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Call for Papers


Call for Manuscripts

"New Scholarship in Institutional Ethnography"

A special issue of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

For this issue we are soliciting innovative work by new authors. We will feature those scholars and social activists who are relative newcomers with respect to publishing and whose work extends institutional ethnography by using novel approaches to data collection and analysis or that focuses on areas that have not been investigated previously. We hope to highlight the up and coming generation of IE practitioners and their work. Submissions should also be appropriate for JSSW, a journal that "promotes the understanding of social welfare by applying social science knowledge, methodology and technology to problems of social policy, politics, the social ecology, and social services." This includes a wide array of topics of interest to institutional ethnographers.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.  Electronic copy can be sent to pluken@westga.edu. Please put "IE JSSW" in the subject line of your email. Submissions will be peer reviewed. Only submit material that has neither been published nor is being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be prepared according to JSSW guidelines that are copied below.


Articles should be typed in a 12 point font, double-spaced (including the abstract, indented material, footnotes, and references), with one inch margins on all sides. Tables may be submitted single-spaced. Please provide a running head and keywords with manuscript. Include tables and figures in the same document as the narrative. Keep identifying information out of the narrative. Put identifying information in a separate document with full contact information and any acknowledgments. Aim for approximately 18 pages, not counting tables and references. Avoid footnotes and endnotes if possible. Overall style should conform to that found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Indexing and Abstracting

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Psychological Abstracts
Social Work Research & Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

Guest Editors

Paul C. Luken
Dept. of Sociology
University of West Georgia

Suzanne Vaughan
Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arizona State University



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