We are pleased to invite stream organisers or other participants from the London Conference in Critical Thought to propose contributions for forthcoming issues of the London Journal of Critical Thought. Proposals will be for a ‘collection’ reflecting a conversation that has emerged through participation at the conference.
A collection would include a set of three to four short pieces (including an introduction) that are based on presentations at the conference, but could also include a piece from someone who participated in some other capacity (as a discussant, for example.) Crucially, these should not be a set of disparate papers that may have been considered of high quality, or otherwise of general interest, chosen from a stream. Instead, the collection should reflect a conversation that resulted from the experience of participation in the conference itself. Each individual contribution to the collection could be anywhere between 2000 and 4000 words and would be preceded in the journal by an introduction from the stream organiser contextualising the emergent conversation (introductions should be no more than 2000 words, but can be much less). If a proposal is accepted the stream organiser will co-edit the collection with the London Journal of Critical Thought editorial board and will be responsible for communications with their individual contributors
As the individual elements of the submissions will be quite short it should not prevent contributors from developing full-length articles or chapters from the same themes that can be published elsewhere. We see contributing to London Journal of Critical Thought as an alternative type of publication that is not in competition with more traditional academic journals or collections in edited books.
For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should be sent to email@example.com and should consist of:
- A 500 word introduction to the collection written by the stream organiser(s)
- Abstracts for each of the papers to be included (250 words each)
It will be up to the individual(s) proposing the collection to contact those participants from the conference they would like to include within their proposed collection.
What we are looking for in a proposal:
The proposal should not just be a rehash of the call for papers from the stream (although its certainly no problem if there are similarities) but should specifically identify what has emerged as a ‘conversation’ in the context of participation at the conference and connect explicitly to the selection of papers proposed for inclusion.
If the editorial board accepts a proposal, the collection will be co-edited by the individual(s) who have proposed it along with a member of the editorial board who will be assigned as a primary liaison. All elements of the collection will be peer reviewed, and as such, no individual component can be confirmed for publication until the peer review process is complete.