Call for papers

1. Family & Youth Roundtable “Stigma = Discrimination and Disparities”
San Diego, California
February 23-25, 2011
Deadline: October 15, 2010

Information: Programs that demonstrate collaboration, effectiveness, or are evidence-based programs, interventions or research are strongly encouraged.  Information regarding collaboration, program or research evidence-base, effectiveness or efficacy should be included in your abstract.

Proposals Due by October 15, 2010
Mail Proposals to: Family & Youth Roundtable – Conference Committee (PDF, 203 KB)
345 15th Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92101
Proposals may also be submitted by fax at: (619)-546-6251 ATTN: Conference committee or sent via email subject: conference committee

2. 36th Annual Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference
“Generating Feminisms: Building Partnerships, Recognizing Continuity, and Growing Community Across the Feminist Generation(s)”
March 3 – 6, 2011
Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: October 29, 2010

Information: The conference coordinators, Lauri Hyers and Ellie Brown, are early in the planning stages, and welcome volunteers for the conference planning committee, especially individuals who are in the Philadelphia region. Interested volunteers, please e-mail Ellie Brown; for general conference questions, please e-mail Lauri Hyers or call 610-436-2925. 

3. Special Journal Issue of Feminism & Psychology
Fat Studies: A Critical Dialogue
Guest Editor: Dr. Samantha Murray
Deadline: November 26, 2010

Papers are sought that engage with topics such as (but not limited to): 

  • Interventions to normalise fat bodies (such as diet regimes, exercise programs, weight loss pharmaceuticals, and bariatric surgeries); 

  • The ethico-political implications of the medicalisation of obesity; 

  • Constructions of the fat child in childhood obesity media reportage; 

  • Representations of fat bodies in film, television, literature or art; 

  • Intersections of medical discourse and morality around obesity¹; 

  • The somatechnics of fatness; 

  • Critical psychological responses to eating practices and body politics; 

  • Histories of fat activism and/or strategies for political intervention; 

  • Fat and queer histories/identities; 

  • Fat embodiment online, the Fat-O-Sphere; 

  • Feminist responses to fatness; 

  • Constructions of fatness in a range of cultural contexts; 

  • Systems of body quantification, measurement, and conceptualizations of (in)appropriate size; 

  • Fat as it intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, disability and/or ageing.

Please send full-length papers, as Word doc attachments, to Dr. Samantha Murray via email by Friday, 26 November 2010. 

4. Gender and Climate Change: Women, Research and Action International Conference
Call for Abstracts deadline November 30, 2010

Information: Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. We invite submission of abstracts from 1st September 2010. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 30, 2010. Notification of acceptance of the abstract will be February, 28 2011. The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts should be submitted and presentations delivered in English.

Abstracts should include the following: 

  • Author/s details 

  • Postal Address 

  • Email 

  • Telephone 

  • Organization 

  • Abstract Authors 

  • Title of Paper 

  • Abstract

5. Journal of Counseling and Development
Special Issue on the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Guest Editor: Laura Choate
Deadline: December 15, 2010

Information: The Journal of Counseling and Development, the official journal of the American Counseling Association, invites submissions for a special issue focusing on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a format for disseminating research, theory, and practice related to effective prevention models and best practices in the treatment of eating disorders.

Areas of scholarship include but are not limited to: 

  • Manuscripts that describe and provide support for effective primary prevention programs in schools and communities or for secondary prevention programs for groups at highest risk for the development of eating disorders. 

  • Manuscripts that describe and provide support for best practices in the treatment of eating disorders (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Maudsley Family Therapy Approach, Feminist Therapy).  Manuscripts that address the unique treatment needs of diverse client groups are strongly encouraged.

The following information should be included in the proposals: 

  • Title 

  • Abstract (one-to-two page summary of the proposed manuscript). 

  • Conceptual Manuscripts: Detailed outline of the manuscript. 

  • In one page, indicate specifically how the author(s) will (a) contribute to the professional counseling knowledge base, (b) address one or more of the identified goals for the special issue, and (c) address implications for practice for professional counselors. 

  • Indicate which section under which the manuscript should be considered: Theory, Practice, Assessment and Diagnosis, Best Practices.

Please submit your proposal electronically to Laura Choate no later than December 15, 2010.  If authors have questions regarding the preparation of proposals, they should be directed to Laura Choate.

6. Special Issue of Journal of Managerial Psychology
Applied Psychology’s Contributions to Society
Deadline: January 15, 2011

Questions about the relevance of specific topics for the special issue, contact Editor, Dianna Stone.

Information: List of potential topics for the special issue: 

  • Contributions to society made by applied psychology; 

  • Human resource management (HR), and organizational behavior (OB); 

  • Social issues in HR and OB; 

  • Enhancing the health and well-being of employees; 

  • Organizational justice; 

  • Overcoming job loss; 

  • Ethical behavior in organizations; 

  • Ethical or moral leadership; 

  • Whistleblowing; 

  • Increasing the inclusion of outgroup members (e.g., older workers, women, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities); 

  • Decreasing unfair discrimination in organizations; 

  • Social impact of technology.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for receipt of manuscripts if January 15, 2011.  Please submit manuscripts in MS Word format via e-mail attachment to Kay Wilkinson, Editorial Administrator.  Please note the manuscript is for the special issue on “Contributions to Society.” Manuscripts should follow the JMP submission guidelines.

7. Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality
I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives
Deadline: February 2011

Information: This issue will represent a significant contribution to our understanding of asexuality by bringing together a range of papers on the topic for the first time.  It will also provide an opportunity both to map the current state of research on asexuality and to provide a direction for future scholarship and inquiry.  Submission Due Date: February 2011

Full length papers (6000 words) and shorter articles (1000-2000 words)

Possible topics include though are not limited to: 

  • Asexual identities; 

  • Asexuality and assumed pathology; 

  • Asexuality and sexual normativity; 

  • Asexuality and love; 

  • Asexual relationships; 

  • Asexuality and the LGBT community; 

  • The universality and/or particularity of sexual desire; 

  • Marginalization of asexuality; 

  • Asexuality and the internet; 

  • Social and political goals of the asexual community.

For information about the journal Psychology & Sexuality visit the Taylor & Francis Group website.

If you have questions, please contact one of the guest editors for the issue:
Mark Carrigan, Kristina Gupta, or Todd G.  Morrison.