Pacific Asia Inquiry - Issue on Women, Gender, Children, and the Family (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Kelley Bowman / University of Guam

I Unibetsedat Guahan | The University of Guam

CALL FOR PAPERS: Pacific Asia Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in the Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Volume 6, Fall 2015

Scholars are invited to submit papers for a special issue focusing on women, gender, the family, and children in the Pacific-Asia region. Articles, critical essays, and case studies (both applied and theoretical) across the liberal arts and social sciences are welcome. The research emphasis of this occasional series accommodates in-depth studies on the Pacific and adjacent Asia, particularly including the Chamorro region and Micronesia. Contributors are invited not only to share their innovative research, but also to challenge extant positions and perspectives. Any theoretical or methodological approach may be employed so long as it is documented in a readable style of writing that is accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. Authors may choose to focus on any ethnic group, national culture, historical period, genre, or media.

Submission Procedures
Include the following as three separate files: 1) a cover page which includes authors' names, titles, affiliations, and addresses, including street and e-mail addresses; 2) a title page which includes the title of the article and an abstract of the paper (the abstract should be no more than 150 words); and 3) the main text, including photos, tables, figures, media, and references. Our blind peer-review process requires that authors' names and addresses appear only on the cover page. No identifying information may appear in the abstract or text itself. Relevant publications, including those written by the authors, may appear in the reference section as long as nothing is said to connect the reference with the authors.

Authors must follow the conventions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009), or the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (7th ed., 2009). If reviewers and the editor accept the manuscript, the author is responsible for ensuring that style guidelines have been followed in the preparation of the final version of the manuscript. Only minor editorial adjustments may be made during the final production stage.

Articles are accepted for review with the understanding that they are not being considered, in whole or in part, for publication elsewhere and have not been previously published. Enclose a memo stating whether or not the essay has been published previously or is being considered for publication in another journal or medium.

The manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word software with Garamond or Times New Roman font, size 12, double-spaced, with one-inch margin on all the sides, and full justification of lines. Indent the first word of a paragraph by half an inch or five spaces (one "tab"), and number all pages consecutively, putting numbers in the lower right-hand corner. Italicize phrases and isolated words in languages other than English. Figures, tables, and photos should be inserted into manuscript at the time of initial submittal. Figures, tables, and photos need to be appropriately titled, sourced, and numbered consecutively. Endnotes should be used and references should appear at the end of the paper. Do not insert automatic formatting anywhere in the manuscript. The entire manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words, including tables and references. Pacific Asia Inquiry, Volumes 4 and 5 may be used as a general reference.

Note: This is a venue for scholarly essays. Fiction and poetry are not published.

Forward inquiries and submissions electronically to:
Dr. Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, Editor
Pacific Asia Inquiry

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015.

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