[URBANTH-L]CFP: Articles on Social Exclusion, Gender and Conflict for International Development Journal

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Fri Feb 18 15:06:53 EST 2005

Call for Papers

Deadline:  April 15, 2005


Women for Women International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization,
seeks submissions for the autumn 2005 edition of its bi-annual academic
journal, Critical Half, about economic, social, and political issues as they
relate to women in international development and post-conflict societies.
The journal is intended as a venue for debate among professionals and
practitioners, addressing issues from various viewpoints.  Each article is
expected to present a theoretical framework as well as the practical
implications resulting from its implementation.

The journal is targeted to the international development and post-conflict
reconstruction community, including but not limited to government policy
makers, the United Nations, international and overseas NGOs, US foundations,
and philanthropists.  In addition, it is written in a style that is
accessible to our 35,000 grassroots supporters, in order to educate them
about the issues we believe must be addressed so that women are included in,
and best served by, the programs intended to rebuild their communities.  We
wish to raise public awareness about the dynamics of the development and
post-conflict reconstruction fields and how women are affected by various
projects that are intended to assist them.

This issue of the journal will focus on the manifestation of social
exclusion during and after conflict, with special attention to gender
issues.  It is important to understand the role that gender plays in social
exclusion and the effect that it has on women, as we understand women's
experiences to be a barometer for the rest of society.  We will look at
various manifestations of exclusion in conflict and post-conflict settings
"economic, social, cultural, and political" as well as strategies designed
to extend opportunities for participation that are shared equitably between
men and women.  Accordingly, we welcome articles on the following topics and
*  Overview of social exclusion; the relevance and importance of the term,
and its gendered implications for understanding the processes that limit
access to opportunities, resources, and participation
*  Discussion of social exclusion as it affects the individual, the
community, and/or the country in conflict and/or post-conflict situations
*  Identification of some of the gender-specific issues that are experienced
in conflict and/or post-conflict contexts that increase risks of social
*  A discussion of indicators designed to assess and understand the
manifestation of exclusion during conflict and/or post-conflict situations
*  How to design programs and projects, particularly in post-conflict
settings, that are aimed at expanding social inclusion and participation in
areas such as governance, decision-making, and resource allocation, and the
importance of gender in these approaches
*  An analysis of successful cases in which cycles of social exclusion are
broken in specific issue areas after conflict - in particular, we welcome
papers that address case studies in countries where we operate:
Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo,
Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, and Rwanda, although examples from other countries
are also acceptable (Papers should incorporate a discussion of gender in
their analysis.)

Articles should provide at least one example of a country's experience that
demonstrates the writer's argument.  Papers should incorporate a theoretical
framework where possible and a discussion of its practical implications.
Dual submission of opposing articles is encouraged.  Articles must contain
appropriate citations.

Articles should be 2,000-2,500 words long.  Submission deadline is April 15,
2005.  Articles should be sent by e-mail.  Additional submission guidelines
follow.  Past issues of the journal and this call for papers are available
at http://www.womenforwomen.org.  Early submission of articles before the de
adline is encouraged.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Approximate Word Limits for Articles:
2,000-2,500 words of in-depth, referenced analysis

All articles should be submitted in their final form and should conform to
the following guidelines:
*  Submissions must be typewritten on one side of the paper only,
double-spaced with wide margins, and with pages numbered.
*  Titles and subheadings should be succinct.  Women for Women International
reserves the right to alter titles and subheadings in consultation with the
*  A detachable title page must include the title and author; a 200-word
abstract of the article; a 50-word biographical profile of the author(s)
that includes titles, degrees, academic and professional affiliations; and
correspondence information (address, telephone, e-mail, and fax) for all
*  Tables and figures should be avoided wherever possible.  If absolutely
necessary, they should be printed on separate pages and numbered in the
order in which they are referred to in the text, e.g., (Table 1) (Figure 1).
The author must supply a camera-ready copy.
*  Block indent any quotations of more than 50 words.  Other quotations
should be inside double quotation marks.  Use square brackets [ ] to
indicate matter inserted into a quotation, and a space followed by three
periods and a space to indicate matter omitted.  Please indicate where
emphasis is added in any quotation.
*  An acronym used repeatedly should be cited in its entirety along with the
abbreviation in parentheses on first reference, e.g., Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC).  All subsequent citations should use only the
*  For other format issues, please conform to the Chicago Manual of Style.

*  American spelling forms should be used, and authors are responsible for
consistency in hyphenating words, abbreviations, and use of capital letters.
Bold and italicized words in the text are discouraged.  Articles must be
written in nonsexist and nonracist language.
*  Authors should use a clear, accessible style, free from specialized
jargon, in order to reach the widest possible readership.  Experts and
academics referred to the in the text should be identified, for example:
"Political economist Safi'tou Faye believes, ..." rather than "Safi'tou Faye
believes ..."

*  The journal uses endnotes rather than footnotes.  Citations listed more
than once should use the short form for subsequent listings.
*  Place the endnote number at the end of the sentence in which it appears,
except when the reference falls within a bracket.
*  Assign a separate number to each endnote throughout the text, even when
referring back to a source previously cited.
*  The first endnote, unnumbered, should include any acknowledgments of
grant support, substantial assistance, etc.
*  Bibliographies should only list works directly cited in the endnotes.
Lists of general works consulted cannot be published.

*  The journal will consider articles submitted for publication with the
understanding that they have not been published or accepted for publication
elsewhere.  Authors are responsible for the accuracy of quotations and
references and for obtaining permission where needed to cite or republish
another author's material.  Such use must be clearly noted and acknowledged.
*  Once an article has been accepted for publication, it becomes the
property of Women for Women International and may not be reproduced or
published elsewhere by third parties without written permission from Women
for Women.  Authors retain the right to reuse any portion of the work,
without fee, in future works of the author's own, including books, articles,
lectures, and presentations in all media, with appropriate citation.  In
accordance with the 1978 US copyright law, all authors submitting articles
to the journal must sign a copyright transfer agreement.

Journal Copies:
Each author will be mailed two copies of the issue in which the article
appears.  Authors should contact Women for Women International if additional
copies are needed.

*  Submissions should be sent by e-mail (as attachment, preferably in MS
Word for Windows).
*  Include an abstract of the article, consisting of no more than 125 words.
*  All submitted articles are subject to peer editorial review and revision;
those that are accepted will be edited according to journal standards.
Authors will be given designated periods to submit revisions to content as
recommended by a peer reviewer, and stylistic edits as recommended by
journal editorial staff.  Corrections of punctuation, spelling, and style
will not be submitted for author?s approval if they do not alter the sense
of the original article.  If previously accepted articles do not adequately
address mutually agreed upon revisions by the deadline, Women for Women
International reserves the right to cancel publication of the article.

Women for Women International
Attn:  Corey Oser
1850 M Street NW, Suite 1090
Washington, DC 20036
coser at womenforwomen.org

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife
and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and
poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil
societies.  Additional information about our program can be found on our
website at http://www.womenforwomen.org.

Deadline:  April 15, 2005

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