Thursday, May 7, 2015

Atlanta Conference 2016/Brazil Publishing Opportunity

Dear Members:

This is a reminder that the deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals to the Atlanta conference is coming up - June 1st! Please submit your proposals online at soon. The theme of the conference is: Exploring Peace. For more see:

The theme fits in very nicely with the caucus' consistent focus on security, foreign policy, regional and development issues affecting the south, so we look forward to receiving a variety of interesting proposals.

We've been giving you a little break from the bombardment of emails but will soon provide you with the results of the recent election of officers and also ask you to nominate a distinguished scholar honoree, among other things. In addition we have not stopped working! We are currently trying to assess potential hosts for workshops  and for our next conference which we know everyone is eagerly looking forward to! For now, we all need to focus on having good representation at ISA-Atlanta.

Thank you for your consistent support,
Publishing Opportunity

Call for Proposals – Special Issues 2016
The Editors of Contexto Internacional: journal of global connections invite proposals for Special Issues for the year 2016. Editors welcome proposals that promote and encourage the development of International Relations (IR), with a particular scope in the dynamics and challenges experienced within and around the Global South. Submissions that contribute to an understanding of the plurality of perspectives present in the field of IR and that advance our understanding of the connections between situated knowledges and global affairs are therefore preferred. Up to two special issues will be published in 2016.
Contexto Internacional is one of the leading journals in international relations within Brazil. Submissions in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish are accepted. Contexto is published in English three times a year.
Proposals will be reviewed in the language of submission. If the review process results in a decision to publish, it is the responsibility of the author alone to translate the article into English. All contributions are submitted to double blind peer review and are rigorously evaluated by experts.
Normally, a special issue includes 5-7 research articles speaking to a common theme / set of questions. The articles are selected through an open call for contributions. The articles should follow the standard guidelines for submissions and will be subjected to the same blind peer review process as normal articles. In collaboration with the Contexto editorial team, the Guest Editor(s) will formulate the call for papers and select the articles to be peer reviewed, oversee the review process, and be involved in finalizing the editorial. The total length of the proposal should not exceed 4000 words.
Proposal for special issues must include: 1. Title of Special Issue, 2.Name, affiliation, contact details, and short bio of Guest Editor(s),3. Brief statement about the issue theme, 4. A rationale justifying the proposal, 5. Titles, abstracts, and five keywords of any article the Guest Editor would like to include and 6. Names, affiliation, and contact details of each contributor.
Proposals for special issues are to be submitted by May 15, 2015.
Acceptance decisions will be announced in June 2015.
Proposals and correspondence should be directed to Carolina Moulin,
For more information about Contexto Internacional, consult the journal’s webpage:
Individual research articles as well as review essays can be submitted on a continuous basis. See our instructions for authors at:
Carolina Moulin, IRI/PUC-Rio (Editor)
Alina Sajed, McMaster University (Associate Editor)
Anna Leander, Copenhagen Business School and IRI/PUC-Rio (Associate Editor)
Roberto Yamato, IRI/PUC-Rio (Associate Editor)

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