Call for papers

Submit proposals and papers to upcoming conferences and special journal issues

1. National Sexual Assault Conference Call for Proposals
Deadline: January 14, 2011

The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two-and-a-half-day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.

2. Special Issue of Journal of Managerial Psychology
Applied Psychology’s Contributions to Society
Deadline: January 15, 2011

Questions about the relevance of specific topics for the special issue, contact Editor, Dianna Stone.

Information: List of potential topics for the special issue: 

  • Contributions to society made by applied psychology; 

  • Human resource management (HR), and organizational behavior (OB); 

  • Social issues in HR and OB; 

  • Enhancing the health and well-being of employees; 

  • Organizational justice; 

  • Overcoming job loss; 

  • Ethical behavior in organizations; 

  • Ethical or moral leadership; 

  • Whistleblowing; 

  • Increasing the inclusion of outgroup members (e.g., older workers, women, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities); 

  • Decreasing unfair discrimination in organizations; 

  • Social impact of technology.

Submission Guidelines
The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is January 15, 2011.  Please submit manuscripts in MS Word format via e-mail attachment to Kay Wilkinson, Editorial Administrator. Please note the manuscript is for the special issue on “Contributions to Society.” Manuscripts should follow the JMP submission guidelines.

3. Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality
I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives
Deadline: February 2011

Information: This issue will represent a significant contribution to our understanding of asexuality by bringing together a range of papers on the topic for the first time.  It will also provide an opportunity both to map the current state of research on asexuality and to provide a direction for future scholarship and inquiry.  Submission Due Date: February 2011
Full length papers (6000 words) and shorter articles (1000-2000 words)

Possible topics include though are not limited to: 

  • Asexual identities; 

  • Asexuality and assumed pathology; 

  • Asexuality and sexual normativity; 

  • Asexuality and love; 

  • Asexual relationships; 

  • Asexuality and the LGBT community; 

  • The universality and/or particularity of sexual desire; 

  • Marginalization of asexuality; 

  • Asexuality and the internet; 

  • Social and political goals of the asexual community.

For information about the journal Psychology & Sexuality visit the website.

If you have questions, please contact one of the guest editors for the issue:
Mark Carrigan, Kristina Gupta, or Todd G.  Morrison.

4. Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University: 16th International Conference on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
Deadline: February 18, 2011

Submit your Proposal Online

The Conference Includes:
Reflections on 9/11: A Decade Later and National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Life Span (NPIEV)

Topics & Threads 

  • Adult survivors of childhood victimization 

  • Children exposed to violence 

  • Child maltreatment 

  • Sexual abuse survivors & offenders  

  • Intimate partner violence offenders & victims 

  • Legal & criminal justice issues 

  • Trauma in the military 

  • At risk youth 

  • Trauma in general 

  • Underserved populations – elders, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, people of color 

  • Substance abuse

5. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Multiple Diversities in the New Millennium
Deadline: February 25, 2011

Proposals for clinical, theoretical, and research papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions (groups of papers on a common theme, to last 1 hour 50 minutes), dealing with the conjunction of the psychodynamics of diversity and psychological or psychoanalytic explorations are invited. The topics might include, but will not be confined to:

  • The psychodynamics of race and culture 

  • Culture and psychotherapy 

  • Historical reviews of culture 

  • Psychoanalysis and race-based transference and countertransference 

  • Issues of multiple diversities – socioeconomic class, religion/spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability 

  • Innovations in assessment and treatment of diverse groups

The deadline for proposals is February 25, 2011. Proposals should take the form of a title and a 250-word abstract, accompanied by a brief biographical note, including institutional affiliation where appropriate.

To submit a proposal, or for more information, please write or e-mail:

Richard Ruth, Ph.D., Conference Chair
The Center for Professional Psychology
The George Washington University
1922 F Street, NW, Suite 103
Washington, DC  20052

6. Special Issue of Feminism & Psychology
Trans(cending) Psychology: Advancing Feminist Scholarship on Gender and Transgender Experience
Deadline: July 1, 2011

Information: In light of these recent developments in scholarship and activism, we invite scholars with interests in the intersection of feminism and psychology to break new ground in understanding the lives of trans-identified people and in psychological theorizing of gender through a trans-focused lens. Manuscripts addressing the theory, method, and practice of feminist psychology, broadly construed, relating to transgender experience are sought. Contributions that address the following are particularly welcome: 

  • Theorizing that considers the relationships among feminist psychology, research methodology, and transgender studies; 

  • Analyses of sociohistorical contexts, religion, capitalism, colonization history, heteronormativity, other sociopolitical forces, and other meaningful social identity categories (race, class, sexuality) as they influence trans people’s identities and experiences, or as they influence scholarly and lay understandings of trans experiences; 

  • Implications of trans-spectrum identities (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, etc.) and communities for theorizing gender, the gender binary, the social construction of gender, and gender essentialism; 

  • Ways in which the lived experiences of trans-identified people demonstrate agency and self-definition outside the realm of psycho-medical discourses; 

  • Feminist alternatives to the “gatekeeper” role that psychologists have traditionally played in trans-related diagnosis and health care; 

  • Transnational and international perspectives on trans identities and lives, using culturally-specific analyses that consider the sociocultural specificity of gender-variant practices (particularly within non-Western contexts); 

  • Reflections on the ways that feminist psychologists can contribute to social change that will enhance the lives of trans-spectrum people.

We also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to feminist psychology and transgender studies. For informal discussion of contributions, please e-mail us at or

This special issue will include a mixture of full-length articles (up to 8,000 words), brief reports (up to 3,000 words), and observations and commentaries (up to 2,000 words).

Manuscript submission deadline is July 1, 2011. Please e-mail submissions. All manuscripts should be prepared according to the editorial guidelines of Feminism & Psychology,  and all submissions will be subjected to the typical peer review process.

7. 4th Conference of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS)
Deadline: August 2011

Information: Paper proposals are invited for the fourth conference of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS) to be held at The Pennsylvania State University in May 2012. New participants and perspectives from across the academy and outside it that provide feminist discussion on any topic in epistemologies, methodologies, metaphysics, or science studies are welcome. Note the following broad themes of recent and ongoing interest: 

  • Practicing & teaching science as a feminist 

  • Gender, justice & climate change 

  • Liberatory approaches to science policy 

  • Feminist perspectives on cognition, logic, argumentation & rhetoric 

  • Liberatory methodologies 

  • Knowledges of resistance 

  • Experience, authority & ignorance 

  • Science, technology & the state 

  • Public philosophy

Proposals of 250-300 words, plus bibliography, and a CV of no more than three pages should be combined in a single Word (or Rich Text Format) file. Submissions by e-mail attachment are due by August 1, 2011. Please note “FEMMSS4 submission” in the subject line.