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Call for Papers: McGill Journal of Law and Health
McGill Journal of Law and Health

Call for Papers: McGill Journal of Law and Health

The McGill Journal of Law and Health (MJLH) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes multidisciplinary articles on the intersection of health and law, both within Canada and at the international
level. Now in our ninth year, we have a history of publishing research by major Canadian scholars working in this field. Our journal is entirely run by students of the Faculty of Law at McGill University
(Montreal, Canada). All of our archives are publicly available at, as well as by subscription in the Hein Online Law Journal Library.

The MJLH is currently seeking submissions for Issue 9:1. We welcome contributions on any aspect of health law, including but not limited to medical malpractice, regulation of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, constitutional rights related to health and health care, and ethical dimensions of health law and policy. The MJLH publishes full-length articles as well as shorter comments and works of a
similar nature.

Our next deadline for submissions is 10 October 2014. Complete submission guidelines are available on our website at (select “Submissions” from the menu).

Should you wish to learn more about the MJLH or have questions about publishing in our journal, we invite you to contact us. We also encourage you to share this call for papers widely with any colleagues
who may be interested.

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences
Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, responses, essays, and book reviews devoted to the examination of issues related to the intersection of law and biosciences, including bioethics, neuroethics, genetics, reproductive technologies, stem cells, enhancement, patent law, and food and drug regulation. JLB welcomes submissions of varying length, with a theoretical, empirical, practical, or policy oriented focus.

JLB is the first fully open access peer-reviewed legal journal focused on the advances at the intersection of law and the biosciences. A co-venture between Duke University, Harvard Law School, and Stanford University, and published by Oxford University Press, this open access, online, and interdisciplinary academic journal publishes cutting-edge scholarship in this important new field. JLB is published as one volume with three issues per year with new articles posted online on an ongoing basis.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health and Human Rights: Bioethics and the Right to Health
Health and Human Rights

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health and Human Rights: Bioethics and the Right to Health

Guest Editors from the University of Toronto: Jennifer L. Gibson, PhD (Joint Centre for Bioethics and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation), Lisa Forman, SJD (Dalla Lana School of Public Health), and Stephanie Nixon, PhD (Department of Physical Therapy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health).

This special issue of Health and Human Rights is calling for scholarly papers that explore the relationship between bioethics and the right to health, in an explicit effort to address this lacuna. We welcome articles that address synergies and conflicts between these two areas, including (but not limited to) the following areas: 1) the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of a right to health from different normative perspectives within bioethics (e.g., law, philosophy, public health, medicine); 2) the degree of concordance or discordance between bioethics and international human rights law conceptions of the right to health; 3) the implications of this concordance/discordance for health policy and/or practice; 4) the potential contribution of bioethics as a field in addressing challenges related to the implementation of human rights frameworks, such as clarifying what specific entitlements are comprised in the right to health in particular contexts, determining whose rights ought to have priority in cases of conflict, or establishing how such conflicts ought to be resolved; 5) the potential contribution of the right to health to addressing the conceptualization and implementation of bioethics related to individual, public and global health; and 6) the contribution of combined bioethics and human rights approaches to pressing health equity concerns, including global health governance, justice and funding; the sustainable development agenda; and universal health coverage.

We are particularly interested in papers that explore this theme in a global health context, by which we mean a focus on the transnational and structural determinants of health inequities everywhere.

Original articles (research, commentary, and analysis) suitable for scholarly peer review are invited (3,500–7,000 words). In addition to research papers, we seek manuscripts that emerge from and reflect on practical efforts for the realization of social and economic rights, of genuine relevance to people engaged in related work (up to 7,000 words). All papers will be peer reviewed. The editors also invite letters, research or fieldwork summaries, and essays (up to 2,500 words) for publication as Perspective Essays or blog posts. These might include case studies illustrating the interaction between bioethics and human rights frameworks in health policy or practice.

For specific format details, please see Author Guidelines.

Please submit all manuscripts to the editors by September 20, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Call for Papers: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

The JBI welcomes both reports of empirical research and articles that increase the theoretical understanding of medicine and health care, the health professions, and the biological sciences. The JBI is also open to critical reflections on medicine and conventional bioethics; the nature of health, illness, and disability; the sources of ethics; the nature of ethical communities; possible implications of new developments in science and technology for social and cultural life and human identity; and the impact of social policies and current world events on health, welfare, and systems of power. We welcome contributions from perspectives that are less commonly published in existing journals in the field as well as studies using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

Contributions discussing bioethical issues in different geographical and cultural settings are welcomed and encouraged.

In addition to original research, each issue of the JBI includes a symposium edited by guest scholars focusing on a specific bioethical topic as well as regular features such as: Editorials; Letters to the Editor; Critical Perspectives; Recent Developments (particularly in law); Book, Film, and Art Reviews; and Case Studies to which readers respond and comment.

The JBI accepts contributions from authors working in or across disciplines, including—but not limited to—the following:

Philosophy, Bioethics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Feminism, Gay and Lesbian Studies, History, Law, Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, Literature and Literary Studies, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Social Theory, and Theology and Religious Studies

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Call for Manuscripts: Technology and Innovation (T&I)
Technology and Innovation (T&I)

Call for Manuscripts: Technology and Innovation (T&I)

We are currently solociting manuscripts for issues of Technology and Innovation (T&I). T&I presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.  We publish original articles in basic and applied research, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers. Manuscripts for general issues are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Contributions on the following topics are invited:

• Advances in transformative technology and translational science

• Critical assessments of specific segments of science, engineering, medicine or other technologies

• Economics of a technology, governmental and policy action, and innovation as related to intellectual property

• Environmental (including human health) impact of various technologies

• Historical, societal, ethical, and related aspects of science, engineering, medicine, or technology

• The process of innovation and invention


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Diana Vergara

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value
Journal of Forensic Practice

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value

Guest editorsDr Becky Milne and Professor Ray Bull
University of Portsmouth, UK

About the editionInvestigative interviewing is at the heart of any investigation and thus is the root of achieving justice in society. Thus it is one of the most important tools in an investigator’s tool box. As a result, over the past 20 years practitioners and researchers have sought, and in some countries have substantially succeeded, in developing procedures that improve the quality of interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects of crime. This body of work has seen successful outcomes of the interplay between academic research and practical policing.

This special issue aims to outline recent developments in this field and focuses upon the practical aspects of interviewing in an investigation and the courts.

While all submissions will be considered, the following are likely to be of particular interest to this issue.

1. Recent developments for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects.

2. The application of interviewing methods in the field.

3. Examination of interviewing issues in court.

Submission criteriaSubmissions must be in the range of 5,000 to 7,000 words (including references).

See the full author guidelines:

Submit your paper to this issue at:

(NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue on 'investigative interviewing'.)

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2015

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Radiology Nursing: Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing
Journal of Radiology Nursing

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Radiology Nursing: Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing

Special Issue 2015

Issue planned to release late spring to early summer 2015

Submission deadline date: September 15, 2014

Radiology and imaging nursing is involved in every radiology modality and nurses care for patients across the life span, prenatal to forensic.

This special issue on Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing will include articles on the following:

• Root Cause Analysis with a Case Study

• Point of Care Testing (Competencies/Maintenance, etc.)

• Documentation

• Communication/Hand-offs

• EMR Initiation/Use

• Risk Mitigation

• Clinician Mentoring and Support

• Peer Review


Editor: Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, BS, RN-BC, CRN, welcomes any subject queries and can be reached at

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Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Law, Religion and Disability
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Law, Religion and Disability

The relationship of law, religion and disability is complex, emerging and still in development as a research area. Scholarship on religion and disability has included feminist reflections regarding religion and disability (e.g. Minister 2013) and analysis of the physical isolation that can result in congregations where accommodations are made but without reflection on the communal aspects of integration (Eiesland 1994). Further, health care providers working with disabled individuals negotiate and navigate their own religious identities in their professional sphere (Bray, Egan and Beagan 2012). Legal advancement within the disability movement has produced results such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Public and policy challenges remain highly contested and disability advocates reflect on the limitations of existing policy as well as the challenge of the application of these policies (e.g. Prince 2012; Johner 2013).

We are seeking articles that articulate the diverse perspectives of disability studies as it relates both to law and religion. There are multiple ways the religion, law and disability intersect with one another. The special issue intends to explore overlapping themes in dialogue to reflect on the current discourse about disability, disabled identities and its interconnections with law and religion.

Possible topics can include, but are not limited to:

-- What social, cultural or religious norms have created exclusive or inclusive environments? E.g. What constraints might the Quebec Charter of Values have created for individuals at the intersection of religion and disabled identities?

-- Religious individuals and organizations face challenges regarding the theological debates regarding inclusivity versus exclusivity in the accommodation of disabled individuals. What are some of the challenges of negotiating theological doctrine and what are the nuances made possible through theology regarding disability?

-- How is disability taught or not taught, in schools or within religious institutions? What are the policies in the education system regarding disability and what challenges are ongoing regarding education and disability?

-- How do religious organizations and law respond to disability within a health framework? What challenges are faced by healthcare workers who are religiously identified or disabled? In what ways are religion, law and disability or disabled identities negotiated?

We welcome submissions from across the disciplines of law, religious studies and disability studies, as well as submissions from outside those fields. Proposals should be no more than 2 pages in length (single spaced) and should include: theoretical and methodological approach; central thesis or argument; and data used within article (i.e. legislation, doctrine). Proposals must be submitted to Ravi Malhotra (Ravi.Malhotra) and Heather Shipley (hshipley) by September 30, 2014. Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2014 and final submissions will be due January 30, 2015. Full articles should be between 6,000-7,000 words, using the Turabian style guide (16th Edition) or another recognized citation style. All final articles will be subject to the peer-review process. Publication is conditional on reviewer reports. As per Canadian Journal of Disability Studies policies, all methods and methodologies and disciplines are welcome, as are submissions in French or English. This CFP additionally invites perspectives on religion from across traditions, and legal perspectives from outside of Canada or North America.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics: Health and Ecological Destruction: Fracking and Beyond
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics: Health and Ecological Destruction: Fracking and Beyond

The deadline for submission for this issue is September 1, 2015.

Laura Purdy and Wendy Lynne Lee

“Which questions moral philosophers choose to study—and choose not to study—is itself a moral issue,” wrote Virginia Warren in her groundbreaking 1979 article. Indeed, bioethics has often focused on important, but relatively narrow issues based on the assumption that health is a natural lottery and that the chief moral questions have to do with the quality of care, and fair access to it, or with the implications of new technologies to treat or cure, and questions about reproduction and death. Of course, some writing has always acknowledged many influences on health and thus longevity, encouraged, no doubt, by scholarship in epidemiology, the social determinants of health, interest in food/agriculture issues, and concern about occupational and environmental pollution.

This special issue of IJFAB aims to examine, through a feminist lens, human activities such as fracking, that, by negatively impacting the environment, threaten health.

Science fiction, such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, abounds with post-apocalyptic nightmares, but rarely devotes any attention to how they came about or whether they could have been prevented.

Yet, as ever more paths to environmental disaster are opened up by corporate and governmental decisions, the preventable is being touted as inevitable, natural, and good.

Many of us now live in disbelief at the deliberate dismantling of the conditions required for human (and nonhuman) flourishing by people apparently oblivious or disdainful of the consequences. If these forces continue to prevail, it is only a matter of time before the consequences of widespread lack of access to clean water, air and land pollution, desertification, and deforestation, will drastically reduce human life spans, and quite possibly lead to human extinction. The process will exacerbate the fight for survival at all levels, from the individual to the national.

We encourage readers to think about the many ways human activities are putting at risk human health, shortening lives, and risking species suicide.

Possible Topics:

Basic Theories/Concepts:

• Public good vs. Property Rights

• Precautionary Principle vs. Cost/Risk/Benefit

• Environment/Ecology

• Industrialized extraction

• Feminist environmental bioethics

• Thriveability/Flourishing


• Climate Change

• Energy Production Policy

• Food/Agriculture Issues

• Environmental/Health Legislation

• Drugs (Legal and Illegal)

• Exploitation of Public Assets

• Wildlife Preservation

Our main goal is to evaluate the health consequences of activities intended to maintain and expand dependence on fossil fuels, and technology in general, especially that held to be necessary for sustaining rapidly growing populations, no matter at what cost to the environment. These goals, in turn, reflect the needs and interests of continued western hegemony. We encourage potential contributors to contact us for a more detailed description of possible topics. In addition, we hope for submissions on the many related topics not listed here, such as mountain top removal, tar sands development, or as yet unidentified threats.

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