CFP: GLBT Human Rights Issues (9/1/04; journal issue)

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Michaela Meyer
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The Journal of Intergroup Relations
Call For Papers:
2004 Special Issue on GLBT Human Rights Issues

Consistent with the mission of the National
Association of Human Rights Issues, The Journal of
Intergroup Relations is designed to “facilitate the
exchange of knowledge, experience, and research” on
topics of great importance to those interested in
human rights issues. Each year, we set aside one issue
to focus on a particular topic relevant to the general
theme of The Journal. With this in mind, I am proud to
announce that our 2004 Special Issue will be dedicated
to the issue of gay/lesbian/ bisexual/transgendered
(glbt) human rights issues. Dr. Jeffrey A. Nelson,
Kent State University – Trumbell campus, will serve as
guest editor of this special issue. Specifically, we
are interested in submissions that directly provide
insight into human rights issues surrounding those
persons who identify as glbt. These might include (but
are not limited to) the following:

• Scholarly analyses of local, state, national, or
international texts related to glbt issues (e.g.,
voter proposals, court cases, legal statutes, media
• Reports of individual research studies that explore
glbt human rights issues;
• Descriptions of efforts by human rights workers to
address growing concerns regarding discrimination
against the glbt persons;
• Historical summaries/analyses of existing or
emerging social moments geared toward glbt human
• Case studies of community efforts that have
successfully, or unsuccessfully, affected the social,
organizational, or legal standing of glbt human
• Book reviews of relevant scholarly, political, or
legal publications related to glbt issues;
• Personal commentary/reflections (or collaborative
dialogue) which discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of including glbt as a protected class
(ala our Reader’s Forum)

As always, The Journal is interested in publishing
pieces that feature scholarly, professional, and/or
personal perspectives to this issue. Prior to
submission, contributors are encouraged to pay close
attention to the Information for Contributors and
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines found in the latter
pages of each issue. Questions can be directed to Mark
P. Orbe, or 269-387-3132. All
submissions should be sent to the following address by
September 1, 2004:

Dr. Mark P. Orbe, Editor
The Journal of Intergroup Relations
Department of Communication
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5318

Information For Contributors

The Journal of Intergroup Relations is a quarterly
publication (Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter) that
features information and research of interest to
scholars and practitioners in the human rights cause
worldwide. Published by the National Association of
Human Rights Workers since 1959, The Journal is
especially interested in manuscripts that address
intergroup relations and/or human rights issues in
both theoretical and practical ways.

Submissions should be timely, contain elements of
interest to a wider audience when concerning local
issues, and not be under consideration by another

In addition to feature articles, The Journal also is
interested in publishing shorter manuscripts:

Our Reader’s Forum includes personal reflections,
philosophies, and visions for human rights and/or
intergroup relations.

Book Reviews on fiction, non-fiction, trade, or
academic books that discuss their practical and
theoretical value are also encouraged. Reviews should
offer specific commentary into how particular books
provide insight into human rights issues or intergroup

Promising Practices, a new feature in The Journal, is
designed to highlight programs, strategies, and tools
that have proved effective in promoting positive
intergroup relations and/or advances in the human
rights cause.

Replies to Journal articles, which have merit, will
also be published. Replies should be written in a
style/approach that works to facilitate dialogue
between readers. One possible framework for this
section is the creation of a series of essays
discussing one particular topic.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

When preparing manuscripts, be sure to check The
Journal’s style or consult the 5th edition of the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association (APA). Authors should allow for wide
margins and double space all material. Tables, charts,
and graphs should be kept to a minimum. If used, each
should be camera-ready, clearly labeled, and presented
on a separate page. Footnotes and references should
follow the article. Final manuscripts normally should
not be more than 25 pages (including references,
notes, and tables).

Each manuscript should include a title page with the
following elements: (a) title of manuscript; (b)
author(s) name(s) and contact information, including
email address is available; (c) short bio statement;
and (d) history of manuscript (i.e., thesis,
dissertation, or conference presentation).

The original manuscript, as well as one hard copy and
one on disc (formatted as a WORD document, either IBM
or MAC), should be sent to:

        Dr. Mark P. Orbe, Editor
        The Journal of Intergroup Relations
        Department of Communication
        Western Michigan University
        Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5090

Inquiries about possible submissions are encouraged
and should be directed to the Editor at (269) 387-3132
or NAHRW and IAOHRA members are
especially encouraged to submit manuscripts.

Upon receipt, each manuscript will be reviewed by the
editor and/or members of the Editorial Board within
3-5 weeks. Once published, authors receive five
complimentary copies of the issue of The Journal in
which their articles appear.

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