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Taylor & Francis in Africa

Explore a variety of African content and see the impact of research by African authors

Events for Authors and Editors in Africa

Publish Open Access books, Tuesday 27th July

This session will look at ways you can succeed with your publication and cover the publishing cycle, how to choose a subject, what to think about when you’re writing, and what to do when you’re published.


Introduction to Open Research & Open Access, Thursday 12th August

This webinar will include an introduction to the global Open Research movement in publishing, including the basics of how Open Access works, and advice on how to identify and avoid scam (predatory) publishing. The aim is to assist researchers in understanding the concepts of Open Research and Open Access, and ensure they know their publication options and can avoid common pitfalls.


You can watch the recordings of previous webinars on our Africa Events page

Directions and Provocations in African Studies: free to access throughout 2021

This collection of over 60 articles explores key areas of interest and relevance in African Studies, from insurgencies in Mozambique to social movement activists in Morocco and linguistic advocacy on Queer Nigerian Twitter.

Publish with us

Visit our author services website for support throughout your research publishing journey.


Special Terms for Authors & Researchers (STAR)

Learn about our unique initiative developed to provide authors and researchers in the Global South with free access to articles from our leading international and regional journals across subject areas.


African Content Published by Taylor & Francis

As the only international academic publisher with an editorial team on the continent, Taylor & Francis Africa is embedded in the local and regional environment. This puts us in a strong position to work closely with key institutions, learned societies, and government stakeholders to enable the creation and dissemination of African research in the global arena.

Open Access Books related to Africa

Our range of African Studies books includes titles on subject areas such as Business, Economics, Education, Politics, History, Health, and Literature.  A selection of our African Studies book content is available Open Access, and therefore is freely available to read online.  The titles noted below are all available Open Access, and you can explore all our Open Access book content on Taylor & Francis eBooks.


African Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Books

Below is a selection of books related to Africa from our STEM books collection, You can browse the entire STEM books library here.

African Social Science and Humanities Books

The African Studies list publishes the world’s largest collection of books related to Africa. Multidisciplinary by design, the collection has particular strengths in literature, politics, gender, health, history, media, peace, conflict and security studies.

Access the new Taylor & Francis Africa International Student Edition Catalogue

All titles listed in the catalogue are available to the African market at specially reduced prices direct from your local bookseller.

Download the catalogue

African Journals published by Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis publishes 67 African journals, 65% of which are co-published with three Africa-based publishers: NISC, Medpharm, and Unisa Press.

The African Studies collection covers a diverse range of topics including Anthropology, Behavioural Medicine, Cultural Studies, Economics, Literature, and Music. You can find out more about the African studies collection here, or select some of the highlights below to read more about the aims and scope of each journal and read open access articles. 

Highly-cited Taylor & Francis content from Africa


Altmetric Attention Scores are tracked and collated mentions and shares of journal articles and other outputs across social media outlets, blogs, public policy documents, patent citations, post-publication peer-review forums, and online reference managers. 

Altmetric LLP, collect article-level metrics and the online conversations around articles on Taylor & Francis Online, to give an indicator of digital impact and reach. “Mentions” that contain links to any version of the same article are picked up and collated. The result is the Altmetric Attention Score.

Altmetrics demonstrate the impact of research beyond academia. These are some of the highest scoring African articles from the last few years.

Effects of the safari hunting tourism ban on rural livelihoods and wildlife conservation in Northern Botswana

Joseph E. Mbaiwa

Published in The South African Geographic Journal, March 2017

mentioned in 56 news outlets and 91 tweets

A novel archosauromorph from Antarctica and an updated review of a high-latitude vertebrate assemblage in the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction

Brandon R. Peecook, Roger M. H. Smith, Christian A. Sidor

Published in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, January 2019

mentioned in 57 news outlets, 8 blogs, and 26 tweets,

Cross-conservation of T-cell epitopes

Anne S De Groot

Published in Human vaccines immunotherapeutics, February 2014

mentioned in 59 news outlets


Introduction to Adalatherium hui (Gondwanatheria, Mammalia) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar

David W. Krause, Joseph R. Groenke, Simone Hoffmann, Raymond R. Rogers, Lydia J. Rahantarisoa

Published in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, December 2020

mentioned in 44 news outlets, 4 blogs, and 70 tweets

Goliath frogs build nests for spawning – the reason for their gigantism?

Marvin Schäfer, Sedrick Junior Tsekané, F. Arnaud M. Tchassem, Sanja Drakulić, Marina Kameni, Nono L. Gonwouo, Mark-Oliver Rödel

Published in Journal of Natural History Series 13, August 2019

Mentioned in 36 news outlets, 6 blogs, and 49 tweets

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