The African Studies Review is the principal academic and scholarly journal of the African Studies Association. The ASR appears three times per year in April, September, and December, and is mailed to members of the Association as one of the many benefits of membership.

The mission of the ASR is to publish the highest quality articles, as well as book and film reviews in all academic disciplines that are of interest to the interdisciplinary audience of ASA members. The editors welcome manuscript submissions from scholars everywhere, whether or not they are members of the ASA. Each manuscript is normally sent out to panels of peer reviewers whose judgment the editors rely upon in deciding whether to accept the manuscript for publication.

All matters pertaining to advertising in the ASR, obtaining back issues, replacing lost issues, address changes, and ASA membership matters should be addressed directly to the Secretariat of the African Studies Association.

The articles that appear in the ASR are edited by Ralph Faulkingham of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Elliot Fratkin of Smith College, and Mitzi Goheen and Sean Redding of Amherst College. Book reviews are commissioned and edited by John Lemly of Mount Holyoke College. The editors rely on the faculty of the Five College African Studies Council for editorial policy guidance, and the costs of editing the ASR are borne by Five Colleges, Inc., a consortium representing Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.