Call for papers – varia n°006 – Deadline July 20th 2022 –Call for papers – varia n°005 – Deadline July 20th 2022 


Akofena is published by the Laboratoire de Description, de Didactique et de Dynamique des Langues en Côte d’Ivoire (L3DL-CI). It is based at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire). Its activities cover all aspects of Language, Literature, Languages and Communication Sciences. It publishes only unpublished articles that have received positive approval from two anonymous instructors (specialists).

Recommendation to authors

Minimum number of pages: 10 pages, maximum: 16 pages, line spacing: simple. Numerical numbering in Arabic numerals, at the bottom right of the page concerned. Font: Athelas. Size 12. Orientation: Portrait. Margins: Top and Bottom: 3cm, Right and Left: 3cm.

For an article that is a theoretical and fundamental contribution: Title, First and Last name of the author, Home institution, E-mail address, Abstract in French, Keywords, English translation in title of the article, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction (justification of the theme, problematic, hypotheses/scientific objectives, approach), Articulated development, Conclusion, Bibliographical references.

For an article resulting from field research: Title, First name(s) and NAME of the author, Home institution, E-mail address, Abstract in French, Keywords, English translation in title of the article, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Bibliographic references.

How to apply?

All manuscripts sent to Akofena must be unpublished. Manuscripts must meet the following requirements:

Title: The first page should include the title of the paper, the First and Last Names of the authors, their institution of affiliation and their email address, telephone number (WhatsApp).

The abstract should not exceed 350 words. It should be succinct so as to highlight the essence of the analysis.

Keywords should not exceed five words.

Translate the title of the subject into English when the article is written in French. For any other language than French, the translation of the title, the summary and the keywords into French is required.

The introduction should provide sufficient background information, setting the context in which the study was undertaken. It should enable the reader to judge the qualitative value of the study and assess the results obtained.

Body of the subject: The different parts of the body of the subject must appear in a logical order. (e.g. 1; 1.1; 1.2; 2; 2.1; 2.2; etc.). The introduction and conclusion are not numbered.

Footnotes do not refer to bibliographic references, but to additional information.

Citations are integrated into the citing text according to APA standards.

Further details on APA standards
The articles must be sent before July 20th 2022
Deadline for submission: July 20th 2022
Dispatch of offprints: from 10 to 15 September 2022
Online: September 30, 2022
Publication or insertion fees

Submission fee: 0.0F CFA

Publication/insertion fees are paid only after acceptance of the article by the appraisal experts.

Amount: 50.000F CFA

Waiver policy
  • Submissions are free
  • In order to encourage and help students of Language Sciences of the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), a discount of 20.000F CFA is applied for any article accepted after evaluation.

Amount: 0 CFA

Amount: 30.000F CFA

Last update December 30, 2021 !