Humboldt Journal of Social Relations - Call for Papers!

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The State of the State of Jefferson

This special edition of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) explores contemporary issues pertinent to communities of northern California and southern Oregon, investigating a range of themes common to the mythical State of Jefferson. The issue welcomes university-affiliated submissions, including those from graduate and undergraduate students, as well as submissions from beyond the Humboldt State University research community. Submissions are due on September 15th, 2013. Proposed topics include the following:
1. The social impacts of economic transition
2. Regional identity and politics
3. Land use policy and environmental issues
4. Open submissions on social, economic, political, and/or cultural issues pertinent to the region

The editor will provide an overview of the State of Jefferson, including a discussion of the changing social and political circumstances that have conditioned how this area of northern California and southern Oregon has been understood and imagined over time, along with a conceptual-theoretical framework within which to consider regions and regionalism.

Authorship: All authors are encouraged to collaborate with others inside or outside academia. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

Manuscript Submission:
1. Manuscripts should be in 12 point font, double spaced, and generally not exceed 8500 words. To facilitate blind review, authors should incorporate a cover page that includes an article title, author contact information, a 75 word or less biographical statement, and a 150 word or less abstract. Format citations, tables, figures, and references using American Psychological Association style.
2. Email with the message subject "HJSR: Jefferson Submission," and attach your submission in .doc, docx or .rtf format.
3. Via overland mail send a check for $15 made out to "HJSR" including a note with your contact information and the date on which you sent your electronic submission.
4. Submission implies commitment to publish in HJSR. Authors should not simultaneously submit to another journal. Manuscripts should not have been published elsewhere.

Matthew Derrick
Department of Geography
Humboldt State University

Managing Co-Editors
Rebecca Batzel
Department of Geography
Humboldt State University

Alexis Grant
Department of Sociology
Humboldt State University