Inaugural Editorial Board Meeting of the “African Journal for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism”

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Algiers, 8 July 2019. The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), as part of its efforts to reposition “the African Journal for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism” to meet international standard, reconstituted the editorial board of the journal. The Inaugural Editorial Board meeting was held from 07-08 July 2019 at the ACSRT Headquarters, Algiers, Algeria.

The opening ceremony featured remarks by Prof Isaac Olawale Albert, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal. Amb. (Prof.) Joram M. Biswaro, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and Head of the AU Mission in South Sudan and H.E. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey Esq., AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation/ Director ACSRT also made remarks during the opening ceremony.

The Meeting was attended by 18 experts and practitioners in the field of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Africa, drawn from all five AU regions of Africa and staff of ACSRT who are members of the board.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the strategic focus of the journal towards achieving international standard.

The 2-day meeting allowed the Editorial Board members to scrutinize the journal methodology and its orientation. They also reviewed, among other issues, the process of submission and evaluation of articles for publication.

The Board was also of the view that the “African Journal on Terrorism” is a more appropriate name for the journal and should be used.