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Call for papers – varia n°005 – Deadline 25 December 2021

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 It publishes only unpublished articles that have received positive approval from two anonymous instructors (specialists).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: 18 pages, line spacing: 1.05. Numerical numbering in Arabic numerals, at the bottom right of the page concerned. Font: Book Antiqua. 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All manuscripts sent to Akofena must be unpublished.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.

Keyword 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 25 December 2021
Schedule
Deadline for submission: 25 December 2021
Dispatch of offprints: 15 to 25 February 2022
Online: 30 March 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: 40.000F CFA

About us

Akofena symbolises courage, valour and heroism. In Akan country, the crossed swords represent the protective shields of the king. The interdisciplinary Akofena journal of Letters, Linguistic and Civilizations publishes unpublished articles of a scientific nature. They will have been evaluated in double blind by members of the scientific committee and experts according to their speciality(ies). Finally, Akofena is a journal at the confluence of Language, Literature and Communication Sciences. The journal is aimed at researchers, teachers and students.

Each paper submitted to Akofena is first rapidly evaluated by the Editorial Board, which decides whether or not to retain it. If the article is retained, the Committee suggests to the Editorial Secretariat two names of reviewers, within or outside the Scientific and Reading Committee of the journal, depending on the speciality of the article. Ideally, these people are from a university other than that of the contributor of the article, but know the context of the article. Each article submitted to Akofena is first rapidly evaluated by the Editorial Board, which decides whether or not to retain it.

What is an archive?

According to the heritage code revised on 3 January 1979, archives are all documents produced in the course of an activity to keep track of the actions of a person or a public or private organisation through various media such as paper, photographs, electronic data, etc., but also films on photographic media, or electronic data stored on a floppy disk or a CD-ROM, etc.