The Journal of African Languages and Literatures (JALaLit) is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed academic journal created with the aim to build a scientific space to address and discuss the current research trends in African linguistics and in modern and contemporary African literatures. JALaLit publishes one issue a year and is entirely open access.

JALaLit welcomes original research articles, fieldwork material, and discussion notes. The journal is interested in scholarship that draws from a broad variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies.

African linguistics: data-driven research contributions related to any aspect of African languages. A special focus is given to description, documentation and analysis of undocumented and under-described languages.

African literatures: studies on modern and contemporary literatures in African languages (also in comparison to other literatures) with a special focus on texts (both in oral or written form).