Conferences, Events and Calls for Papers


Call for Papers: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published byCenter for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.

The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on.

The journal is published in both print and online versions.

The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.

IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.

IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 4 No. 9 which is scheduled to be published on August 31, 2014. Last date of submission: August 15, 2014. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.

Send your manuscript to the editor at

For more information, visit the official website of the journal.

16th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum: Engaging the Future Responsibly
October 2-­-4, 2014 | Scottsdale, AZ

The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum’s annual conference will focus on issues and methods regarding responsible engagement of the future.

·         Science and Technology Change

·         Social and Institutional Change

·         Methods of Public Engagement

 Plenary sessions

·         Keynote Speaker: Deborah Johnson, The Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the University of Virginia

·         Misti Ault Anderson, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Full conference information


Call For Papers

Extended to August 15, 2014

The theme of the conference highlights issues concerning engaging the future responsibly, and the Society encourages submissions on this or any subject or thematic area that advances the mission of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum to promote ethical inquiry and teaching across the curriculum. Submissions may include case studies, pedagogical methods or demonstrations, and papers.

Full call for papers

Upload submissions, in PDF format and formatted for blind review here.

Call For Papers: The Economics of Global Poverty

January 5-7 2015, Wenham, MA – An international conference on the campus of Gordon College

“Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor we would know much of the economics that really matters.” This opening sentence from T.W. Schultz’s 1979 Nobel Prize in Economics acceptance speech resonates equally today, as billions of people struggle on $2/day or less. With high-level policymakers’ attention returned to issues of poverty, leading economics departments have reprioritized empirical research on global poverty.

The economics of poverty is also of special interest to Christian scholars in light of Jesus’ repeated Gospel cautions (e.g., Matthew 25:40) that to ignore the suffering of others is an offense against God. An important window is opening within the academy, one through which Christian voices can be heard if they tap cutting-edge technical toolkits and effectively organize to advance cutting-edge Christian thought from within the discipline.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: This conference draws together scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of the economics of global poverty, from theoretical to empirical work, at macro or micro scales of analysis. At the individual level, we aim to provide presenters with a high quality forum to enhance the professional and public visibility of their work. At a collective level, we aspire to help foster a community of scholars informed by the Gospels and committed to rigorous research that can inform responsible answers to pressing societal questions around poverty. The opportunity to promote an evidence-based, Gospel-motivated program of publicly-engaged scholarship is great at this moment.

Organizers (Chris Barrett of Cornell University and Stephen L.S. Smith of Gordon College) will select a program of papers for presentation January 6-7, 2015. The event – conveniently scheduled at Gordon College on Boston’s North Shore, to start following the conclusion of the ASSA annual meetings in Boston – kicks off with a dinner Monday night, January 5, featuring keynote speaker David Beckmann (President, Bread for the World, and World Food Prize laureate). Selected paper sessions will run all day Tuesday, January 6, and all morning Wednesday, January 7, before a concluding luncheon featuring keynote speaker Bruce Wydick (University of San Francisco).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To apply to present, submit a complete draft paper or an extended (3-5 page) abstract no later than August 15, 2014, through the online portal The organizers will cover economy class airfare, lodging, meals, ground transport, and conference registration costs for one presenter per paper selected for presentation.

For presenters who wish to participate, the organizers aim to produce an edited volume of selected conference papers and a special issue of Faith & Economics (the papers for which will undergo the regular peer review process).

Co-sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists, Calvin College Summer Seminars, and Gordon College.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information contact or visit the conference website.

ACRIA and Amida Care To Co-host White House ONAP Listening Sessions

August 7th and 8th – New York City

ACRIA and Amida Care will cohost two “A Dialogue for Life” forums led by Douglas Brooks, the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. They offer an opportunity to learn more about the efforts of AIDS organizations, consumers, and advocates to advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, increase access to care under the Affordable Care Act, and to address Ryan White and HOPWA funding needs.

These forums are open to the public in order to engage as many consumers, providers, and advocates as possible about the innovations, successes and challenges faced in the fight against HIV in New York.

The first session will be held in Upper Manhattan and will focus on how these matters affect NYC, particularly Harlem, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx. The second will be held in central Brooklyn, focused on Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Thursday August 7, 2014                                    
1:30pm – 4:30pm
The Schomburg Center  
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, NY 10037

Subway: 2 or 3 train to 135th St.
MTA Bus: M7, M102 to 135th St.

Friday August 8, 2014
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Brooklyn Law School
205 State Street, 22nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall Station
M, R to Court Street Station
A, C, F to Jay Street-Borough Hall Station
To attend, please RSVP here.

Or email: or call 844-304-8765

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS: ICDS 2015, The Ninth International Conference on Digital Society
February 22 – 27, 2015 – Lisbon, Portugal

General page
Call for Papers
Submission page

– regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
– short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
– ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters:  slide only [slide-deck posted at]
– presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]
– demos: two pages [posted at]
– doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals are being accepted for: symposiaworkshopstutorials, and panels
Submission deadline: September 28, 2014
Sponsored by IARIA

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals.
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library.

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2014

The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (JHDC) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Health and Disability. This call for papers aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding health, disability and human development, as well as the linkages among them and a range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence such links and their dynamics.

Submissions related to this topic are welcome. In particular, though not exclusively, we welcome submissions in the following themes: i) Social justice and resource allocation; ii) Health system financing and access; iii) Public health and health policy; iv) Disability, poverty and human development; v) Social determinants of health and disability; vi) Disability definition and measurement; vii) HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapies; viii) Health care services and provision, and; ix) Maternal, child and reproductive health.

Full papers in English, in .doc or .docx formats should be submitted by November 30th, 2014. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers submitted will be evaluated through a standard peer review process. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Submission of a paper implies that the author has the intention of publishing the paper in the JHDC, and it is not currently under evaluation at another journal.

Submission procedure
Please submit papers online at: According to the JHDC’s guidelines for preparing manuscripts, please send the paper identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously. The main document should include the following:

· The title of the paper.
· An abstract of approximately 150–200 words.
· Up to five key words.
· Numbered pages in sequence.
· All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices).

In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be sent, identified as “Title Page”, and must include all of the following information:

· The title of the paper
· The names of the authors
· The full postal and email addresses of all the authors
· Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)
· A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)
· One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the paper is selected.

Complete instructions for authors can be found at the publisher’s website.

For inquiries, please contact Sophie Mitra ( or Jennifer Prah Ruger (

Applying Regulatory Issues and APA Ethics Standards to Prevention Research with Vulnerable Populations

APA Continuing Education Workshop
Saturday, August 8, 2014 | 1:00-4:50 p.m. | Washington, D.C.

Leaders: Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Fordham University
Richard A. Jenkins, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse

Workshop description:
Using case examples, video, and discussion, this intermediate workshop will enable psychologists to better integrate research with APA Ethics Code standards and regulatory and IRB requirements for prevention science among marginalized populations engaged in health-compromising behaviors. Specific areas will included: (a) effects of issues such as age, culture, and capacity on informed consent; (b) effects of policies such as mandated reporting on confidentiality, especially with sensitive topics (e.g. drug use, sexuality); and (c) development of appropriate data safety monitoring plans.

Fees:          Advance (4/15-6/30)       Regular (7/1-8/5)      On-Site (8/6-8/10)
Member:         $130                               $160                          $190
Nonmember:  $160                               $200                           $240

Enrollment is now open. Visit the APA website or call the CEP Office at 800.374.2721, ext. 5991.

“Building Connections: Bridging Interdisciplinary Leadership in Substance Use Education, Research, Care and Policy”
The 38th AMERSA Annual National Conference will be held
November 6-8, 2014, at the JW Marriott, Union Square, San Francisco, CA

The Call for Abstracts and Workshops is now open and available at


Substance Abuse Journal
AMERSA’s Substance Abuse journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, high-impact print journal in its 4th decade of publication.  Substance Abuse offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation.  The journal welcomes original research, brief reports, case studies, commentaries, editorials, and letters to the editor and is accessible in all prominent indices. Complete author guidelines are available (, and manuscriptsubmission occurs electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts (  On average, first decisions on manuscripts are communicated within one month of submission, and accepted papers are published online (ahead of print) within 3 weeks of a decision. Please direct any questions to the Editor-in-Chief, Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM (

Call for Submissions: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue on Substance and Drug Abuse Prevention
A Special Issue on Substance and Drug Abuse Prevention will be published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and is now open to receive submissions of full research papers and comprehensive review articles for peer-review and possible publication. The Guest Editors for the Special Issue are Prof. Dr. Jorge Delva and Dr. Shijian Li. The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 31, 2014.

This Special Issue will be fully open access. We encourage authors to send us their tentative title and short abstract to the Editorial Office ( for approval. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript submission and editorial system at:

Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please visit the Instructions for Authors before submitting a manuscript:

The Article Processing Charges (APC) are 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted paper. For details, please see:

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