The CSP is the Conversational Society of Philosophy otherwise known as The Calabar School of Philosophy. It is a forum for African philosophers, for specialists in the fields of African philosophy, African intellectual history and African studies who are interested in the Method of Conversational Thinking as an approach of choice in their research. The CSP is the publishers of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions and … Ar?mar?ka: Journal of Conversational Thinking.

Sources of Support

Article publication fee

Peer Review

This journal operates three layers of review, one editorial review and a double-blind peer-review process, where two anonymous reviewers review anonymised manuscripts. Authors should expect the Editor to reach (and inform them of) a decision, including recommending corrections, if any, or acceptance/rejection of any paper, within three months of receipt. It is important to note that Editors are not committed to the views expressed in articles. Authors must take the time to proofread their works. Poorly written and incoherent articles would be summarily rejected during Editorial review. Where an editor judges a manuscript to be of high quality after editorial review, one blind review only may be carried out. Only manuscripts that meet the required standard would move on to the peer review stage.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The content is published under a Creative Common Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). 

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes one volume, with two issues per year. 


Ar?mar?ka: Journal of Conversational Thinking (AJCT) is an interdisciplinary and decolonial journal dedicated to the publication of well-researched articles written with the conversational method, primarily of the qualitative type but not excluding its quantitative variant. AJCT considers only articles that have applied the method of Conversational Thinking in their study, etc. Our goal is to create a platform on which scholars can engage with the ideas of their colleagues. Thus, our main audience would be researchers and practitioners of philosophy, generally speaking, and African philosophy and other related fields in the humanities and the social sciences in particular. In this regard, articles submitted to Ar?mar?ka: Journal of Conversational Thinking must be presented in the conversational style. We publish two issues per year consisting of a minimum of five (5) articles in each issue. Submissions may include original articles (full-length articles that propose a new/novel idea or build on an existing system); conversations (shorter essays that aim to deconstruct and reconstruct an idea in a previously published essay); and book reviews (mainly focused on contemporary literature in African philosophy and studies).

Articles published in Ar?mar?ka are “open access”. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute or use journal articles for any other lawful purposes. Users do not need to  register on the journal’s website to access the published articles. While we are committed to keeping our articles “open access”, reprinting of articles published in the journal must be done with permission from the Editor and due acknowledgements. Articles would be available on journal page of our website at


All manuscripts (in English) must be original (neither plagiarised nor under consideration elsewhere) and submitted to the editor in MS word format via the submission link or e-mail: . While English is the preferred language for publication, we understand that authors may use certain non-english phrases. Where such is the case, English translations in footnotes or in parenthesis is usually required.

Full original articles are expected to be between 4000 – 6000 words (exceptions can be made where absolutely necessary). Short conversations can be between 2000-4000 words. A concise title (20 words max.) and a 150-200 word abstract are required for both.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2788-7928