About the Journal

The Journal of BRICS Studies is envisioned as an open-access, peer-reviewed non-disciplinary academic journal focused on the critical and intersectoral study of subjects related to the BRICS, the agency of emerging powers and South-South cooperation. BRICS studies require discussion and analysis that go beyond and disrupt the disciplinary lines of knowledge to make possible knowledge-otherwise.
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Current Issue

Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022)

Published: 23.08.2022


BRICS in a world at crossroads?

Siphamandla Zondi, Norman Sempijja; Thulisile Mphambukeli
Abstract 83 | PDF Downloads 64

Page iii-v


A comparative overview of Brazil and South Africa’s BRICS Agendas, 2011-2017

Murilo Gomes da Costa
Abstract 69 | PDF Downloads 50

Page 1-15

Health Diplomacy and Intellectual Property Cooperation within BRICS

Elen de Paula Bueno, Luiza Maria Martins, Maria Antônia Melo Beraldo
Abstract 169 | PDF Downloads 78

Page 16-25

Re-Branding China’s Battered Image in Nigeria amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Endong Floribert Patrick C.
Abstract 63 | PDF Downloads 37

Page 26-40

Efficacy of Lockdowns in Africa

Daglous Makumbe
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 34

Page 41-54

Africa and India

Luqman Saka
Abstract 49 | PDF Downloads 51

Page 68-85

Book reviews

The BRICS Order: Assertive or Complementing the West?

Isaac Khambule
Abstract 51 | PDF Downloads 45

Page 86-89

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Call for Papers


  1. BRICS and Covid-19

The Journal of BRICS Studies invites submissions on Covid-19 and BRICS countries or the BRICS platform itself. The papers are being commissioned to consider the experiences of individual BRICS countries or several of them or the BRICS institution itself. These may discuss such themes as disease and dis-ease in the context of Covid-19, public policy and health governance, responses of public health regimes, crisis /disaster management, education, livelihoods, science and public policy, technology and digitization, finance and economy, communications and media, state responses, non-state responses, vaccination, building-back-better and post-Covid-19 and others. 


  1. BRICS and Africa

The Journal also invites submissions on the convergence between BRICS and Africa, covering both the individual relationships and collective relations between the BRICS and the continent of Africa. The subject is occasioned by thematic analysis of such developments as trade, investment, scientific cooperation, technological transfer, external debt, infrastructure development, sustainable development, energy and so forth. Yet, through these discussions, we can understand if there is sufficient convergence of interests between Africa and BRICS for them to cooperate deeply and broadly into the long-term. We need to understand where this convergence lies and where the divergences are in order to recommend ways of harnessing the former and mitigating the latter.



Submissions will be subjected to peer-review for publication in the inaugural and second volumes of the new open-access online Journal for BRICS Studies. Papers must be between 4000 and 5000 in the case of commentary or debate articles and up to 7000 words in the case of a research article. They must be written in accessible English. Use the Oxford Dictionary spelling. The abstract must be between 200 and 300 words long. Papers must be referenced according to the APA referencing and citation style (author: date). The first page must include the author name, affiliation and email address. Submit all abstracts to bricsology@gmail.com


DUE DATES:  3 September 2021


Siphamandla Zondi (editor-in-chief).