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Call for Papers: LGBT Health
LGBT Health

Call for Papers: LGBT Health

LGBT Health is the quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for millions of sexual and gender minority persons worldwide by focusing specifically on health while maintaining sufficient breadth to encompass the full range of relevant biopsychosocial and health policy issues. This Journal aims to promote greater awareness of the health concerns particular to each sexual minority population, and to improve availability and delivery of culturally competent healthcare services. LGBT Health also encourages further research and increased funding in this critical but currently underserved domain. The Journal provides a much-needed authoritative source and international forum in all areas pertinent to LGBT health and healthcare services. Contributions from all continents are solicited including Asia and Africa which are currently underrepresented in sex research.

LGBT Health facilitates and supports the efforts of researchers, clinicians, academics, and policymakers to work toward improved health status and healthcare delivery for all segments of the LGBT community and other sexual or gender minorities. Spanning a broad array of disciplines, the Journal brings together the research, clinical, and health advocacy communities to overcome barriers to healthcare and other current challenges, as well as to expand options for treatment and prevention.

LGBT Health coverage includes:

• Health concerns of individual sexual and gender minority populations

• Health concerns as impacted by age, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality and geographical region

• Health issues in intersex conditions and disorders of sex development

• Transgender-specific health issues, including those of transgender children and adolescents

• Mental and physical health impact of stigmatization

• Healthcare disparities and barriers to care related to sexual and gender minority status

• Cultural competence in healthcare settings

• Reproductive health and assisted reproduction

• Lifecycle development and aging in sexual and gender minority populations

• HIV/AIDS, STDs, at-risk LGBT youth, and risk factors

• HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illness

• Screening programs and disease prevention

• Family concerns involving sexually and gender variant children

• Parenting by gender and sexual minority individuals

• Best practices and guidelines

• Model programs

• Professional training and education of physical and mental healthcare providers

• Public health policy, healthcare and insurance reform

The journal publishes original research, reviews, clinical reports, legal and policy perspectives in all of the areas identified above, and select book reviews.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of The Lancet: The Legacy of the First World War
The Lancet

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of The Lancet: The Legacy of the First World War

In the first few months of 2014, the UK media have already provided saturation coverage to mark a century since the outbreak of the First World War. Education Secretary for England Michael Gove had described it as a “just war”; others have recalled the words of the late Harry Patch, the last surviving veteran of the conflict, who called it “legalised mass murder”. There has been controversy over the necessity of the war itself, and of the form that commemoration should take. What can a medical journal add to this?

During the conflict, The Lancet published papers on the diverse medical challenges of warfare—from surgery to psychiatry. This year, we would like to remember the war—and those who lost their lives, soldiers and civilians alike—by considering how it shaped and defined the challenges to human health of today's world. Massive social convulsions such as the First World War force both citizens and their leaders to face issues that would otherwise have been ignored or unaddressed. The role of the state in providing public health and health care; the rights of those with disabilities; the toll of mechanised warfare; the health impact of population movement: these are just some of the facets of human health that we will explore in a special issue later this year. We invite submissions of relevant original research or review articles. Please submit your work via our online submission system, stating in your cover letter that the submission is in response to this call for papers. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014.

To submit a paper go to

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology: Nudges
Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology: Nudges

Guest editors: Adrien Barton and Till Grüne-Yanoff

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: May 15, 2014

Originally introduced by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler, nudges have been defined as any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way, without merely informing, forbidding a course of action, or significantly changing the economic incentives. Nudges include for example default choices (e.g. people being considered as organ donors by default), physical arrangements of the environment (for instance displaying healthy food in a cafeteria line) or changing temporal perspectives (like the “Save More Tomorrow” program for retirement savings). Nudges have been taking an increasing importance in public policy with initiatives such as the “Behavioral Insights Team” dedicated to the public use of nudges in the UK.

The goal of this special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology is to bring together works from various disciplines to raise new lights on the study of nudges. In particular, we encourage submissions clarifying the status of nudges and their interactions with psychological processes. This requires a detailed analysis of the connections between nudges and fundamental notions including: heuristic; bias and rationality; decision, choice and action; causality; control, freedom of choice and consent; influence and manipulation. We also welcome papers investigating the ethics of nudges, the implication of nudges for political philosophy, or the contextual analysis of specific nudges. We encourage submissions from experts of various fields, including – but not restricted to – philosophy, cognitive science, economics, medicine, and law.

Guest author and commentator

This issue will feature an invited article from Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and a commentary by Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School and co-author of NUDGE, addressing the contributions accepted to this issue.

Instructions for authors

Contributions should describe original and previously unpublished work. The submission process will include two phases: submission of an extended abstract, which will be blind-reviewed by the guest editors; and (if selected) submission of a full paper, which will be blind-reviewed by two anonymous referees.

For the first phase of abstract submission, authors should send two pdf files to

- a document stating the title of the proposed article as well as the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)

- an anonymized extended abstract of maximum 1000 words.

Important dates

- Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract: May 15, 2014

- Deadline for the submission of the full paper: October 15, 2014

- Target publication date: June 30, 2015

About the journal

The Review of Philosophy and Psychology (ISSN: 1878-5158; eISSN: 1878-5166) is a peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by Springer, which focuses on philosophical and foundational issues in cognitive science. The journal’s aim is to provide a forum for discussion on topics of mutual interest to philosophers and psychologists and to foster interdisciplinary research at the crossroads of philosophy and the sciences of the mind, including the neural, behavioural and social sciences. The journal publishes theoretical works grounded in empirical research as well as empirical articles on issues of philosophical relevance. It includes thematic issues featuring invited contributions from leading authors together with articles answering a call for papers.


For any queries, please email the guest editors: and

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Call for Papers: Medicare & Medicaid Research Review (MMRR)
Medicare & Medicaid Research Review (MMRR)

Call for Papers: Medicare & Medicaid Research Review (MMRR)

Medicare & Medicaid Research Review (MMRR) is soliciting studies, policy analyses, and program evaluations that use rigorous, scientific research methods. We are interested in papers addressing changes in coverage, quality, access, the organization and delivery of health services, payment for health services, and innovative methods. Do not presume from the title that the scope is narrowly defined to include only research directly involving the Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) programs. It is not. However manuscripts should have results or conclusions that pertain at least indirectly to these programs.

Illustrative examples of topics include but are not limited to:

Development, use, and effects of quality-based and bundled-service payment models

Impact of changes in cost sharing and coverage on care utilization patterns and outcomes

Impact of Medicaid eligibility changes on the organization and delivery of care

Descriptive analyses of longitudinal utilization and cost patterns among Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries

Impact of changes within the private health care system on Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP

Analyses of the types of health research questions amenable to quick study and implementation, and those questions that are not.

Submitted manuscripts must report the results of original scholarship. Manuscripts that are primarily editorial or opinion-based will not be considered. Manuscripts with results that directly support actionable recommendations will receive priority for publication.

All manuscripts must be submitted online according to the Author Guidelines (see button on right). Criteria for selection of manuscripts include:

quality, rigor, and originality,

significance and usefulness for informing the future of Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP; and

clarity of writing and presentation.

For questions:

Please contact David Bott, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief,

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Marketing Channels: Food Safety and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities
Journal of Marketing Channels

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Marketing Channels: Food Safety and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Editors:

Xenophon Koufteros, Texas A&M University

Guanyi Lu, Oregon State University

The Journal of Marketing Channels is pleased to announce and invite submissions for a Special Issue on “Food Safety and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities”. The deadline for manuscript submission is December 31, 2014 with publication of accepted papers planned during late 2015 or early 2016.

As supply chains now span the globe and outsourcing has become ubiquitous, firms find that they have little direct control over the production of all of the materials that enter their supply chain. This involves necessarily some level of risk if the quality and integrity of the materials have been compromised along the value chain, but not detected prior to product production and delivery to end customers. Also, firms have to ensure that their internal processes and distribution channels are capable of producing and delivering safe products to their customers.

Protecting the supply chain is, however, quite germane to some industries, such as that of food and beverage (F&B), because their products are consumed by the public: products that have been compromised have the potential to cause illness and, in some cases, death. This of course will likely have adverse financial effects on the company and tarnish its reputation. These effects on the company can be rather tangible and may be felt in a short period of time despite recovery attempts and honest efforts to reassure the public.

We welcome manuscripts that are (1) theoretically innovative and well-grounded in theory and (2) based on solid empirical research which provides insights into the dynamics of practices in the F&B industries. Manuscripts which do not rest on strong theoretical grounds or do not engage in theory building will be desk rejected.

Empirical research which tends to be longitudinal in nature is strongly encouraged.

A Special Editorial Review Board will be convened by the Guest Editors for this Special Issue of JMC. However, the reviewing process will follow the same norms as those of the regular editorial team.

Some examples of research that would be welcomed include:

• Encouraging scholarly interest in the growing complexity and dangers that underlie global F&B supply chains.

• Examining the implications of these dangers for the firm and the public at large.

• Learning more about the role of increasing global interdependence among supply chain members.

• Uncovering best practices to assure the integrity of products in the F&B industries.

• Uncovering the type of processes/practices other industries employ to ensure safety and security which may be transferable to the F&B industries.

• Considering relevant performance metrics.

• Examining the differential effects of key practices on relevant performance metrics.

• Studying how firms might recover from crisis attributed to F&B safety/security breaches.

• Examining whether the cultural and ethical environment at the firm level and/or at the country level play a role in F&B safety and security.

• Studying whether organizational structure plays a role in F&B safety and security.

• Researching the role of international standards, such as ISO, in promoting F&B safety and security.

• Considering if and how government regulations impact F&B safety/security over time.

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Call for Proposals: Twenty-Third Volume in the Monograph Series Sociology of Health and Illness
Proposed Volume in the Monograph Series Sociology of Health and Illness

Call for Proposals: Twenty-Third Volume in the Monograph Series Sociology of Health and Illness

Proposals are invited for the twenty-third volume in the monograph series to be published by the Sociology of Health and Illness in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell.

The monograph will be up to 85,000 words in length comprising up to 12 peer-reviewed papers and will appear both as a special issue of the journal and in book form. The planned publication date is February 2017 and agreed proofs will appear online prior to the print issue. The proposal should contain the following elements:

1. Justification of the proposed topic in terms of its academic merit, how it fits into the monograph series and how links between medical sociology and other substantive areas will be established.

2. A statement of 3 or 4 themes that might be addressed and how these can be broken down into sub-themes.

3. Consideration of the proposal’s appeal to: o regular readers of the journal and to readers who might buy it as a book; medical sociologists and to readers from sister disciplines; sociologists from Europe, the Americas, Australia & New Zealand and other parts of the world where the sociology of health and illness is developing as a discipline.

4. Competitor publications should be noted and the distinctiveness of the proposal explained in relation to any such competition.

5. An account of how the call for papers would be advertised to reach a range of contributors to include junior and well established authors and an international range of contributors.

6. A list of potential contributors who might be approached.

7. Brief indication of a proposed publication launch event.

8. A short biographical note about the proposed editors. The proposal, including the short biographies, should be no more than 2,000 words in total.

Proposals can be discussed informally with the Monograph Editor Ian Rees Jones before submitting the final document. Finalised proposals should be sent to Ian Rees Jones by 5:00 pm on Friday 11th July 2014.

The editorial Board of Sociology of Health and Illness will review proposals in September 2014 and the outcome will be notified by 1st October 2014. Visit previous volumes in the monograph series.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sex Education: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling
Sex Education

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sex Education: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling

Deadline: 1 June 2014

Sex, gender, and sexuality circulate in every moment and space of the school day. Ideas about who and what students can and should be and inform curriculum, school policy, rituals and traditions, pedagogy, physical spaces, classroom materials, discipline procedures, dress codes. Sex, gender, and sexuality infuse social interactions among those who occupy school space, constitute exclusions and inclusions that create, maintain, and sometimes challenge heteronormative school cultures.

In this Special Issue of Sex Education, we seek papers that explore the ways normative expectations around sex, gender, and sexuality are multiply present throughout the school. We aim to map how daily practices of heteronormativity in schools affirm gender and sexual conformity and position students, teachers, and families who do not conform as “Other.” We seek empirical and theoretical papers from anthropology, cultural geography, education, and sociology that consider sex, gender, and sexuality across primary and secondary school contexts and at all ages. We are especially interested in papers that consider sex, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with other social differences and identities, including ability, class, ethnicity, and race.  Contributions may address one or more of the following questions:

How does heteronormativity help enforce regimes of health, wellness, and ability?

How do ideas about sex, gender, and sexuality create and foreclose interactional possibilities among and between teachers and students?

What is the relationship between systems of student prestige and the performance of hegemonic gender and sexuality?

How do sex, gender, and sexuality interrupt or affirm racialized and classed experiences of schooling?

What are the limits of character education and anti-bullying efforts for creating sexual and gender equity and reducing violence in schools?

What role might LGBTQ inclusive classrooms play in reducing school violence?

How do educators understand their roles in systems of power that enforce gender conformity?

Guest editors:

Jessica Fields is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of Research Faculty at the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University, USA.

Elizabethe Payne is Director of the Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) and a part-time Associate Professor in the Cultural Foundations of Education Department at Syracuse University, USA

Instructions for Submissions

Peer review: Papers for the Special Issue will be subject to normal peer review in line with the procedures of the journal Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning.

Timeline: Please submit papers by June 1, 2014.

Mark papers clearly for consideration for publication in the special issue “Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling”.

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Call for Papers for a Themed Issue of Housing, Care and Support: Effective Interventions in Homelessness
Housing, Care and Support

Call for Papers for a Themed Issue of Housing, Care and Support: Effective Interventions in Homelessness

Housing, Care and Support (HCS) invites the submission of papers for a themed issue of the journal on effective interventions in homelessness.

The aims and scope of this themed issue

Homelessness has been emerging as a touchstone measure, the focus of increasing concern, as a focus of health inequalities, of disadvantage passing down to future generations. But we live in a time when we expect social policy and practice to be rational, accountable, effective, and where possible, evidence-based.

Whilst few would dispute that there are often high levels of psychological, emotional and social problems implicated in/within the homeless population, the 'Housing First' model originating in the US has been, until recently, almost the only approach to managing and treating such problems that could claim to have any sound evidence base for effectiveness.

Nevertheless, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence; and this themed issue is keen to see a debate on the relative merits of Housing First, the more recent UK-developed conception of a 'psychologically informed environment' in homelessness resettlement, and other approaches with anthropological, faith-based or other roots.

What is the nature of evidence of success in complex and systemic interventions for complex, long-standing problems? Do different needs and circumstances require different approaches? How can those who fund services – the state, or charitable donors, large or small – know that their funds are tackling the problems at the root, and enabling lasting, sustainable change? What is the role of social policy, organisation and cultural frameworks in the success or failure of different models – or in creating such gaps in the first place?

Submission details

Types of submissions can include the following:

• evidence-based, peer-reviewaable research articles

• policy updates, opinion and commentary

• case studies of innovative practice

• narratives of development and difficulties encoutered.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014

To publish: end 2014 

Submissions can be made at the following link:

The journal’s author guidelines can be found here:

For further information or informal enquiries please contact Robin Johnson:

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity: Resilience in Minority Stress of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity: Resilience in Minority Stress of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People

Important Dates

May 1, 2014: proposal deadline

June 15, 2014: contributors will be invited

October 1, 2014: deadline for manuscript submission

Guest Editor

Ilan H. Meyer, PhD

Theme of the Special Issue

Minority stress theory describes stress processes that stem from stigma and prejudice experienced by lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals (LGBT) and that place LGBT people at risk for adverse mental and physical health outcomes. Hundreds of research articles since the 1990s have shown that minority stress processes lead to mental and physical health problems.

Most of this research has focused on LGB people but more recently research on transgender populations has articulated minority stress processes and has demonstrated its impact on the health of transgender people. Minority stress, like general stress theory, also suggests that against minority stress, LGBT people mount coping responses.

According to theory, the impact of stress on health is determined by the countervailing effects of pathogenic stress processes and ameliorative resilience processes. In general, resilience research has shown that in various populations, starting early in childhood, individuals mount significant, sometimes heroic, coping efforts in the face of stress and adversity.

But research on ameliorating (or salutogenic—health inducing) processes in LGBT populations has lagged. This special issue of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity comes to fill a gap in the literature on resilience in LGBT people.

We seek proposals for manuscripts that will build on and broaden the discussion of stress, resilience, and health in LGBT people and have the potential to enlighten and encourage future research.

Contributions are sought in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

Research using intersectional perspectives on diverse populations

Research on sexual and gender minorities across the life-span

Research that explores theoretical questions about stress, coping, social support, and resilience

Research on clinical practice and prevention strategies

Types of Manuscripts

The special issue will include invited manuscripts using empirical research (both quantitative and qualitative), theoretical and conceptual articles, and in-depth reviews of the research and literature. Manuscripts will include standard articles (under 7,500 words), brief reports (under 4,000 words), commentaries (under 1,000 words), and book/media reviews (under 1,000 words).
Proposals Review Deadline

Proposals for contributions are sought by May 1, 2014. Contributors will be invited by June 15, 2014, with manuscript submission expected by October 1, 2014 for publication in Volume 2 (Spring 2015).

How to submit proposals

Proposals should be emailed no later than May 1, 2014.

Proposals must include:

Author(s) and affiliations

Corresponding author’s name, email address, phone number, and mailing address

Type of contribution (standard article, brief report, commentary, or book/media review)

An abstract of up to 300 words succinctly describing the topic, methods, main findings, significance, and relevance to the special issue of the proposed manuscript

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Criminal Justice Studies: Biosocial Criminology
Criminal Justice Studies

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Criminal Justice Studies: Biosocial Criminology

Deadline: 1 August 2014

Criminal Justice Studies is calling for innovative papers on 'Biosocial Criminology' for a special issue of the journal that will be published in early 2015.  This issue will offer a platform for biosocial criminologists to showcase their work, reveal the interdisciplinary nature of biosocial criminology, and further develop the methodological and theoretical positions of biosocial criminology.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, novel findings from a biosocial perspective, discussions of the integration of biosocial criminology with mainstream criminological theories, methodological developments in biosocial criminology, and reviews of the evidence base concerning the biosocial origins of antisocial behavior.


All manuscripts should be submitted in English, follow APA style, be double-spaced throughout (including references, tables and indented quotations), and cannot be under consideration by another publication outlet.  An abstract not to exceed 200 words must be included with submissions. 

Please send manuscripts to:

J.C. Barnes, Guest Editor        
Criminal Justice Studies             
Criminology Program                   
The University of Texas at Dallas           
800 W. Campbell Rd.                   
Richardson, TX 75080               
(972) 883.2046                       


Brian B. Boutwell, Guest Editor
Criminal Justice Studies   
College of Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2296
Huntsville, TX 77341
(936) 294.3489

Editorial information

Editor-in-Chief: Richard Tewksbury, University of Louisville, USA

Guest Editor: J.C. Barnes, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Guest Editor: Brian B. Boutwell, Sam Houston State University, USA

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