SOULS Journal Call for Submission, Deadline Dec 1, 2012
Call for Papers Deadline:
SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black politics, Culture and Society is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal founded in 1999 and published by Taylor & Francis. It is housed in the African American Studies department of the University of Illinois at Chicago and edited by historian and activist Barbara Ransby.
We invite submissions to SOULS for upcoming issues on the following topics. (We will accept manuscripts on other relevant topics as well.) Please submit by December 1, 2012 for the next issue.
• THE POLITICS OF AUSTERITY ECONOMIC POLICIES AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH AND AFRICAN DIASPORA
• BLACK RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND SPIRITUALITY, CRITICAL INSIGHTS
• UNDERSTANDING CAPITALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
• PROTEST, POLITICS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
The journal explores the intellectual debates that are central to the work of scholars and activists, challenging our understanding of history, politics, social theory, and culture in ways that create new possibilities for a democratic praxis and pursuit of social justice. Produced in the spirit of the intellectual activism of W. E. B. Du Bois, Souls presents creative and challenging interpretations of the key issues now being confronted by scholars of modern black diaspora.
Souls only accepts unsolicited manuscripts by electronic submission. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by members of our Editorial Working Group (EWG) and our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), as well as other affiliated scholars.
All submissions must include a cover letter that includes the author's full mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, and professional, organizational or academic affiliation. The cover letter should indicate that the manuscript contains original content, has not previously been published, and is not under review by another publication. Authors are responsible for securing permission to use copyrighted tables or materials from a copyrighted work in excess of 500 words. Authors must contact original authors or copyright holders to request the use of such material in their articles. Authors must also submit a three to five sentence bio, an abstract of their article of not more than 100 words, and a brief list of key words or significant concepts in the article.
Submissions should be addressed to:
Professor Barbara Ransby, Editor
Prudence Browne, Managing Editor
DCP: In the pattern of the critical black intellectual tradition of W.E.B. DuBois, Souls articles should include the elements of "description," "correction," and/or "prescription": thickly, richly detailed descriptions of contemporary black life and culture; corrective and analytical engagements with theories and concepts that reproduce racial inequality in all of its forms; and/or an analysis that presents clear alternatives or possibilities for social change.
Originality: Articles should make an original contribution to the literature. We do not consider manuscripts that are under review elsewhere.
FORM OF ARTICLES:
Length: Articles published in Souls generally are a minimum of 2,500 words in length, but not longer than 8,500 words, excluding endnotes and scholarly references.
CMS and Clarity: All articles should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Scholarly references and citations usually should not be embedded in the text of the article, but arranged as endnotes in CMS form. Souls favors clearly written articles free of excessive academic jargon and readily accessible to a broad audience.
Critical: Souls aspires to produce scholarship representing a critical black studies – analytical and theoretical works in the living tradition of scholar/activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Souls is an intellectual intervention that seeks to inform and transform black life and history.
Managing Editor, SOULS Journal
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