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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

We regularly host webinars for early career researchers in Africa presented by our in-house experts, South Africa editorial team, and journal editors.

Ethics & Integrity in Scholarly Publishing, Wednesday 3rd November

This interactive webinar will cover common ethical issues in scholarly publishing and provide tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. We will go into detail on the responsibilities of authorship and the importance of ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. . There will be plenty of time for questions. The material will be relevant to science, social science, and humanities researchers.


Past Events: Watch the Recording

Below is a list of topics that past webinars have focussed on. You can watch the recordings of these webinars on our African Events Page:

• Increasing the visibility and impact of your research
• Open Research & Open Access
• African Publishing Trends & how to publish in Academic Journals
• Virtual Book Launches from authors in Africa

Visit 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.


The African Studies 2021 Books Catalogue

The African Studies list contains the world’s largest collection of books related to Africa. For details on the 400 African Studies titles we publish, you can download our 2021 catalogue, which includes information on regional content, titles affiliated to African authors, country-specific book lists, and local booksellers.

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Taylor & Francis Africa International Student Edition Catalogue

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

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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

Library Insights

We've created a website that brings together the latest thinking, trends, issues, and best practices in librarianship in collaboration with the library and information science community.

Here you'll find a collection of useful white papers covering important topics like optimizing usage, supporting faculty outreach and remote working, and global librarianship.

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