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Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original works based on the individual research and analysis of the author. Works published elsewhere will not be accepted. AEDI publishes a variety of article types.


AEDI reads all submissions that meet submission guidelines, but we cannot ensure receipt of all submissions. We may provide editorial advice or comments and require changes to be made prior to publication. Editors require time to evaluate articles or proposals and will only contact prospective authors if AEDI wishes to publish the submission.


AEDI encourages all prospective authors to register and create an account. This can be done by going to
this page. Submissions must meet the following formatting requirements:

  • The file submitted must either be in PDF format or a Word 2003 or earlier document
    (Note that Word documents made using Office 2007 must be saved as Word 2003 format. I.E., with a .DOC extension).
  • The length is ordinarily between 1,000 and 3,000 words. However, AEDI is flexible in terms of length and does not wish to compromise the integrity or quality of the original works. Originality and creativity in both content and presentation is highly encouraged
  • AEDI only considers essays that have been written in English or are accompanied by an English translation.
  • Footnotes and references must use the Turabian Style. Information on this formatting style is available in Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed., 1996. Online examples of the style are available at http://www.libs.uga.edu/ref/turabian.html or http://www.library.mun.ca/guides/howto/turabian.php
  • Each author should also submit a brief biographical sketch (25-50 words), resume, full list of publications, professional affiliations, and list of grants and fellowships (if possible) along with the article.
Upload Your Exclusives

Submission can be made by directly uploading the PDF or DOC file in the space below or by e-mail attachment. Please direct email submissions to the Africa Economic Development Institute to feedback@africaecon.org with the subject: "Exclusives Submission."

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Editorial Process

All submissions are read by the AEDI editorial staff. AEDI Editors make their article selections based on the quality of content and insightfulness of the prospective authors. AEDI may post selected articles with or without editorial revisions. However, AEDI may make comments or suggestions requesting that authors revise the submitted article prior to open review. These decisions may also be based on informal advice from experts in the field.


The revised text will be formatted for the web by AEDI Exclusives design editors. Once the article has been posted and is under review only vital corrections or changes may be made. All submission will be subjected to the strict scrutiny and reviews of AEDI Subscribers.