Call for Papers: Truth-Telling versus Propaganda—Exposing the Rift, Journal of Academic Freedom

The 2024 volume of the Journal of Academic Freedom seeks submissions that build on the themes of the previous two volumes to collectively and iteratively advance understandings and analyses of the salience of academic freedom not only to higher education but also to democracy, social justice, international cooperation, and global problem-solving. Attacks on informed speech and academic freedom, discussed in the 2022 and 2023 volumes, also correspond to attacks on other forms of societal freedom and openness, such as the independence of the press and access to voting. Despite improvements in the protection and adjudication of academic freedom during the twentieth century, recent data, including assessments from the 2023 Academic Freedom Index, indicate a decline in academic freedom worldwide, affecting not just authoritarian regimes but also some liberal democracies like the United States.

Electronic submissions of 2,000–5,000 words (including any notes and references) should be sent to jaf@aaup.org by March 5, 2024, and they must include an abstract of about 150 words and a short biographical note of one to two sentences about the author(s).