Political Science News - Call for Papers

Slovak Journal of Political Sciences

Vol. 15
No. 3
Published by: University of St. Cyril and Methodius
ISSN 1335-9096 (online)
ISSN 1338-3140 (print)
Application Deadline: 15 May, 2015

In Slovak Journal of Political Sciences (SJPS) are published original papers written by political scientists in Slovakia and abroad, sociological essays from our social, economical, political and cultural life. It pays special attention to the problems of political system, political parties, civic society, regional communities, the dilemmas of unemployement youth, social structure and mobility. Papers about the history of Political Sciences, about theory and methodology, findings of sociological research and surveys of public opinion are also published.

The journal is indexing in CEEOL, Celdes, CNPIEC, EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Serivce, Google Shoclar, Index Copernicus, J-Gate, JournalITOCs, Naviga, Primo Central (ExLibris), ReadCube, Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne (TDNet), WorldCat (OCLC).
SJPS is also accepted by Microsoft Academic Search (indexation pending) and DOAJ + ERIHPLUS (pending).

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format. After being accepted by the editors for peer-review process, the author(s) should submit printed version of the manuscript. The editors require the original and two readable copies, which do not include the author’s name and address. The author’s name and complete contact address, as well as references which could help his or her identification, should appear on a detachable sheet. The peer-review process is mutually anonymous. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a 100-word Abstract to appear at the beginning of the article.

Manuscript format
Manuscripts should be typed or computer printed, double-spaced, with 60 columns per line. The length of each article should not normally exceed 25 pages (min. 20 pages). Reviews must be 7 pages or less. Please note that the magazine does not return authors’ manuscripts.

Faculty of Social Sciences

ISA's 57th Annual Convention

Hilton Hotel
Atlanta, United States
16 March, 2016 - 19 March, 2016
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2015

For the 2016 convention, papers should focus on all aspects of peace along conceptual, theoretical, and empirical lines. Peace should also be explored within the different subject matters, orientations, and methodologies that constitute the many regions, sections, and caucuses of the ISA. Proposals that cut across or integrate these different constituencies are especially welcome. The following concerns are representative of those that might be addressed:

  • What are the key conceptual elements of peace? How might this differ from the simple distinction between “negative” and “positive” peace put forward by Galtung?
  • What are the key research questions that can and should be studied when the focus is placed on peace rather than war and other violent conflict?
  • How do existing theories and theoretical frameworks fit with understanding peace? What modifications might be appropriate?
  • What are the specific factors or conditions associated with peace? How are they different from those that are correlated with war and other violent conflict?
  • Peace for whom?: How does studying peace differ according to the stakeholders involved? How does peace for one set of stakeholders affect peace for others? Can stakeholder differences be reconciled?
  • What is the relationship between interstate peace and domestic peace?
  • Short- versus Long-term Peace: How are short- and long-term peace processes different? How do they influence one another?
  • Conflict Resolution: How does conflict management influence conflict resolution? What international and domestic institutions facilitate peace? What processes promote reconciliation and justice in post-conflict contexts?
  • Existing Resources. Are existing data and information sources adequate to study peace? What needs to be changed?
  • How could new scholarship on peace inform policy?

Deadline: June 1st, 2015