Calls for Papers

See below for our current calls for papers. All of our journals accept ongoing submissions; use the drop down menu to navigate to the submission guidelines for the journal of your choosing.

Jazz and Culture
(formerly International Jazz Archives Journal)
RE-LAUNCH Issue – Spring 2018

Deadlines (for first issue):
Abstracts 300-500 words: May 1, 2017
Full Manuscripts: July 1, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press are proud to announce the revival of our journal Jazz and Culture (formerly the International Jazz Archives Journal). We invite scholars and artists to submit article proposals for our first issue back, slated for release in Spring of 2018.

Jazz and Culture will be an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. The journal is the continuation of the International Jazz Archives Journal, a publication founded in 1993 on the principle that both scholars and musicians offer invaluable contributions to scholarly inquiry. Continuing in that legacy, the journal will juxtapose groundbreaking work by researchers alongside oral histories and submissions written by master artists in the field. All methodological approaches are welcome, including ethno/musicology, music theory, and critical and cultural studies. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, we further seek to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice.

For the first time, the renewed journal will be published in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press. By partnering with a renowned publisher in music research, the journal will enjoy substantially increased access, including digital distribution.

We are requesting submissions in the following categories:

  • Academic Articles in 10,000 words.
  • Oral Histories of Jazz Artists
  • Book and Media Reviews (1,000-2,000 words)

To submit, please send a proposal of 300-500 words in either .pdf or .doc format to:

For questions email: Editor-In-Chief Michael Heller at

Public Affairs Quarterly

Public Affairs Quarterly welcomes the submission of articles in English on current issues in social and political philosophy. Only self-sufficient essays will be published, not news items, book reviews, critical notices, or “discussion notes” (short or long). The journal does not consider articles under consideration elsewhere.
All articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format and should be double-spaced and prepared for blind review. We prefer manuscripts of 6,000-9,000 words in length; longer papers are sometimes accepted but will be subject to a more stringent review. All submissions that pass an initial editorial review are peer-reviewed.

Public Affairs Quarterly follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and requires endnotes plus a reference list. See the PAQ Style Sheet here.

Endnotes should be used for discursive material and to expand discussions, and citations in endnotes should be short form citations that correspond to a full reference entry. All editorial decisions are final. The editor regrets that the pressure of work precludes entry into further discussion.

Articles should be submitted electronically to the PAQ online manuscript submission system. This secure, personalized resource will allow you to track your manuscript through each step of the review and acceptance process. To begin, click on the link below to set up your personal account and upload your submission. Your transmitted material will be reviewed as soon as possible.

Submission Guidlines:

Journal of Mormon History

The Journal of Mormon History is seeking submissions for its quarterly peer-reviewed journal.

Please consider sending any research dealing with the Mormon past to the leading historical journal on churches which trace their beginnings to Joseph Smith, Jr. Please note the following guidelines. While articles based on disciplines other than history are acceptable, the focus should be on the past. Primary consideration is given to manuscripts that make a significant contribution to the knowledge of the Mormon past through new interpretations and/or new information. Articles should be approximately 10,000 words in length. Acceptance is based on originality, use of primary sources, literary quality, accuracy, and relevance.

For more information, see or contact Jessie L. Embry, Editor, at

Feminist Teacher

Learning to Teach: Women of Color Reflect on Graduate School Pedagogical Praxis

Editors: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University
Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University

We are soliciting submissions for a special issue in Feminist Teacher focusing on pedagogies employed by women of color while in graduate school. Often, we do not critically engage with the formative processes and experiences that shape our future teaching praxis. This issue focuses on how we learn from our successes and failures in the classroom including women of color’s creation of supportive mentoring and peer networks. We envision these essays serving as touchstone in the ongoing conversations on how women of color survive and thrive in the academy.

We seek authors from across the academy, ranging from STEM fields to disciplines in the Humanities. These multiple voices will provide a diverse perspective to what it means to be in the classroom as a woman of color in graduate school. By engaging the pedagogical strategies of these women that we will elevate their perspectives and provide an avenue for their mentors, colleagues, and peers to consider how women of color successfully and sometimes unsuccessfully navigate teaching and learning.

We seek essays that cover a range of topics and experiences, including but not exclusive to:

  • Reflecting on what it means to shift from teaching as a graduate student to a junior faculty member;
  • Navigating one’s intersectional identity in the classroom, their departments, and the university;
  • Addressing microaggressions and resistance inside and outside the classroom;
  • Translating learning experiences into productive pedagogical strategies;
  • Deploying innovative pedagogies from the face-to-face classroom to the digital world;
  • Mentoring students of color;
  • Engaging with teaching as activism, social justice, and/or community engagement; and
  • Negotiating the balance between self-care, teaching, research, and/or service.

Please submit the abstract (300-500 words), completed manuscript (20-30 pages), and two-page CV by June 30, 2017. Please send all inquiries and submissions to Dr. Kimberly McKee at Please use the subject line: Feminist Teacher Special Issue submission.

Abstracts and completed manuscripts should follow Feminist Teacher guidelines: