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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
01/10/2015
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 ajph.submissions@apha.org.

Academic, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Submissions: Anthropology & Aging
11/30/2014
Anthropology & Aging

Call for Submissions: Anthropology & Aging

Anthropology & Aging published by the Association for Anthropology & Gerontology (AAGE) in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh, is now an open-access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. We welcome submissions on a rolling basis through the journal website, where detailed author information is available.

Issues are published twice per year (May and November). Original articles suitable for scholarly peer review (5,000-9,000 words) should broaden our understanding of sociocultural and/or biophysical aspects of aging using anthropological perspectives, methodologies, or theoretical frameworks. Submissions from non-anthropologists, students, or international scholars are welcome as long as the submission clearly deals with both anthropology and aging in a substantial way. We also encourage submissions of Research Reports, Policy and News Reviews, or Commentaries (2,000-5,000 words) which are evaluated by our editorial advisory board. Form and style is flexible. We welcome group submissions (3-5 articles/reports) on a focused topic or region, as well as proposals for special issues (8+ articles/reports).

Anthropology & Aging is intended as a resource for anthropologists interested in issues related to aging (including intergenerational relationships, caregiving, population aging, human rights, and global health) and aging studies scholars interested in anthropology. Submissions that employ cross-disciplinary approaches and novel methodological strategies are particularly encouraged, but standard anthropological styles are also acceptable.

Academic, Gerontologist, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Section of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology: Culture and Biology Interplay
01/31/2015
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.

Background

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
01/30/2015
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 brett.miller@nih.gov. 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 collections@plos.org

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology: Food Consumption Behaviour: Integrating Economic and Psychological Perspectives
06/30/2015
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 (jayson.lusk@okstate.edu) or Marco Perugini (marco.perugini@unimib.it) 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 (http://ees.elsevier.com/joep/) 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".

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Call for Papers by Public Health Reports for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience: After the War
01/09/2015
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 manuscripts@publichealthreports.org. 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; robert.bossarte@va.gov). For questions about PHR , please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190; jak2@cdc.gov).

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 www.publichealthreports.org.

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
12/31/2015
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 (csederholm@byu.edu); 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 Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: Health and Disability
11/30/2014
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: Health and Disability

Edited by

Sophie Mitra, Fordham University

Jennifer Prah Ruger, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2014

The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (JHDC) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Health and Disability . This call for papers aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding health, disability and human development, as well as the linkages among them and a range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence such links and their dynamics. Submissions related to this topic are welcome. In particular, though not exclusively, we welcome submissions in the following themes: i) Social justice and resource allocation; ii) Health system financing and access; iii) Public health and health policy; iv) Disability, poverty and human development; v) Social determinants of health and disability; vi) Disability definition and measurement; vii) HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapies; viii) Health care services and provision, and; ix) Maternal, child and reproductive health.

Full papers in English, in .doc or .docx formats should be submitted by November 30th, 2014. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers submitted will be evaluated through a standard peer review process. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Submission of a paper implies that the author has the intention of publishing the paper in the JHDC, and it is not currently under evaluation at another journal.

Submission procedure

Please submit papers online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjhd. According to the JHDC’s guidelines for preparing manuscripts, please send the paper identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously. The main document should include the following:

-- The title of the paper.

-- An abstract of approximately 150–200 words.

-- Up to five key words.

-- Numbered pages in sequence.

-- All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices).

In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be sent, identified as “Title Page”, and must include all of the following information:

-- The title of the paper

-- The names of the authors

-- The full postal and email addresses of all the authors

-- Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)

-- A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)

-- One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the paper is selected.

Complete instructions for authors can be found at the publisher’s website: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=cjhd20&page=instructions

For inquiries, please contact Sophie Mitra (mitra@fordham.edu) or Jennifer Prah Ruger (jenpr@upenn.edu).

Journal information

The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities is the peer-reviewed journal of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. It was launched in January 2000 to provide new perspectives on challenges of human development, capability expansion, poverty eradication, human well-being, markets, growth, social justice and human rights. The human development approach recognizes that development is about more than just economic growth; it is also about improving the well-being of people, and expanding the choices and opportunities they have.

The Journal publishes original work in economics, philosophy, social sciences and other disciplines that expand concepts, measurement tools and policy alternatives in the area of human development. It provides a forum for an open exchange of ideas among a broad spectrum of policy makers and academics, addressing issues at global, national and local levels.

The human development school of thought has become increasingly influential within academic institutions as well as within government bodies and non-governmental organizations. The Journal acts as a conduit for the further advancement and critique of this approach.

For more information about the Journal: http://www.capabilityapproach.com/Journal.php

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the History of Education Review: Schools and the Management of Public Health
01/31/2015
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: Helen.proctor@sydney.edu.au, 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 (http://www.anzhes.com).

Full author guidelines for the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=her.

Enquiries regarding this special issue of History of Education Review may be directed to Dr Helen Proctor: helen.proctor@sydney.edu.au.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy: The Normalisation Thesis – 20 years Later
12/01/2014
Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy: The Normalisation Thesis – 20 years Later

Editors: Fiona Measham (guest editor) & Amy Pennay

Over the past 20 years, a growing body of literature has debated whether the regular, recreational use of some drugs, such as cannabis and ecstasy, has become ‘normalised’ amongst young people. The original proponents of this thesis argued that the recreational use of some drugs had become a normal, common feature of life for some young people in their pursuit of leisure and pleasure. They also argued that the use of some drugs had become socially and culturally accepted by many members of the non-drug using population (Measham et al., 1994; Parker et al. 1998).

The normalisation thesis is one of the most significant recent theoretical developments to have emerged in the youth and drug studies literature, because it differed from previous criminological and psychological theories that associated drug use with deviance or resistance, subcultural affiliation, and pathology or disease. Instead, it aimed to explain why there was such an increase in recreational drug use among people of different gender, class and ethnicity.

The normalisation thesis has been debated by researchers in the UK, other parts of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Some of this work has supported the normalisation thesis, while some has contested it. More recent work has explored concepts such as differentiated normalisation and the micro-politics of normalisation. This special issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy will explore current developments in the normalisation thesis, particularly in the context of fairly stable trends in illicit drug use in western countries.

Manuscripts are encouraged that examine normalisation, and also de-normalisation, either through drawing on newly collected empirical data or providing critical reflection of facets of the theory in light of social or cultural shifts in drug use. We encourage manuscripts that address a range of licit and illicit drug types (i.e., emerging psychoactive/synthetic drugs, cannabis and e-cigarettes, as just a few examples). We hope to include a variety of different types of articles, as described in the Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy's Instructions for Authors, available at the journal's website, and we encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors, i.e., more experienced and junior researchers and researchers from developing and developed countries. 

Submission process: Potential authors should submit a 500-1000 word proposal. Guest Editors for the Special Issue will review the proposals and invite selected authors to submit a full manuscript, subject to peer review. Submissions should be in English and proposals should clearly state the aims, methods and findings of the article proposed.

Abstracts should be emailed to Fiona Measham (f.measham@durham.ac.uk) and to Amy Pennay (amy.pennay@turningpoint.org.au) by 1 December 2014. The email subject heading should read "DEPP Special Issue: The Normalisation Thesis – 20 years later". The editors will inform authors by 16th January 2015 whether to proceed to full submission. If selected, complete manuscripts will be due on 1st May 2015. All manuscripts will be subject to the normal DEPP peer review process. The special issue will be published in mid 2016.

Measham, F., Newcombe, R. & Parker, H. (1994) The normalisation of recreational drug use amongst young people in north-west England. British Journal of Sociology, 45(2): 287-312.

Parker, H., Aldridge, J. & Measham, F. (1998) Illegal Leisure: The normalisation of adolescent drug use, London: Routledge.

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