About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The African Journal on Conflict Resolution is a peer-reviewed open access journal published by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) for the multidisciplinary subject field of conflict resolution. ACCORD is a non-governmental, non-aligned conflict resolution organisation based in Durban, South Africa. ACCORD is constituted as an education trust.

The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews on subjects related to conflict, its management and resolution, as well as peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Africa. It aims to be a conduit between theory and practice.


There are two regular issues per year, and occasionally also a special issue on a particular theme.

Accreditation, Abstract and Indexing

The journal appears on the list of journals accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), as well as the SciELO SA list, which is also accredited by the DHET.

Journal Peer Review Report: Academy of Science of South Africa. 2021. Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in History, Philosophy and Politics. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0071

The journal is indexed by:

Metrics and Impact

[To be completed]

  • Google Analytics (Editor & Journal Manager only) 
  • Google Scholar Citation Profile
  • Google Scholar Metrics
  • PKP OJS (Editor & Journal Manager only) 
  • SciELO SA 

Persistent Identifiers

The journal ISSN's are as follows:

Online ISSN 2309-737X
Print ISSN 1562-6997

Each article is assigned a digital object identifier (doi) on publication, whereafter the metadata is deposited with Crossref (through the journal host, ASSAf, being a registered Crossref depositor). The doi is included as part the article pdf and the metadata. Users are required to include the article doi when citing a specific article published through this platform.


Views expressed in this journal are not necessarily those of ACCORD. While every attempt is made to ensure that the information published here is accurate, no responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage that may arise out of the reliance of any person upon any of the information this journal contains.