The ASR is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. The editors, while knowledgeable in African studies, cannot possibly command the entire breadth of Africanist scholarship, and so depend on a vast network of experts to evaluate manuscripts and to write substantive reviews. It is double blind because neither the reviewer nor the author knows each other's identity. The peer review process is the best assurance African studies scholars have that the ASR will sustain its intellectual and scholarly quality well into the future.
How to become a peer reviewer
The editors of the ASR invite individuals, whether members of the African Studies Association or not, to participate in the process of reviewing manuscripts. No remuneration is involved, but you get to participate in a critically important enterprise for African studies scholarship: you provide thoughtful and appropriate comments on a manuscript and you help the editors to make the right decisions about any given manuscript. If you want to become an ASR manuscript reviewer, please click here, follow this link, and log in as a "Guest" to access the reviewer form where you can describe your expertise, and then submit the completed form on line.We recommend using Firefox v2 or v3, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Camino browsers.