To offer a high-level publication outlet to translation-studies scholars from Africa, African translation-studies scholars in Diaspora and scholars in general working on African topics in translation studies to disseminate their work in order to advance the field of translation studies in Africa and to position Africa in relation to the rest of the world as far as translation studies is concerned.
JTSA promotes the scholarly study of translational phenomena in the widest sense of the word, including intralingual, interlingual and intersemiotic translation, and values interpreting and translation equally. It welcomes interdisciplinary research, including but not limited to interpreting studies, multimodality and multimedia studies, development studies, media studies, cultural studies, political science, sociology and history. Contributions can be theoretical, empirical or applied. The journal is looking for cutting-edge research while keeping open a section for developing scholars, namely the ‘Future voices’ section. The Review Section focuses on introducing books with a focus or relevance to the journal’s African agenda. An ‘Agenda’ section will focus on opinion pieces concerning aspects of translation studies as it pertains to the African content.