About the Journal

The African Journal of Economic Review (AJER) is a quarterly peer-reviewed Journal that publishes high-quality, imaginative, and scholarly manuscripts on economic topics relevant to Africa, for anyone interested in the African continent.  The AJER is an applied journal that accepts rigorously treated manuscripts with a significant component of empirical, experimental, quantitative, and computational economic analysis.  The AJER welcomes manuscripts from the following fields: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, Public Economics, Health Economics, Educational Economics, Welfare Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial Organization, Economic History; Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth; Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Environmental and Ecological Economics; Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics; Cultural Economics, Sports Economics, Tourism Economics, History of Economic Thought and Heterodox Approaches. The AJER is committed to maintaining a fair and balanced view of different fields in economic theory, with a strong emphasis on original contributions.


The AJER reminds authors to observe that the introduction section of the manuscript (usually not more than three double-spaced pages) needs to clearly motivate the problem, state the research question succinctly, introduce the empirical method, present the estimated results, include a note on value addition to the existing body of knowledge, present robustness checks, policy implications as well as limitations and organization of the study. The literature review section should survey books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to the topic and provide a theoretical summary or critical evaluation of these scholarly works. It should, too, identify clearly the existing gaps in the literature and introduce research hypotheses if any, and demonstrate familiarity with what others have written on the topic. The methodology section needs to single out clearly why the use of a particular methodology is more preferred than an alternative; and more so, giving appropriate details when recent techniques are employed. The results and discussions section should highlight the implications, novel contributions, and limitations of the existing study. The results and discussions section should further dwell on explaining and evaluating the findings, and be able to show clearly how those findings relate to the literature review and research questions and make convincing arguments in support of the overall conclusion. The concluding remarks section should summarize the findings and provide policy implications, identify gaps and limitations, and finally identify avenues for further research.

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