CFP: Philosophia Africana

Submission deadline: January 30, 2012

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The journal Philosophia Africana is soliciting manuscripts for a special volume (14:1&2) on the theme of Current Trends in African Political Philosophy. What shape, form or direction (if any) has African Political philosophy taken since the pro-independence, anti-colonial discourses of such leaders as Nkrumah, Senghor and Nyerere? What are its dominant themes (If any)? What contributions have been made by those, such as female philosophers, that are not represented in Oruka's nationalist-ideological trend? What impact (if any) has the end of apartheid in South Africa made on the current discourse? Should the discourse be taking a particular direction? These are only some of the possible topics for relevant manuscripts.

Deadline for submission: January 30, 2012.

All manuscripts must follow Philosophic Africana's "Notes for Contributors" below.

Notes for Contributors

Manuscripts for submission should be sent as email attachments in MSWord to [email protected].

Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper, double-spaced with ample margins, and accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words. Your full contact information, including email, should accompany the manuscript on a separate sheet.

Works Cited:
All publications cited in the text should be listed in alphabetical order following the text. Please provide a "Works Cited" section, not a comprehensive bibliography. All entries in the Works Cited section must be mentioned in the text. In addition, references should not be embedded within the "Notes" section (see Notes below). "Unpublished observations" and "personal communications" may not be used as works cited; information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted for publication should be cited as "unpublished observations" in parentheses in the text. Responsibility for references and their verification with the original documents lies with the author(s). Works cited must be listed on a separate sheet of paper in the following form:

Journal Articles:
Robert Bernasconi. "The Poor Box and the Changing Face of Charity in Early Modern Europe." Acta Institutionis Philosophise et Aestheticae, vol. 10: 33-54. Henceforth cited as PB.

Kenneth D. Kaunda. Humanist in Africa. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996. Henceforth cited as HA.

Edited Volumes:
Joseph Ki-Zerbo. "Le Developpement cles en tete." In La natte des autres. Pour un development endogene en Afrique. Joseph Ki-Zerbo (ed.). Dakar: Codesria, 1992.

All notes should be formatted as endnotes (following the references and beginning on a new page). Number notes consecutively throughout the text using superscripted numerals. Note numbers should appear at the end, not in the middle, of the sentence where possible and should not be attached to display material (title, subheadings, or epigraph).

Illustrations, including photographs, diagrams, and graphs, should be referred to as figures and their position indicated in the text (e.g., Figure 3). Each should be submitted on a separate sheet of paper and numbered on the back. Captions should be submitted on a separate sheet as well and include keys to symbols. Interpretation of the illustration, with the caption, should be possible without reference to the text. Figures should be professionally drawn and designed with the format of the journal (248 x 175mm) in mind and should be capable of reduction.

Tables should be submitted on separate sheets, numbered in Arabic numerals, and their position indicated in the text (e.g., Table 1). Each table should have a short, self-explanatory tide. Vertical rules should not be used to separate columns. Any explanatory notes should be given a footnote at the bottom of the table.

Each contributor will be provided with a PDF (viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader) electronic copy of the article as it appears in the published version of the journal.

It is a condition of publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, including abstracts, to Philosophia Africana. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article and the journal to the widest possible readership in print and electronic form as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without the prior permission of Philosophia Africana, provided that acknowledgment is given to the journal as the original source of publication and that Philosophia Africana is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorized. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. Views expressed in Philosophia Africana are those of the authors.

Kibujjo M. Kalumba, Ball State University

Managing Editor:
Katherine Faull, Bucknell University

Associate Editors:
Jane Duran, University of California at Santa Barbara
Joseph Isanga, Ave Maria Law School, Naples, FL

Book Review Editor:
Samuel Imbo, Hamline University

Board Members:
Andrej Krause, Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
George Yancy, Duquesne University
Bruce Janz, University of Central Florida

Contact: [email protected]

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