provide a forum and platform for academic consideration of relevant studies set in an African context that include a climatic perspective as a central focus. In particular, the journal would aim to advance the publication of multi- and transdisciplinary work incorporating African climate as an important component.
African Journal of Climate Studies (AJOCS) will focus on theoretically or pragmatically relevant original academic studies, reviews and syntheses, or academic opinions that include African climate as a pivotal component, attempting to advance transdisciplinary work incorporating African climate as an important component. These would include studies relating to African paleoclimate and the historical evolution of African human and ecological systems in relation to climate constraints; current understanding of African climate behaviour and the role of climate variability, climate extreme events and climate change in any relevant aspect of African social-ecological and economic development; links between climate and African indigenous and local knowledge systems; considerations of natural variability in African climates and anthropogenic climate change risks, impacts, adaptation, mitigation and related policy issues; relevant aspects of marine and oceanic processes for African climatic behaviour; aspects of the design or co-design of African climate studies, climate data collection, analysis, synthesis and sharing.
Submissions towards the journal will open as soon as the journal is officially launched, and we look forward to receiving your research manuscripts.
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