Studies in World Christianity is pleased to announce an open call for contributions to be considered as the Walls-Bediako Memorial Article—in memory of Andrew F. Walls and Kwame Bediako. The article will be featured in an issue of Studies in World Christianity and published as Gold Open Access, with the normal £1,000 Article Processing Charge waived. This will make the article freely accessible online, with extra publicity from Studies in World Christianity and Edinburgh University Press, and heighten the visibility of the author and their scholarship. Given the important place of language in the works of Walls and Bediako, if the author’s mother tongue is not English, we hope to link the published article to a mother-tongue version provided by the author on the Edinburgh University Press website.
This call is open to an author from the majority world who is offering an original research article on any subject within the broad discourse of World Christianity. We anticipate submissions drawing from historical, theological, social scientific, or other related disciplines. We especially welcome entries from early career scholars, though they will be assessed anonymously and on academic merit. Regretfully, we cannot accept work that has been previously published, in English or in another language. Essays should conform to the journal’s style guidelines, be between 5,000–8,000 words (including references), and include an abstract of 150–250 words and 5-8 keywords.
Please submit entries no later than the 30th of November 2023 to email@example.com, with a subject indicating it is for consideration for the Walls-Bediako Memorial Article.