The International Journal of African Martial Arts & Combat tradition (IJAMACT) is a  multilingual, bimonthly and double-blind peer-reviewed journal. 

 IJAMACT aims to provide a platform for high-quality research related to Arts & Humanities.


We highly encourage writers, scholars, martial artists or storytellers to explores the following fields:


Humanities is the term used when referring to the study of various aspects of human society and culture using methods that are primarily critical, or speculative as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. Humanities refer to the subject which tends to understand, acknowledge and analyze the human behaviour in all its depth and scope. The subject matter of humanities is thoughts, behaviors, creations, development and actions of humankind in the past and present. Humanities refer to the branch of learning, which covers fields like

  • Culture,
  • Litterature,
  • Classics,
  • Philosophy,
  • History,
  • Anthropology, etc.


More specifically,

IJAMACT welcome all authentic research, article or paper that include (but not limited to) the teaching, learning, practicing, using of Martial Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, etc., 

  1. Martial Arts 
  •  Traditional martial arts and combat practices
  • Modern Hybrid & Mix Fighting Systems (UFC, MMA, WWE,etc.)
  • Combat Sports & Fighting Competitions
  • Self-defense and Folk wrestling 
  • Weaponized fighting styles (Dagger, spear, cuggel, Nunchaku, etc.)
  • Martial Arts Movies & Fighting scenes
  • Martial Arts in Historical Context (Epics of heroes & wars of liberation)
  • Martial events, legends and myths
  • Sipituality in Martial Arts (meditation, religions, spiritual combats, etc.)
  • Combat Rituals & fighting traditions
  • Etc.

     2. Performing Arts

  •  Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Theatre
  • Opera
  • Choregraphy
  • Body-building
  • Etc. 

     3. Visual Arts

  • Filmaking
  • Photography
  • sculture
  • Architecture
  • Painting
  • Video games
  • Etc.

    4. Literary Arts

  • Fiction
  • Comics
  • Storytelling
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Tragedy
  • Etc.

       5. Etc.



IJAMACT accepts 7 types of articles defined as follows:

  1. Research Articles: A research article is a regular article which aims to present new findings.
  1. Innovations Notes: A innovation note is an article (regular or short) which aims to present rather new findings that require fast publication procedures.
  2. Comments: A comment is a short article that makes comments on another article already published by this Journal or replies to a comment.
  3. Review Articles: A review article is an article which aims to present comprehensively already existing findings.
  4. Lecture Notes: A lecture note is a short review article.
  5. Monographs: A monograph is a thesis of one or more authors on a unique subject; apart from the standard reviewing procedures, a monograph must be accepted from a committee of specialists appointed by the Editor-in-Chief.
  6. Selected conference articles: Upon an agreement with a conference committee, selected papers may be published by the Journal in a special section. In this case the editor will appoint in collaboration with the conference committee guest editors.