A Special Issue of the journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy will be produced for 2012. Edited by Mike McNamee, it will be exclusively devoted to philosophical essays relating to Olympism and issues related to the Olympic Games.
Discussions may focus on matters Olympic and/or Paralympic. The essays are not restricted to any school or branch of philosophy. Essays will be selected on their intrinsic philosophical merit and the balance of the overall volume. It is expected that between 10 and 12 essays will be published in the volume. The essays will typically draw upon and develop work in aesthetics, ethics, and social or political philosophy. Proposals beyond these fields may also be considered.
Papers must be prepared in English. The Editor is keen to encourage contributors for whom English is not their native language to submit early abstracts and versions of papers for comment and for advice on language issues.
Papers to be submitted for the Special Issue must follow a strict timetable set out below. Owing to the very tight production timetable for all the special issues, there is no room for negotiation over submission dates.
- Abstract of the paper (350 words) final submission date is 15 September 2010.
- Authors will receive notification by 30 September 2010.
- The submission deadline (absolute) for accepted papers is 31 May 2011.
- Final papers should be between 5000-8000 words.
- Preferred format is MS Word.
Enquiries should be directed to Professor Mike McNamee.
For further details, please see the following document: DOC