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.
American Journal of Theology and Philosophy
The Seventh International Conference of IARPT
June 18-21, 2018
The theme of the 2018 IARPT conference is human transcendence considered in light of biocultural evolution. Central to this theme are questions of human uniqueness and the various interpretations of transcendence that can be given in light of this uniqueness, as well as questions about the kinds of social and cultural conditions that are necessary for the development and realization of various kinds of human transcendence. For example: How should we articulate the continuity/discontinuity of the human species in relation to our evolutionary past and the rest of nature, and how should this evolutionary standpoint inform our understanding of the human yearning and capacity for transcendence? Is human transcendence a species universal, or is it a cultural development like agriculture, written language, or mathematics? What kinds of human transcendence are conceivable within a naturalistic, evolutionary framework? How should the phenomenon of human transcendence — as evidenced, for example, by the history of religion, but also by science and the arts — inform our understanding of human nature, nature, and evolution?
In keeping with the special interests of IARPT (see iarpt.org for more information), we welcome, as always, contributions from diverse perspectives of American religious and philosophical thought, including pragmatism, empiricism, process philosophy, religious naturalism, and liberal theology. In addition, we invite (but do not require) participants to engage with one or more of the following:
1. Relevant scientific perspectives on human uniqueness, especially the work of American comparative psychologist Michael Tomasello, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig – see, e.g., his most recent books, A Natural History of Human Thinking (2014) and A Natural History of Human Morality (2016).
2. The German tradition of philosophical anthropology as represented by figures such as Max Scheler (e.g. Man's Place in Nature, 1928), Helmuth Plessner (e.g. Man and the Stages of the Organic, 1928), Arnold Gehlen (e.g. Man: His Nature and Place in the World, 1940) and Ernst Cassirer (e.g. An Essay on Man, 1944).
3. The recent revival of scholarly interest in Karl Jasper's concept of the "Axial Age," especially as represented in the works of Robert Bellah and Hans Joas (see, e.g., their edited volume, The Axial Age and Its Consequences, 2012). Han Joas has graciously accepted our invitation to be one of our plenary speakers.
As usual, we will also consider proposals for papers that do not address the themes of evolution and human transcendence but are directly related to traditions of thought embraced by IARPT (empiricism, naturalism, pragmatism, process thought, liberal theology, etc. – again, see our website for more information). Proposals for panels are also encouraged.
Proposals should contain a descriptive title and informative but brief (maximum 500 words) description of the paper to be presented, with some indication of how the paper relates to themes of the conference and/or topics of special interest to IARPT. Proposals should also include a brief (150-word) biographical sketch of the authors. All proposals should be sent in Word format to both program directors: Christian Polke and Nat Barrett.
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 email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2018. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee
Women, Gender, and Families of Color
"Rethinking Black Love Since E. Franklin Frazier"
A special guest-edited issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color by
Ayesha K. Hardison and Randal Maurice Jelks
Submission deadline: February 1, 2018
In this special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color the editors are soliciting scholarly contributions that rethink what the affective word “love” means in Black communities.
In 1939, when the sociologist E. Franklin Frazier published his study The Negro Family in the United States, he had no idea he was initiating a discussion about Black life, love, and family that would be debated well into the twenty-first century. Three years after Franklin’s death in 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s public policy report used information gleaned from Frazier’s research to assert that Black families, purportedly dominated by Black women, were largely pathological. Moynihan’s damaging conclusions were both sexist and racist by today’s standards, as well as those of his day, and failed to consider the non-normative familial connections and LGBTQ relationships that have historically been a part of Black communities. His work also overlooked the emergence of new perspectives on Black sexuality and families, including Black feminism amidst the Civil Rights Movement. Although a great deal of sociological and historical work has been done to countervail these depictions and their reverberating consequences, popular culture, media, law, research, and social practices continue to conscribe Black families with racially biased, patriarchal tropes that stem from the work of Frazier and his intellectual descendant, Moynihan. These often-unquestioned assumptions regarding Black families’ structures, welfare, and sustainability are at the root of conflicts over Black love in its many forms, including the erotic, familial, platonic, and communal expressions of love among Black people.
We invite scholars, writers, and artists to join us in contemplating themes of Black love in literature, religious thought, philosophy, history, and popular culture to inform and expand readers’ understanding of the emotional and affectionate bonds within Black communities.
Contributors may address the following topics, though this list is not exhaustive:
- Current issues in Black romantic life
- The sacred meaning of Black love
- The role of media, people, or space in the construction and shaping of our appreciation of Black love
- Gendered notions of love and their effect on Black family socialization and expectations
- Issues of employment and education and the relationship of these variables to Black love and families
- Sexuality and physical intimacies
- Parenting and child rearing
- Divorce and single parenting
Please submit a 250-word abstract in Times-New Roman, size 12 font, and a brief two-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2018.
About the Journal:
Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a multidisciplinary journal that centers the study of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American women, gender, and families. Within this framework, the journal encourages theoretical and empirical research from history, the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities including comparative and transnational research, and analyses of domestic social, political, economic, and cultural policies and practices within the United States.
About the Editors:
Ayesha K. Hardison is associate professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of African and African-American Studies. Her award-winning book, Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2014) examines representations of Black women and the politics of Black literary production during the 1940s and 1950s. Hardison has published book chapters and reviews as well as articles in African American Review and Meridians, and she has received fellowships and awards from the Ford Foundation, Schomburg Center, Black Metropolis Research Consortium in Chicago, and Kansas Humanities Council. Recently, she co-organized with Randal Maurice Jelks “Black Love: A Symposium,” a week-long series of events celebrating the 80thanniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God at the University of Kansas.
Randal Maurice Jelks is a professor of American Studies and African and African-American Studies. He also holds courtesy appointments in History and Religious Studies; he is the co-editor of the journal American Studies; and he is an ordained Presbyterian clergy (PCUSA). Jelks is the author of two award-winning books: African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights Struggle in Grand Rapids (The University of Illinois Press, 2006), which won the 2006 State History Award from the University and Commercial Press of the Historical Society of Michigan, and Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography (University of North Carolina Press 2012), winner of the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award and the 2013 Literary Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. He recently co-organized with Ayesha K. Hardison “Black Love: A Symposium,” which celebrated the 80th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Currently, Jelks serves as an executive producer for the two-part biographical documentary I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled, a film collaboration with the Dream Documentary Collective and the Lawrence Arts Center supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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
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.illinois.edu/index.php/paq/ Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at email@example.com .
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
CALL FOR PAPERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS
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: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/crme/user/register.
REPORTS OF ORIGINAL RESEARCH
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).
ARTICLES THAT SYNTHESIZE AND DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO A RESEARCH TOPIC RELEVANT TO AND THAT WILL ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING
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: March 15th, 2018
Full Manuscripts: May 1, 2018
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions email: Editor-In-Chief Michael Heller at email@example.com.
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: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/paq/paqsubmissions.html
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 http://mormonhistoryassociation.org/submit-an-article or contact Jessie L. Embry, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.