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Manuscripts must be submitted in a MS Word-compatible format.


Manuscript Format

Final submissions must contain the following, in sequence:

  •   Title of the contribution: Titles must not be longer than 15 words, and must contain sufficient information for use in title lists or for coding purposes to store or retrieve information. Titles should be in sentence case.
  •   The first name/s (or initials) and surname of every author.
  •   Indicate the corresponding author and provide a current e-mail address for this author.
  •   The name, and full address of the university/institution of every author.
  •   An abstract of maximum 250 words which should not contain any references.
  •   Main text of article with endnotes.
  •   Reference list providing all relevant details of sources cited.
  •   Photographs and other figures should be submitted as separate files saved (in order of preference) in PSD, JPEG, PDF or EPS format. Graphs, charts or maps can be saved in AI, PDF or EPS format. MS Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) are also acceptable but do not embed these in your manuscript – send the original files. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions for visuals originating from published sources or from another party.


Style Guidelines

Manuscripts should be written in clear English (UK spelling). Consult the Oxford English Dictionary for spelling, capitalisation, hyphenation and abbreviation conventions.

  • Notes should appear as footnotes and not endnotes.
  • Italics should be used for emphasis, not bold or underlining.
  • Quotations longer than a single sentence should be indented.
  • Short quotations in the text should appear in double quotation marks.
  • Quotations in any language other than English should be supported by a translation into English in a footnote. (The converse is not required, but authors may choose to provide original language versions of texts they discuss in the English translation.)
  • Subheadings should not be numbered and should be in sentence case. Cross references to other parts of the paper should refer to the section or to the relative location (such as “three paragraphs above”) and not to section/page numbers. First-level subheadings should be bold, second-level bold italic and third-level italic.
  • A list of references should be placed at the end of the article. The journal uses the Chicago Author-Date referencing style.


In-text references
References to publications should be included in the text, not in endnotes. They should be given by the name of the author, the year of publication, and the page number if quoting directly, e.g.: “... as Falola has noted (2018: 39) ...”


Masolo, Dismas. 1994. African Philosophy in Search of Identity. London: Routledge.


Chapter in book
Wiredu, Kwasi. 2004. “Introduction: African Philosophy in Our Time.” In A Companion to African Philosophy, ed. by Kwasi Wiredu, 1–28. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.


Edited work
Olupona, Jacob K. and Abiodun, Rowland O., eds. 2016. Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.


Journal article
Du Toit, Louise. 2008. “Old Wives Tales and Philosophical Delusions: On ‘The Problems of Women and African Philosophy’.” South African Journal of Philosophy 27(4):413-428.


Dabiri, Emma. 2014. “Why I’m Not An Afropolitan.” Africa Is A Country.