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 It publishes only unpublished articles that have received positive approval from two anonymous instructors (specialists). Akofena is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original and high quality research articles. To be published, each draft article is double-checked and then subjected to an anti-plagiarism detection. The articles published are original depending on whether they come from language sciences, discourse analysis, literature, linguistic grammar, communication, etc. As an academic scientific journal for student researchers, researchers and teacher-researchers, we aim to be a platform for the popularisation of advanced scientific production, and above all to facilitate academic exchanges between researchers. For its ninth (009) varia issue to be published in September 2023, the scientific journal Akofena is calling for contributions on all aspects of Language, Literature, Language and Communication Sciences and related disciplines. Draft articles can be written in French, English, Spanish or German in Word format.
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.
All manuscripts sent to Akofena must be unpublished. Manuscripts must meet the following requirements:
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.
The articles must be sent before May 20th 2023
Deadline for submission: August 20th 2023
Dispatch of offprints: to September 20, 2023
Online: September 31, 2023
Submission fee: 0.0F CFA
Publication/insertion fees are paid only after acceptance of the article by the appraisal experts.
Amount: 50.000F CFA
- 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