J. Spencer Fluhman, editor-in-chief
D. Morgan Davis, Managing Editor
Joseph M. Spencer, editor
Jessie Embry, editor
Cecelia Bucki, editor
Murray Phillips, editor
Shaunna Scott, editor
Neal Pease, editor
Gayle Murchison, editor
Named 2012's 'Best New Journal' by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals
John J. Bukowczyk, editor
Susan Brantly, editor
Ellen Koskoff, editor
Stephen Tropiano, editor
Mark Hubbard, editor
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Polish Review invites proposals for 77th Annual Conference
The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite proposals for its 77th Annual Conference to be held in Gdańsk, Poland, June 14-16, 2019.
Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. The general theme of the conference is "Anniversaries," which, because 2019 lends itself to the remembrance of so many varied historical moments, should be interpreted as any formative event. Papers do not necessarily have to address the conference theme. Since the Institute values comparative sessions that place the Polish and East Central European experience in context, individual papers need not focus specifically on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but may include papers on a central topic that focus on other national or regional experiences. Similarly, sessions including presenters from more than one country are encouraged.
Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three papers or about 20 minutes per paper. The conference language is English, although complete sessions in Polish will also be accepted (sessions must contain either all English or all Polish presentations). All conference rooms will be equipped with AV for the use of PowerPoint and CD/DVD presentations. Presenters are invited to submit their conference papers for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference.
To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, a tentative paper title and a brief one-paragraph abstract for all presenters to program chair James Pula at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2019. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Journal of Appalachian Studies
The Board of Editors of the Journal of Appalachian Studies, official journal of the Appalachian Studies Association, invites the submission of abstracts summarizing a proposed article, essay or note for possible publication in a themed issue of the Journal of Appalachian Studies on the topic of practicing Appalachian Studies in our current era of polarization.
The board will consider articles, notes or essays that address how cultural and political polarization have impacted Appalachian Studies practitioners in education, the arts, literature and film-making, healthcare, research and scholarship, activism, and any other facet of Appalachian Studies practice.
Examples include: conflicts in public and higher education, science, and the media; disregard for facts, equity, human rights, climate change, the environment or public health; or examples of "motivated cognition" (e.g. when individuals or groups do not accept the veracity of facts that contradict their prejudices or threaten their identities).
The board encourages the submission of work that, not only explains and analyzes practice in contexts of polarization, but also provides recommendations for effective strategies to advocate for Appalachian populations and enhance the quality of life in Appalachia in such challenging circumstances.
Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted to Shaunna L. Scott, editor of Journal of Appalachian Studies, at Shaunna.email@example.com no later than Monday, November 5, 2018. The board will notify authors of its decision no later than Monday, December 10, 2018. Should the board decide to proceed with the themed issue, authors will be given at least eight months to complete the proposed article, essay or note.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on
'Race and Public Policy'
This special issue will feature articles that bring philosophical analysis to bear on issues involving race and public policy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: affirmative action, racial profiling, the Black Lives Matter movement, hate speech, hate crimes, reparations for slavery and other historical injustices, implicit bias, race and health, race and medicine, race and technology, race and the criminal justice system, race and the environment, race and education, race and sports, race and ethnicity, race and immigration, race and identity, and race and inequality.
Submissions on any philosophical topic concerning race and public policy 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 6,000-9,000 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, 2018 via the journal's online submission process at http://ojs.press.uillinois.edu/index.php/paq/login. Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at firstname.lastname@example.org