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Journal of Appalachian Studies

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History of the Present

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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 Call for Papers:


Special Issue on Geri Allen Issue – Fall 2020 Deadlines:


Abstracts 300-500 words: July 15th, 2019

Full Manuscripts: September 1, 2019


The journal Jazz and Culture seeks proposals and submissions for a special issue on the music and legacy of pianist Geri Allen. We invite scholars, writers, and artists to submit proposals for the issue, slated for release in Fall 2020.


Geri Allen (b. 6/12/1957, Pontiac, Michigan) is among the most powerful voices in jazz and black music to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century. She received her initial musical education in Detroit with Marcus Belgrave, followed by a jazz studies degree from Howard University and a master's degree in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh. As a pianist, Allen's approach was stunningly virtuosic and staggeringly unique, and by her mid-20s she had become one of the most sought-after pianists in improvised music. Her work drew on a wide range of influences including straight-ahead jazz, the avant garde, black popular music, and the rich musical traditions of her native Detroit. In addition to her position as among the most influential instrumental voices of her generation, Allen was a highly successful and innovative educator, teaching at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as Director of Jazz Studies up until her untimely passing in 2017.


In light of Allen's widespread influence and prominence, the journal will consider pieces in all formats for this special issue. While priority will be given to our standard editorial focuses on scholarly research articles and oral histories (both ~10,000 words), we are open to also discussing other types of contributions, including transcriptions and analyses, personal remembrances, and other types of pieces. All methodological approaches are welcome.


Jazz and Culture is 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. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, the journal further seeks to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice.

To propose a piece, please send a proposal of 300-500 words in either .pdf or .doc format to: Pittjazz@pitt.edu. For full consideration, please submit initial proposals by July 15, 2019, and be prepared to provide full manuscripts by September 1.

For questions email: Editor-In-Chief Michael Heller at Michael.Heller@pitt.edu.

Feminist Teacher is seeking to form a new editorial collective and is soliciting applicants. The current editorial collective is stepping down this summer but will be available for consultation. The journal, published by the University of Illinois Press, has for 25 plus years been at the forefront of discussions about feminist pedagogy.

Scope of the journal: Feminist Teacher is directed at audiences across disciplines and provides discussions of topics central to feminist pedagogy, including intersectionality, interdisciplinarity, changing views about the meaning of gender, and the place of feminist teaching within the academy and beyond. FT serves as a medium in which educators can describe strategies that have worked in their classrooms, institutions, or non-traditional settings; theorize about successes or failures; discuss the current place of feminist pedagogies and teachers in classrooms and institutions; and reveal the rich variety of feminist pedagogical approaches. The journal seeks to provide a forum for teachers in large institutions, as well as for those in small institutions and/or more isolated areas.

The journal is published three times a year, and it depends on subscriptions for its revenue. Editors are not paid. Applicants are encouraged to seek support from their home institutions and to check to see whether producing a journal might fit into their tenure, promotion, or other professional profiles.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the peer review of approximately 50 manuscripts per year
  • Soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors, and assisting these authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication
  • Deciding, with the other editors/collective members, which manuscripts to accept or decline. When deciding that a manuscript possibly could be accepted with revisions, working with the authors(s) to revise and resubmit
  • Working in a timely manner with the production staff at the University of Illinois Press
  • Keeping abreast (and ahead) of major trends in feminist thought and teaching, and of major trends in the academy and in academic publishing

Applicants should have expertise in feminist studies, possess editorial experience, and be able to work effectively with co-editors and with authors. People can apply as a cohort or as individuals.

Search procedure: Applications will be reviewed by the search committee immediately after the deadline submission date:
The application packet should include:

  • A 3-page vision statement that includes a clear articulation of what Feminist Teacher is in terms of reach, focus, strengths, and gaps, and a clear idea of possibilities for changes and growth
  • Applicant information, including name, affiliation, experience in feminist pedagogy, and other relevant information. Describe qualifications for becoming a member of the editorial collective, including ideas for encouraging new voices to join the conversation and using a feminist pedagogical lens for helping authors improve their work
  • A current CV
  • Institutional support, in terms of office space, student (or other) assistance, course release, etc. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the appropriate office in their university
  • A brief letter of support from the applicant's chair or dean.
  • Group applications should designate a specific person as the point-person who will work directly with the University of Illinois Press and be responsible for on-going journal administration. Specifics will be discussed in interviews.

Deadline August 15, 2019. Applications should be sent electronically to Gail_Cohee@brown.edu.

The Journal of Appalachian Studies is seeking articles based on original empirical research, including applied research, as well as literary criticism and reflections on conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in Appalachian studies.

We will consider rigorous scholarship from scholars, teachers, activists, and others whose work focuses on the Appalachian region. The current editor invites scholarship which compares the Appalachian region to other regions in the world and places the region in a critical, global context. All submissions are expected to demonstrate an understanding of relevant Appalachian Studies literature.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the JAS online manuscript submission portal. For more information visit our website: http://appalachianstudies.org/journal/submissions.php

The University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press invites scholars and artists to submit proposals for research articles, reviews, and oral histories for upcoming issues of the journal Jazz and Culture. We are currently reviewing material for Volume 3, slated for publication in Spring 2020.

Jazz and Culture
is an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. 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. We particularly encourage submissions exploring the music's international scope.

We request submissions in the following categories:
Academic Articles in approximately 10,000 words.
Oral Histories of Jazz Artists
Book and Media Reviews (1,000-2,000 words)

For submission guidelines email pittjazz@pitt.edu.

For questions, or to inquire about books and media for review, please email: editor-in-chief Michael Heller at Michael.Heller@pitt.edu.

The Journal of Civil and Human Rights is now accepting submissions for the December 2020 issue. Proposals will be accepted until the end of June 2019.

The Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to studying modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles, including transnational ones, and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, state-of-the-field pieces, and book forums.


For more information regarding submission guidelines and journal style, see https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jchr/submissions.html

For questions contact, Michael Ezra, Editor, at ezra@sonoma.edu


Call for Papers for the inaugural issue of Journal of Olympic Studies
(Coming in 2020)

The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR), housed at the California State University, Fullerton, in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press are proud to announce the launch of the Journal of Olympic Studies (JOS). With two issues per year, JOS offers an international scholarly forum in the field of Olympic research. We invite scholars to submit articles (5,000-10,000 words) for our inaugural issues, slated for release in Spring and Fall of 2020. The JOS will publish academic work on the Olympic Movement from scholars in the fields of history, philosophy, management, sociology, communication, classics, literature, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, marketing, and law. By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement.


For more information regarding submission guidelines and journal style, see https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jos/submissions.html


For questions contact Matthew P. Llewellyn, Editor, at mllewellyn@fullerton.edu



Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on "Punishment, Blame, and Forgiveness"

This special issue will feature articles that bring philosophical analysis to bear on issues involving punishment, blame, and forgiveness, though there is no presumption that any one paper will focus on more than one of these themes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, discussions of the following in general or in particular policy contexts (e.g., prison reform or abolition, health care, international relations, sports, education, the internet): justifications for punishment, alternatives to punishment, capital punishment, corporal punishment, punishment in non-legal contexts, punishment of children, the nature of blame, the function and justification of blame, standing to blame, blame and excuses, the nature of forgiveness, the value of forgiveness, self-forgiveness, forgiveness and reconciliation, and related subjects such as reparations and restitution.

Submissions on any philosophical topic relating to punishment, blame, or forgiveness will be considered. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and should be double-spaced and prepared for blind review. The journal prefers manuscripts of 4,000-10,000 words in length but articles outside these limits may still be considered.

Articles intended for consideration for inclusion in this issue should be submitted by December 31, 2019 via the journal's online submission process at http://ojs.press.illinois.edu/index.php/paq/. Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at david.boonin@colorado.edu.