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.


Music and the Moving Image

Music and the Moving Image XIII

The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. The Keynote Speaker is TBA.

Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted by no later than December 15th, 2017. You can submit via Google Forms by clicking this link:

The program committee includes Brooke McCorkle of SUNY-Geneseo (Co-author of Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema, McFarland), Nathan Platte of University of Iowa (Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood, Oxford University Press), and Ben Winters of The Open University (Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film, Routledge), and co-editors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Rosita at the Venice Film Festival, Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and Assoc. Professor, Director & Chair, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son / Co-Editor of Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound).

This year's conference will run for four days, from Thursday May 24th - Sunday May 28th with sessions until Sunday evening. On Friday evening May 25th, at the Museum of Modern Art, there will be the first American screening of the MoMA restored Rosita (Lubitsch, 1923) with the reconstructed original score performed live by Cinemusica Viva. The conference will run prior to the NYU Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (May 29th – June 9, 2018).

E-mail for more information.

Public Affairs Quarterly

RoME Public Affairs Essay Prize

Public Affairs Quarterly and the Center for Values and Social Policy’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) are pleased to announce the first annual RoME Public Affairs Essay Prize. This $500 prize will be awarded for the most meritorious submission to the 2018 Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress in any area of practical/applied normative philosophy, broadly understood to include work on issues of public concern in practical/applied moral, social, political, and legal philosophy. The awards committee will include the Editor of Public Affairs Quarterly and several members of the journal’s Editorial Board. All submissions for the prize will simultaneously be considered for publication in the journal unless they are already under review elsewhere, but entry in the competition does not commit the author to having their paper published in the journal if the journal offers to publish it and they prefer to submit it elsewhere. Th is competition will be open to anyone who has a paper on an eligible topic accepted at RoME.

The eleventh annual RoME will take place August 9-12, 2018 on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder. Abstracts are due on March 1, 2018. Full paper submissions for the Public Affairs Essay Prize are due on June 30, 2018. Details about how to submit abstracts to RoME will be available along with further information about the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress at

Information about submitting full papers for the essay prize will be sent to everyone who has an abstract accepted for the main program at RoME. Further details about the scope of the topics covered by the journal, and thus by the competition, can be found at

The Polish Reveiw

The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite presentation proposals 
for our 76th Annual Conference to be held at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in New York City, June 8-9, 2018.

Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Since the Institute values comparative sessions, individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so. Sessions including presenters from more than one nation are encouraged. Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three/four papers (20 minutes each). The conference language is English and all conference rooms will be equipped with AV for the use of PowerPoints and CD/DVD presentations. It is expected that acceptable conference papers will be submitted 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 brief abstract for all presenters to the chair of the program committee at The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2018. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee

Public Affairs Quarterly

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 Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at .

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education


All submissions should be well written with minimal grammatical, sentence structure, or organization problems and contain unambiguous, relevant, and supported content. Manuscript should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009). Please write in clear and readable English, limit the use of passive voice, and avoid excessive words. Manuscripts should be approximately 20 pages, including abstract, figures, drawings, tables, and references. To enable anonymity in the reviewing process, the author’s name, address, and institutional affiliation must appear only on a separate cover sheet, and the manuscript and abstract should contain no clues to the author’s identity or institutional affiliation. In accordance with the Code of Ethics, submitting a manuscript indicates that it has not been published previously and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, either in its entirety or in part.

Submit manuscripts directly online through the CRME Website:

Authors should be especially clear in reporting their purpose, procedures, and conclusions. They should suggest implications for and applications to the profession. It is expected that original research will serve as models of well executed methodology rooted in a rigorous adherence to a stated research paradigm. All articles must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).

Manuscripts should concern timely and significant topics. These papers will be evaluated for whether the author has contributed to the profession’s knowledge by providing new insights, drawing inferences and/or developing a synthesis, in contrast to simply providing a summary of extant research. These papers must conform to the APA style.

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, 17th 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