Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines Please note that only papers which strictly adhere to the guidelines below will be considered for publication in Thought and Practice. 1. Title Page This must include: • title of paper. • Title and Name of author. • Institutional affiliation of author. • Authors email address. 2. Abstract Include an abstract answering the following questions: A. What is the purpose of the paper? B. What is the research methodology employed in the preparation of the paper? C. What are the main findings to be presented in the paper? D. What conclusions do you draw from the findings? E. How do your findings contribute to knowledge? F. Is the paper relevant to the vision and mission of Thought and Practice? Vision A forum for incisive philosophic reflection on intellectual, social and political issues within the African context. Mission Thought and Practice serves scholars with broad interests in the humanities and social sciences by disseminating original articles with a philosophical outlook, with emphasis on intellectual, social and political issues that are of special relevance to contemporary Africa. (For further guidelines on how to write an abstract, please see ) 3. Number of Words 5000-7000 words long (from the Abstract to the Conclusion - excludes the list of references). 4. Use of Language Authors must ensure that their use of language conforms to the rules of English grammar. 5. Formatting • FILE FORMAT: Microsoft Word (.doc, not .docx). • FONTS: Times New Romans, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, justified. • IN-TEXT REFERENCES: Chicago Manual of Style, author-date-page system, with a list of references at the end of the paper (see ). • Footnotes: for explanatory material only. • LONG QUOTATIONS: 0.5” left indent, 0.5” right indent, single line spacing. • SHORT QUOTATIONS: within the text, in double quotation marks. Headings • Heading 1: centred, bolded, 14 points, 1.5 line spacing. • Heading 2: aligned left, bolded, 14 points, 1.5 line spacing. • Heading 3: aligned left, bolded, italicized, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing. • Heading 4: aligned left, italicized, 11 points, single line spacing. 6. How to Send Papers to the Journal Please send your papers as email attachments to

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eISSN: 2076-7714
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