Akofena symbolises courage, valour and heroism. In Akan country, the crossed swords represent the protective shields of the king. The interdisciplinary journal Akofena des Lettres, Langues et Civilisations publishes unpublished articles of a scientific nature. The draft articles will have been evaluated in double blind by members of the scientific committee and experts according to their speciality(ies). Finally, Akofena is a journal at the confluence of Language, Literature, Languages and Communication Sciences. The journal is aimed at researchers, teachers and students. Akofena is a scientific journal of the Centre de Recherche sur les Arts et la Culture (CRAC) of 

 the Institut National Supérieur des Arts et de l’Action Culturelle (INSAAC). Akofena is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original, high-quality research articles. To be published, each draft article is doubly evaluated and then subjected to anti-plagiarism detection. The articles published are original and come from the fields of language sciences, discourse analysis, literature, linguistic grammar, communication and related disciplines. As an academic scientific journal for students, researchers and teachers, we aim to be a platform for the popularisation of advanced scientific productions, and especially to facilitate academic exchanges between researchers.

What is an APC and what are authors paying for?

In view of the fees incurred at each stage of the publication process, from administering the peer review to hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors are asked to pay an article processing fee (APF) of 50,000 CFA francs for their article to be published in open access.

APC waivers for financial need

In order to encourage and help the students of Language Sciences of the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), a reduction of 20.000F CFA is applied for any article accepted after evaluation.

Access & Licensing

Akofena  is an Open Access peer-reviewed journal, freely accessible online.

Following the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of “Open Access”, the users have the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link” to the full texts of articles.

Ownership and copyright

Akofena allows authors to hold the copyright and publication rights to their contributions without restriction.

Publisher/ Editor

CRAC – INSAC, Côte d’Ivoire

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Legal deposit (Sub-direction of legal deposit)

1st quarter 2020, n°16304 of 06 March 2020

International IDs

ISSN-L (imprimé) 2706-6312

eISSN (en ligne) 2708-0633