Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed e-journal published in June and December each year. The journal publishes original contributions – articles, discussions of articles previously published in this journal or elsewhere, review articles and book reviews – within any field of Philosophy or application of Philosophical method to any areas of intellectual and practical life, both local and global. As an outlet for philosophical reflection on critical issues of intellectual interest to humanity, the main objective of the Journal is to facilitate the dissemination of philosophically creative and imaginative ideas on all aspects of human reflective experience. It is hoped that, through the opportunity provided by this journal, our contributors and readers will develop a stronger appreciation of the philosophical positions of others and their own, thereby creating avenues for collaborative application of the richness of different perspectives to the understanding of issues. We believe that by offering a forum for the dialectic of philosophy to continue, we will enhance and develop an experience of an examined life for philosophers, the students of philosophy and critical thinkers, thereby building a bridge for reflective thinking for all humans!

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy undertakes speedy publication of clearly argued articles, discussion notes, literature surveys, review essays and book reviews, without compromising quality. The Journal welcomes all contributions that are marked by clarity of argument and relevance to pre-classical, classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary debates in philosophy, and will publish articles on any aspect of the history and issues/themes of philosophy. The Editors encourage critical, multi- and inter-disciplinary and creative articles on topics of traditional and emerging interest, such as logic, metaphysics, epistemology, axiology, science, economics, politics, psychology, education, development, globalization, gender and feminist thought, bioethics, ecosophy, philosophies of religion, space research, genetic engineering, bio-technology, etc.

Given the regional affiliation of the Caribbean Journal of Philosophy, in terms of institutional genesis, geo-cultural location and socio-epistemic dimension of scholarship, authors are encouraged to philosophize the Caribbean experience writ large. It is from this kind of engagement by Caribbean philosophers and non-Caribbean philosophers that the Caribbean spaces of knowledge generation and understanding can meaningfully contribute to the human intellectual heritage. Thus, while the Caribbean Journal of Philosophy is not concerned with Philosophy of and in the Caribbean alone, it will encourage the critical, analytical and deliberate application of philosophical methodology to the understanding of Caribbean experiences and life. From time to time, special issues, monographs and commissioned essays may be prepared by invited special guest editors. These special issues will also be subjected to double blind reviews.

 

Section Policies

Editorial Remark

The Editor or Guest Editor will make a few remarks on the highlights of the issue.

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Articles

Editors
  • Ed Brandon, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • Fred Ochieng'-Odhiambo, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
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Book Review

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy also welcomes book notes and reviews (100 – 2,500 words). To this end, publishers and authors are encouraged to send new and relatively new books to the Editor for distribution to reviewers. The editors may invite people to write reviews of particular books received from publishers and authors, but unsolicited book reviews are also welcome.

Editors
  • Ed Brandon, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • Roxanne Burton, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
  • Sandra McCalla, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Fred Ochieng'-Odhiambo, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
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Discussion Notes

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy welcomes and encourages Discussion Notes on issues raised in Essays (published in the journal or in other journals) and Books, capable of generating interesting insights and knowledge for readers. This is because the journal has a primary aim of encouraging robust and creative dialogue between philosophers on its pages. Such Discussion items are to be no longer than 6,000 words. Such discussion notes will be subject to peer-review, similar to normal essays published in the Caribbean Journal of Philosophy.

Editors
  • Ed Brandon, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • Fred Ochieng'-Odhiambo, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
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Book Notice

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy encourages publishers and authors to forward copies of new books, new editions of old but classical books, and information regarding groundbreaking publications in Philosophy and the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Applied Philosophy to be publicized in the Book Notice Section. This will also serve as material to be assigned to interested reviewers to bring the book to the attention of readers in an informed, critical and discursive way. Book Notice will be very brief, and will not be a review.

Editors
  • Ed Brandon, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • Roxanne Burton, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
  • Sandra McCalla, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Fred Ochieng'-Odhiambo, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
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Notes on Contributors

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Editorial Team

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Peer Review Process

To guarantee the quality of published material, all papers will be subjected to a double blind peer-review process. To this end, the names and affiliations of authors of contributions should only appear on the front cover of contributions, thereby facilitating removal of such identification markers when contributions are referred to our editors. This means that submissions with self-identifying references will not be processed, unless these are removed. When an article or discussion note is rejected, the author will receive a brief report in which reasons for the rejection are given.

 

Publication Frequency

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy guarantees that the peer review process of each submitted contribution will be completed within eight weeks after receipt, and that each accepted contribution will be published in next issue of the Journal. The electronic format of the Journal makes it possible to avoid several limitations of traditional paper publishing. Articles may include hyperlinks, full-colour photos and audio-visual material relevant to the content. The Journal is willing to provide statistical information to authors about the frequency with which their articles are consulted online. Long-term access to all articles and reviews published in the Caribbean Journal of Philosophy is guaranteed. All articles, discussion articles, and review articles submitted for publication in this journal will be subjected to rigorous peer-review process and authors advised of the outcome of the process as expeditiously as possible.

 

Open Access Policy

The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy is a non-profit journal and is hosted on the University of the West Indies Website. The Caribbean Journal of Philosophy is freely accessible (open access journal) to all Internet users without subscription. Subscribers to the connected mailing list will receive a list of the most recent contributions on a regular basis, or, if many contributions have been published, more frequently.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...