Reputableness of a journal

Reputableness of a journal  

  By: Melkamu Demewez Gebeye on Sept. 28, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Dear Andy Nobes and Members of AuthorAid discusion,

I wolud like to know the reputableness of the following journal before publishing my paper; so please help me to identify whether it is predatory or reputable.

"African Journal of Political Science and International Relations"

Thank you in advance!

Re: Reputableness of a journal  

  By: Andy Nobes on Sept. 29, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Dear Melkamu,

That's a good question. Personally, I think this journal is fine to publish in.

Some people have argued that the publishers, 'Academic Journals' are not reputable - this is because they were once included on 'Beall's List' of possible predatory publishers, probably unfairly. They openly address this issue on their website:

The journal has been running since 2007, which is usually a good sign. I would have a quick read of the articles in their latest issue and see if a). the research looks good quality and a good fit for the journal scope and b). whether your research would been a 'good fit' in this collection. Also take a look at the editorial board and check their credentials.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

If anybody else has any opinions on this journal or publisher, please respond :)


Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator

Re: Reputableness of a journal  

  By: Melkamu Demewez Gebeye on Oct. 1, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Dear Andy

I thank you very much for your concern and prompt response about my question.