Ezumezu: African perspectives on Logic, Transhumanism and AI Ethics

E-ISSN: 3007-7575

Editorial Board

Dr Amara Esther Chimakonam, University of Fort Hare, South Africa…Editor-in-Chief

Dr Zubairu Bambale, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria…Associate Editor

Dr Emmanuel Ofuasia, National Open University, Nigeria….Member

Dr Maduka Enyimba, University of Calabar, Nigeria…..Member

Dr Diana Ofana, University of Pretoria, South Africa….Member

Dr Segun Samuel, Senior Researcher, African Observatory on Responsible AI, South Africa…Member

Mr Ojochogwu Abdul, Kogi State University, Nigeria….Member

Mr Nelson Osuala, University of Ibadan, Nigeria….Member

Editorial Consultants

Prof Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Prof Uduma O Uduma, National Open University, Nigeria

Prof Scott Pratt, University of Oregon, USA

Prof Godwin Sogolo, National Open University, Nigeria

Prof Abraham Olivier, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Prof Jim Unah, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Prof Stefan Sorgner, John Cabot University, Italy

Prof Jonathan O Chimakonam, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr Ademola Kazeem Fayemi, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Aribiah Attoe, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Contact Address:

The Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP)

RM 16, Department of Philosophy, Box 3684, University of Calabar, Nigeria

ezumezu@cspafrica.org, csp.info@unical.edu.ng


All the issues and articles published by the journal will be archived on the long term by African Journals Online (AJOL), South Africa. AJOL also works with several other organization, including for long-term archiving purposes. 

 Aim and Scope

Ezumezu: African perspectives on Logic, Transhumanism and AI Ethics was founded in January 2024 to promote studies in African logic and the African perspectives to transhumanism and AI Ethics, as part of African contributions to world knowledge. It honours the contributions of African thinkers such as Meinrad Hebga, Leopold Senghor, Campbell Momoh, Godwin Sogolo, Chris Ijiomah, Uduma Uduma, Akin Makinde, Udo Etuk, Innocent Asouzu, and Jonathan Chimakonam, to name a few. The aim is to make it a world-class academic journal, publishing high-quality articles that engage deeply with existing and new ideas, with the aims of reclaiming, correcting and promoting African narratives, and building accurate logical frameworks for African scholarship.

Editorial/Review Process

This journal operates three layers of review, one editorial review and a double-blind peer-review process, where two anonymous reviewers review anonymised manuscripts. Authors should expect the Editor to reach (and inform them of) a decision, including recommending corrections, if any, or acceptance/rejection of any manuscript within three months of receipt. It is important to note that Editors are not committed to the views expressed in articles. Authors must take the time to proofread their works. Poorly written and incoherent articles would be summarily rejected during Editorial review. Where an editor judges a manuscript to be of high quality after editorial review, one blind review only may be carried out. Only manuscripts that meet the required standard would move on to the peer review stage.

Authorship/co-authorship Criteria

An author is one who produced a manuscript following all standards of manuscript production involving referencing, citations, quotations, consultations, interviews, reviews, discussions, argumentations, articulation, speculation, critical engagement, etc. Such a person would be able to claim originality to the work and must have not plagiarised another author. A co-author is one who has participated in a research and produced a work following all standards of research.


Publication Ethics Statement

The journal strongly opposes all forms of publication malpractices and complies with the code of ethical publishing as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics. This involves manuscript submission, processing, publications, and issues concerning research ethics and conflict of interest, etc.

Authors are required to declare any and all possible conflict of interest/competing interests cases. Complaints, allegations and appeals are handled deftly by given all parties a chance to present their case and supporting evidence, before a decision is made by the editorial board. All complaints and appeals are to be sent to ezumezu@cspafrica.org. The journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility is in line with the current COPI Act on publishing. The journal also asserts and maintains author intellectual property rights to their essays. Journal’s option for post-publication discussions, corrections and ethical oversights is a peaceful discussion until consensus is arrived at. This may be carried out through email exchanges or zoom meetings, where necessary. All ethical and malpractice cases are to be reported to the journal at ezumezu@cspafrica.org.  Issues concerning corrections and post-publication discussions are to be channeled to the editor at ezumezu@cspafrica.org.

Plagiarism Policy

Manuscripts submitted to this journal are subjected to routine plagiarism screening using the Grammarly software. An acceptable percentage is below 10% but should ideally be less than 5 %. 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, email address, ORCID number, University affiliation, in that order.

Statement of Peer Review

Articles submitted to this journal are subjected to external double, and in rare cases, single blind review following a satisfactory internal editorial review. Editors make final decisions based on their own views on manuscript quality and peer review reports. 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, email address, ORCID number, University affiliation, in that order.

Copyright terms/Licensing Terms

Ezumezu: African perspectives on Logic, Transhumanism and AI Ethics, 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 are allowed to reprint their work elsewhere insofar as proper acknowledgement is given to the journal, and permission is granted by the Editor of the Journal.

Article Publication Charges

Ezumezu: African perspectives on Logic, Transhumanism and AI Ethics is fully Diamond Open Access and publishes free of charge. 

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