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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.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Philosopher, Physician, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
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

Academic, Bioethicist, Epidemiologist, Ethicist, Philosopher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Social Scientist
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


Paul Sanberg

Diana Vergara

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Historian, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Scientist, Social Scientist, Technologist
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

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Psychologist, Public Servant
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

Nurse, Nurse Researcher
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.

Academic, Bioethicist, Disabled Person, Ethicist, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is publishing a special issue in 2014 on the role of communication in public health preparedness measures and response to pandemics, with particular reference to infectious disease outbreaks.

A call for papers was launched and its deadline, which was June 30 has been postponed to August 22. Aim of this issue is to bring together the most relevant research from two EU-funded projects – TELL ME and Ecom@EU – that are currently investigating the factors that impact on communication strategies and their relative effectiveness during a pandemic.

This special issue will focus into the following main focuses:

• Crisis preparedness framework

• Tools for outbreak communication

• Models for outbreak communication

• Information management and access

• Public involvement in communications

• Governance and policy issues

• Ethical and legal issues

• Socio-cultural contexts

• Vaccination campaigns

• Social marketing

• Business continuity

• Mass media / Social media

• Training and education

• Risk and uncertainty

Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sport Management Review: Doping in Sport: Current Issues and Challenges for Sport Management
Sport Management Review

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sport Management Review: Doping in Sport: Current Issues and Challenges for Sport Management

James Skinner, Griffith University, Australia, email:

Terry Engelberg, Griffith University, Australia, email:

Sport is a major global industry generating billions of dollars in sponsorship, media rights and gambling funds. In recent times a number of sports have been tarnished by doping scandals. These incidents pose threats to the integrity of sport both nationally and on a global scale. In response, sporting organisations and governments have introduced legislation and accompanying punishments to deter the use of both performance enhancing and recreational drugs. However, it could be argued that effective strategies for combating doping in sport are hindered by a lack of organisational commitment, varying opinions on how the problem should be managed and a lack of reliable information and empirical data to formulate and implement appropriate doping policy.

It is timely for sport managers to focus on the topic of doping, as public concerns over the use of drugs in sport cause significant damage to the sports industry, with consequences such as reduced attendance at sporting events, reduced sponsorship and possible impacts on broadcasting rights amongst some of the most pressing concerns.

The aim of this Special Issue is to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the management of doping in sport. We are aware that scholarly research in this field has evolved from various science disciplines and therefore we are keen to encourage cross-disciplinary contributions, encompassing a variety of methodologies (such as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), whilst keeping a sport management focus. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

• Drug Policies: International Comparisons

• Doping in Sport: Managing Community Expectations and Concerns

• Impact of Doping on Spectators and Participation

• Implications of Doping for Marketing and Sponsorship

• A Review of Drug Testing Agencies

• Attitudes Towards Drug Testing: Implications for Managing Doping

• Organisational Culture and Incidence of Doping

• The Economic Implications of Managing Doping

• Drugs and specific groups, e.g., females, sport with a disability

• The Impact of Doping on Mega Events

• Drugs in Sport and the Law

• Managing the Ethics of Drug Testing

• Educating Athletes on Doping

• Public Relations and Doping Scandals

• Media Reporting of Doping and its Implications for Sporting Organisations

• The Role of Social Media in Managing Doping

• Athletes’ Rights and Doping Legislation

• The Future of Anti-Doping for Sport Organisations

• Redefining Doping Policies for the 21st Century

The list is indicative and the editors welcome approaches from authors who would like to discuss ideas for papers. The focus of the special issue will be conceptual and empirical research with a strong contextual, theoretical or methodological basis that advances knowledge. Case studies and review papers are welcomed, as per the SMR guidelines.

Deadline for submissions

Submissions are due on or before September 1, 2014 via the SMR online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for review in relation to the special issue it is important the authors select ‘Doping in Sport’ when they reach the ‘Article Type’ step in the submission process.

All manuscript submissions must adhere to the Sport Management Review ‘Guide for Authors’ available at

Special Issue editors contact details

Professor James Skinner
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
Griffith Business School
Griffith University, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 7 5552 9162
Fax: + 61 7 5552 8507

Dr Terry Engelberg
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
Griffith Business School
Griffith University, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 7 5552 7675
Fax: + 61 7 5552 8507

Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Servant, Social Scientist
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.

Academic, Bioethicist, Community Activist, Ethicist, Philosopher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Call for Papers on Public Sector Reforms and Workplace Ill-Treatment for Public Money & Management
Public Money & Management

Call for Papers on Public Sector Reforms and Workplace Ill-Treatment for Public Money & Management

Guest editors: Tim Bentley (New Zealand Work Research Institute, AUT University, New Zealand); Duncan Lewis (Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University, UK); and Stephen Teo (New Zealand Work Research Institute, AUT University, New

There is strong evidence that workplace ill-treatment, including negative acts such as bullying and harassment, is costly for public sector organizations internationally. A recent study into the extent of workplace ill-treatment in the UK, for example, reported that these activities are prevalent in Britain, with just under 50% of the workforce experiencing some form of ill-treatment at work. Not only can bullying and other forms of ill-treatment result in severe psychological and psychosomatic harm to the target, these behaviours often result in lost productivity, absenteeism and turnover, and consume considerable management time
and energy. While some research has looked at this phenomenon in the public sector, there is little published work that has explored the impact of new public management (NPM) on the way in which the public sector manages its workforce.

The impact of public sector reforms on employees delivering public goods is a contested terrain. Early research focused on the benefits of implementing NPM—characterized by service delivery standardization, increased efficiency and effectiveness, in addition to increasing the discretionary power for management so as to control and standardize the outputs of professionals. Negative characterizations of NPM, however, have pointed to increasing evidence of ill-treatment, including bullying and harassment. Indeed, public sector employees have been found to be more at risk of bullying, harassment and violence than those employed elsewhere.

This Public Money & Management (PMM) theme. which will be published in PMM’s Vol. 35 in 2015, seeks empirical manuscripts which examine the consequences of workplace illtreatment in public sector organizations from a broad international perspective, particularly those offering critical examinations or undertaking comparative analyses of the phenomenon
of ill-treatment. The papers in this special issue will examine construct issues, the complex interplay of antecedents and consequences for employees as public sector organizations undergo a variety of change initiatives. As the international literature on the prevention of ill-treatment in the public sector is weak, papers concerned with intervention in this field are particularly welcome. The journal publishes three types of article (see and the guest editors will consider any of these:

• Main papers (up to 5,500 words including references) must meet high standards of intellectual argument, evidence and understanding of practice in public management. They will be double-blind refereed by both an academic and a practitioner.

• New development articles (up to 3,000 words) discuss issues in a detached, informed and authoritative way. These articles are not normally refereed, but are subject to editorial scrutiny.

• Debate articles (usually under 1,000 words) are personal statements, expressing an argument, supported by examples or evidence. They, too, are subject to editorial scrutiny.

The final deadline for submission of complete papers is 1 September 2014.

Submissions and questions to:

Stephen Teo, Professor of Human Resource Management, New Zealand Work Research Institute, AUT Business School, AUT University, Building WF, Room 844, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist