Chieftain: The Journal of Traditional Governance
Traditional Authority Applied Research Network
The purpose of TAARN (Traditional Authority Applied Research Network) is to bring together researchers, government and non-government policy-makers and chiefs (i.e. traditional authority practitioners) in order to research and discuss selected major policy questions to produce policy results. TAARN is thus a network of those concerned with applying research on chiefs to various development issues. This applied research network promotes communications on these development issues by electronic, print and face-to-face means.
Purpose of the Journal
This journal will electronically publish refereed articles on traditional authority, especially those related to policy. Shorter research notes and debates will also be considered for publication. This journal is designed to expand research communications on traditional authority, thus augmenting the work of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, the Journal of Legal Pluralism, and other fine journals.
Donald I. Ray, University of Calgary, Canada
Christiane Owusu-Sarpong, University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Joseph Ayee, University of Ghana
Nana Arhin Brempong, University of Science and Technology
Stèphane Labranche, Grenoble, France
Alistair McIntosh, McIntosh Xaba and Associates, South Africa
Eddy Maloka, Africa Institute, South Africa
Mpho Molomo, University of Botswana, Botswana
Albert Owusu-Sarpong, University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Tim Quinlan, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa
Keshav Sharma, University of Botswana, Botswana
Roger Southall, Rhodes University, South Africa
Rob Thornton, Witwatersrand University, South Africa
Gordon Woodman, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Carl Wright, Commonwealth Local Government Forum, United Kingdom
Thokozani Xaba, McIntosh Xaba and Associates, South Africa
Werner Zips, Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tacita Clarke, University of Calgary, Canada
Guidelines for Submissions
Chieftain: The Journal of Traditional Governance is a refereed electronic journal intended for a broad audience of persons interested in traditional authority especially as it relates to policy. Shorter research notes and debates will also be considered for publication. This journal is designed to expand research communications on traditional authority, thus augmenting the work of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, the Journal of Legal Pluralism, and other fine journals. Our audience includes researchers, non-government policy-makers, traditional authority practitioners and students interested in researching and discussing questions of policy options and development issues to produce policy results. The Traditional Authority Applied Research Network (TAARN) promotes communications on these development issues by electronic, print and face-to-face means.
Formatting Requirements for Submissions
Submissions to Chieftain should not exceed 6000 words excluding references. Submissions should be double-spaced. Submissions must adhere to the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Include an abstract of no more than 100 works identifying the essence of the submission.
Sending Your Work
Chieftain is committed to making effective use of electronic delivery for timely communication. Therefore, Chieftain is unable to accept paper submissions.
Acceptable Electronic Format for Submissions
Rich Text Format (RTF) files with embedded graphics and charts are acceptable. PDF and other Text files are acceptable. Diagrams and charts should be embedded in such text formats. Graphics submitted in GIF or JPEG format are preferred.
Sending Your Submission to Chieftain: Journal of Traditional Governance
Submissions can be sent to Chieftain one of two ways:
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