Note to Contributors:

General Information: Filosofia Theoretica Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions is dedicated to the promotion of conversational orientation and publication of astute academic research in African Philosophy and Thought. The articles submitted to Filosofia Theoretica must be presented in defensive and conversational style. The journal has a vision to put Africa and African intellectuals on the global map. However, this does not imply that non-Africans cannot submit articles for consideration insofar as the title falls within the focus of the journal.

 was founded by Jonathan O. Chimakonam in May 2010 and the aim is to make it a world class academic journal with a global brand that would thrive on standard, quality and originality, promoting and sustaining conversational orientation in African Philosophy. It is published quarterly with maximum of ten (10) articles including book review on each volume in both print and online editions with separate ISSN. The Online version is published by Ajol, South Africa.

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: or . 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.

Submission Requirements: All manuscripts must be original (hence, not under consideration anywhere) and submitted to the editor in MS word format via the submission link or e-mail: The entire work can range from 2000 to 6000 words maximum excluding citations with a concise title and a 150 word abstract. Authors are not to place page numbers or paper title (on each page) on the manuscript; we no longer accept endnotes but footnotes may be used in the CSP Style Guide. Articles (or parts of articles) in languages other than English will no longer be considered. All submissions must list the author’s current affiliation and contact points (location, e-mail address, etc.). In regards to style the Conversational School of Philosophy Documentation Style which is downloadable from the journal’s site is the only acceptable reference style. Camera ready manuscripts will receive first preference in the publishing cycle. Any manuscript not well proof-read will not be considered for review. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed and those considered acceptable by the editors will be published after recommended corrections free of any charges as quality and originality are the ONLY conditions for publishing essays in this journal.

Authors are expected to format their manuscript as directed in the CSP reference style. We do not accept endnotes. Footnotes may be used sparingly.
Authors are expected to STRICTLY follow the CSP referencing style


Articles submitted to this journal are subjected to an external double, and in rare cases, single blind review following a satisfactory internal editorial review. Authors should submit an anonymised version of their article as well as a separate title page that includes the title of their article, their names, University affiliation, email address, ORCID number, in that order.

Review Process:
Generally, Editors should be able to reach a decision including recommending corrections if any or acceptance/rejection of any paper within three months of receipt which is communicated to the author subsequently. Authors are therefore advised to avoid needless correspondences. Also, Editors are not committed to the views expressed in articles. Contributors may receive one copy of the journal free of charge but additional copies may be obtained at the normal price. Copyright to articles published in the journal shall remain vested with the journal. All correspondences including copyright and sponsorship to the Editor via: Visit us at: For subscription visit

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2408-5987
print ISSN: 2276-8386