CFP: The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

Submission deadline: November 15, 2017

Topic areas


MLK's Nonviolent Logics of 1968 Applied to Challenges of 2018

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

--Nonviolent Analysis of Trumpism

--Nonviolence Lessons from Resistance to Trumpism

The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the theory and practice of activism, nonviolence, organizing, and pacifism, especially related to examples such as M. K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, or Jane Addams.

The Acorn welcomes manuscripts that develop philosophical approaches to activism, pacifism, organizing, and nonviolence. Papers submitted for publication should be prepared for blind submission with title, abstract, author identification, contact info, and institutional affiliation (if any) supplied on a cover sheet.

Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail, with “Acorn Journal Submission” in the subject line, to the Editor, Greg Moses, at RM95 -at- txstate -dot- edu

Microsoft Word is preferred, but rtf format is also acceptable. Submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length (approximately 32 pages, double spaced). Shorter papers, essays, or book reviews are also welcome. Papers should follow M.L.A. style, 8th Ed.

Upon receipt of a manuscript the usual procedure will be as follows. Authors will receive email confirmation that submissions have been received. If the manuscript satisfies preliminary criteria of fit, completeness, and style, the manuscript will be sent out for blind review.

The author will receive email communication of our editorial judgment, usually within six weeks. Approximately half of all submissions are published.

The Acorn accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts. Unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope, no manuscript will be returned. The journal welcomes letters to the editor, and reserves the right to edit or shorten all submissions.

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