Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Call for Guest Editors - Method(e)s : African Review of Social Science Methodology/ Revue africaine de méthodologie

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The Editors of Method(e)s : African Review of Social Science Methodology/ Revue africaine de méthodologie des sciences sociales is soliciting guest editor(s) who are interested in editing collections of articles on the themes listed bellow. Prospective proposers are welcome to discuss their ideas informally with the Editors. The guest editor will work closely with the Editor in chief to manage the journal issue process.

This is a valuable opportunity for african researchers to gain experience of all aspects of peer-reviewed journal publication, as well as developing interaction with peers who have similar research interests. They should be open enough to accommodate a range of disciplinary, methodological and/or geographical areas.

Guest editors are to be responsible in collaboration with the editors for :
•writing and disseminating a Call for Papers for a issue,
•follow the peer-review process,
•writing an editorial,
•avoiding any conflict of interest,
•the final selection of papers,
•commissioning reviews of books of relevance to the theme,
•selecting and appointing reviewers for the submitted and/or invited papers, strictily in line with Method(e)s policy,
•assuring that the guidelines and deadlines are respected so as to facilitate the production of the issue,

Email your interest, with the proposed call for papers for the theme choiced and timeframe, along with a short CV to the Editor in Chief :



1) Status of language in social science inquiry
2) colleagues or assistants: the epistemological status of field assistants
3) Constraints and advantages of the study in demand: Power demand and scientific truth
4) What remains of the field: data in the course of social science research
5) Measure of the continuity: instruments and ideology of local control of social time in the survey in social sciences
6) Function of speech and linguistic identity: listen, do and say in social science inquiry
7) Borders and territories of the study in the social sciences: field and its referents
8) Speech and indigenous practices in the scientific explanation
9) adventures and misadventures of abstraction during the field survey
10) Time past, time present and perspective into the explanation: the role of history in social science inquiry
11) Social belongings and scientific challenges of the field survey.
12) The reality and the conceptual in study of society
13) The adaptation to the theories and conceptual innovation: the foreignness of the theories.