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Reviewers for Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review

The University of Wisconsin Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian<https://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/> is looking for scholars, faculty, and graduate students to write reviews of approximately 500-800 words for publication in Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review.

The fine print:

– We select reviewers and provide writing guidelines. If you haven’t published with us before, we’ll ask you to provide a book or film review as a sample of your writing. This sample does not need to have been published, and the book or film need not be new.

– Selected reviewers must give us copyright (but can use their own contribution in other places after publication in RGWS).

– We cannot offer compensation, but we provide the book which the reviewer gets to keep. The reviewer also gets two print copies of the RGWS issue in which their review is published.

– All reviews are edited before publication; reviewers have the opportunity to approve editing and make final changes.

– Potential reviewers should familiarize themselves with the kinds of reviews we’ve published; see past issues at www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/publications/gwsresources/newest-items/<http://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/publications/gwsresources/newest-items/>.

If interested, please contact JoAnne Lehman, Senior Editor, joanne.lehman@wisc.edu<mailto:joanne.lehman@wisc.edu>, to discuss and for a list of books currently available for review.

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM)

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in information environments.

The journal is concerned with planning and development in libraries and the organizations of which they are part.  We invite authors to submit their original research papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Measurement, assessment and evaluation in libraries and other information environments
  • Uses of StatsQual, IT metrics, and informetrics to measure and then inform the management of libraries
  • Library and Information service value
  • The library’s role in the measurement of learning and in organisational accreditation
  • The impact and value of using social media in information services.
  • Infonomics
  • The value and impact of information/content/learning objects in education
  • The measurement and assessment of learning
  • Performance measurement and management in higher education, museums and archives
  • The use of ‘business’ and web analytics

Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer-review system.  Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pmm.

Submissions are accepted anytime.

Editor-in-Chief

Alice L. Daugherty

The University of Alabama

padaugherty@ua.edu

 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • BFI (Denmark)
  • Current Abstracts;
  • Education Full Text;
  • INSPEC;
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts;
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega;
  • OmniFile Full Text Select;
  • Scopus;
  • zetoc

International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)

Call for Papers

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)

The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) provides an international forum for practitioners and researchers from social sciences, along with information systems professional practitioners to contribute and share developed, useful, and innovative research regarding the impact and future of IT in the workplace. Covering all aspects of social issues impacted by information technology in organizations and inter-organizational structures, IJSODIT presents the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs. This journal encompasses designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures relating to Information Technology.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJSODIT.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)is to provide a forum for information technology educators, researchers, and practitioners to advance the practice and understanding of technology and the impacts of technology on social behaviors and norms in the workplace and society. IJSODIT bridges the gap between technology and social sciences in an effort to increase understanding of the relationship between information technology the cultural and social dynamics within the workplace. Featuring major emphasis on the impact technology utilization has on the workforce in social dynamics, this journal publishes full-length research manuscripts, insightful research and practice notes, and case studies.

 

Coverage

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

Building Relationships

 

  • Contributions from information systems to the development of other academic disciplines
  • Development of information systems subspecialties
  • Relationships between the information systems area and other academic disciplines
  • Reporting new developments in other reference disciplines
  • Research between the IS system areas and other established fields

 

Cultural issues

 

  • Assimilation of emerging technologies
  • Cultural customs and digital divides
  • Developing trust
  • Management structures
  • Policy implementation
  • Politics
  • Power asymmetry
  • Social barriers
  • Social capital
  • Social environments

 

Design issues

 

  • Distributed projects
  • Modeling techniques
  • Process changes
  • Social network knowledge
  • Soft-side development

 

Diversity in the IT Workforce

 

  • Diversity in virtual IT teams
  • Educational initiatives for increased diversity in the IT workforce
  • Gender, race, age, education, and socio-economic differences in IT
  • Information technology as a means for increasing social capital
  • IT for transformation and wealth creation
  • Role of community technology centers
  • Urban and community informatics

 

Ethical issues

 

  • Codes of conduct and practice
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Electronic monitoring of employees
  • Impartiality of data utilization
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Morality in information systems

 

Human interaction issues

 

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Asynchronous learning networks
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Social presence

 

Relationship issues

 

  • Buyer-supplier linkages
  • Development partnerships
  • Group cohesiveness
  • Group facilitation
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Virtual teams

 

Security issues

 

  • Behavioral issues in IS security
  • Fraud with systems use
  • IS security design and management methods
  • Misrepresentation in digital media
  • Misuse of data
  • Models for IS security implementation
  • Security culture & awareness issues
  • Social, legal, and ethical of IS security
  • Standards, laws, and regulations
  • Strategic management issues in IS security
  • Trust issues in IS Security
  • Virus/worm creation

 

Submission  

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquiries can be forwarded to

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=41030

International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

Call for Papers

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) combines research from academicians and industrialists across the globe on advanced tools and technologies that perform wireless or mobile operations. Useful to scholars, researchers, and practitioners involved in related fields, this journal provides the latest developments in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, application, and standards of handheld computing. A comprehensive study of the handheld computing is given in this journal, which includes three themes: (i) mobile handheld devices, (ii) handheld computing and programming, and (iii) mobile applications using handheld devices.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJHCR.

 

Mission

Mobile handheld devices such as smartphones are extremely popular. People carry handheld devices anytime, anywhere and use them to perform daily activities like making phone calls, checking emails and schedules, and browsing the mobile Web. According to market research reports, the number of smartphones shipped worldwide has surpassed the number of PCs and servers shipped in 2011 and the gap between them is expected to grow. Emerging smartphones have created many applications that are not possible or convenient for PCs and servers, even laptops. Though handheld devices prevail, the technologies used are mostly unknown to users because they involve various complicated, fast-evolving disciplines like wireless and mobile networks and mobile operating systems. The mission of theInternational Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is to explore recent advances related to handheld computing by bringing together researchers and practitioners who work on the tools, methodologies, technologies, designs, software, standards, and applications in this area.

 

Coverage

A comprehensive study of the handheld computing is given in this journal, which includes three themes: (i) mobile handheld devices, (ii) handheld computing and programming, and (iii) mobile applications using handheld devices. The journal encourages the submissions of quality papers dealing with (but not limited to) the following topics:

 

  • Android systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Browsing the mobile Web
  • Client-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Context/location-based services, computing, and applications
  • Embedded systems, computing, and applications
  • Energy saving
  • Handheld components such as microbrowsers, cameras, scanners, data synchronization like infrared and Bluetooth wireless communication, and batteries
  • Handheld devices, architecture, and systems
  • Handheld hardware and software integration
  • Handheld input and output methods and components and peripherals
  • Handheld specifications, standards, guidelines, software, and tools
  • iOS systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Mobile advertising and sales
  • Mobile and wireless networks
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Mobile commerce applications and systems
  • Mobile commerce, business, and banking
  • Mobile instructions and classrooms
  • Mobile inventory management and resource planning
  • Mobile messaging, emailing, broadcasting, and blogging
  • Mobile offices, management, and services
  • Mobile semantic and intelligent Web
  • Mobile social networks and virtual communities
  • Mobile traffic, travel, and weather reports
  • Mobile Web 2.0 and plus
  • Mobile Web and data mining
  • Mobile Web and Internet
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet algorithms and methodologies
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet computing for big data
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet data management
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet entertainment and gaming
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet human computer interface and user interface design and implementation
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet operating systems and platforms
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet programming languages and environments
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet security and payment methods
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet/embedded database systems
  • Remote intranet access
  • Server-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Windows phone systems, computing, applications, and programming

 

Submission 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquiries can be forwarded to

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=1146

Learner-Centered Leadership

Call
for Proposals

Learner-Centered Librarianship

The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2018
FACRL Annual Conference
exploring
“Learner-Centered Librarianship”
in academic libraries through and beyond instruction programs. Learning involves both content and resources, as well as information processes such as information seeking with connection to all aspects of library work and service models. As academic libraries
increasingly shift focus to learner-centered programming, collections, pedagogy and practices, an opportunity has arisen to rethink our roles in relation to the learning experience.  The 2018 FACRL conference will allow for reflection, planning, and development
in this growing area.
 The
annual conference will be held on Friday, October 19, at the
Florida
Gulf Coast University Cohen Center Ballroom

in Fort Myers, FL.

Proposals
are due by
June 30, 2018.
Follow
this link
to the submission form.

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with additional time provided for questions. Follow this
link
to the rubric
that will be used to score proposals.
Acceptance emails will be sent on or before July 28, 2018.

Presentations
and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to learner-centered librarianship will be considered:

  • Examples of
    library services and resources that foster learner-centered librarianship

  • Initiatives
    involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire principles of learner-centered practices and/or the application of the ACRL Framework

  • Case studies
    highlighting effective learner-centered teaching practices for information literacy instruction that facilitate learning by building on prior knowledge and applying information literacy skills in meaningful ways

  • Experiences
    with the integration of technology, information literacy, and ethical use of resources as well as library programs and services that encourage excellence for all learners

  • Implementations
    of Scholarships of Teaching and Learning (SotL) and/or High-Impact Educational Practices that are guided by learner-centered pedagogy

  • Other topics
    relevant to learning-centered librarianship in the field of teaching and learning, leadership and management, technology and access, library environment, as well as partnerships and community outreach.

  • Need additional
    information to supplement your proposal? Check out the resources provided by the
    ACRL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee

Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in  The
Reference Librarian
,
a major refereed journal published
by Taylor and Francis.
Consider
reviewing the
Instructions
for Authors
to learn about the
expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal.

 

Inquiries
may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee at
lwharton@fsu.edu
or
cmoran@broward.edu.

International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)

Call for Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Jason Jackson (Jackson Research Institute, USA)

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)focuses on the role of science to help improve leadership within business, to include traditional and emerging future leadership roles, responsibilities, cognition, leadership decision-making, ethics, and research methods supporting qualitative and quantitative study of these areas of life, business, and academics.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in this double-blind peer reviewed scholarly journal. The following information describes the journal mission, coverage, and submission guidelines to IJRLEDM.

 

Mission

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) is focused on scientists, researchers, scholars, practitioners, business consultants, business leaders, and other professionals to provide timely and useful studies supportive of leadership, ethics, decision-making, cognition, and neuroscience within diverse environments. Our mission is moving leadership forward with scientific research, preparing leaders for the challenges of the future with rigorous thought.

 

Coverage

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) is interested in research within domains spanning social science and business. Topics covered within the journal include (however, not limited to) the following domains:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Best Practices
  • Business Research and Practices
  • Cognition
  • Decision-Making
  • Ethics
  • Information Overload
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Military Veterans
  • Neuroscience
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Leadership (C-Level, Executive)

 

Manuscripts will be considered within cultural alignment of the journal, quality of research conducted, research methodology, timeliness of topic, and the utility of the research findings. Researchers of both qualitative and quantitative studies are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration. Practitioners are encouraged to submit manuscripts of pragmatic utility, or current best practices, within their industry.

 

Submission  

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquiries can be forwarded to

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=190797

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

The International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET, an EI journal) is a forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning. Targeted to academic researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and software systems, as well as general users of distance education technologies and methods, IJDET discusses computational methods, algorithms, implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed according to the procedure consisting of initial review, peer review, and recommendation.

 

Call for Papers of Special Issue:

Useful Links:

Useful Links for preparing and proposing a Special Issue:

Useful Links for Authors preparing and (re-)submitting a manuscript:

Useful Links for Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted (with required revisions) for publish:

    • Image Guide for preparing the TIFF images of your final package

International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS)

Editor-in-Chief: Purnendu Tripathi (IGNOU, India) and Siran Mukerji (IGNOU, India)

Submission Link: https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=202752

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission of papers- April 10, 2018
  • Notification-May 10, 2018
  • Camera ready-June 10, 2018
  • Registration-June 15, 2018
  • Conference Dates-June 25-27, 2018

 

Introduction  The International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) presents, analyzes, shares, and collaborates ideas, experiences, research studies, and cases on the advancements, innovations, and implementations of technology in student support services covering the entire gamut of education ranging from formal learning to informal learning, including childhood education, tertiary education, vocational education, open and distance education, and skill development and competency enhancement. Targeting educational planners, administrators, researchers, educational technologists, educational specialists, and marketing educators, IJTESSS attempts to create a networked approach of synergy between technology and student support services and its management for sustainable educational development and competency enhancement. In addition to full-length research papers, this journal publishes insightful books reviews and case studies on educational institutions and their techno-management initiatives for the management and administration of support services for students at all levels/stages of education.

Invitation The Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJTESSS.

Mission  The mission of International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) is to provide an international forum for technological innovations and its related applications for effective student support services and its management and administration in all the segments/stages of education (formal as well as non-formal), including, but not limited to, early childhood education, school education, K-12 education, higher education, online, distance, and continuing education. The purpose of the journal is to cover diverse socio-economic, geographic, and differential cultural perspectives under the overall mandate of the application of technology in student centric support services in the diversified fields of education and learning. This journal publishes scholarly articles on the latest findings in technology and its application for student support services.

Coverage

The journal invites research papers and case studies on technological dimensions of student support services covering the different stages for formal and non-formal education including vocational education, Online and Distance Education. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Student Recruitment, Development, Retention and Assessment • Student Life Cycle Management • Support Services for International Students • Online Learning and Student Support • Integrated Virtual learning Environment and Support Services • Technology driven Support Services for Learners with Special Needs • Advertising and promotion of academic programs and Student Support Services • Digital Support Services and Education • Technology and Support Services for In Campus and Off Campus Students • Direct marketing of educational programs • Education product management • Educational and allied services marketing • Educational branding • Educational institution corporate identity • Educational product management & and differentiation • Open and Distance Learning Support Services  • Skill Development and Competency Enhancement Support and Services • Vocational Education and Student Support • Ethical issues in the Student Support Services • Globalization and Student Support • Innovations in technology for Student Support • Interactive technologies for marketing of Support Services • International partnership and franchising  • Management of technology and marketing-led change in education • Market segmentation and Education Support • Network marketing of educational institutions • Quality, gaps analysis, and Grievance Redressal in institutional support services • Role of technology in promotional mix and education • Societal marketing and educational Support • Strategic collaboration and transnational Student Support Services • Student as customers and institutions as corporate houses • Academic program life cycle management and Student Support • Educational services and its marketing • Student Support towards sustainable educational development • Students Relationship Management • Technology enhanced Educational Partnership • Quality assurance in educational programs and support services • Technology for transnational partnership and collaboration in education • Educational partnership management • Technology in educational program development • Technology in services marketing of education • Transnational strategies for Student Support Services • Trademark of academic programs and Support Services • Virtual Student Support Administration

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–10,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquires

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=202752

Currents in Teaching and Learning

Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2).  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning.
 

Each year we release two issues of Currents, an open-ended Fall issue and a themed issue in the Spring.  We welcome all teaching and learning-related submissions for the Fall Issues.

The theme for the Spring 2019 issue is “Globalizing learning.” With the intensifying clash between nationalism and globalization, the issue of how to incorporate consciousness of global issues and trends into college education has become ever more critical.  For this issue, we invite submissions that address this issue from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 
·       What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education? 
·       What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines? 
·       In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?  

Looking ahead, the theme for the Spring 2020 issue is “Digital Pedagogies.” With their proliferation, diversification, and ever-growing importance in students’ lives, digital technologies present a limitless horizon of opportunities and challenges for educators.  As emerging technologies disrupt established spaces, dynamics, and institutions of learning, it becomes ever more urgent for instructors to reflect critically on how to incorporate digital tools and mediums into pedagogical practices.         

Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 

  • How do digital technologies inform issues of accessibility, inclusiveness, and diversity in higher education?
  • In what ways do digital pedagogies shape or reshape dynamics, structures, and hierarchies that are embedded in the academic learning environment? 
  • Are there strategies and concepts that can guide instructors in aligning the bewildering array of emerging technologies with fundamental principles of rigorous learning?
  • How do we pedagogically navigate the intersection of digital media and information literacy?
  • Are there demonstrably effective ways to integrate face-to-face with digital learning environments?
  • What considerations should inform the selection and use of digital technologies in online, hybrid, and/or course design?

Submissions may take the form of:
·      Teaching and Program Reports: short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words);
·      Essays: longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700 – 7125 words);
·      Book Reviews: send inquiries attn: Kisha Tracy, Book Review Editor. No unsolicited reviews, please.

We welcome both individual and group submissions.  All submissions must be original, previously unpublished work and, if based in a particular academic discipline, must explicitly consider their relevance and applicability to other disciplines and classroom settings.

Submissions Deadlines:
Fall 2018 issue: August 15, 2018
Spring 2019 issue: December 15, 2018

Submissions received after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis and for the following issue.

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters non-specialist, jargon-free exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars. Published twice a year and addressed to faculty and graduate students across the disciplines, Currents seeks to improve teaching and learning in higher education with short reports on classroom practices as well as longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles, and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today.

For essays and teaching and program reports, send all inquiries to Editor Martin Fromm at currents@worcester.edu.  For book reviews, send all inquiries to Book Review Editor Kisha Tracy at ktracy3@fitchburgstate.edu. For submission guidelines, visit our website at www.worcester.edu/currents.

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a publication of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.   ISSN: 1945-3043

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, a peer-reviewed open access journal (https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/jift/) published through Salve Regina University annually since 2005, invites contributions for its next issue: Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 31, 2018

Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities The equal participation of women in politics and government is all important for the successful functioning of vibrant democratic communities in which both women and men can thrive. However, the history of women in American politics tells a story which differs from that reality. Prior to the beginning of the 21st century, women were outsiders in the world of politics, including voting, holding elective office, and serving on juries. Since that time, they have made significant gains. In fact, over the last few decades, women have made progress in political participation in all aspects of political life, although not equally. In the upcoming issue of the journal, we wish to focus on those obstacles and opportunities which have, or may not have, contributed to women’s equal political participation.

Possible Topics:

*         Obstacles-Discrimination by gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and/or religion.
*         Family responsibilities, educational achievement, and cultural norms.
*         Opportunities- changes in law and cultural expectations, public support.
*         Vision of future possibilities for the equitable participation of women in politics.

Submit all manuscripts, electronically, to co-editors:

Dr. Carol Shelton, cshelton@ric.edu<mailto:cshelton@ric.edu>
Dr. Virginia Walsh, R.S.M., walshv@salve.edu<mailto:walshv@salve.edu>

Each manuscript must include:

*         a title page
*         abstract
*         contact information listing:
*         the name of the author(s),
*         institution
*         telephone number
*         email address for all authors.

Please include the home and work address for the corresponding author.