In general, TAGP is open to submissions to the journal throughout the year. Specific calls for papers are published on the website.

Papers in any discipline or subject relating to governance will be welcomed. These include, but are not limited to: Economics, Social Sciences, Politics, Philosophy, Social Psychology, African History, Development Studies and International Relations.

TAGP: types of papers

The line-up of article types for TAGP is given below:

Peer-reviewed research articles (typically no longer than 6,000 words)

Review articles that synthesise the latest research in a particular field and articulate why it is critical that policymakers be aware of the research (no longer than 10,000 words)

Book reviews (1,200 words each)

Review essays comparing at least two books (3,500 words)

Commentary articles that reflect on pertinent trends across the continent in terms of understanding governance trends and suggest avenues for future research (3,000 words).

TAGP editing process: advantages

Our approach includes an in-depth editing and review process for articles accepted by peer review. Early career researchers must often turn to commercial editing services for this. Our provision of this service - part editing/technical and part conceptual and research-oriented - is particularly useful for advanced postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral research students who intend to pursue academic and research careers.


If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with the editor, Richard Jurgens at



Submissions from scholars in any relevant area of study to the broad area of governance studies are invited for TAGP 5. The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2024.