Young African Leaders Journal of Development



YALJOD is a biennial journal of development established to host scholarly analysis and competing viewpoints about the development of Africa. YALF’s motive for establishing this historic journal is to garner the ideas of young Africans as pertaining the development of the continent. During the official launch of its maiden edition at the African Union Headquarters in October 2016, Founder and President of YALF, Prince Ifoh, revealed the organization’s plans to take the strategic journal into all corners of the continent. According to him, there is a strong implementation policy which ensures that ideal solutions published in the journal are practically implemented to have the right impact on the African people. So far, YALJOD is already available at the African Union Headquarters, in several universities’ libraries and government parastatals across the continent and as a downloadable e-Book on the internet.The Young African Leaders Forum (YALF) invites interested Africans to submit research articles for publication in the second edition of its Young African Leaders Journal of Development (YALJOD). The journal is aimed at fostering the collective progress and development of the African people, and it provides the blueprint for the development mission of the leading pan-African movement, Young African Leaders Forum as well as many other organizations.

As Africa’s first youth-led (pan-African) journal of development, YALJOD’s multidisciplinary approach makes it more formidable. It accepts papers from varied disciplinary areas – including Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Humanities – that show direct relevance to the development of Africa. In this sense, it publishes researches understood as highlighting the social, political, cultural and technological processes of positive change in the continent. The specially targeted audience of the journal is the continent’s leading operators, civil societies and NGOs, development academics, researchers and youth leaders.


1. All authors would be given a free, digitally signed e-certificate by the Young African Leaders Forum once the journal is published.

2. Authors will have the opportunity to participate and present their journal papers at the 2018 Annual Summit of the Young African Leaders Forum and the launching of YALJOD.


1. The journal is not scholarly peer-reviewed. In some cases, however, manuscripts will be sent to our specialists and scholars (YALF Consultants) for evaluation.

2. Any consequences for the violation of copyright laws or infringement will be duly borne by the defaulting author.

3. Articles submitted to YALJOD must be original work that has not been published previously, and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.

Eligible Regions: All African Countries

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

Application Process:

French, Swahili, Arabic and Portuguese authors are expected to translate and submit their papers in English. The official language of publication for this edition is English.Researched papers and manuscripts should be submitted via regular email, and should take the form of attachment formatted in MICROSOFT WORD (send to [email protected] CC: [email protected] )