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Call for Submissions: The Intima
The Intima

Call for Submissions: The Intima

Submissions for the Spring 2015  edition of The Intima are currently open.

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM EST on February 1st 2015. Contributors will receive notice of accept or regret by February 17th, 2015. You should receive a confirmation notice within 7 days of submission.

We publish articles from a variety of perspectives exploring Narrative Medicine, and its applications in healthcare and healing.  Narrative Medicine is interdisciplinary, drawing from a wide range of disciplines.  We encourage submissions that engage any of the following: medicine in literature and/or poetry, biomedical ethics, history of medicine and/or science, music, religious and/or spiritual perspectives on medicine, health care communication, medical or biological anthropology, sociology of medicine, cross-cultural approaches to medicine, or medicine as represented in the visual arts and film.

All submissions must be received via our online submission system.

Please consult for more information and feel free to contact with any questions.

Submissions can include:

• Scholarly essays or articles geared towards educating a general audience about Narrative Medicine

• Non-Fiction, personal narratives or perspective pieces

• Fiction, Short Fiction

• Field Notes, reflections on working in the field

• Poetry

• Studio Art, in any medium such as paintings, photographs, or prints

• Audio or Visual Multimedia

Subject areas might include but are not limited to:

• personal narratives of illness from the patient and/or clinician perspectives

• grand narratives of public health, epidemics, and the globalization of disease

• analyses of historical or contemporary representations of illness and the body in literature, art, popular culture, and the media

• discourse on the role of narrative in the greater health care reform debate

Submission Requirements

• 12 point times new roman font

• double spaced

• submit as a Word document (JPG or PNG format for images; MP3 for audio files)

• No identifying information in the submission document

• No headers, footers, or page numbers

• Title in 12 point Times New Roman font, bold, underlined and centered

• Detailed requirements are found in Submission Guidelines

We welcome questions to; we will reply within 7 days.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Historian, Medical Student, Nurse Researcher, Patient, Physician, Physician Researcher, Social Scientist, Writer
Call for Papers: Seniors Housing & Care Journal
Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Call for Papers: Seniors Housing & Care Journal

The 2015 Call for Papers is now open. Submissions are due April 6, 2015.

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication focusing on applied research and best practices in the fields of seniors housing and long-term care. The Journal is distributed to more than 2,000 long-term care managers, executives, and investors at the annual conference of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC).

As managing editor, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging accepts research submissions for publication. Areas of study include, but are not limited to:

Government, Policy, and Regulatory Issues in Senior Housing

Outcomes Data Related to Senior Housing

Market Research

Market Analysis and Macro Trends

Senior Housing Affordability

Staffing Issues within Senior Housing Communities

Senior Housing Operations

Risk Management


New Trends in Senior Housing

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry and Mather LifeWays are pleased to announce the New Investigator Scholarship Award to be presented to a graduate student or new investigator for an original, evidence-based paper that addresses critical issues faced by professionals, providers, or investors in the field of senior living. The original paper should demonstrate scientific rigor and make a contribution to the senior living industry. The winning paper will be published in the 2015 issue of Seniors Housing & Care Journal.

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is an open access journal. This means that all content is freely available without charge to a user and/or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Academic, Gerontologist, Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, New Investigator, New Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Social Worker, Young Investigator, Young Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Anthropology & Aging: Aging the Technoscape
Anthropology & Aging

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Anthropology & Aging: Aging the Technoscape

All submissions should be submitted no later than June 1, 2015.

The technoscape, as described by Appadurai (1990) in his seminal work on globalization, refers to the "global configuration, ever fluid, of technology," as well as the permeations of technology through other domains of economic and social life. Over the last 25 years, the technoscape has become dominated by an array of digital technologies, virtual worlds, and forms of mobile connectedness that are no longer used or designed by or for younger cohorts alone. The Pew Research Center reports that 43% of Americans over 65 use social networking sites (three times that recorded only five years prior); Japan has dedicated the equivalent of 22 million dollars in its 2013 budget to the development of robots to assist in eldercare; and many large-scale initiatives are linking aging and technology through ethnographic research, such as the Intel Corporation's Global Aging Experience Project and the MIT AgeLab.

This special issue seeks to explore not only the impact of new technologies on the lives of older people around the world, but also how theories arising out of socio-cultural anthropology and gerontology can reveal new dimensions of the technoscape that may go unnoticed in youth-dominated popular discourse. We seek submissions grounded in empirical evidence that goes beyond simple juxtapositions of technologies and aging, but finds ways in which they blend, combine, and (re)shape each other.

Possible submission topics might include:

• time/space in the technoscape of telemedicine and care-related apps

• technoscapes of surveillance and connectedness (emergency call pendants, assistive robots, e.g.)

• changing representations of aging in the technoscape (imaging technology, art and tech)

• technology as a focus of older cohort sociality and leisure (computer classes, tablet tea times, e.g.)

• digital technology for bridging intergenerational relationships

• the political economy of aging the technoscape

• Digital technology in treating cognitive impairment

• anti-aging, techno-immortality

• the use of ethnography in creating aged technoscapes, and the use of technology in ethnographies of aging

•technoscapes in and of the built environment and age-friendly cities

Academic, Gerontologist, Health Services Researcher, Information Scientist, Social Scientist, Technologist
Call for Papers on the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for an Open Access, Supplement Issue of the American Journal of Public Health
Open Access, Supplement Issue of the American Journal of Public Health

Call for Papers on the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for an Open Access, Supplement Issue of the American Journal of Public Health

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG Foundation), will publish an open access, supplement issue on the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  JKTG Foundation president, Ted Giovanis, and JKTG Foundation vice president for research and policy, J. Graham Atkinson, will serve as guest editors.

Original papers that focus on the impacts of the PPACA including affordability and access to health care, out-of-pocket costs of care, financial condition of health care providers including changes in charity care and bad debts, quality of care, and more should be submitted by January 10, 2015.  Potential authors should visit the AJPH website  to review the "Instructions for Authors" and specific guidelines for the various types of manuscripts.  For additional information about this supplement, please contact the co-guest editors at

Academic, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Section of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology: Culture and Biology Interplay
Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Call for Papers for a Special Section of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology: Culture and Biology Interplay

Important Dates

January 31, 2015: deadline to submit letters of intention

February 28, 2015: responses to letters of intent

May 31, 2015: manuscript submission deadline

Guest Editors

Jose M. Causadias

Eva Telzer

Submission Details

Manuscripts including those reporting basic and applied issues related to race, ethnicity, and culture are welcomed, but must attend to the focus of the call: the interplay of culture with biological processes.

Some examples of such studies are as follows:

Neurobiology of cultural experiences,

Cultural neuroscience, and

Gene-culture interplay.

This special section is centered only on empirical papers, so review and theoretical papers are not welcomed for submission.

Manuscripts are expected to reflect studies in which cultural and biological processes are measured directly, and not inferred.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please first send letters of intent by January 31, 2015.

Letters of intent should have less than 350 words, and should briefly specify the research question(s), sample characteristics and procedure, and methods.

Importantly, letters of intent should address the culture and biology variables examined (for instance, language acculturation and neuroscience), and the methods to probe them.

Invitations to submit a letter of intent are not a guarantee of acceptance of manuscripts for review or publication. Letter submissions and questions should be directed to Dr. Causadias and Dr. Telzer.

Authors will receive a response to their letters of intent by February 28, 2015.

Only those authors whose letters of intent were deemed fitting to this special section will be invited to submit a manuscript by May 31, 2015.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Web Portal. All submitted manuscripts will be initially screened by the guest editors and then sent out for blind peer review.

Please specify in all correspondence and submissions that your work is intended for the special section on culture and biology interplay. Please follow the Instructions to Authors information located on the Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology website.


The editorial staff of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology extends an invitation for manuscripts to be considered for a special section on culture and biology interplay.

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology seeks to advance the psychological science of culture, ethnicity, and race; and stimulate further empirical research, on basic and applied psychological issues relevant to racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented.

Research in neuroscience, genetics, biomarkers of health, and related fields can directly help advance these goals by contributing to our understanding of

how intergroup experiences (e.g., acculturation, discrimination, immigration) get "under the skin";

how cultural, ethnic, and racial processes shape and are shaped by the brain; and

how culture and genes interrelate.

Behavioral Scientist, Biologist, Geneticist , Neurobiologist, Neuropsychologist, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a New PLOS Collection: The Relationships of Education, Health, and Skills in Improving the Lives of Adults and Their Families
Public Library of Science

Call for Papers for a New PLOS Collection: The Relationships of Education, Health, and Skills in Improving the Lives of Adults and Their Families

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)) and the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)) are pleased to announce a call for research papers on the relationship of education and skills to public health for adults and their families, particularly for those most at risk for poor educational, economic and health outcomes. This collaboration reflects a shared commitment to increasing the evidence base for the work that these agencies perform and to making that evidence freely available for all. The theme of the call is: Improving the Lives of Adults and Families: Identifying Individual and Systems-level Factors Relating Education, Health, Civic Engagement, and Economic Well-being.

This effort leverages and extends the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on U.S. Health in International Perspective as well as the recently released Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) cross-national, population-representative dataset, the Survey of Adult Skills, to hone in on issues specific to the U.S. and allow for rich international comparisons.

Specifically, the OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an ongoing endeavor to assess educational and workplace-related skills among adults in order to inform policy. The PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills quantifies adults’ ability to utilize literacy and numeracy skills and to apply information and communication technology to solve problems. The PIAAC Survey encompasses an extensive, demographic background questionnaire that includes information about education, health, nativity, and employment status across all participating countries – currently 23 OECD countries, with 9 others joining the next round of survey administration. The U.S. questionnaire also includes Census-aligned race and ethnicity variables.

The collection organizers welcome primary research articles utilizing the PIAAC dataset, and in particular research that combines PIAAC with other extant datasets.  Although not an exhaustive list, the following inquiries are of direct relevance and particular interest:

The relationship between numeracy and health status among individuals of diverse age ranges, racial groups, and immigrant status.

The relationship between health status and respondents’ ability to utilize information and communication technology for problem solving, including analyses of whether the relationship varies by age, racial group, or immigrant status.

The relationship between parental educational attainment and respondents’ educational, health, economic, and skill attainment outcomes.

The relationship between literacy and numeracy, educational attainment, and differential health status from an international perspective.

The relationship between literacy and numeracy and “well-being” (defined by the OECD as variables of trust, health, volunteerism, and voting) from an international perspective.

The relationship of adult skills in literacy and numeracy to long-term health, employment and educational status for adults in corresponding countries.

The scale and demographic profile of at-risk adults in the U.S. and non-U.S. context.

The relationship between educational attainment level, literacy and numeracy outcomes, and health status for young adults.

The relationship between employment status and health and the extent to which such a relationship may be mediated by educational attainment and/or skill attainment.

The relationship between regional or country-level educational or economic policies and health status.

Information on Submitting to the Collection

OCTAE, NICHD, and OBSSR plan to cover the publication fees associated with a select number of initial publications for this Collection. Authors interested in applying for financial consideration by these groups should submit a preliminary draft paper for funding consideration by January 30, 2015 to These submissions will be reviewed with final determinations about financial support made within 2 weeks of this deadline. Authors will be notified of all decisions before initial submission deadlines for this call for papers. Determination of funding consideration does not imply acceptance by the journal. Papers selected for federal funding may experience a slight publication delay.

All papers should be submitted to PLOS ONE, or as a pre-submission inquiry to PLOS Medicine, with a clear statement in the cover letter that the authors intend the submission for the Improving the Lives of Adults and Their Families Collection. Authors should not mention the outcome of a funding determination in the cover letter. Submitted manuscripts will then undergo evaluation according to the specific journal’s policies; no articles can be guaranteed acceptance at any journal. PLOS editors will retain all control over editorial decisions. If and when, following peer review, a paper is accepted for publication in a PLOS journal, it will be forwarded to the selection panel for the collection consisting of OCTAE, NICHD, and OBSSR. This panel will decide on articles’ suitability for inclusion.

Articles will stand the best chance of inclusion in the Collection if they are submitted by February 13, 2015.

Any questions regarding the submission process should be directed to

Academic, Health Economist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology: Food Consumption Behaviour: Integrating Economic and Psychological Perspectives
Journal of Economic Psychology

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology: Food Consumption Behaviour: Integrating Economic and Psychological Perspectives

We invite empirical and theoretical contributions to a special issue in the Journal of Economic Psychology on “Food consumption behaviour: integrating economic and psychological perspectives”. The special issue focuses on the investigation and prediction of consumers’ food choices through a transdisciplinary approach, which involves both economic and psychological perspectives.

Topics must have a clear link to economic psychology and/or behavioral economics. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

• Models of food consumption behavior and their predictive power;

• The automatic/implicit determinants of consumer behavior as it relates to food;

• Behavioral economics of food choice;

• Implications of behavioral and psychological findings for food policy;

• Determinants of food technology neophobia and neophilia;

• Neuroeconomics of food choice;

• Habit and variety seeking in food; and

• Effects of heuristics and decision-making environments on food choice.

Interested authors are also invited to contact the special issue editors Jayson Lusk ( or Marco Perugini ( to discuss the fit of various topics to the special issue.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the authors’ guidelines of the Journal of Economic Psychology ( and submitted by June 30, 2015 through the Journal website.

Submissions open February 28th, 2015.

Authors should select "Special Issue Food Consumption Behaviour" as article type, and also indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript should be considered for the special issue on "Food consumption behaviour: integrating economic and psychological perspectives".

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Call for Papers by Public Health Reports for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience: After the War
Public Health Reports

Call for Papers by Public Health Reports for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience: After the War

Deadline for submission: January 9, 2015

The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is January/February 2016.

Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience. The Guest Editors for this Supplement are Drs. Victoria Davey, Chief Officer; Terry Walters, Deputy Chief Consultant for the Post-Deployment Health Group; Robert Bossarte, Director, and Aaron Schneiderman, Deputy Director, both for the Epidemiology Program; Ralph L. Erickson, Director for the Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Paul Ciminera, Director for the Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program in the Post-Deployment Health Group, all with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health.

The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge of potential health consequences associated with military service. Information included in this Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and address risks to health associated with military experience. Preference will be given to manuscripts that explicitly consider the impact of deployment in support of combat operations.

Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on health following separation from active-duty service. Manuscripts reporting on results from original research, surveillance, reviews of prominent issues, evaluation of innovative programs, or commentaries related to existing or proposed policies will be considered.

Manuscripts addressing the following topics are encouraged:

• Comparisons of health among deployed and non-deployed populations;

• Health among aging and retired populations;

• Changes in health associated with exposure to hazards during deployment;

• Prevalence and characteristics of chronic multi-symptom illness or evaluations of new treatment strategies;

• Long-term consequences of exposure to Agent Orange and other dioxins;

• Impact of deployment (including environmental exposures) on the health of veterans and families of veterans;

• Health, rehabilitation, and functional limitations associated with traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and injuries (e.g., musculoskeletal injury and traumatic amputation); and

• Social and economic consequences of deployment and their impact on health.

Manuscript requirements: Articles in PHR are typically 3,000 words in length. The Supplement will also consider brief reports on preliminary studies or emerging trends that are no longer than 1,500 words in length. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement. The SEC determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts will then be published in the Supplement.

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be sent to Please include “Health Status and the Military Supplement” in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any questions about this Supplement, please contact Dr. Robert Bossarte (202-266-4559; For questions about PHR , please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190;

PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878. The journal is widely distributed internationally and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis. More information on the journal, including author guidelines, is available at

Allied Health Professional, Behavioral Scientist, Epidemiologist, Gerontologist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Researcher, Physical Therapist, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Social Worker, Toxicologist
Call for Papers for a Theme Issue of the Journal of American Culture: Fear and Anxiety in American Culture
Journal of American Culture

Call for Papers for a Theme Issue of the Journal of American Culture: Fear and Anxiety in American Culture

American fears, whether real or imagined, have never been the sole province of horror novels or movies. For generations, Americans have consistently demonstrated deep-seated fears in multiple areas of life ranging from politics, religion, economics, race, gender, literature, and the arts. Consider, for example, the changing face of monsters in American culture, whether they are identified as witches in Puritan New England or those with differing political and ideological positions in the present day. Sometimes, Americans even turn their fears into popular crusades against political platforms, popular literature and film, and causes or individuals deemed to be overly powerful or controversial. Scholars have long demonstrated that understanding the nature and purpose of fear or anxiety often requires careful study within a range of approaches, including those stemming from cultural studies, history, literature, psychology, anthropology, gender studies, and many others. In this theme issue of The Journal of American Culture, we want to examine the current state of scholarly inquiry into the place of fear and anxiety within American culture by considering questions such as: What are Americans afraid of generally? What are we afraid of right now? How are our thoughts, actions, and politics, shaped by the things we fear most? How have our fears changed over the centuries?

We welcome submissions for this theme issue from a wide variety of critical approaches and topics including, but not limited to, literature, film, history, sociology, economics, cultural studies, anthropology, monster theory, psychology, posthumanism, gender studies, and horror studies. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary work that highlights problems of fear across various media or disciplines.

Submissions, generally 15-25 pages in length, are to be original scholarly manuscripts formatted according to MLA style guidelines using in-text citations with author’s name and page number. Endnotes and works cited should appear at the end of the paper. In light of space limitations, please avoid excessive use of footnotes.

This issue will be edited by Carl H. Sederholm (; please direct all questions to him.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2015, and the issue will appear in March 2017.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the History of Education Review: Schools and the Management of Public Health
History of Education Review

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the History of Education Review: Schools and the Management of Public Health

Editors: Dr Helen Proctor and Dr Kellie Burns, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

Schools have a long history of intervention in the health of children and adolescents. Their implication in the administration and management of public health has impacted significantly on relationships between family, school and the state, and on ideas about the role of the school in the creation of healthy, productive citizens. Understandings of health and hygiene have had ongoing and changing moral and political dimensions, and concerns about health have varied across gender, sexuality, race, social class, age and place. Further, shifting meanings of health and illness in schools have continued to reflect and produce contested views of difference.

The journal History of Education Review will publish an international special issue focusing on the historical involvement of schools in the production, management and bureaucratization of public health. A wide variety of topics related to this history will be considered, including but not limited to:

• gender and gendered understandings of the body and education

• sex, sexuality and bodily discipline

• family-school-community relations

• citizenship and governing

• colonialisation, race, assimilation and eugenics

• hygiene, vaccination and civic morality

• nutrition, food provision, obesity and healthy eating

• (early) childhood and adolescence

• parents’ role in public health programs

• communicable diseases and ideas about illness and wellness

• class, social control and the economics of public health

• changing and contested conceptions of expertise and professional knowledge around medicine, psychology, school teaching and parenting

• teachers’ health and wellbeing

• buildings, classrooms and school design.

In the first instance please submit a detailed paper proposal (1000 words maximum) to Dr Helen Proctor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney:, by 31 January, 2015.

Full papers (from accepted proposals) will be due 31 January, 2016.

The History of Education Review is an international journal committed to the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed research and theoretical papers located in the history of education. It is the official journal of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (

Full author guidelines for the journal can be found at

Enquiries regarding this special issue of History of Education Review may be directed to Dr Helen Proctor:

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Historian, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist