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Social Science Calls for Papers: September 2013

The ‘Art’ of Urban Design (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Urban Design and Planning
CfP deadline: 1st September 2013

Gender and Religion (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Gender and Society
CfP deadline: 1st September 2013

Children and Death (Symposium)
BSA Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Study Group
Event: 15th November 2013, BSA Meeting Room, London
CfP deadline: 10th September 2013

Surveillance, Games and Play (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Surveillance and Society
CfP deadline: 15th September 2013

Computational Models of Narrative (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Literary & Linguistic Computing: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
CfP deadline: 27th September 2013

Before, Beside and After the Biographical Narrative (Conference)
European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
Event: 6th – 9th March 2014, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany
CfP deadline: 30th September 2013

Institutions, Inc: The Body Shape of Institutions (Edited Collection)
CfP deadline: 30th September 2013

Social Science Calls for Papers: March 2013

Here’s this month’s collection of Social Science Calls for Papers with deadlines in March 2013:

“Personalised Medicine” – Medicine for the Person? Ethical Challenges for Medical Research and Practice
European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 19th – 21st September, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Education Under Siege by Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism (Conference)
3rd International Conference on Critical Education
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 15th – 17th May 2013, University of Ankara, Turkey

Social Frontiers: The Next Edge of Social Innovation Research (Conference)
Nesta/Tepsie/Glasgow Caledonian University
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 14th – 15th November 2013, London or Oxford

European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS2013)
The International Academic Forum
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 4th – 7th July 2013, Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Counselling and Psychotherapy with LGBQT Young People (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013 (extended)
Special Issue of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Politics and the Public in Scotland, c.1300 – 2000 (Conference)
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 13th – 14th June 2013, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Health Policy and Politics Network Spring Event
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 9th April 2013, University of Kent

Youth Under the Conditions of New Social Perspective (Conference)
Drahomanov National Pedagogical University/Ukraine Ministry of Education, Science, Youth & Sport
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 14th – 15th May 2013, Kiev, Ukraine

Saved from a Life of Crime: Evidence-Based Crime Prevention (Conference)
Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 10th – 12th June 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

Identities and Identifications: Politicised Views of Collective Identities (Conference)
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 18th – 20th April 2013, Zagreb, Croatia

Innovation in Health Care and the Life Sciences (Conference)
European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013
Event: 14th – 17th August 2013, University of Basel, Switzerland

Risk of Bias in RCTs of Health Behaviour Change Interventions (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Psychology and Health
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013

Health Psychology and Healthy Ageing (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of Psychology and Health
CfP deadline: 1st March 2013

Learning Innovation and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources (Conference)
CfP deadline: 4th March 2013
Event: 16th – 17th May 2013, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Mixing Matters: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Critical Mixed Race Studies
BSA Race & Ethnicity Study Group
CfP deadline: 8th March 2013
Event: 18th May 2013, University of Leeds

Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (Conference)
CfP deadline: 10th March 2013
Event: 13th – 14th June 2013, Universitat de València, Spain

Framing Lives (Journal Issue)
International Auto/Biography Association
CfP deadline: 15th March 2013
Special Issue of Auto/Biography on Visual Culture

Memory and Restitution (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th March 2013
Event: 5th – 6th July 2013, University of Westminster

Understanding Society (Conference)
Institute for Social and Economic Research
CfP deadline: 15th March 2013
Event: 24th – 26th July, University of Essex

Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector (Journal Issue)
Special Issue of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector QuarterlyCfP deadline: 15th March 2013

Methodological Choices and Challenges (Conference)
London Centre for Social Studies
CfP deadline: 15th March 2013
Event: 19th April 2013, King’s College London

Human Resources and Capital Development in Education Abroad (Conference)
CfP deadline: 20th March 2013
Event: 9th – 11th May 2013, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy

Advancing Socio-Economic Research (Conference)
CfP deadline: 22nd March 2013
Event: 24th – 25th May 2013, Bucharest, Romania

International Symposium on the Sociology of Mental Health
ISA/Aalborg Universitet
CfP deadline: 26th March 2013
Event: 3rd – 7th June 2013, Hotel Højgården, Denmark

The Relevance of the Digital Age in Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 31st March 2013
Special Issue of Child Language Teaching and Therapy

A New Era of Focus Group Research (Edited Collection)
CfP deadline: 31st March 2013
rose.barbour@open.ac.uk or morgand@pdx.eud

Education and Learning: Sociological Perspectives (Conference)
CfP deadline: 31st March 2013
Event: 25th September 2013, University of Surrey

Social Science Calls for Papers: February 2013

Hands up who made a New Year’s Resolution to formulate ideas into action?  Here’s this month’s collection of Calls for Papers – February deadlines.  If you’ve got something that’s a bit more oven-ready, the January collection has CfPs still open until the end of the month.

International Society of Critical Health Psychology 8th Biennial Conference
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 22nd – 24th July 2013, University of Bradford

INAS 2013: International Network of Analytical Sociologists Conference
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 7th – 8th June 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

European Consortium for Political Research 7th General Conference
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 4th – 7th September 2013, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Domaine Universitaire, France

Association for Medical Humanities 10th Annual Conference
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 8th – 10th July 2013, University of Aberdeen

‘Nature’: 16th International Graduate Conference in Philosophy
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event date: 4th May 2013, University of Essex

Liquidity in Contemporary Visual and Material Culture, History and Theory (Conference)
Association of Art Historians
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 14th June 2013, Middlesex University

Journeys Across Media 2013: The Body and The Digital (Conference)
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event: 19th April 2013, University of Reading

European Sociological Association Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change
CfP deadline: 1st February 2013
Event date: 28th – 31st August 2013, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Turin, Italy

Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning (Conference)
CfP deadline: 4th February 2013
Event date: 17th June 2013, University of Leeds

Modelling Social Media:Mining, Modelling and Recommending ‘Things’ in Social Media  (Workshop)
CfP deadline: 4th February 2013
Event: 1st May 2013, Paris, France

Qualitative and Ethnographic Research: Sharing and Shaping Pedagogies – Learning Through Doing (Conference)
CfP deadline: 4th February 2013
Event: 10th May 2013, University of Exeter

Queer Geographies and the Politics of Anti-Normativity (Conference)
Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers
CfP deadline: 10th February 2013
Event: 28th – 30th August 2013, London

Encounters (Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life) Conference
CfP deadline: 11th February 2013
Event date: 3rd – 4th July 2013, University of Manchester

Writing Life Postgraduate Symposium
CfP deadline: 11th February 2013
Event: 22nd – 23rd March 2013, University of Malta

Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages (Conference)
CfP deadline: 11th February 2013
Event: 2nd – 4th May 2013, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Researching Architecture and Society (Conference)
What can a sociology of architecture learn from science and technology studies?
CfP deadline: 14th February 2013
Event: 6th – 8th June 2013, Bielefeld University, Germany

Melancholia (Conference)
Religious Experience, Disease of the Soul, Censorship, Dissent and Self-Representation
CfP deadline: 15th February 2013
Event: 28th – 29th November 2013, Venice, Italy

Politics, Violence and the Sacred (Conference)
Exploring Rene Girard’s thought in security and international studies
CfP deadline: 15th February 2013
Event: 23rd – 24th May 2013, University of Central Lancashire

Sociology of Law and Political Action (Conference)
International Sociological Association & European Network on Law and Society
CfP deadline: 15th February 2013
Event: 3rd – 6th September 2013, Sciences-Po, Toulouse, France

Student as Producer Conference
Research-engaged teaching and learning, curriculum design, student engagement
CfP deadline: 18th February 2013
Event: 26th – 27th June 2013, University of Lincoln

Ethnicity, Culture, Politics: Mutual Dependencies (Conference)
Instytut Studiow Regionalnych (Institute of Area Studies)
CfP deadline: 21st February 2013
Event: 18th – 19th April 2013, Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Jagiellonian University), Cracow, Poland

Innovation in Health & Social Care Learning and Teaching (Conference)
Higher Education Academy
CfP deadline: 22nd February 2013
Event: 5th – 6th June 2013, Leeds

Computational Models of Narrative (CogSci13: The Cognitive Science Society Conference)
CfP deadline: 24th February 2013
Event: 4th – 6th August 2013, Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

BPS Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference
CfP deadline: 27th February 2013
Event: 10th – 12th July, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

Making Ourselves Known: Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference
CfP deadline: 27th February 2013
Event: 4th – 6th September, University of Huddersfield

Beyond Austerity vs Growth: The Future of European Political Economy (Conference)

Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute
CfP deadline: 28th February 2013
Event: 1st – 3rd July 2013, University of Sheffield

Food, Drink and Hospitality: Space, Materiality, Practice (Conference)
British Sociological Association Food Study Group
CfP deadline: 28th February 2013
Event: 14th June 2013, BSA Meeting Room, London

Social Justice and Social Exclusion: Critical Reflections on Coalition Government Policy (Conference) Social Futures Institute
CfP deadline: 28th February 2013
Event: 11th July 2013, University of Teesside

Social Science Calls for Papers: November 2012

Sitting on an idea that could be ready to share with the world?  Here’s this month’s collection of Social Science Calls for Papers with deadlines in November 2012 to spur you into action:
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Struggles, Strategies and Analysis of Anticolonial and Postcolonial Social Movements (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movement
http://www.interfacejournal.net/archives/call-for-papers/
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The Psychology of Organizational Networks (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Organization Science
http://www.informs.org/Pubs/OrgSci/Calls-for-Papers#Psychology
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Settling the Mountains: The Role of Eco-cultural Tourism and Socio-ecology (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1844
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Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012 (extended)
Special Issue of Gender & History
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-0424
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Museum Next (Conference)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Event date: May 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.museumnext.org/conference/conference.html
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Engaging Religious Experience: A Return to Ethnography and Theology (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of Practical Matters
http://www.practicalmattersjournal.org/submissions
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Implementing Web 2.0 Tools in Organizations (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
Special Issue of The Learning Organization
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0969-6474&volume=19&issue=4&articleid=17032139&show=html&PHPSESSID=m3jptrfgp6rq3cvu2l8a5v0gk0
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Honor in Ottoman and Contemporary Mediterranean Societies: Controversies, Continuities, and New Directions
CfP deadline: 1st November 2012
21st – 23rd March 2012, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=196551
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Emerging Vectors of Narratology: Towards Consolidation or Diversification? (Conference)
CfP deadline: 6th November 2012 (extended); European Narratology Network
Event date: 29th – 30th March 2013, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France
http://www.narratology.net/sites/www.narratology.net/files/webfm/Call%20for%20Papers_final%20%283%29_0.pdf
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Preoccupy/Maximum Occupancy (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Special Issue of Journal of Social Theory in Art Educatio
http://www.cstae.org/cstae/?q=node/44
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Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and Interrogations (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 5th – 7th July 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Centre for Applied Language Studies/International Consortium on Language and Super-diversity
https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/superdiversity
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From Paradox to Practice: The Rise of Co-opetition Strategies (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Business Environment
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1869
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Thinking Out of the Box: Devision New European Policies to Face the Arab Spring (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 22nd – 23rd February 2013, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
http://nepas-project.net/call-for-papers/
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Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Making a Difference in Intercultural Communication (Conference)
CfP deadline: 15th November 2012
Event date: 26th – 28th June 2013, University of East Anglia
http://www.uea.ac.uk/ccp3/call-for-papers
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What is Old Age? New Perspectives from the Humanities (Conference)
CfP deadline: 23rd November 2012
Event date: 23rd February 2013, University of Warwick
http://whatisoldage.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
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New Forms of Organizational Ethnography (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Journal of Organizational Ethnography
http://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egos/data/uploads/downloads/CallforPapersFlyingPages/CfP_OE_New-forms.pdf
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Religions and Finance (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance
http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=1794
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Teaching Social Movements (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/
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Living in Violent Times (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 19th April 2013, University of Warwick
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/lvt/
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Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 20th – 22nd March 2013, University of Antwerp, Belgium
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.YOUTH2.0&n=108200
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Talking Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 26th – 28th March 2013, University of Chester
http://talkingbodiesblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/announcement-and-call-for-papers/
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Corporate Personhood (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
http://www.facebook.com/CBRHawaii/posts/394715907257989
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Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice (Conference)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Event date: 12th – 13th April 2013, Queens University Belfast
performinggender2013@qub.ac.uk
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Theorising Race: Imagining Possibilities (Journal Issue)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
Special Issue of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/38565/Theoria_Cfp_301112.pdf
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Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerless and the Powerful (Edited Collection)
CfP deadline: 30th November 2012
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/43031/Reflexivity_Criminological_Research_CfP_301112.pdf
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Top Ten Tips: Preparing to Publish

There’s a ton of advice out there for PhD students and ECRs on getting published, from choosing a journal to improving your academic writing.  Here are my top tips for useful things to do BEFORE you start writing; so if you’ve got half an idea that you think could turn into something publishable, here goes:

1.       Pick your journal. Decide where you want to balance between highly prestigious, wide-ranging journals, and smaller ones that focus on a particular sub-field.  Try looking at the e-journal collections or using the articles that you’ve been reading that by definition are in the right area – where are they published?  Use impact factors if they’re relevant to your field.

2.       Read your target journal.  Common sense, perhaps, but it’s a good idea to look at a WHOLE issue of your journal to get a feel for its tone.  Does it have a quant/qual focus?  Is it mostly theoretical or empirical?  Is there a special issue coming up on something relevant?  Sign up for email notifications that will let you know about these.

3.       Decide on the type of article…  Look at the type of work that is published – for example, Work, Employment and Society publishes full articles, Research Notes, Debates and Controversies, On The Front Line (a section for research participants to have their say) and Book Reviews.  Behavioral Sciences and Law differentiates between Research Reports and Research Articles.  Music Analysis has a Critical Forum as well as publishing original research.  Which style best fits your idea?  Or, which would you feel better able to write?

4.       …And read some of those articles.  Look at the content and structure of published pieces: are there any common features that it would be a good idea to include?  Do they go Intro-Methods-Results-Discussion?  Is there usually a historical perspective?  Are there diagrams, illustrations, links to external content?  Do they usually end with a firm conclusion or ideas for further work?  A bit of time spent studying here will give you enormously valuable information you can really use.

5.       Consider co-authors.  If you’ve got a brilliant idea that would benefit from an additional angle, consider asking a colleague with particular expertise for their input.  Establish roles and the division of work early on and decide on the order your names will appear on the paper before you start.

6.       Follow the Author Guidelines for the journal.  Writing 101.  Each journal’s guide is available online and contains various info on how to construct your article; from referencing style to word limits, formatting diagrams and what to include on a cover sheet.  Not following the instructions is a really easy way to get your article rejected without even making it to the review stage, so take note and keep checking.

7.       Write your article!  Pitch it to the journal you are writing for, taking into account all the info you’ve gathered so far.  Put it away at least overnight, sleep on it, re-edit; lather, rinse, repeat.

8.       Make the abstract brilliant.  Make sure it does genuinely summarise, rather than introduce, your article.  Get the key points in loud and clear – remember that the editors and reviewers may not be experts in the specific topic you are writing about, and see many, many submissions, so make sure it’s right there at the start.

9.       Include a short note to the Editor when you submit.  Editors have jobs too, so don’t waffle on!  A brief note including why you are submitting your article to that particular journal is useful, but don’t rewrite your abstract (or the whole paper, or your CV…).

10.   Aim high.  Despite lower acceptance rates, an advantage of submitting to some of the higher-ranked journals is that you’re quite likely to get some useful feedback, even if your article is rejected.  Use it, learn from it, revise your article and get ready for submission to the next journal – have a big cup of coffee, and restart from point 2.

Any tips to add?  Leave a comment…

Hannah Perrin is an ESRC DTC Scholar and PhD student in Social Policy, and Assistant Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Kent, with interests in clinical education and training, occupational socialisation and work transitions. She blogs about her research and HE topics at www.hcperrin.wordpress.com; or follow @HCPerrin.