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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



CODESRIA Bulletin Special 50th Anniversary Issues

Greetings from the Council,

We trust you have been keeping well.

On behalf of the Council, I am writing to request you to consider submitting an article for a special issue of CODESRIA Bulletin we are preparing. As you are already aware, the Council will be hosting its 16th CODESRIA General Assembly (GA) in December 2023 and this will be accompanied by a celebration of the CODESRIA 50th Anniversary. The Council has commenced plans to publish two special issues of CODESRIA Bulletin, one commemorating the Anniversary and the second a reflection on the theme of the GA. We are happy to leave it to individual authors to decide on the reflections they wish to share regarding the Anniversary. However, we are inviting think pieces and specific interventions that discuss this year’s GA theme “The Social Sciences and ‘Pandemics’ in Africa.” We have elaborated on this theme in the call for applications for the General Assembly available at https://codesria.org/16th-codesria-general-assembly.  You are welcome to submit a piece on any of the sub-themes outlined. The Council plans to launch the two special issues in December.

We kindly urge you to consider submitting your reflections on either of the two issues highlighted above. If you are able to submit reflections for both issues, the Council will be happy to consider them. We typically accept articles not exceeding 3,000 words for the Bulletin and request you to stick to the CODESRIA guide available at https://codesria.org/codesria-guide-for-authors/.

Articles can be submitted via the online portal available at https://journals.codesria.org/index.php/codesriabulletin/submissions

The Council aims to start copyediting the selected pieces on 30th September 2023. We anticipate that the final typeset copies will be ready by 30th October 2023. Kindly consider sharing your submission in any of the languages of the Council by 15th October to allow adequate time for the production process to proceed.

Thank you.

Dr Godwin Murunga

Executive Secretary.

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