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Social movements calls for papers

Deadline: 16th May, 2016

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 41

Submission deadline: 16th May, 2016

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC), a peer-reviewed book series published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41.

This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones.

Submission guidelines

To be considered for inclusion in Volume 41, papers should arrive by 16th May, 2016. Earlier submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

  • Send submissions as a WORD or PAGES document attached to an email with the subject line “RSMCC” to Julie Mazzei, guest RSMCC editor for Volume 41, at [email protected].
  • Include a title page, which should include full contact information for all authors.
  • Remove all self-references (in text and in bibliography) except for on the title page.
  • Include the paper's title and the unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself.
  • For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable.
  • Submissions should be 10,000 words maximum.
  • In the initial submission, include tables, graphs, and illustrations in the body of the text.


Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) is a fully peer-reviewed series of original research that has published at least annually for over 35 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars in social movements, social change, and peace and conflict studies. Although RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions, all volumes are also published both in book form and are available online to subscribing libraries through Emerald Insight. This ensures wider distribution and easier online access to your scholarship while maintaining the esteemed book series at the same time.

RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer reviewed-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks of receipt of submissions.

For more information about the series, please visit the RSMCC website.