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Discourse Afghanistan

An Open Research Centre

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Discourse Afghanistan is an open research centre by the Afghan Professionals Network. APn recognises a deficiency in quality evidence-based research and literature on Afghanistan. Through its Discourse Afghanistan initiative, APn aims to build a library of reliable, unbiased and up-to-date information on Afghanistan. Discourse Afghanistan offers a platform from which to share and access evidence-based research about Afghanistan; from its history, culture and literature to its geography, scientific and technological developments.

We welcome and publish articles and papers on technical matters relating to Afghanistan. The articles should be original and not published elsewhere.

Academics, professionals and students across all disciplines are invited to submit original articles for publication on the Discourse Afghanistan website. Articles may come in the form of primary research, reviews, news analysis, viewpoints or creative writing, and be written in either English, Pashto or Dari. Video and audio-format submissions may also be considered. Please note that, in line with APn’s mission statement, politically polarised articles will not be considered for publication.

All Discourse Afghanistan publications are peer reviewed by a team of dedicated editors, who are on hand to provide extensive editorial support and advice to all contributing authors. We have devised publication guidelines to help you write and correctly reference your article (see: Submission Guidelines and Guidelines on How to Write an Academic Article).

If you are interested in submitting an article to Discourse, or if you have any other queries, please contact the Discourse team discourse@apn.af. For more information please visit http://discourse.apn.af/

The Discourse Hour

The Discourse Hour is a monthly event series to discuss topics that are of importance to Afghanistan and its people. The aim is to encourage productive dialogue between intellects within the Afghan community as well as those who have professional interests and expertise in Afghanistan, so as to create a micro ‘think tank’ to provide insights into and solutions for problems that concern Afghanistan. The initiative supports efforts to enhance public and professional knowledge and understanding of Afghanistan and its people. Meeting proceedings are published on the Discourse Afghanistan website.