The Journal of Pan African Studies
works to become a beacon of light in the sphere of African world community studies and research, grounded in a trans-disciplinary open access scholarly peer-reviewed construct, simultaneously cognizant of the multilingualism of our audience, and the importance of universal access in cyberspace; regardless of geography, economic, social or cultural diversity.  

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JPAS Receives NCBS Award: Editor Acknowledged as Lifetime Member

JPAS is the 2011 winner of the 'Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award' for outstanding academic leadership and service in the African world by the National Council for Black Studies ( at its 35th annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio held March 16-19, 20011. JPAS senior editor Itibari M. Zulu was also acknowledged as a lifetime member of the National Council for Black Studies at the conference.



Welcome (English)
Karibu (Kiswahili) Barka de zuwa (Hausa)
E kaabo (Yoruba) Isibingelelo (isiZulu)
Bienvenue (French)
Iiwy em hotep (Ancient Egyptian)
Bienvenidos (Spanish) Ben-vindo (Portuguese)

The Journal of Pan African Studies is a trans-disciplinary on-line peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world. Since our inception in 1987, we have provided an international forum for diverse scholars to advance a host of perspectives and theoretical paradigms relevant to the social, political, economic and cultural issues that impact the African world community. Thus, the goal of the journal is to build a transnational community of scholars, theorists and practitioners who can ask questions and pose solutions to contemporary and historical issues, based upon an affirmative African centered logic and discourse of liberation.

The complexity and dynamism of the African global community warrant discussion and multifaceted engagement, hence, this journal represents a resource for informed minds to address the challenges facing the African world. We welcome your participation in this process, thus contribute an article, or simply inform your colleagues of our presence.
Thank you for your support,
Itibari M. Zulu, Th.D.
Senior Editor
The Journal of Pan African Studies
P.O. Box 244
Sun Village, California 93543-0244

ISSN: 1942-6569 (on-line 2006)
ISSN: 0888-6601 (in-print 1987-1988)
ISSN: 2156-5600 (Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, 2010- present)
OCLC: 13683769


Current Issues:

  Volume 10 • Number 1 • March 2016  

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  Volume 9 • Number 10 • December 2016  

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JPAS presents the

Speaker's Bureau

The Speaker's Bureau is a service designed to present a host of perspectives on the African experience in the U.S. and around the world to audiences at college, universities and community-based organizations.
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Call for Papers:

New contributions are welcomed, see the 'Submission' section for details. 


Bibliographic Essay:

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DISA 2014 Award for Best Article

In 2014 at the 26th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference sponsored by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A:JPAS contributor Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura (Howard University) was awarded the DISA Miriam Maat Ka Re Monges Award for Best Article (“Domesticating Mathematics in the African Mother Tongue”) which appeared in the vol.6, no.7 edition of A:JPAS.


Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

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