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CALL FOR PAPERS: Peace and Conflict Studies Journal

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    Peace and Conflict Studies (ISSN 1082-7307) is committed to interdisciplinary explorations on conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance, and other alternative mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. PCS is interested in these areas of focus for social change and nonviolence:

    • sustainable development
    • ecological balance
    • community revitalization
    • reflective practice
    • action research
    • social justice
    • human rights
    • gender equality
    • intercultural relations
    • grassroots movements
    • organizational transformations
    • peace education

    Manuscripts may also address various human experiences, social issues, and policy agendas that are connected to the research literature, practice, and experiential learning in the fields.

    As a semiannual academic journal, PCS is available online. The online format contains author names and their paper abstracts. Views expressed in articles and other contributions that appear in PCS may not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Editorial Board or Staff. PCS provides opportunities and forums for dialogs over various ideas, assessments, recommendations, and critiques. The text should be directed to a multidisciplinary audience and be as readable and practical as possible. Illustrate theoretical ideas with specific examples, explain technical terms in non-technical language, and keep the style clear and consistent.

    Peace and Conflict Studies is published by the Network of Peace and Conflict Studies sponsored by the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies at NSU. We greatly appreciate the support provided either currently or in the past by the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesNova Southeastern University, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Middle Georgia College, Mershon Center of the Ohio State University, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri at St. Louis. Support has also been given by the Lentz Peace Research Association and the Political Science Manuscripts.

    Our Review Process

    PCS employs a two-stage review process. Submissions receive a preliminary review to ensure they meet the journal’s submission requirements. This process typically takes 2-3 weeks. Then, as appropriate, papers are sent out for peer review, which usually is completed within 2-3 months.  Note the deadline is rolling.

    Document Preparation

    Manuscripts should be electronic (Microsoft Word) and no longer than thirty double-spaced pages of text (or 7,500-10,000 words). Submissions should include a cover page providing title, author name(s) and contact information (postal address, telephone number, and email address), and a brief author’s note. Submissions should also include an abstract of the article (no more than 200 words).

    All submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, American Psychological Association).

    In addition, we have the following journal-specific guidelines:

    Footnotes/Endnotes: Please do not use footnotes or endnotes; please incorporate all relevant information into the body of the article.

    Figures, Tables, and Exhibits: Do not include graphs or statistical tables unless necessary for clarity. Clean copies of figures should accompany the manuscript attachment via email. Tables, figures, and exhibits should be double-spaced on separate pages, and table notes should be keyed to the body of the table with letters rather than with numbers or asterisks. All figures, tables, and exhibits should have short, descriptive titles and must be called out in the text.

    Publication Process

    When a submitted manuscript after peer review is accepted for publication, authors have agreed to grant PCS the right to copyedit and publish. Manuscripts under review for possible publication in PCS should not be submitted for review elsewhere or have been previously published elsewhere.

    Questions regarding editorial matters should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Cheryl Duckworth.

    Online Submission

    You may proceed directly to our electronic submission portal, and follow a 4-step process.

    We hope you will consider submitting your paper for review by the Peace & Conflict Studies Journal.


    Cheryl Duckworth, PhD, Editor in Chief (

    Kathleen Watkins-Richardson, Production Editor


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