Arụmarụka: Journal of Conversational Thinking            ISSN: 2788-7928

Note to Contributors

Arụmarụka: 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 are 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 Arụmarụka: 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). Instructions for Authors can be found on the Submissions page.


Open Access Statement

Articles published in Arụmarụka are “open access”. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles or use journal articles for any other lawful purposes without prior permission from the journal or authors. Users do not need to  register on the journal’s website to access the published articles. As we are committed to keeping our articles “open access”, reprints of articles published in the journal in a book collection or any other form must remain open access with due acknowledgements to the journal. Articles would be available on the journal issues page of our website at


Aim and Scope

Arumaruka: Journal of Conversational Thinking was founded in January 2021 to promote the theory of Conversational Thinking propounded by Jonathan O Chimakonam and others, and endorsed by the Conversational Society of Philosophy. The goal is to make it a world-class academic journal, publishing high-quality articles that engage deeply and rigorously with new and emerging ideas in the literature centred around African philosophical, political, sociological, historical, anthropological thinking etc., with the aims of reclaiming, correcting and promoting accurate African narratives, and fostering continuous conversation, and system building in African scholarship. It also aims to create a platform where scholars in African philosophy and studies can present novel ideas, critique and converse with established ideas/ systems, and build on existing systems using the conversational method.

Copyright terms/Licensing Terms

Arụmarụka: Journal of Conversational Thinking, uses the Creative Common Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). This licence “allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

Authors retain full copyrights to their articles and are allowed to deposit it in any repository and reprint their work elsewhere insofar as proper acknowledgement is given to the journal.



Arụmarụka: Journal of Conversational Thinking is abstracted/indexed on Ajol, DOAJ and accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET), Republic of South Africa


Article Publication Charges

Arụmarụka: Journal of Conversational Thinking is a fully open access journal and as such charges Article Publication Fees of $200, payable only after the manuscript has been accepted. The journal also offers fees waivers when it receives external funding to cover publication cost. Authors will normally be notified when funds are available for waivers.


Editorial Board

Dr Aribiah Attoe  Editor-in-Chief, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Isaiah Negedu Associate Editor, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria

Dr Maduka Enyimba  Member, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Dr Uchenna Ogbonnaya  Member, Conversational School of Philosophy, Nigeria

Chukwueloka Uduagwu   CSP Style-Checker, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Publishing Editor/Journal Administrator

Dr. Amara Esther Chimakonam, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Editorial Assistant

Dr Umezurike J Ezugwu


Editorial Consultants

Prof Fainos Mangena,  University of Zimbabwe

Prof Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob, University of Calabar

Prof Luis Cordeito-Rodrigues, Hunan University

Prof Mojalefa Koenane, University of South Africa

Prof Mesembe Edet, University of Calabar

Prof Pascah Mungwini, University of South Africa

Prof Innocent Asouzu, University of Calabar

Dr Bjorn Freter, SOAS, University of London,